presidental timeline

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  • Abraham Lincoln 16th

    Abraham Lincoln 16th
    Fort Sumter is fired upon by Confederate forces, precipitating the American Civil War.
    Emancipation Proclamation declared - edict issue that declared slaves of the Confederate states in rebellion against the Union to be free.
    Civil War is going on.
  • Andrew Johnson 17th

    Andrew Johnson 17th
    Issued Proclamation of Amnesty and Pardon for the Confederate States.
    Vetoes Civil Rights Act of 1866.
    Fourteenth Amendment is ratified, over Johnson's objections, conferring citizenship on all persons born or naturalized in the United States and guaranteeing them equal protection under the law.
  • Ulysses S. Grant 18th

    Ulysses S. Grant 18th
    Signed bill allowing for the redemption of gold for U.S. paper dollars.
    Treaty of Washington is negotiated, providing for the settlement by international tribunal of American claims against Great Britain.
    Treaty of London is negotiated to resolve controversies with Great Britain
  • Rutherford B. Hayes 19th

    Rutherford B. Hayes 19th
    Federal troops withdraw from the South, ending Reconstruction.
    Striking railroad workers and federal troops clash.
    Bland-Allison Silver Purchase Act passed despite Hayes's veto.
  • James A. Garfield 20th

    James A. Garfield 20th
    Shot by Charles J. Guiteau, a disappointed office seeker.
  • Chester A. Arthur 21st

    Chester A. Arthur 21st
    Chinese Exclusion Act signed, which reduced the suspension of Chinese immigration to 10 years (from the proposed 20 years).
    Pendleton Civil Service Act passed, which provided for the open appointment and promotion of federal employees based on merit rather than patronage, leading to a permanent federal civil service system.
    Incresed funding for the U.S. Navy
  • Grover Cleveland 22nd

    Grover Cleveland 22nd
    Dedication of the Statue of Liberty.
    Interstate Commerce Act.
    New Chinese Exclusion Act.
  • Benjamin Harrison 23rd

    Benjamin Harrison 23rd
    McKinley Tariff Act, substantially raises duties on most imports.
    Sherman Antitrust Act, outlaws “every contract, combination 25% or conspiracy in restraint of trade or commerce.”
    Sherman Silver Purchase Act passed. requiring the government to buy 4.5 million ounces of silver every month.
  • Grover Cleveland 24th

    Grover Cleveland 24th
    Sherman Silver Purchase Act of 1890 repealed.
    Federal troops are sent to break Pullman Strike.
    First National Labor Day.
  • William McKinley 25th

    William McKinley 25th
    Dingley Tariff signed, the highest protective tariff in American history to that time.
    American battleship USS Maine suddenly explodes and sinks as it sits anchored in Havana harbor. Spain is blamed, eventually leading to the Spanish-American War. It was later found that the explosion was caused by an accident on board the ship.
    Treaty of Paris is ratified, ceding Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Philippines to the United States; Cuba becomes independent.
  • Theodore Roosevelt 26th

    Theodore Roosevelt 26th
    Sherman Antitrust Act is strengthened by bringing a successful suit to break up a huge railroad probem, the Northern Securities Company.
    Construction of Panama Canal begins.
    Awarded Nobel Prize for Peace for mediating an end to the Russian-Japanese War.
  • William Howard Taft 27th

    William Howard Taft 27th
    Payne-Aldrich Tariff of 1909 signed.
  • Woodrow Wilson 28th

    Woodrow Wilson 28th
    Underwood-Simmons Tariff, passes reducing duties on imports for the first time in 40 years.
    World War I starts.
    Treaty of Versailles is signed, ending World War I.
  • Warren G. Harding 29th

    Warren G. Harding 29th
    Peace between Germany and Austria declared.
    Beginning of the Teapot Dome Scandal.
    Fordney-McCumber Tariff Act.
  • Calvin Coolidge 30th

    Calvin Coolidge 30th
    Congress overrides Coolidge's veto of a bill offering a bonus to veterans of World War I.
    McNary-Haugen bill, calling for the federal government to purchase surplus crops, is vetoed for the second time.
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