Time line #2 - 19th Century Innovations - 1785 - 1890

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  • University of Georgia Founded in 1785 - Lisa T. Shinholster

    University of Georgia Founded in 1785 - Lisa T. Shinholster
    The University of Georgia was incorporated by an act in the General Assembly. Georgia became the first state to charter a state-supported university.
    https://www.uga.edu/history.php
  • Alinza Rogers- The Constitutional Convention

    Alinza Rogers- The Constitutional Convention
    This monumental meeting occurred during the time period of May 14, 1787 to September 17, 1787 . The meeting consisted of the joining of Americaś founding fathers such as delegate James Madison, Alexander Hamilton and 70 other delegates. The initial purpose of the meeting was to revise the Articles of Confederation but ultimately became the birthing place of the United States Constitution.
  • Young Ladies Academy - Paitra Macaulay

    Young Ladies Academy - Paitra Macaulay
    Young Ladies Academy was the first women's academy established in Philadelphia. The academy was founded by John Poor in 1787.
  • New England Asylum For The Blind-Paitra Macaulay

    New England Asylum For The Blind-Paitra Macaulay
    The first school in the United States for children with visual disabilities opens in Massachusetts March 2, 1829
  • The Telegraph - Millenia Aguilar

    The Telegraph - Millenia Aguilar
    To communicate messages across telegraph wires, during the 1830s Morse and Vail made what came to be known as Morse code. The code relegated letters in the letter set and numbers a lot of spots (short marks) and runs (long marks) in light of the recurrence of utilization; letters utilized frequently, (for example, "E") got a straightforward code, while those utilized inconsistently, (for example, "Q") got a more extended and more intricate code.
  • Sewing Machine Created-Stephanie Castro

    Sewing Machine Created-Stephanie Castro
    The sewing machine was created on September 10, 1846 by Elias Howe. The sewing machine was used to make the sewing process easier and faster than by hand. The American sewing machine was made in New Hartford, Connecticut.
  • Katy Taylor - Gold Rush (1848-1855)

    Katy Taylor - Gold Rush (1848-1855)
    News spread quickly when John W. Marshall found gold on his land. It brought people from all over the country and abroad. The gold rush resulted in a rapid development of California: many roads, churches, schools and towns were built to accommodate the gold-diggers. California became a state in 1850.
  • Civil War - Lisa Shinholster

    Civil War - Lisa Shinholster
    American War or the War between the State, the Northern States against the Southern States over slavery. Southern states succeeded from the union for the rights to maintain the economic engine of slavery.
    https://www-jstor-org.library.dbu.edu/stable/pdf/41396117.pdf?ab_segments=0%2Fbasic_search_solr_cloud%2Fcontrol&refreqid=fastly-default%3A956b6bad6de72ff5b3afa984c357ad02
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    Rachel Owens-The Civil War (1861-1865)

    The American Civil War was a civil war in the United States from 1861 to 1865, fought between northern states loyal to the Union and southern states that had seceded to form the Confederate States of America. The civil war began primarily as a result of the long-standing controversy over the enslavement of black people.
  • Morrill Act-Stephanie Castro

    Morrill Act-Stephanie Castro
    President Abraham Lincoln signed the Morrill Act into law on July 2, 1862. The Morrill Act was established to educate people in agriculture and mechanical arts by setting aside federal lands in each state. The land would be sold and the proceeds would provide support to the colleges. This was enacted during the Civil War.
  • Katy Taylor - First Land-Grant Institution: Kansas State University

    Katy Taylor - First Land-Grant Institution: Kansas State University
    Kansas State was the first institition to be created under the Morrill Act. It's original focus was to teach agriculture, military tactics, mechanical arts and classical studies. At the time of its opening, it was one of two schools that admitted women and men equally.
  • The University of Denver was Founded - Millenia Aguilar

    The University of Denver was Founded - Millenia Aguilar
    The University of Denver was established in 1864 as the Colorado Seminary. After just six years of the founding of Denver City in what was then the Colorado Territory. It is also the oldest university in the state.
  • Purdue University was founded- Rose Olson

    Purdue University was founded- Rose Olson
    Purdue University was founded as as a land grant university in Lafayette, IN after the passing of the Morrill Act. This school's focus was in agriculture and engineering. Purdue University to this day is a leader in research and innovation.
  • Rachel Owens- Invention of Telephone

    Rachel Owens- Invention of Telephone
    Alexander Graham Bell invents the telephone. This revolutionized communication as we know it. His interest in sound technology was deep-rooted and personal, as both his wife and mother were deaf.
  • Rachel Owens- Prairie View A&M University was founded in 1876

    Rachel Owens- Prairie View A&M University was founded in 1876
    Prairie View A&M is a public historically black university (HBCU) in Prairie View, Texas. Founded in 1876, it is one of Texas's two land-grant universities and the second oldest public institution of higher learning in the state.
  • Alinza Rogers -Tuskegee University Founded

    Alinza Rogers -Tuskegee University Founded
    Originally named Tuskegee Normal School for Colored Teachers, Tuskegee University was founded July 4, 1881 as the result of consensus between W.F. foster and Lewis Adams. The university is also a land grant university and a Historically Black College. It was highly influenced by notable leaders such as Booker T. Washington and world renowned scientist George Washington Carver. The university was home to the Tuskegee Airman and continues to thrive as a respected institution.
  • Georgia Normal & Industrial College (GC&SU) Founded - Lisa T. Shinholster

    Georgia Normal & Industrial College (GC&SU) Founded - Lisa T. Shinholster
    In 1889, the Georgia Normal & Industrial College is chartered as a two-year college emphasizing teacher training and business skills. This is an all women's institution.
    https://www.gcsu.edu/about/history
  • Savannah State University Founded - Lisa Shinholster

    Savannah State University Founded - Lisa Shinholster
    Savannah State University (SSU) is the oldest public historically black college or university in the state of Georgia and the oldest institution of higher learning in the city of Savannah. The school was established in 1890 as a result of the Second Morrill Land Grant Act, which mandated that southern and border states develop land-grant colleges for black citizens
  • The typewriter was patented-Rose Olson

    The typewriter was patented-Rose Olson
    The first practical, modern typewriter was patented in June of 1968 by Christopher Latham Sholes in Wisconsin. There had been other forms of typewriters before this, but this was the first one that was commercially produced.