Tech Project: 1876-1900

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In History
  • The Fall of Custer

    A division of the 7th Cavalry Regiment led by Lieutenant Custer was sent to a trail in the Black Hills as a more sophisticated guard for a greater personnel. Custer and his men went to a camp along a river called Little Bighorn. They found the Sioux, Cheyenne and other allies there. Custer’s 7th Cavalry was outnumbered greatly and he and 268 of his men were killed there .
  • Sanborn's Adress

    In Saratoga, New York, Franklin Benjamin Sanborn gave a speech supporting the introducing of regular federal immigration legislation. He said this at an interstate conference of charity officials.
  • The Great Railroad Strike of 1877

    The Baltimore and Ohio railroad system cut off wages to their workers. This created an a strike among the workers. In retaliations, the workers would not allow the trains to roll until they got their wages back. This can also be known as the Great Upheaval.
  • The First Farmers Alliance

    Farmers gathered together in Lampasas, Texas to try and restore more power by creating the first Farmers Alliance. They could collectively share their machinery, bargain from tradesman, and negotiate to have higher prices for their crops.
  • Indigenous Powers Begin to Surrender

    A band of Oglala Sioux, led by Crazy Horse, went to surrender at a reservation.
  • Munn v. Illinois and Stone v. Wisconsin

    This is a court case stating that railroads and companies alike were affecting public interest and should be regulated by individual states. This case was backed up by the U.S. Supreme Court.
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    The Presidency of Rutherford B. Hayes

    Rutherford B. Hayes is the 19th president of the United States. He is best known for winning one of the closest elections, attempting to reform the government, and ending the Era of Reconstruction in the South.
  • Fictitious Interview with Thomas Edison

    On April Fools Day, a fictitious interview with Thomas Edison was released by the New York Daily Graphic. It revealed a new invention that created many different foods and drinks by only using air, water, and dirt.
  • Announcement of Electric Power and Lighting

    Thomas Edison announced his new line of work, which was electric power and lighting.
  • Progress and Poverty

    In 1879, Henry George released his bestseller, Progress and Poverty.
  • Power Generation

    Thomas Edison showed reporters and investors his electric light and system of power generation. This took off and Edison's business had demands of more production.
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    Transformation of the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union

    Frances Willard transformed the WCTU into a national political organization to advance women's rights.
  • Economic Depression in the Midwest

    Farmers had low crop prices and they didn't have many supportive politicians on their side.
  • Collapse of the Native Population in California

    The Native American population went from 150,000 to 20,000.
  • End of the Great Cattle Drives

    The railroads had ended the Great Cattle Drives.
  • Surrender of Sitting Bull

    Sitting Bull decided to surrender him and his followers to a reservation. This was the final defeat of the Indigenous Peoples.
  • The Presidency of James A. Garfield

    James A. Garfield was the 20th president of the United States. He appointed a U.S. Supreme Court Justice. He was also assassinated.
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    The Presidency of Chester A. Arthur

    Chester A. Arthur was the 21st president of the United States.
  • New York’s Pearl Street Central Station

    New York’s Pearl Street central station opened up and gave electrical power to a square mile of the streets of Manhattan.
  • Chinese Exclusion Act

    The immigration of Chinese laborers was suspended. This was the first immigration group with restrictions based on race.
  • Immigration Act

    An act passed that denied admission into the United States for people who could not support themselves, people with mental illness, or convicted criminals.
  • Buffalo Bill's Show

    Buffalo Bill created an entertainment show that was "wild west" themed. His tour for this launched in 1883.
  • Civil Rights Cases

    These cases stated that the Fourteenth Amendment only prevented discrimination directly by states. The Supreme Court did not agree.
  • The First Real Rodeo

    In Pecos, Texas, cowboys from two ranches, the Hash Knife and the W Ranch, competed in roping and riding contests to settle an argument.
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    The Presidency of Grover Cleveland

    Grover Cleveland was the 22nd and 24th president of the United States.
  • The Chicago Haymarket affair

    Immigrants were accused of killing police officers in a bomb blast.
  • The Interstate Commerce Act

    This act helped stop predatory pricing practices and stop monopolies from occurring.
  • The Dawes General Allotment Act

    Each Native family was allotted 160 acres for 25 years.
  • “Pawnee Bill’s Historic Wild West"

    Lillie decided to make his own show and compete against the business of Buffalo Bill.
  • Motion Pictures

    Thomas Edison patent the idea of motion pictures.
  • Looking backward

    One of the most popular novels, Looking Backward, was published by Edward Bellamy.
  • The First Legal Segregation of Railroad Cars

  • German Rise to the Throne

    In Germany, Wilhelm II rose to the German throne.
  • A Great Revelation

    Northern Paiute prophet Wovoka said he had a great revelation and he came home to a solar eclipse to prophesy to his people. He told them they had to perform a ritual called the Ghost Dance.
  • Film

    Thomas Edison innovated the rolling of film.
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    The presidency of Benjamin Harrison

    Benjamin Harrison is the 23rd president of the United States.
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    The Presidency of William McKinley

    William McKinley was the 25th president of United States. He is known for leading the nation to victory in the Spanish–American War.
  • American Economy

    America become the world's leading manufacturing nation.
  • The Gold Standard Act

    This act put the country on the gold standard.
  • Putting Down the Boxer Rebellion

    American troops joined a multinational force that went in and prevented the closing of trade by defeating the Boxer Rebellion.
  • Lacey Act of 1900

    This act banned the shipments of species killed illegally across state lines.
  • Carrie A. Nation

    Carrie A. Nation went around to hotels and bars with a hatchet and destroyed everything in her way to make a point against alcohol.