MGMT100 1865-Present Major Events

  • End of Civil War

    End of Civil War
  • President Lincoln's Assassination

    President Lincoln's Assassination
    Andrew Johnson takes his place
  • U.S. acquires Alaska from Russia

    U.S. acquires Alaska from Russia
  • President Johnson is impeached by the House of Representatives

    President Johnson is impeached by the House of Representatives
  • Ulysses S. Grant is inaugurated as the 18th president

    Ulysses S. Grant is inaugurated as the 18th president
  • Creating First transcontinental railroad

    Creating First transcontinental railroad
    Central Pacific and Union Pacific railroads are joined at Promontory and Utah
  • Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution is ratified, defining citizenship

  • President Grant's second inauguration

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

    Rutherford B. Hayes is inaugurated as the 19th president
  • The first telephone line is built from Boston to Somerville, Massachusettes

    The first telephone line is built from Boston to Somerville, Massachusettes
  • U.S. adopts standard time

    U.S. adopts standard time
  • Grover Cleveland is inaugurated as the 22nd president

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

    Statue of Liberty is dedicated
  • Benjamin Harrison is inaugurated as the 23rd president

    Benjamin Harrison is inaugurated as the 23rd president
  • National American Woman Suffrage Association is founded

  • Sherman Antitrust Act is signed into law, prohibiting commercial monopolies

  • Ellis Island becomes chief immigration station of the U.S.

    Ellis Island becomes chief immigration station of the U.S.
  • Grover Cleveland is inaugurated a second time, as the 24th president (March 4)

  • Plessy v. Ferguson:

  • William McKinley is inaugurated as the 25th president

    William McKinley is inaugurated as the 25th president
  • Spanish-American War

    Spanish-American War
    Treaty of Paris is signed, ending the Spanish-American War (Dec. 10)
  • U.S. annexes Hawaii

    U.S. annexes Hawaii
  • U.S. acquires American Samoa

    U.S. acquires American Samoa
  • McKinley's second inauguration

  • Theodore Roosevelt takes office

    Theodore Roosevelt takes office
  • U.S. acquires Panama Canal Zone

    U.S. acquires Panama Canal Zone
  • Wright brothers make the first controlled, sustained flight

     Wright brothers make the first controlled, sustained flight
  • Theodore Roosevelt's second inauguration

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

    Bureau of Investigation, forerunner of the FBI, is established
  • William Howard Taft is inaugurated as the 27th president

    William Howard Taft is inaugurated as the 27th president
  • Woodrow Wilson is inaugurated as the 28th president

    Woodrow Wilson is inaugurated as the 28th president
  • Seventeenth Amendment to the Constitution is ratified

     Seventeenth Amendment to the Constitution is ratified
  • World War 1 Begins

    World War 1 Begins
  • Panama Canal opens to traffic

  • First long distance telephone service is demonstrated

    First long distance telephone service is demonstrated
  • U.S. agrees to purchase Virgin Islands

    U.S. agrees to purchase Virgin Islands
  • Worldwide influenza epidemic strikes; nearly 20 million are dead. In U.S., 500,000 perish.

  • World War 1 Ends

    World War 1 Ends
  • Warren G. Harding is inaugurated as the 29th president

    Warren G. Harding is inaugurated as the 29th president
  • President Harding dies and is succeeded by vice president, Calvin Coolidge.

