43rd Term of Congress

Timeline created by christinachim
  • Major Event

    Major Event
    New York stock market crash triggered the Panic of 1873, also part of the Long Depression
  • Major Treaty

    Hawaii signed a treaty with the United States granting exclusive trading rights.
  • Major legislation

    Major legislation
    -Poland Act 18 stat. 253 passed
    An act of the United States Congress which sought to facilitate prosecutions under the Morrill Anti-Bigamy Act by eliminating the control members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints exerted over the justice system of Utah Territory
  • Major Event

    Major Event
    United States House of Representatives elections,
    1874 -Democrats regained control of the U.S. House of Representatives for the first time since 1860
  • Major Event

    Major Event
    United States Greenback Party established as a political party, made primarily of farmers financially hurt by the Panic of 1873
  • Major Legislation

    Major Legislation
    Specie Payment Resumption Act ch. 15, 18 Stat. 296 passed.
    Which provided for the replacement of the Civil War fractional currency by silver coins.
  • Major Legislation

    Major Legislation
    Civil Rights Act of 1875, 18 Stat. 335 passed.
    The Act guaranteed that everyone, regardless of race, color, or previous condition of servitude, was entitled to the same treatment in public accommodations. If found guilty, the lawbreaker could face a penalty anywhere from $500 to $1,000 and/or 30 days to 1 year in prison.
  • Major Legislation

    Major Legislation
    -Tariff of 1875
    Continued downward revision; average rates reduced by 10 percent
  • Major Legislation

    -Page Act of 1875, 18 Stat. 477
    The first federal immigration law and prohibited the entry of immigrants considered "undesirable