US history

Timeline created by Jarell Berry Brown
  • Chicago’s Hull House

    Chicago’s Hull House
    Hull House was a settlement house in Chicago, Illinois, United States that was co-founded in 1889 by Jane Addams and Ellen Gates Starr.
  • How the Other Half Lives

    How the Other Half Lives
    How the Other Half Lives was a pioneering work of photojournalism by Jacob Riis, documenting the squalid living conditions in New York City slums in the 1880s.
  • • Influence of Sea Power Upon History

    •	Influence of Sea Power Upon History
    The Influence of Sea Power Upon History: 1660–1783 is a history of naval warfare published in 1890 by Alfred Thayer Mahan. ... Scholars considered it the single most influential book in naval strategy.
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    Progressive Era

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    Imperialism

    Imperialism is the state policy, practice, or advocacy of extending power and dominion, especially by direct territorial acquisition or by gaining political and economic control of other territories and peoples.
  • • Annexation of Hawaii

    •	Annexation of Hawaii
    America's annexation of Hawaii in 1898 extended U.S. territory into the Pacific and highlighted resulted from economic integration and the rise of the United States as a Pacific power.
  • • Spanish American War

    •	Spanish American War
    The Spanish-American War was an 1898 conflict between the United States and Spain that ended Spanish colonial rule in the Americas and resulted in U.S. acquisition of territories in the western Pacific and Latin America
  • • Open Door Policy

    •	Open Door Policy
    The Open Door Policy is a term in foreign affairs initially used to refer to the policy established in the late 19th century and the early 20th century that would allow for a system of trade in China open to all countries equally.
  • • Assassination of President McKinley

    •	Assassination of President McKinley
    Leon Czolgosz shoots President McKinley with a revolver concealed under a cloth rag. He was shaking hands with the public when anarchist Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen. ... McKinley died on September 14 of gangrene caused by the wounds.
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    Theodore Roosevelt

    Theodore Roosevelt Jr., often referred to as Teddy Roosevelt or his initials T. R., was an American statesman, conservationist, naturalist, historian and writer, who served as the 26th president of the United States from 1901 to 1909. He previously served as 33rd governor of New York from 1899 to 1900 and the 25th vice president of the United States from March to September 1901.
  • • Panama Canal U.S. Construction Begins

    •	Panama Canal U.S. Construction Begins
    Following the failure of a French construction team in the 1880s, the United States commenced building a canal across a 50-mile stretch of the Panama isthmus in 1904
  • The Jungle

    The Jungle
    A book by Upton Sinclair about the meatpacking industry
  • Pure Food and Drug Act

    Pure Food and Drug Act
    The Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906 was a key piece of Progressive Era legislation, signed by President Theodore Roosevelt on the same day as the Federal Meat Inspection Act
  • NAACP

    NAACP
    The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a civil rights organization in the United States, formed in 1909 as an interracial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans by a group including W. E. B. Du Bois, Mary White Ovington, Moorfield Storey and Ida B. Wells.
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    : William Howard Taft

    William Howard Taft was the 27th president of the United States and the tenth Chief Justice of the United States, the only person to have held both offices. Taft was elected president in 1908, the chosen successor of Theodore Roosevelt, but was defeated for re-election by Woodrow Wilson in 1912 after Roosevelt split the Republican vote by running as a third-party candidate.
  • • 16th Amendment

    •	16th Amendment
    The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived, without apportionment among the several States, and without regard to any census or enumeration.
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    Woodrow Wilson

    Thomas Woodrow Wilson was an American politician and academic who served as the 28th president of the United States from 1913 to 1921. A member of the Democratic Party, Wilson served as the president of Princeton University and as the 34th governor of New Jersey before winning the 1912 presidential election.
  • • 17th Amendment

    •	17th Amendment
    The Seventeenth Amendment restates the first paragraph of Article I, section 3 of the Constitution and provides for the election of senators by replacing the phrase “chosen by the Legislature thereof” with “elected by the people thereof.
  • • National Parks System

    •	National Parks System
    National Park Service (NPS), agency of the U.S. Department of the Interior that manages and maintains several hundred national parks, monuments, historical sites, and other designated properties of the federal government.
  • • 18th Amendment

    •	18th Amendment
    The 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution–which banned the manufacture, transportation and sale of intoxicating liquors–ushered in a period in American history known as Prohibition.
  • • 19th Amendment

    •	19th Amendment
    19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: Women's Right to Vote (1920) ... Passed by Congress June 4, 1919, and ratified on August 18, 1920, the 19th amendment granted women the right to vote.