    President Harding dies and is succeeded by vice president, Calvin Coolidge.
  • Tennessee passes a law against the teaching of evolution in public schools

    Tennessee passes a law against the teaching of evolution in public schools
  • Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis

    Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis
  • Herbert Hoover is inaugurated as the 31st president

     Herbert Hoover is inaugurated as the 31st president
  • Stock market crashes and begins the Great Depression

    Stock market crashes and begins the Great Depression
  • Hattie Wyatt Caraway is the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate

    Hattie Wyatt Caraway is the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate
  • Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman

     Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman
  • Twentieth Amendment to the Constitution

    Twentieth Amendment to the Constitution
  • Works Progress Administration is established

     Works Progress Administration is established
  • Social Security Act is passed

    Social Security Act is passed
  • F. Roosevelt's second inauguration

     F. Roosevelt's second inauguration
  • World War 2

    World War 2
  • President Roosevelt dies and is succeeded by vice president, Harry Truman

    President Roosevelt dies and is succeeded by vice president, Harry Truman
  • End of WW2 and United Nations is established

    End of WW2 and United Nations is established
  • The Philippines, which had been ceded to the U.S. becomes an independent republic

    The Philippines, which had been ceded to the U.S. becomes an independent republic
  • Presidential Succession Act

  • Congress passes foreign aid bill including the Marshall Plan

     Congress passes foreign aid bill including the Marshall Plan
  • North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is established

    North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is established
  • Start of Vietnam War

    Start of Vietnam War
  • Start of the Korean War

    Start of the Korean War
  • Twenty-Second Amendment to the Constitution is ratified

    Twenty-Second Amendment to the Constitution is ratified
  • Puerto Rico becomes a U.S. commonwealth

    Puerto Rico becomes a U.S. commonwealth
  • Dwight Eisenhower is inaugurated as the 34th president

    Dwight Eisenhower is inaugurated as the 34th president
  • Korean War Ends

    Korean War Ends
  • Brown v. Board of Education.Supreme Court decision ends racial segregation in schools

     Brown v. Board of Education.Supreme Court decision ends racial segregation in schools
  • Explorer I, first American satellite, is launched

     Explorer I, first American satellite, is launched
  • Alaska becomes the 49th state

     Alaska becomes the 49th state
  • Hawaii becomes the 50th state

    Hawaii becomes the 50th state
  • U.S. severs diplomatic relations with Cuba

    U.S. severs diplomatic relations with Cuba
  • John F. Kennedy is inaugurated as the 35th president

    John F. Kennedy is inaugurated as the 35th president
  • Lt. Col. John Glenn becomes first U.S. astronaut to orbit Earth

    Lt. Col. John Glenn becomes first U.S. astronaut to orbit Earth
  • Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., delivers his “I Have a Dream” speech

    Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., delivers his “I Have a Dream” speech
  • President Kennedy is assassinated and succeeded by his vice president, Lyndon B. Johnson.

    President Kennedy is assassinated and succeeded  by his vice president, Lyndon B. Johnson.
  • The Civil Rights Act

    The Civil Rights Act
  • Miranda v. Arizona: Supreme Court decision further defines due process clause of Fourteenth Amendment and establishes Miranda rights

     Miranda v. Arizona: Supreme Court decision further defines due process clause of Fourteenth Amendment and establishes Miranda rights
  • Twenty-Fifth Amendment to the Constitution is ratified

    Twenty-Fifth Amendment to the Constitution is ratified
  • Richard Nixon is inaugurated as the 37th president

    Richard Nixon is inaugurated as the 37th president
  • Astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin, Jr., become the first men to land on the Moon

    Astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin, Jr., become the first men to land on the Moon
  • The Twenty-Sixth Amendment to the Constitution is ratified, lowering the voting age from 21 to 18

    The Twenty-Sixth Amendment to the Constitution is ratified, lowering the voting age from 21 to 18
  • Water Gate Scandal

    Water Gate Scandal
  • Roe v. Wade: Landmark Supreme Court decision legalizes abortion in first trimester of pregnancy

    Roe v. Wade: Landmark Supreme Court decision legalizes abortion in first trimester of pregnancy
  • Nixon resigns; he is succeeded in office by his vice president, Gerald Ford

     Nixon resigns; he is succeeded in office by his vice president, Gerald Ford
  • End of Vietnam War

    End of Vietnam War
  • Jimmy Carter is inaugurated as the 39th president

    Jimmy Carter is inaugurated as the 39th president
  • Malfunction at Three Mile Island nuclear reactor in Pennsylvania causes near meltdown

