Civil War, The Reconstruction, and Imperialism Timeline

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  • Lewis and Clark return from exploring the Louisiana Purchase

    Lewis and Clark return from exploring the Louisiana Purchase
  • Britain establishes a colony on the Cape of Good Hope

    Britain establishes a colony on the Cape of Good Hope
    In 1795, Britain occupied the Cape of Good Hope, but only in 1806 did Britain establish their first colony on the Cape.
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    The Opium Wars

  • The first Opium War

    The first Opium War
    1839 – 1842, Britain vs. Qing dynasty
  • Treaty of Nanjing (ended first opium war)

    Treaty of Nanjing (ended first opium war)
  • US commodore Perry in Tokyo Harbor

    US commodore Perry in Tokyo Harbor
  • The Crimean War

    The Crimean War
    Oct 5, 1853 – Mar 30, 1856, Ottoman Empire, France, and Britain vs. Russia
  • Britain governs India directly

    Britain governs India directly
  • Sepoy Mutiny

    Sepoy Mutiny
    May 10, 1857 – Nov 1, 1858
  • The second Opium War

    The second Opium War
    October 8, 1856 – October 18, 1860, France and Britain vs. Qing dynasty
  • The first states to succeed

    The first states to succeed
    In December 20, 1860, South Carolina was the first state to succeed.
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    Civil War

  • Start of the Civil War

    Start of the Civil War
    In April 12, 1861, the civil war started with the Confederates firing on Ft. Sumter in South Carolina.
  • 1st Battle of Bull Run

    1st Battle of Bull Run
    July 21, 1861
  • The Battle of Ironclads

    The Battle of Ironclads
    Mar 8, 1862 – Mar 9, 1862
  • Battle of Shiloh

    Battle of Shiloh
    Apr 6, 1862 – Apr 7, 1862
  • The Emancipation Proclamation

    The Emancipation Proclamation
    January 1, 1863
  • The Battle of Gettysburg

    The Battle of Gettysburg
    The Battle of Gettysburg was fought from Jul 1, 1863 – Jul 3, 1863, at the town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. This battle was said to have the greatest number of casualties in the war. It was also the farthest most battle that was fought by the Confederacy.
  • The Battle of Vicksburg

    The Battle of Vicksburg
    The Battle of Vicksburg was fought from May 18, 1863 – July 4, 1863
    in Vicksburg, Mississippi. It split the South in half by cutting off the Mississippi river.
  • Gettysburg Address

    Gettysburg Address
    The Gettysburg Address was presented by Abram Lincoln on November 19, 1863 at the Gettysburg Battle field in honor of the fallen solders. But it was also written to tell people that the solders died bravely fighting for freedom and that the Union should keep fighting to unite the north and south.
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    The Reconstruction

  • Abraham is reelected

    Abraham is reelected
    November 4, 1864
  • Sherman's march to the sea

    Sherman's march to the sea
    Nov 15, 1864 – Dec 21, 1864
  • Freedman's Bureau

    Freedman's Bureau
    March 3, 1865
  • Battle of Appomattox Court House

    Battle of Appomattox Court House
    April 9, 1865
  • Lincoln's assassination

    Lincoln's assassination
    On April 15, 1865, in his box at Ford's Theater in Washington, Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth, who was a supporter of slavery.
  • Johnson becomes President

    Johnson becomes President
    As soon as Lincoln was assassinated on April 15, 1865, he was appointed from vice president to president.
  • 13th Amendment

    13th Amendment
    The amendment was passed by Congress on January 31, 1865, and ratified on December 6, 1865. It officially abolished slavery and involuntary servitude with the exception of labor as a punishment.
  • The founding of the KKK (Ku Klux Klan)

    The founding of the KKK (Ku Klux Klan)
    December 24, 1865 - present
  • Civil Rights Act of 1866

    Civil Rights Act of 1866
    The civil rights act was the first US federal law that guaranteed civil rights to all US citizens including blacks.
  • Memphis Race Riots

    Memphis Race Riots
    May 1, 1866 – May 3, 1866
  • Singapore becomes British colony

    Singapore becomes British colony
  • The Alaskan Purchase/rent or Stewards folly

    The Alaskan Purchase/rent or Stewards folly
  • Reconstruction Act of 1867 (1st Reconstruction act)

