American History Timeline: 1860-1940 - Mr. Lundak

American History Timeline: 1860-1940 Timeline Project Nicole Koleczek 1860

1861 Abraham Lincoln (1861-1865) serves as President The Civil War (1861-1865) 1862 The Homestead Act is passed to offer free land to

anyone who agrees to live on and improve it for five years 1865 The Civil War (1861-1865) ends; The Union is restored The Thirteenth Amendment ends slavery

1867 Christopher Latham Sholes invents the first practical typewriter 1868 The Fourteenth Amendment makes

African Americans equal citizens 1869 The Transcontinental Railroad is completed 1870

1870 The Fifteenth Amendment guarantees African Americans the right to vote 1876 The Battle of the Little Bighorn kills an entire

force of U.S. troops causing the government to step up military action against Native Americans Alexander Graham Bell invents the telephone 1880s 1882

The Chinese Exclusion Act is passed to ban Chinese immigration 1884 Alaska is annexed 1887

The Dawes Act is passed to distribute land to individual Native American owners 1889 Fenced fields replace the open frontier as a result of the Oklahoma Land Rush The Hull House is established by Jane Addams

to help the poor as well as immigrants 1890 The Wounded Knee Massacre becomes the last armed conflict with Native Americans in the West 1897

William McKinley (1897-1901) serves as President 1898 Hawaii is annexed 1900

1901 Theodore Roosevelt (1901-1909) serves as President 1903 Wisconsin becomes the first state to have a

direct primary 1904 The Roosevelt Corollary is established to allow U.S. interference in Latin American domestic affairs 1906

The Pure Food and Drug Act is passed to ban the sale of impure foods and medicines The Meat Inspection Act is passed to create a government meat inspection program 1909 The National Association for the Advancement of

Colored People (NAACP) is founded to protect the rights of African Americans William H. Taft (1909-1913) serves as President 1910 The Immigration Center on Angel Island opens The Great Migration increases opportunity for African

Americans in the North 1913 The Federal Reserve Act is passed to create the modern banking system The Seventeenth Amendment establishes direct election of United States senators by popular vote

The Sixteenth Amendment establishes federal income tax Woodrow Wilson (1913-1921) serves as President 1914 The Panama Canal opens World War I (1914-1918)

1917 America enters World War I The War Industries Board is established to manage the buying and distributing of war materials, set goals for production, order construction of new factories, and set prices 1918

Alvin York becomes an American hero for his action during the war The Second Battle of the Marne becomes the turning point of the war World War I (1914-1918) ends; Social conflict begins

The Fourteen Points are established by President Woodrow Wilson as goals for peace after World War I 1919 The Eighteenth Amendment establishes prohibition of the manufacture, sale, or transport of

alcohol The Treaty of Versailles is signed to end World War I 1920 1920

The Nineteenth Amendment establishes woman suffrage 1921 Warren G. Harding (1921-1923) serves as President

1923 Calvin Coolidge (1923-1929) serves as President 1925 Laissez-faire economics are established by President Calvin Coolidge to benefit the nation The Jazz Age and Harlem Renaissance change

American culture 1929 Herbert C. Hoover (1929-1933) serves as President The Stock Market Crash of 1929 marks the beginning of the Great

Depression 1930 1933 Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1933-1945) serves as President

The First New Deal (1933-1935) 1935 The Second New Deal (1935-1937) The Social Security Act is passed to assist retired workers and the unemployed

1936 The Boulder Dam is completed Thank You for

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