    Malfunction at Three Mile Island nuclear reactor in Pennsylvania causes near meltdown
  • Ronald Reagan is inaugurated as the 40th president

    Ronald Reagan is inaugurated as the 40th president
  • Challenger explodes 73 seconds after liftoff, killing all seven crew members

    Challenger explodes 73 seconds after liftoff, killing all seven crew members
  • George H. W. Bush is inaugurated as the 41st president

     George H. W. Bush is inaugurated as the 41st president
  • Oil tanker Exxon Valdez spilling more than 10 million gallons of oil

    Oil tanker Exxon Valdez spilling more than 10 million gallons of oil
  • Iraqi troops invade Kuwait, leading to the Persian Gulf War

     Iraqi troops invade Kuwait, leading to the Persian Gulf War
  • Persian Gulf War

  • U.S. and Soviet Union sign START I treaty, agreeing to further reduce strategic nuclear arms

    U.S. and Soviet Union sign START I treaty, agreeing to further reduce strategic nuclear arms
  • Bill Clinton is inaugurated as the 42nd president

    Bill Clinton is inaugurated as the 42nd president
  • Clinton orders missile attack against Iraq in retaliation for alleged plot to assassinate former President Bush

  • North American Free Trade Agreement into law

     North American Free Trade Agreement into law
  • U.S. establishes full diplomatic relations with Vietnam

     U.S. establishes full diplomatic relations with Vietnam
  • President Clinton releases 1999 federal budget plan

     President Clinton releases 1999 federal budget plan
  • U.S. and China sign historic trade agreement

    U.S. and China sign historic trade agreement
  • George W. Bush is inaugurated as the 43rd president

    George W. Bush is inaugurated as the 43rd president
  • Terroist Attack on Twin Towers- killing 3,000 and total destruction

    Terroist Attack on Twin Towers- killing 3,000 and total destruction
  • Bush labels Iran, Iraq, and North Korea an “axis of evil” and declares that U.S. will wage war against states that develop weapons of mass destruction

  • President Bush signs legislation creating a new cabinet department of Homeland Security.

    President Bush signs legislation creating a new cabinet department of Homeland Security.
  • Space shuttle Columbia explodes upon reentry into Earth's atmosphere, killing all seven astronauts on board

    Space shuttle Columbia explodes upon reentry into Earth's atmosphere, killing all seven astronauts on board
  • President Bush signs $350 billion tax-cut bill

  • Nancy Pelosi becomes the first woman Speaker of the House of Representatives

     Nancy Pelosi becomes the first woman Speaker of the House of Representatives
  • The minimum wage in the U.S. increases to $5.85, up from $5.15.

    The minimum wage in the U.S. increases to $5.85, up from $5.15.
  • Economy goes downhill with the Dow Jones Industrial Average tumbling 4.4% in one day

    Economy goes downhill with the Dow Jones Industrial Average tumbling 4.4% in one day
  • Barack Obama is inaguarated as President

    Barack Obama is inaguarated as President
  • Obama executive orders closing all secret prisons and detention camps run by the CIA, including the infamous Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba, and banning coercive interrogation methods

    Obama executive orders closing all secret prisons and detention camps run by the CIA, including the infamous Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba, and banning coercive interrogation methods
  • Swine Flu Outbreak

    Swine Flu Outbreak
  • An explosion and fire on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico sends millions of gallons of oil into the sea.

    An explosion and fire on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico sends millions of gallons of oil into the sea.
  • The Obama Administration determines that the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional

    The Obama Administration determines that the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional
  • Hurricane Sandy

    Hurricane Sandy
  • Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting

  • Multiple bombs explode near the finish line of the Boston Marathon

    Multiple bombs explode near the finish line of the Boston Marathon
  • Affordable Care Act

    Affordable Care Act
  • Donald Trump is inaguarated as president

    Donald Trump is inaguarated as president