Timeline 1860 to 1900

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Confederates fire on Fort Sumter

1861

Abraham Lincoln

1861 - 1865

Gatling gun

1862

Emancipation Proclamation

1863

Battles of Vicksburg and Gettysburg

1863

Lee surrenders at Appomattox

1865

Lincoln assassinated

1865

Andrew Johnson

1865 - 1869

Dynamite (Alfred Noble)

1867

14th amendment

1868

Johnson Impeachment trial

1869

First transcontinental railroad

1869

Ulysses S. Grant

1869 - 1877

Andrew Carnegie builds modern steel mill

1873

Phonograph (Thomas Alva Edison)

1876

Battle of Little Bighorn

1876

Reconstruction ends

1877

Rutharford B. Hayes

1877 - 1881

Telephone (Alexander Graham Bell)

1878

Antiseptic (Joseph Lister)

1878

Light Bulb (Edison)

1879

Chester A. Arthur

1881 - 1885

John D. Rockefeller forms Standard Oil trust

1882

Automobile (Daimler and Benz)

1885

James A. Garfeild

1885 - 1889

Box camera (George Eastman)

1886

Coca Cola (Pemberton)

1886

American Federation of Labor founded

1886

Interstate Commerce Act

1887

Benjamin Harrison

1889 - 1893

Radium (Marie Curie)

1890

Homestead Strike

1892

Grover Cleveland

1893 - 1897

X-Ray (Roentgen)

1895

Wireless communication (Marconi)

1895

The Spanish American War

1898