Timeline of United States history (1860–1899)

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More than 550,000 Americans died fighting the Civil War, including these men who fell during the bloody Battle of Antietam

This section of the Timeline of United States history concerns events from 1860 to 1899.


Presidency of James Buchanan[edit]

U.S. territorial extent in 1860

Presidency of Abraham Lincoln[edit]

Presidency of Andrew Johnson[edit]

Presidency of Ulysses S. Grant[edit]


U.S. territorial extent in 1870

The Presidency of Rutherford B. Hayes[edit]


U.S. territorial extent in 1880

Presidency of James A. Garfield[edit]

  • 1881 – Garfield becomes the 20th President
  • 1881 – President Garfield is shot by a deranged gunman.

Presidency of Chester A. Arthur[edit]

First presidency of S.Grover Cleveland[edit]

Presidency of Benjamin Harrison[edit]

  • 1889 – Harrison becomes the 23rd President and Morton becomes Vice President
  • 1889 – Oklahoma Land Rush (April 22, 1889)
  • 1889 – Centennial of the Constitution celebrated.
  • 1889 – North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana and Washington become states
  • 1889 – Johnstown Flood in Pennsylvania
  • 1889 – Jane Addams founds Hull House
  • December 6, 1889 – Former confederate president Jefferson Davis dies.
  • 1889 - During a speech given by Benjamin Harrison , he becomes the first U.S. president in history to have a voice recording.


Second presidency of S. Grover Cleveland[edit]

Presidency of William McKinley[edit]

  • 1897 – McKinley becomes the 25th President; and Hobart becomes Vice President
Wreckage of the USS Maine

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