College History II

  • Lincoln Assasinated

    Lincoln Assasinated
    Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth in Washington, DC, and is succeeded by his vice president, Andrew Johnson. Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution is ratified, prohibiting slavery
  • Alaska acquired

    Alaska acquired
    U.S. acquires Alaska from Russia for the sum of $7.2 million
  • President Johnson impeached

    President Johnson impeached
    President Johnson is impeached by the House of Representatives but he is acquitted at his trial in the Senate
  • Fourteenth Amendment

    Fourteenth Amendment
    Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution is ratified, guaranteeing citizenship
  • President Grant inaugurated

    President Grant inaugurated
    Ulysses S. Grant is inaugurated as the 18th president
  • Railroads meet

    Railroads meet
    Central Pacific and Union Pacific railroads are joined at Promontory, Utah, creating first transcontinental railroad
  • Fifteenth Amendment

    Fifteenth Amendment
    Fifteenth Amendment to the Constitution is ratified, giving blacks the right to vote
  • Credit Mobiler

    Credit Mobiler
    Crédit Mobilier scandal breaks, involving several members of Congress
  • President Grant's second inauguration

    President Grant's second inauguration
    Grant's second inauguration
  • Battle of Little Bighorn

    Battle of Little Bighorn
    Lt. Col. George A. Custer's regiment is wiped out by Sioux Indians under Sitting Bull at the Little Big Horn River
  • Hayes elected

    Hayes elected
    Rutherford B. Hayes is inaugurated as the 19th president
  • James Garfield inaugurated

    James Garfield inaugurated
    James A. Garfield is inaugurated as the 20th president
  • Arthur succeeds Garfield

    Arthur succeeds Garfield
    Garfield is shot by Charles Guiteau in Washington, DC, and later dies from complications of his wounds in Elberon, N.J. Garfield's vice president, Chester Alan Arthur, succeeds him in office.
  • Standard Time in America

    Standard Time in America
    U.S. adopts standard time
  • Grover Cleveland inaugurated

    Grover Cleveland inaugurated
    Grover Cleveland is inaugurated as the 22nd president
  • Statue of Liberty

    Statue of Liberty
    Statue of Liberty is dedicated in America
  • American Federation of Labor

    American Federation of Labor
    American Federation of Labor is organized
  • Benjamin Harrison inaugurated

    Benjamin Harrison inaugurated
    Benjamin Harrison is inaugurated as the 23rd president
  • NAWSA founded

    NAWSA founded
    National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA) is founded, with Elizabeth Cady Stanton as president
  • Sherman Antitrust Act

    Sherman Antitrust Act
    Sherman Antitrust Act is signed into law, prohibiting commercial monopolies
  • Coxey's Army

    Coxey's Army
    Jacob Coxey leads a march on Washington by the unemployed.
  • Pullman Strike

    Pullman Strike
    Workers at the Pullman sleeping car plant in Chicago go on strike after the company cut wages without reducing rents in company-owned housing. On June 26, the American Railway Union begins to boycott trains carrying Pullman cars.
  • Plessy vs Ferguson

    Plessy vs Ferguson
    Plessy v. Ferguson: Landmark Supreme Court decision holds that racial segregation is constitutional, paving the way for the repressive Jim Crow laws in the South
  • McKinley

    William McKinley is inaugurated as the 25th president
  • U.S.S. Maine blown up by Spain

    U.S.S. Maine blown up by Spain
    : USS Maine is blown up in Havana harbor, angering many Americans into wantning war war with Spain
  • Spanish-American War

    Spanish-American War
    U.S. to declare war on Spain after building tensions reach a climax
  • Battle of Manila Bay

    Battle of Manila Bay
    Commodore George Dewey's flotilla defeats the Spanish fleet at Manila Bay in the Philippines, suffering only eight wounded
  • Annexation of Hawaii

    Annexation of Hawaii
    U.S. annexes Hawaii by an act of Congress
  • Spanish-American War ends

    Spanish-American War ends
    Treaty of Paris is signed, ending the Spanish-American War
  • The Hague meeting

    The Hague meeting
    Delegates from the US and 25 other nations meet at The Hague to discuss disarmament, arbitration of international disputes, protection of noncombatants, and limitations on methods of warfare.
  • American Samoa

    American Samoa
    U.S. acquires American Samoa by treaty with Great Britain and Germany
  • Exponential Growth

