the Homestead Act became a law allowing settlers to claim 160 acres of land after they have lived there for five years
the 13th Amendment is ratified prohibiting slavery
Lincoln is succeeded by A. Johnson
A. Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth
US buys Alaska from Russia
14th Amendment is ratified stating all people born in the US are citizens
President Johnson is impeached but acquitted at this trail
Transcontinental railroad is joined and created
Grant is inaugurated as the 18th President
15th Amendment is ratified giving blacks the right to vote
Credit Mobilier scandal breaks
Grant's second inauguration
Custard's Last Stand
first telephone line is built and was installed in the White House the next year
Hayes is inaugurated
Arthur is inaugurated
Garfield is inaugurated
Standard time is adopted
Cleveland is inaugurated
American Federation of Labor is organized
Statue of Liberty is given to the US
Wounded Knee Massacre and west was officially settled
National American Suffrage Association is founded
Sherman Antitrust Act
Ellis Island becomes chief immigration station of US
Cleveland is second inauguration
McKinley is inaugurated
Spanish American War
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