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Timeline (1851-1899) (A Different World)

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1850s

1851

1852

1853

1855

1856

  • President Franklin Pierce wins re-election.
  • President Pierce establishes diplomatic ties with several Chinese kingdoms.

1857

  • The British colonies of Oman and Yemen are abandoned and absorbed into the Ottoman Republic.

1860s

1860

1862

1863

1864

1865

1868

1870s

1871

1872

  • Victoria Woodhull is elected President of the United States.
  • President Woodhull sells steam technology to Mexico as a means of helping to revitalize the economy.

1873

1875

1876

  • Victoria Woodhull is re-elected President of the United States.
  • President Woodhull passes the Civil Rights Act, allowing Blacks and Women equal rights in voting and in the military.

1877

  • The British-Japanese War ends with Britain surrendering Pacific territory and Chinese colonial land to Japan.
  • Japan's government is reformed into a parliamentary democracy.

1878

  • Mexico wins the Spanish-Mexican War and gains its colonies in Central America and Northern South America.
  • Unable to maintain its colonies, Spain grants its independence to Brazil, Peru and several colonies in South America.

1879

  • France grants its northeastern territory to Belgium.

1880s

1880

1882

1883

  • President Woodhull announces that she will not be running for re-election.
  • President Woodhull begins a relief effort for Ireland during its population crisis.

1884

  • Frederick Douglass is elected President of the United States.
  • The British political crisis leads to the Ottoman annexation of Egypt and Sudan.

1885

1888

1890s

1890

  • The British colonies in Australia gain their independence and form the countries of New Wales, Victoria and Westralia.
  • South Africa begins to expand northward.

1892

  • Frederick Douglass is re-elected President of the United States.
  • President Douglass initiates trade with South Africa and the Australian countries.
  • Arthur Wellesley becomes the leader of England, reforming it under a Republican democracy.

1893

  • Morocco begins an expansion into Western Africa.

1896

1897

1898

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