Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Timeline of Major Topics by President: Part 5

Gilded Age, 1877-1900

19. Rutherford B. Hayes, 1877-1881
Republican
VP - Wheeler
Major Items:
Bland-Allison Act, 1878 (free coinage of silver)
Troops withdrawn from the South, 1877

20. James A Garfield, March 4 to September 19, 1881
Republican
VP - Chester A. Arthur
Secretary of State - James A. Blaine
Major Items:
Assassinated by C. Julius Guiteau

21. Chester A. Arthur, 1881-1885
Republican
Secretary of State - James A. Blaine
Major Items:
Pendleton Act, 1883 (set up civil service commission)

22. Grover Cleveland, 1885-1889
Democrat
VP - Hendricks
Major Items:
Knights of Labor, 1886
Haymarket Riot, 1886
Interstate Commerce Act, 1887
Washburn v. Illinois, 1886

23. Benjamin Harrison, 1889-1893
Republican
VP - Morton
Secretary of State - James A. Blaine
Major Items:
Sherman Anti-trust Act, 1890
Populist Party Platform, 1892
North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Washington become states, 1889
Idaho and Wyoming become states, 1890
McKinley Tariff, 1890
Sherman Act, 1890

24. Grover Cleveland, 1893-1897
Second Administration (only President to serve two non-consecutive terms)
Democrat
VP - Stevenson
Major Items:
Panic of 1893
Hawaiian incident, 1893
Venezuelan Boundary Affair, 1895
Pullman Strike, 1894
American Federation of Labor
Wilson-Gorman Tariff, 1894

25. William McKinley, 1897-1901
Republican
VP - Garet Hobart, 1896-1900
VP - Theodore Roosevelt
Secretary of State - John Hay
Major Items:
New Imperialism
Spanish-American War, April 1898 - February 1899
Open Door Policy, 1899
Boxer Rebellion, 1900
McKinley was assassinated by Leon Czolgosz, 1901

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