1876-1900

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In History
  • Invention of the telephone

    Alexander Graham Bell created the telephone
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    Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia

    first official World's Fair to celebrate the 100th celebration of the signing of the declaration of independence
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    Battle of Little Bighorn

    aka Custer's Last Stand
  • Colorado became a sate

    Colorado becomes the 38th state
  • The Compromise of 1877

    This resulted in the government pulling the last troops out of the south and ended the Reconstruction era.
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    Nez Perce Indian War

    part of the American Indian Wars
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    Rutherford B. Hayes beomes President

  • Invention of the light bulb

    Thomas Edison created the light bulb
  • James Garfield became president

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    Chester A. Arthur beomes President

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    Grover Cleveland becomes President

  • Found of Interstate Commerce Commision

    It was created to regulate railroads, to eliminate race discrimination, and to regulate common carriers, such as telephone companies and bus lines.
  • The Dawes Act of 1887

    Enacted by the 49th US Congress. It allowed the president to survey Native American tribal land and to divide it into allotments for Native Americans.
  • Found of National Geographic Society

    Its goal was to diffuse and increase geographic knowledge. It was one of the largest non profit organizations.
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    Benjamin Harrsion becomes President

  • North Dakota becomes a state

    North Dakota was admitted to the union
  • South Dakota becomes a state

    South Dakota was admitted to the union
  • Montana becomes a state

    Montana was admitted to the union
  • Washington becomes a state

    Washington was admitted to the union
  • Sherman Antitrust Act of 1890

    Tried to prevent the artificial raising of prices by restriction of trade or supply, but many people said it harmed society.
  • Idaho became a state

    Idaho was admitted to the union as the 43rd state
  • Wyoming becomes a state

    Wyoming was admitted to the union
  • Sherman Silver Purchase Act

    passed in the request of farmers and miners
  • The Tariff Act of 1890

    enacted to protect domestic industries from foreign competition by raising the average duty on imports to almost 50%
  • Wounded Knee Massacre

    part of the Ghost Dance War and the Sioux Wars, happened near Wounded Knee creek, between 250 and 300 women, men, and children were killed
  • Baltimore Crisis

    diplomatic incident that took place between Chile and the US, triggered by the stabbing of two US Navy men from USS Baltimore
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    Homestead strike

    aka homestead massacre, an industrial lockout and strike, goal was a 'no wage decrease', one of the most violent disputes in US labor history
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    Panic of 1893

    economic depression in US, influenced the economy greatly, stocks declined, 500 banks closed, farms shut down, unemployment number increased
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    Grover Cleveland's second term for president

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    Pullman Strike

    turning point for US labor law, 4,00 employees stroke because of reduction in wages
  • Utah becomes a state

    Utah became the 45th state admitted to the union
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    William McKinley became president

  • Dingley Act

    raised tariffs in the US, was effective for 12 years, one of the longest and highest tarriffs
  • Explosion of USS Maine

    exploded in Havana Harbor during the Cuban Revolt against Spain and became a major political issue in the US
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    Spanish-America War

  • Teller Amendment

    enacted by the 55th state congress, put into law by President McKinley, help Cuba gain independence and give control to its island people
  • Found of American Anti-Imperalist League

    helped against annexation of the Philippines, supported imperialism was a violation to the fundamental principle
  • Newlands Resolution

    passed by congress, aim was to annex the independent republic of Hawaii
  • Treaty of Paris

    signed by Spain and the US, ended the Spanish-American War, helped the US become a world power, effective since April 11 1899
  • The Open Door Policy

    established to allow for a system of trade in China open to all countries, was a principle but was never signed as a law
  • Gold Standard Act

    signed by President McKinley to define and fix standards of value, maintain the parity of all forms of money, and to refund public debt