u.s history

Timeline created by jessicacabrera7
In History
  • homestead act

    homestead act
    if us citizen occupies 160 acres of land and keep it good for 5 years it would be their property
  • • Transcontinental Railroad Completed (1869)

    •	Transcontinental Railroad Completed (1869)
    railroad that goes from the east and west of the U.S.
  • industrialization begins to boom

    industrialization begins to boom
    manufacturing factories take over agriculture
  • Boss Tweed rise at Tammany Hall

    Boss Tweed rise at Tammany Hall
    the states most corrupt politician
  • Pullman Labor Strike

    Pullman Labor Strike
    widespread railroad strike and boycott that severely disrupted rail traffic in the Midwest
  • telephone invented

    telephone invented
    alexander graham bell invented the telephone
  • reconstruction ends

    reconstruction ends
    an informal agreement between southern Democrats and allies of the Republican Rutherford Hayes to settle the result of the 1876 presidential election
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    gilded age

    america made it seem as if okay when they where politically corrupt.
  • light-bulb invented

    light-bulb invented
    thomas edision created the lighbulb
  • 3rd wave of immigration

    3rd wave of immigration
    many Europeans came to the U.S
  • Chinese exclusion act

    Chinese exclusion act
    prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers
  • Pendleton Act

    Pendleton Act
    was passed to regulate and improve the civil service of the United States
  • dawes act

    dawes act
    native americans being transformed into white americans
  • Interstate Commerce Act

    Interstate Commerce Act
    to control railroads and their unfair business practices.
  • Andrew Carnegie’s Gospel of Wealth

    Andrew Carnegie’s Gospel of Wealth
    article written by Andrew Carnegie and argued that very wealthy men like him had a responsibility to use their wealth for the greater good of society.
  • Chicago's hull house

    Chicago's hull house
    Jane Addams cofounded and led Hull House, for provided child care, practical and cultural training and education, and other services to the largely immigrant population
  • Klondike gold rush

    Klondike gold rush
    gold found in canada
  • Sherman Anti-Trust Act

    Sherman Anti-Trust Act
    antitrust law that regulates competition among enterprises that was passed by Congress under the presidency of Benjamin Harrison.
  • how the other half lives

    how the other half lives
    a photograph by Jacob Riis exposing the slums to New York City's upper and middle class.
  • Influence of Sea Power Upon History

    Influence of Sea Power Upon History
    novel by Alfred Thayer Mahan, that argued that sea power was the key to military and economic expansion.
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    Progressive Era

    social and political reform to make the U.S. a better society
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    a policy of extending a country's power and influence through diplomacy or military force.
  • Homestead Steel Labor Strike

    Homestead Steel Labor Strike
    a violent labor dispute between the Carnegie Steel Company and many of its workers
  • annexation of Hawaii

    annexation of Hawaii
    after Spanish American war U.S. wanted to acquire islands for advantage
  • Spanish American War

    Spanish American War
    U.S against Spain in Cuba that resulted in U.S. gaining temporary control of Cuba and ownership of Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Philippines
  • Open Door Policy

    Open Door Policy
    a term to allow a system of trade in China open to all countries equally.
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    Theodore Roosevelt

    square deal -to fair honest, and just society in which everyone had an equal chance to succeed. Republican
  • Assassination of President McKinley

    Assassination of President McKinley
    He was shaking hands with the public when anarchist Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen.
  • Panama Canal U.S. Construction Begins

    Panama Canal U.S. Construction Begins
    The U.S. wanted this canal to make better transportation for ships.
  • The jungle

    The jungle
    a book written by Upton Sinclair that exposed the living conditions of incoming immigrant homes
  • pure food and drug act

    pure food and drug act
    prohibited the sale of misbranded or adulterated food and drugs in interstate commerce
  • model-t

    -first affordable car

    created to advance justice for African American
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    William Howard Taft

    progressive goals of democracy, social welfare, and economic reform. republican party
  • 16th amendment

    16th amendment
    The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes on incomes,
  • Federal Reserve Act

    Federal Reserve Act
    signed by Woodrow, intended to reform the country's banking system and help secure economic stability.
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    Woodrow Wilson

    argued that high tariffs created monopolies and hurt consumers, died in bathtub, democratic party
  • 17th amendment

    17th amendment
    allows the governor or executive authority of each state
  • Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand

    Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand
    -how ww1 started
    -the heir presumptive to the throne of Austria-Hungary.
  • Trench Warfare, Poison Gas, and Machine Guns

    Trench Warfare, Poison Gas, and Machine Guns
    -were used during the ww1 and were very lethal
    -trenches provided protection
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    World War I

  • Sinking of the Lusitania

  • National Parks System

    National Parks System
    Theodore Roosevelt created to dedicated to conserving unimpaired the natural and cultural resources ,
  • Zimmerman Telegram

    Zimmerman Telegram
    -reasons on why U.S joined ww1
    -Germany wanted Mexico as an alliance
  • Russian Revolution

    Russian Revolution
  • U.S. entry into WWI

    U.S. entry into WWI
    -Zimmerman's telegram
    -sinking of Lusitania
    -Germany is hiding in the ocean with their submarines and are secretly attacking
  • Battle of Argonne Forest

    Battle of Argonne Forest
    -the last battle of World War I
    -47 days
  • Armistice

  • Woodrow Wilson’s Fourteen Points

  • Treaty of Versailles

  • 18th amendment

    18th amendment
    prohibited the sale of alcohol
  • 19th amendment

    19th amendment
    woman are allowed to vote
  • President Harding’s Return to Normalcy

    President Harding’s Return to Normalcy
    -plan for U.S to become better and neutral
  • Harlem Renaissance

    Harlem Renaissance
  • red scare

    red scare
    -is the promotion of a widespread fear of a potential rise of communism or anarchism by a society or state.
    - name refers to the red flags that the communists use
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    Roaring Twenties

  • Teapot Dome Scandal

    Teapot Dome Scandal
    -secret leasing of federal oil reserves
  • Joseph Stalin Leads USSR

  • Charles Lindbergh’s Trans-Atlantic Flight

  • Scopes “Monkey” Trial

    Scopes “Monkey” Trial
    -John T. Scopes, charged with violating state law by teaching Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution.
  • St. Valentine’s Day Massacre

  • Stock Market Crashes “Black Tuesday”

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    Great Depression

  • Hooverville

    -poorly built homes for the unemployed
  • Smoot-Hawley Tariff

    Smoot-Hawley Tariff
    a higher tariff on importation
  • 100, 000 Banks Have Failed

    100, 000 Banks Have Failed
    people tried getting all their money at the same time leaving banks broke and not having everybody else's money
  • Agriculture Adjustment Administration (AAA)

    Agriculture Adjustment Administration (AAA)
  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)

    Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
    responsible incase another stock market crash
  • Public Works Administration (PWA)

    Public Works Administration (PWA)
    -part of the new deal
    -budgeted several billion dollars to be spent on the construction of public works as a means of providing employment
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    Franklin D. Roosevelt

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    New Deal Programs

  • Dust Bowl

    Dust Bowl
    -dust storms that ruined agriculture
  • Social Security Administration (SSA)

    Social Security Administration (SSA)
    -retirement program