US History 1876-1900

Timeline created by Riley Hinton
  • Indian Reservations

    The government had ordered all Indians to move to reservations throughout the western United States and this had started the Great Sioux War of 1876.
  • The Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition

    The Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition shows off the top portion of the statue of Liberty, Alexander Graham Bell's new telephone, and a Corliss Engine that had powered the whole exhibition.
  • Battle of Little Bighorn

    Lt. Colonel George Custer and his 7th U.S. Cavalry had engaged the Sioux and the Cheyenne Indians near the Little Big Horn River. Lt. Colonel George Custer and his 7th U.S. Cavalry was all killed by the Sioux and Cheyenne Indian tribes.
  • Washington Monument Construction

    The Washington Monument was authorized for the federal government to build the privately sponsored monument with the cost coming to $2 million.
  • End of the Great Sioux War of 1876

    Indian leader of the Oglala Sioux, Crazy Horse, had surrendered to the U.S. Army in Nebraska because his people were cold and had hunger.
  • French attempt at building the Panama Canal

    The French had succeeded at building the Panama Canal until it failed at the sea level canal and would not continue building the canal until the America government bought it twenty-four years later.
  • James A. Garfield become President

    James A. Garfield become President
    James A. Garfield wins the election of the President by getting 214 Electoral Votes compared, while his competitor Hancock has 155 Electoral Votes.
  • James A. Garfield is assassinated

    James A. Garfield gets shot in the Baltimore and Potomac Railroad station in Washington, D.C, by Charles J. Guiteau. James A. Garfield dies two months later.
  • Vice President Chester Arthur replaces James A. Garfield as President

    After James A. Garfield was assassinated, Vice President Chester Arthur was sworn in as President since the Vice President is the successor when the President dies in office.
  • Shootout of the O.K. Corral

    Sheriff Wyatt Earp, his brother Virgil, and Doc Holliday was fighting the Billy Claiborne, Frank and Tom McLaury and the Clanton brothers Billy and Ike. The shooting had lasted for 30 seconds and the Billy Claiborne and the McLaury brothers were killed after the shooting had ended
  • Introduction of five standard time zones

    The railroad companies from America and Canada had created the five standard time zones because the scheduling was confusion over thousands of different time zones across the two countries.
  • Grover Cleveland wins the Presidency

    Grover Cleveland wins the Presidency
    Grover Cleveland won the Presidency with 277 Electoral College votes compared to the competitor James G. Blaine getting 182 Electoral College votes.
  • USS Atlanta (1886) Commissioned into the Fleet as the first ship of the USN's new fleet

    USS Atlanta was launched on July 18th, 1886. The ship is designed to be one of the first all steel ships in the USN's "New Navy" movement. The ship displaced 3,250 tons, had a length of 283 feet, a beam of 42 feet, and a draft of 17 feet.
  • The Battle of Wounded Knee

    The Battle of Wounded Knee was in South Dakota and was the last major battle between the U.S. Army and the Indians that had killed hundreds of Indian men, women and children were killed, but only twenty-nine soldiers were killed in the fighting.
  • Grover Cleveland wins the Presidency for a second term

    Grover Cleveland had won the election with 277 Electoral College votes, while his competitor James Weaver got 22 Electoral College votes and his other competitor Benjamin Harrison got 145 Electoral College votes.
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    U.S. Marines overthrow the Hawaiian monarchy

    U.S. government minister John L. Stevens had the U.S. Marines that were under his command, interfere with the affairs of the Hawaiian monarchy that had lead to the overthrow of the monarchy.
  • The Stock Market Crashes and led the country into a 4 year depression

    The New York Stock Market had crashed which had led the country into a 4 year depression that was better than The Great Depression in the coming decades.
  • William McKinley wins the Election for President

    William McKinley wins the Election for President
    William McKinley wins the election by getting 271 Electoral College votes while his competitor William J. Bryan got 176 Electoral College votes.
  • Sinking of the USS Maine

    The USS Maine exploded while in Havana Harbor and the causes of the explosion is still unknown, but the destruction of the USS Maine lead up to the Spanish-American War.
  • U.S. declarers war on Spain

    The U.S. Navy had blockaded Cuba right after the USS Maine had exploded and had declared war on the Spanish a couple days later over the thought of Spanish forces sabotaging the USS Maine.
  • The end of the Spanish-American War

    The Spanish had to concede the territories of Cuba and cede Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Philippines to the United States as a part of the Peace Treaty with Spain.
  • The U.S. signs The Open Door Policy with China

    The U.S. had signed The Open Door Policy with the Chinese because the U.S. wants to open international markets with China and to preserve the integrity of China as a nation.