American History

Timeline created by Lewis2021
  • Proclamation of Amnesty and Reconstruction

    Proclamation of Amnesty and Reconstruction
    This was Lincoln’s plan to reconstruct the south by saying that if ten percent of the states population’s votes swore allegiance to the future alliance of the United States as well as approving Emancipation, then Reconstruction would begin in that state. (historyengine.edu). This plan was however never carried out due to Lincoln’s assassination.
  • Freedman’s Bureau Established

    Freedman’s Bureau Established
    The freedman’s bureau was an organization that provided food, clothing, jobs, education, medical care, and housing for the recently freed African Americans and poor white families after the Civil war. The bureau was founded by Abraham Lincoln before he died.
  • 13th Amendment Ratified

    13th Amendment Ratified
    The 13th amendment abolished slavery unless it was used as a punishment. The only time someone would be a slave as a punishment would be community service. The last state to ratify the 13th amendment was Mississippi on March 16, 1995.
  • Starting of the KKK

    Starting of the KKK
    The KKK or the ku klux klan started as a social group for bored young men, but then turned into a supremacy hate group that targeted African Americans. They then stated lynching or hanging anyone who was an African American, helped an African american, or stood in their way and this included some white Americans. Since then the KKK has come up a couple of times it even appeared in Dayton Ohio May 25, 2019.
  • Senate Overriding Johnson’s Vetos

    Senate Overriding Johnson’s Vetos
    Johnson had vetoed both the civil rights act and freedman’s bureau bill. This had angered the senate, which then first the first time in American history overrode president johnson. This then lead Johnson to break the Tenure Office Act.
  • Johnson gets Impeached

    Johnson gets Impeached
    President Johnson had vetoed both the Civil Rights Act and the Radical Reconstruction Act which angered the senate. The senate the overruled Johnson ( the first time in history) and passed those laws and another one called the Tenure of Office Act. This Act was set up as a trap for Johnson that the broke which caused him to be impeached.
  • 14th Amendment Ratified

    14th Amendment Ratified
    The 14th amendment stated that if you were born or naturalized into the United States you were considered a citizen and no enforced or no enforced law could take this right away. People such as women and African Americans also used this amendment to further their cause of being able to vote.
  • Grant gets Elected to be President

    Grant gets Elected to be President
    Ulysses S. Grant was put in the candidacy mostly because of his victory over Robert E. Lee at the Appomattox Court House in Virginia. And because of this victory he is elected as president with the winning percent being 73-27%. But even though he was a great general he was not the best at being president but was elected again for a second term.
  • 15th Amendment Ratified

    15th Amendment Ratified
    The 15 Amendment in short terms allowed all men to vote. In long term no state, city, or town could prevent and man from voting. But this amendment excluded women who would final get to vote in 1919.
  • Congress passes Civil Rights Act of 1875

    Congress passes Civil Rights Act of 1875
    The civil rights act tried to prevent discrimination against African Americans. This law was supposed to protect races in public places from getting hurt or killed by other people. This law is also called the enforcement act or the force act, but the irony is that this law was not enforced so they African Americans were treated that exact same way.
  • Rutherford B Hayes elected president

    Rutherford B Hayes elected president
    Republican Rutherford b Hayes and his rival Samuel j. Tilden were neck and neck in the polls with 50/50 on both sides. The way they used to deal with this issue was with a compromise or the compromise or 1877. During his candidacy Hayes saw the end of reconstruction of the south, but tried to join the south and north together to make one united county.
  • The Exodusters Leave for the West

    The Exodusters Leave for the West
    The exodusters were a group of blacks who moved or migrated to the west. This group contained about 500,000 and was lead by a man named Benjamin Singleton also known as “Pap”. They were known as the exodusters because of the book of Exodus and how they traced across the desert.
  • Opening of the Statue of Liberty

    Opening of the Statue of Liberty
    The Statue of Liberty was given to us from France to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the declaration of independence . The designer was a guy by the name of Fredric Bartholdi. The Statue of Liberty used to be copper color but has now turned green due to oxidation.
  • The Dawes Act

    The Dawes Act
    The Dawes Act was an Act passed by Congress to make Native Americans or forced Native Americans to live the lifestyle of an American. This Act also broke up Indian Reservations which ended Tribal identification. This plan eventually failed.
  • Ghost Dance

    Ghost Dance
    This was an effect of the Dawes Act which the Dawes Act caused the native to go to a “Prophet” named Wovoka who told them who if they did a dance called the ghost dance that they would be able to regain their greatness. This Dance cause the battle of wounded knee.
  • The Battle of Wounded Knee

    The Battle of Wounded Knee
    The battle of wounded knee was stated because of the natives ghost dance, which the whites thought that it was an act of terror. The whites came to one of the dances and arrested the natives and when guns went off sitting bull a chief was killed. The battle killed 150 Indians and 25 whites and was the last major conflict between native Americans and Americans.
  • Ellis island is built

    Ellis island is built
    Ellis island was built because many people from other countries were coming over to America to get the privileges we had back then. People would come over for religiosity reasons, certain freedoms, wars, and or just to get a better life. Ellis island had about 12 million people go though it.
  • Plessy vs Ferguson

    Plessy vs Ferguson
    This stated when a 1/8 black man who had the appearance of being white sat on a white train. When the conductor came to get his ticket he told the conductor that he was 1/8 black and refused to move when they told him to. Plessy did this to both challenge the law and make a statement. The ruling was in the trial was being “separate but equal.”
  • Explosion of the USS Maine

    Explosion of the USS Maine
    The USS Maine was a battleship put in the Havana harbor of Cuba to protect America against Spain. Then on February 15 1898 it is blown up and America thinks that the Spain torpedoed it which was the leading cause of the Spanish American war. Multiple years later an investigation shows that the Maine was blown up from the inside, but still do not know what caused it
  • Congress declares war on Spain

    Congress declares war on Spain
    One reason that drew our attention to Spain was the way they were treating the Cubans. We also had sympathy on the Cubans. And finally the thing that drove the nail was the explosion of the USS Maine battleship.
  • Roosevelt wins the battle of San Juan hill

    Roosevelt wins the battle of San Juan hill
    Teddy Roosevelt was a volunteer who lead a group of other volunteers known as the fought riders. During the battle when everyone else didn’t want to cross the line he and his posse advanced into it and won the battle. Because of this victory he was elected Vice President and soon became president.
  • End of the Spanish American war

    End of the Spanish American war
    One of the factors of the Spanish American war ending was commodore George Dewey winning against Spain’s naval fleet in only six hours. With this America was able to get Cuba its independence, earn lands such a Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Philippians. And the war was Findlay over with the treaty of Paris.
  • New record for the amount of people going though Ellis island

    New record for the amount of people going though Ellis island
    Ellis island got a new record for the most people going though the island to get to America. The record was 11,747 people in one day. And this recorded was gotten because America was expert among a good economic boom around this time.