US Timeline

Hannah Keen

Americanism 1776

* 1776 ~ Declaration of Independence
* 1787 ~ United States Constitution
- First Ten Amendments / Bill of Rights
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Westward Expansion 1776 - 1890

* Railroad
* Indian Wars
* Homestead Acts - Free Land
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Civil War 1861 - 1865

* Abraham Lincoln ~ President during Civil War {Assassinated}
* 1863 ~ Emancipation Proclamation
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Reconstruction 1865 - 1877

* 13th Amendment ~ Abolish Slavery
* 14th Amendment ~ Citizenship for former Slaves
* 15th Amendment ~ Black males right to vote
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Gilded Age 1877 - 1900

* Corruption
- Political Bosses
- Business {Monopolies + Trusts}, unsafe working conditions
* Immigrants
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Progressive Era 1900 - 1914

* Three Progressive Presidents
- Teddy {Theodore Roosevelt}
- Taft { William Taft}
- Wilson { Woodrow Wilson}
* 16th Amendment ~ Income Tax
* 17th Amendment ~ Direct Election of Senators
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