Timeline of 1860-1910 :)

  • Declaration of Slavery unlawful

    Declaration of Slavery unlawful
    President Abraham Lincoln declares that slavery is illegal in the seven southern states that permitted slavery. This ended the Civil War, and greatly affected immigration. This affected immigration because people of color would feel much safer living in America, so the rates of African-American immigrants rose quickly and greatly.
  • The Homestead Act

    The Homestead Act
    People were moving from the East of America to West of America. The Homestead Act is when the government gave 160 acres of land for free, that is considered a good size for a single family to farm.. In areas including Minnesota, Iowa, Kansas and Nebraska. Homesteaders were required to use the land, build a home and farm the land for 5 years. The offer attracted migrants from the US, a huge number of Europeans and people from Sweden.
  • Founding of a Capital City

    Founding of a Capital City
    Boise which is the Capital city of Idaho was founded
  • Shot for the US

    Shot for the US
    President Abraham Lincoln is shot by John Wilkes Booth at Ford's Theater in Washington DC
  • The Franco-Prussian War

    The Franco-Prussian War
    Bismarck's influence on the German states leads to a year- long conflict which then led to France being defeated. There can be no doubt of Prussia's dominance over the now unified Germany. The war has ended France's presupposed hegemony (control/authority) over European affairs. Napoleon III had taken the advice from his military advisors and declared war on Prussia on July 19th. His opinion of the French army's abilities was negative after Bismarck managed to bring Bade
  • First woman nominated for President of America

    First woman nominated for President of America
    Born Victoria Claflin on September 23, 1838, in Homer, Ohio, Victoria Woodhull was a radical in many ways during her lifetime, and made history in 1872 as the first woman to run for the presidency of the United States.
  • The Page Act

    The Page Act
    The page act of 1875 (1873-March 1875) was the first restrictive federal immigration law. It prohibited the entry of immigrants that were considered "undesirable". The law that was classified as "undesirable" stopped any individual that was from Asia who was coming to the US to be a forced laborer. They also prohibited any Asian woman who would engage in prostitution, and all the people whom were considered to be convict in their own country.
  • The creation of the telephone

    The creation of the telephone
    The creation of telephone by Graham Edison
  • Nez Perce War ends

    Nez Perce War ends
    The Nez Perce resupplied and aided the Army expedition of Lewis and Clark. This aid saved the expedition from certain failure. Then, in the 1830s the Nez Perce also aided in the expedition of Captain Benjamin Bonneville.
    Hostilities began to develop during the 1870s between the settlers and the Nez Perce. It turned into a violent conflict during mid-June, 1877. The first engagement between the army
  • The Lightbulb!

    The Lightbulb!
    Thomas Edison creates the first lightbulb.
  • Chinese Exculusion Act

    Chinese Exculusion Act
    In 1882, Congress passed the Chinese Exclusion Act. The Chinese Exclusion act stated that there was a limited amount of immigrants of Chinese descent allowed into the US for 10 years. The law was removed 1892 and 1902
  • No more slavery in Cuba

    No more slavery in Cuba
    Spain abolishes slavery in Cuba
    A pact called the Pact of Zanjon freed the slaves in Cuba and ended the Ten Year War in 1878, but it only freed the slaves who fought in the war. The slaves who did not fight had to endure almost another decade of slavery.
  • Military Treaty

    Military Treaty
    Austria-Hungary, Italy and Great Britain sign Balkan military treaty
  • A league formed in Chicago

    A league formed in Chicago
    National African-American league formed in Chicago
  • General Federation of Women's Club founded

    General Federation of Women's Club founded
    On March 20, 1890, the General Federation of Women's Club was founded
  • Ellis Island, immigrant station

    Ellis Island, immigrant station
    Ellis Island was designated as an immigration station on April 11, 1890. Before Ellis Island was an immigration station, it was used as a site for military defense after the British sailed right through New York Harbor during the Revolutionary War. Before it was an immigration station, individual states regulated immigration, instead of the Federal Government regulating it. The first immigrants coming to this station were from England, Ireland, Germany, and the Scandinavian countries, but the f
  • Immigration restriction league

    Immigration restriction league
    In 1893, a group of Americans formed the immigration restriction league, and it along with other similarly inclined organization began a press congress for severe curtailment a foreign immigration.
  • Coca-Cola First Sold In Bottles

    Coca-Cola First Sold In Bottles
    With Coca-Cola having been trademarked in 1893, the Coca-Cola Company was able to sell its produce in bottles for the first on March 12th 1894 in Vicksburg Mississippi.
  • Yukon Gold Rush Begins

    Yukon Gold Rush Begins
    Gold is discovered in Bonanza (Rabbit) Creek, Yukon, Canada, starting the Klondike Gold Rush/Yukon gold rush. Thousands rush to the Klondike River near Dawson City, Yukon, Canada hoping to strike rich.
  • Tsar Nicholas II

    Tsar Nicholas II
    Nicholas II is crowned Tsar of Russia. Later, he would be kicked out of office and Stalin would come in. This would lead to a downfall of Russia.
  • The Merge

    The Merge
    Brooklyn merges with New York to form New York City.
  • The Philippine-American War

    The Philippine-American War
    The Philippine-American war began
    This war was U.S.A.'s first true colonial war as a world power.
    Fighting began to break out between American forces and Filipino nationalists after the Spanish-American war was won by America in 1898. Spain then gave America control of the Philippines, which caused the Philippines to fight against America. This fighting was led by Emilio Anguinaldo, who was fighting for independence rather than a change in colonial rulers.
  • Japan declares war on Russia

    Japan declares war on Russia
    Japan & Russia declares war after Japan's surprise attack on Russian fleet at Port Arthur, which disabled 7 of Russia's warships
    This affected immigration because people might want to escape from the violence of war and get to a safer place (cough cough AMERICA cough cough)
  • A million immigrants

    A million immigrants
    Over a million legal immigrants occupy the U.S.
  • The Gentlemen's Agreement was from 1907-1908.

    The Gentlemen's Agreement was from 1907-1908.
    It was between the United States and Japan. It was an effort by President Roosevelt to calm the tension between America and Japan. There were too many Japanese immigrants flowing into America, so a general hatred of the Japanese began to evolve because of that. So, in 1907, Japan agreed to deny laborers their passports to enter the United States and they recognized America's right to keep Japanese immigrants that had passports issued for other countries from entering the United States. Then,
  • The creation of the 1st phone

    The creation of the 1st phone
    The creation of the affordable phone.
  • Swedish, Itailian, and Norwegian Immigration

    Swedish, Itailian, and Norwegian Immigration
    Over 2 million Italian immigrants immigrated to the US in the 1910, 5.3 between 1880-1920, and about 1/3 of them returned to Italy after 5 years in the US. 1.5 million Sweden and Norwegian immigrated to the US because of religious oppressions and poverty.