1876-1900

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In History
  • Telephone Invention

    Alexander Graham invents the Telephone on March 10,1876
  • The Compromise of 1877

    An unwritten deal made among U.S. congressmen, that resulted in the United States federal government pulling the last troops out of the South, and formally ending the Reconstruction Era.
  • Rutherford B. Hayes became President

    Rutherford B. Hayes became President on March 4, 1877 and served as President until March 4, 1881.
  • Light Bulb Invention

    Thomas Edison invents the Light Bulb on October 14,1878
  • James A. Garfield becomes president

    James A. Garfield becomes president on March 4, 1881.
  • Assassination of James A. Garfield

    James A. Garfield was shot on July 2, 1881 and died 79 days later on September 19, 1881.
  • Chester A. Arthur became President

    Chester A. Arthur became President on September 19, 1881 after the assassination of President James A. Garfield. He served as President until March 4, 1885
  • Grover Cleveland became President

    Grover Cleveland became President on March 4, 1885 and served until March 4, 1889
  • The Dawes Act of 1887

    The Dawes Act of 1887 gave the federal government the ability to divide up Native American tribal land into individual plots.
  • Benjamin Harrison became President

    Benjamin Harrison became President on March 4, 1889 and served until March 4, 1894
  • Wounded Knee Massacre

    A domestic Massacre of serval hundred Lakota Indians by soldiers of the United States attempting to disarm the Indians.
  • William McKinley became President

    William McKinley became President on March 4, 1897 and served until September 14, 1901.
  • Explosion of USS Maine

    The USS Maine was sunk in the Havana Harbor, contributing to the start of the Spanish-American war.
  • Spanish-American war begins

    The Spanish-American war begins on April 21, 1898.
  • Treaty of Paris

    The Treaty of Paris ends the Spanish-American war. Spain relinquished all claim of sovereignty over and title to Cuba and also ceded Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Philippines to the United States.
  • Grover Cleveland's second service as a President

    Grover Cleveland starts his second non-consecutive term on March 4, 1993 and ends his term on March 4, 1897
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    Homestead strike

    An industrial lockout and strike beginning on July 1, 1892 and ending on July 6, 1892.
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    Pullman Strike

    Almost 4,000 factory workers of the Pullman Company stroke in response to recent reductions in wages.