    Exponential Growth
    According to the 1900 census, the nation's population numbers nearly 76 million.
  • McKinley 2nd inauguratoin

    McKinley 2nd inauguratoin
    McKinley's second inauguration
  • McKinley shot

    McKinley shot
    He is shot by anarchist Leon Czolgosz in Buffalo, N.Y., and later dies from his wounds
  • Theodore Roosevelt

    Theodore Roosevelt
    McKinley is succeeded by his vice president, Theodore Roosevelt.
  • Panama Canal

    Panama Canal
    U.S. acquires Panama Canal Zone
  • First airplane

    First airplane
    Wright brothers make the first controlled, sustained flight in heavier-than-air aircraft at Kitty Hawk, N.C
  • Theodore Roosevelt 2nd inauguration

    Theodore Roosevelt 2nd inauguration
    Theodore Roosevelt's second inauguration
  • San Francisco Fire

    San Francisco Fire
    At 5:12 a.m. on April 18, 1906, a large earthquake hit San Francisco. Even greater than the damage caused directly by the earthquake, the city was ravaged by fire for four days.
  • Bureau of Investigation

    Bureau of Investigation, forerunner of the FBI, is established
  • NAACP is founded

    NAACP is founded
    The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) was founded on February 12, 1909
  • Structure of Atom

    Structure of Atom
    Ernest Rutherford discovers the structure of an atom
  • Boy Scouts created

    Boy Scouts created
    •Boy Scouts Established in U.S.
  • Triangle Shirtwaist Fire

    Triangle Shirtwaist Fire
    Poor working conditions and improper safety codes cause this fire in New York City to kill over a hundred workers.
  • Standard Oil dissolved

    Standard Oil dissolved
    •Standard Oil Company Broken Up by Supreme Court ruling
  • Titanic

    Titanic sinks on its maiden voyage
  • Income Tax

    Income Tax
    Personal income tax is introduced into the United States
  • Assembly Line

    Assembly Line
    Henry Ford introduces a mass assembly line into manufacturing
  • Archduke Ferdinand Assassinated

    Archduke Ferdinand Assassinated
    Frans Ferdinand is assassinated, sparking World War I
  • Panama Canal

    Panama Canal
    The Panama Canal is officially open to the world.
  • Germany sinks Lusitania

    Germany sinks Lusitania
    German U-boats sink the Lusitania, and 1,198 people die.
  • Invention of telephone

    Invention of telephone
    Alexander Graham Bell makes first transcontinental telephone call.
  • Theory of relativity

    Theory of relativity
    Albert Einstein proposes general theory of relativity.
  • Woodrow Wilson

    Woodrow Wilson
    Woodrow Wilson is reelected.
  • Battle of Verdun and Somme

    Battle of Verdun and Somme
    The battles of Verdun and Somme claim millions of lives.
  • US in World War I

    US in World War I
    The United States enters World War 1.
  • Selective Service

    Selective Service
    The Selective Service Act sets up the draft
  • Russia withdraws from the war.

    Russia withdraws from the war.
    Russia withdraws from the war.
  • Sedition Act

    Sedition Act
    Congress passes the Sedition Act.
  • League of Nations

    League of Nations
    President Wilson proposes the League of Nations.
  • Communism in Russia

    Communism in Russia
    The Bolsheviks establish a Communist regime in Russia.
  • World War I ends, Treaty of Versailles

    World War I ends, Treaty of Versailles
    Treaty of Versailles is signed, ending World War I
  • 18th Amendment

    18th Amendment
    Eighteenth Amendment outlaws alcoholic beverages
  • Gandhi

    Mohandas Gandhi becomes leader of the independence movement in India.
  • 19th amendment

    19th amendment
    Women are given the right to vote. This legislation is taken into question and ridicule even today.
  • Panama Canal completed

    Panama Canal completed
    The Panama Canal is completed in its entirity
  • Citizenship Act

    Citizenship Act
    Citizenship Act makes Indians citizens
    without impairing status as tribal members
  • Lindbergh

    Lindbergh crosses
    Atlantic non-stop
  • Valentine's Day Massacre

    Valentine's Day Massacre
    Al Capone tricks and slaughters a rival gang at a local dock in this massacre.
  • Stock Market crashes

    Stock Market crashes
    Well... the stock market crashed.