what are some important dates from the mid 1800s to early 1900s in the United states?
I'm doing a report on an ancestor of mine who lived in abilene, kansas. I need to do a timeline of major events in the United states and was kinda stuck when I tried researching. Any help is appreciated :) Thanks in advance
- RasaLv 61 decade agoFavorite Answer
I did a presentation on this (well 1800-1860)
Revolution of 1800
Embargo Act of 1807
Abolition of slave trade 1808
Election of 1808
Nonintercourse Act 1809
Macon's Bill No 2
War of 1812
Capitol burned down by Brits
Treaty of Ghent 1814
Battle of New Orleans (they didn't know the war was over. Jackson was the general)
Tariff of 1816
Election of 1816 (Monroe)
Era of Good Feelings
Panic of 1819
Missouri Compromise (1820)
Tariff of 1824
Election of 1824
Democratic-republican party (jefferson's party) collapses and four candidates run for president
Jackson wins the electoral vote and the popular vote, but not enough to win the presidency.
Election thrown into Congress. John Quincy Adams teams up with Henry Clay
Clay endorses Adams who wins. Adams names Clay the Secretary of State (corrupt bargain)
Tariff of 1828 (tariff of abominations. Talk of secession by South Carolina)
Election of 1828 (birth of the modern campaign)
Indian Removal Act 1830
Nullification Crisis (almost an early civil war, but south carolina gets no support)
Nullification Crisis averted
Jackson v Biddle (second bank of the US killed)
- "Pet Banks"
Whig Party Forms
Election of 1836 (Van Buren wins)
Panic of 1837
Election of 1840
- Liberty Party splinter from William Lloyd Garrison
Democratic nominating convention of 1844 (can't decide between pro-slavery and anti-slavery candidate so go with Polk)
Annexation of Texas
Treaty of Guadelupe Hidalgo
Gold Rush 1849
Compromise of 1850
Kansas Nebrask Act
Panic of 1857
Lincoln Douglas Debates
Election of 1860 (lincoln)
Secession of the South
Fort Sumter attacked
Some battles i forget
More battles i forget
Appomatox (south surrenders)
Carpet Baggers arrive in southern states
the rest i cant do in chronological order lol
Jacob Riis publishes How the other half lives
Great Railroad strike of 1877
13th 14th 15th amendment
hm... have fun sorting through that!
- Anonymous1 decade ago
1906-San Fransisco earthquake
1844 — Innocenzo Manzetti first mooted the idea of a “speaking telegraph” (telephone).
1882- Guglielmo Marconi invented the wireless. (you know that thing the Titanics used for transmitting morse code, SOS.
1861- American civil war began
1861 Dr. Richard J. Gatling invented the Gatling Gun, worlds first machine gun.
1846-Christian Friedrich Schönbein invented smokeless powder, that revolutionized warfare.
1912-RMS Titanic sank
1879- Edison created the lightbulb
Those are some good ones.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
If you can't think of anything then you should pay more attention in school,
The civil War maybe?
War of 1812?
Read about Bleeding Kansas.
World War 1