    Reconstruction Act of 1867 (1st Reconstruction act)
    The act became law on March 2, 1867, after Congress overrode a presidential veto. The Reconstruction Act act created five military districts in the seceded states with the exception of Tennessee.
  • 2nd Reconstruction act

    2nd Reconstruction act
    March 27, 1867
  • 3rd Reconstruction act

    3rd Reconstruction act
    July 19, 1867
  • Johnson's impeachment trial

    Johnson's impeachment trial
    In March 1867 Congress passed the Tenure of Office Act over his veto, which is a United States federal law that was intended to restrict the power of the president to remove certain office-holders without the approval of the Senate. So basically the senate accused Johnson of trying to remove Edwin N. from office. The votes were cast in February 24, 1868 and Johnson barely remained in office by 1 vote.
  • 4th Reconstruction act

    4th Reconstruction act
    March 11, 1868
  • 14th Amendment

    14th Amendment
    The 14th amendment was ratified on July 9, 1868, as one of the Reconstruction Amendments. It grant citizenship to all persons born or naturalized in the United States, which granted citizenship to all former slaves.
  • Ulysses S. Grant becomes president

    Ulysses S. Grant becomes president
    On November 3, 1868 Grant was elected.
  • Henry Morton Stanley explores the Congo

    Henry Morton Stanley explores the Congo
  • 15th Amendment

    15th Amendment
    Passed by Congress February 26, 1869, and ratified February 3, 1870, as the third and last of the Reconstruction Amendments. The 15th amendment granted African American men the right to vote.
  • Hayes elected

    Hayes elected
    On November 7, 1876 Republican Rutherford B. Hayes ran against Democrat Samuel J. Tilden and won. Hayes withdrew the last federal troops from the south causing the end of the reconstruction era.
  • The first Boer War

    The first Boer War
    December 16, 1880 – March 23, 1881
  • Dedication of the Statue of Liberty

    Dedication of the Statue of Liberty
    Given to the US by France on October 28, 1886, to signify the 100th anniversary of the American Revolution and the US and France being allies.
  • French Indochina formed

    French Indochina formed
  • First Sino-Japanese War

    First Sino-Japanese War
    Aug 1, 1894 – Apr 17, 1895
  • Plessy v. Ferguson case in 1896

    Plessy v. Ferguson case in 1896
    Homer Plessy, who was a freed African American, refused to leave a whites only train car and stated that the 14th amendment says everyone is equal including blacks. However the court claimed that segregation was legal because there were separate but equal facilities. Because of the court’s claim, segregation spread even faster.
  • The Spanish American War

    The Spanish American War
    Apr 21, 1898 – Dec 10, 1898
  • US acquired Philippines, and annexed Hawaii (1898-1899)

    US acquired Philippines, and annexed Hawaii (1898-1899)
    The US annexed Hawaii on July 7, 1898, and acquired the Philippines on February 4, 1899, from the Spanish. But they officially captured the Philippines after the Philippine American War because the Pilipino people wanted independence.
  • Open Door policy

    Open Door policy
    1899 and 1900
  • The Boxer Rebellion

    The Boxer Rebellion
    This rebellion was from November 2, 1899 – September 7, 1901. It was against aliens, imperialists, and Christians.
  • The Second Boer War

    The Second Boer War
    October 11, 1899 – May 31, 1902
  • The Philippine American War

    The Philippine American War
    February 4, 1899 - July 2, 1902
  • Russo-Japanese War

    Russo-Japanese War
    1904-1905
  • Japan annexes Korea

    Japan annexes Korea
    August 22, 1910
  • End of Qing Dynasty

    End of Qing Dynasty
    FORMALLY ended on Feb. 12, 1912.
  • The Height of the British Empire

    The Height of the British Empire
    1815 - 1914
  • The fall of the Ottoman Empire

    The fall of the Ottoman Empire
    The Ottoman Empire was founded in 1299 and was dissolved on October 29, 1923.
  • India Claims Independence from Britain

    India Claims Independence from Britain
    August 14, 1947
  • Alaska becomes a state

    Alaska becomes a state
    January 3, 1959
  • Hawaii becomes a state

    Hawaii becomes a state
    August 21, 1959
  • The British Empire

    1490/1600s - 1960s