Study Tool: Chronological Events of the 1867-1877 Era – Scandals are in dark blue; what exposes them, in a blue box.

arrows such as Ž  = interconnections and directions in trends                  arrows such as 6=  interconnections leading to the Panic of 1873

 

Date

Presidential Election/Event

Beyond America

Foreign Policy and Wars

Government Institutions

US Land Expansion

US Economic Development

Issue/Organization Development

Political Party Development

1865-04

A. Johnson, President

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1867-02

 

Russia, Alaska as willing sale; bribes

 

Tenure of Office Act

Sec. of State Seward – Alaska for $7.2M

 

 

 

1867-12

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grangers formed –

Grangers are another name for Patrons of Husbandry

 

1868-02

 

 

 

House - Vote to impeach

 

 

 

 

1868-03 – 1868-05

 

 

 

Senate - Trial - 1 vote shy of 2/3rds

 

 

 

 

1868-11

U.S. Grant v. Horatio Seymour

 

 

 

 

 

 

-white supremacy

-Bloody shirt ß Ż

1869

 

Alabama claims – Britain (ended 1872)

 

Merit – allowed by Grant

“Peace Policy” – Dakota & Indian

Territories

 

 

 

1869-02

 

 

 

15th Amendment – Congress – Notice 1870 on this.

6

 

 

 

1869-05

 

 

 

Territory – Wyoming - suffrage

Promontory, Utah - Union Pacific & Central Pacific

6

 

Equal Rights Association – Split in movement

 

1869-09

 

 

 

Ž

Scandal – claims of speculators about Grant

 

Ü

Gold speculators – J. Gould, Jim Fisk BUT Treasury acts

 

 

1870-03

 

 

 

15th Amendment – ratified – Notice also 1869 on this.

 

6

voluntary associations ß Ż

 

1871-04

 

 

 

State – Illinois Granger laws

 

 

 

 

1871-11

 

Decline in European need for US farm goods begins

4

 

 

City Scandal –NY City – convict Boss Tweed

6

 

Free Press: Tom Nast – New York Times – exposed

 

1872-09

 

 

 

Ž

Scandal – VP current and future

 

Ü

Credit Mobilier

Free Press: New York Sun – exposed

 

1872-11

U. S. Grant v. Horace Greeley (Democrat & Liberal Republican) –

 

 

 

 

6

 

Liberal Republican –Look up the word liberal. It’s provided as part of a groups of definition at this link

1873-02

 

 

 

 

 

“Crime of 73”- gold standard

Free Press (somewhat) :The Gilded Age, Mark Twain

 

1873-03

 

 

 

Ž

Scandal – “Salary Grab Act”

 

6

(perceived)

 

 

1873-09

 

 

 

 

4

Panic of 1873

 

 

1874

 

 

 

 

 

Freedman’s Savings & Loan

 

States – 11 farmer parties

1874-01

 

 

 

 

 

6

ÜTompkins Square Riot – What’s a riot?

 

1874-08

 

 

 

 

 

 

Women’s Christian Temperance Union – Frances Willard – What’s temperance.

 

1874-11

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Democratic “Tidal Wave”

1875

 

 

 

Civil Rights Act- equal rights in public places without color distinction

 

Grant vetoes bill for more paper money

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supreme Court:  women’s right to vote rejected in Minor v. Happersett

 

 

 

 

1875-05

 

 

 

Ž

Scandal – Grant appointee

 

Ü

Whiskey Ring - Defraud gov’t of taxes on whiskey

Free Press: St. Louis Democrat - exposed

 

1875-fall

 

 

 

 

 

6

Ü Pennsylvania – Molly Maguires – Notice the industry and the railroad connection. Notice who stops them.

 

1876-03

 

 

 

Ž

Scandal – Grant’s Secretary of War

 

Ü

Bribes for sale of Indian trading posts

 

 

1876-06

 

 

 

 

Little Big Horn – Custer

 

 

 

1876-11

Rutherford B. Hayes (Ohio Gov.) v. Sam Tilden (NY Gov.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1877

 

 

 

Supreme Court: Munn v. Illinois  -Granger upheld

 

General Railroad Strike –

What is a general strike? Where is it?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

(through 1896)

 

 

1877-01

 

 

 

Electoral Commission

 

 

 

 

1877-03

 

 

 

Decision – Also known as the Compromise of 1877

 

 

 

 

 

 

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