Alexander Graham Bell Timeline

  • Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo (Diplomatic/Military)

    This treaty ended the Mexican-American war.
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin (Social)

    Uncle Tom's Cabin is published
  • Free Soilers (Social)

    The anti-slavery party is able to establish a government banning slavery and african americans from Kansas.
  • Oregon (Political)

    Oregon is admitted as a state
  • South Carolina (Political)

    South Carolina becomes the first state to secede from the Union.
  • Virginia (Political)

    Virginia decides to secede from the Union after seeing 7 others secede. They would become vital to the Confederates as they established their capital at Richmond.
  • Paper Money (Economic)

    The first paper money is issued in the US.
  • Civil War (Political)

    The remaining Confederate states surrender and the Civil War ends.
  • Alaska Purchase (Diplomatic/Military)

    The US purchases Alaska from Russia
  • New England Woman's Club (Social)

    The New Englan Woman's Club is formed. This is the first woman's club in the US.
  • President Johnson Impeached (Political)

    Johnson becomes the first presdient in US history to become impeached.
  • 15th Amendment (Political)

    The fifteenth amendment allowed all men to vote, not allowing the government to discriminate based on race, color, or previous servitude. This was known as the amendment that gave African Americans the right to vote.
  • Civil Rights Act of 1875 (Social)

    This gave African Americans equal treatment in public accommodations, public transportation, and prohibited exclusion from jury service.
  • Jim Crow Laws (Social)

    Tennesse enacts the Jim Crow laws the racially segregates African Americans.
  • Bell Telephone Company (Economic)

    The Bell Telephone Company was created
  • Metal Detector (Cultural/Technological)

    Bell was credited with developing one of the earliest metal detectors. He made this to be able to find the bullet in Jame's Garfield's body.
  • Telephone Popularity (Economic)

    After only 9 years since the start of Bell's telephone company, the product's popularity had greatly increased. The total amount of users grew to 150,000.
  • Washington (Political)

    Washington becomes the 42nd state.
  • Open Door Policy (Diplomatic/Military)

    This allowed equal trading rights in China. The countries that agreed to this were Great Britain, Germany, France, Italy, Russia, Japan, and the US.
  • First Transcontinental Phonecall (Cultural/Technological)

    The first transcontinental phonecall is made by Bell from New York to San Francisco.