Railroad companies divided the country into 4 time-zones to make train schedules more efficient.
Invention of the Telegraph
Invented by Samuel Morse. It transmitted messages in Morse code.
Gave 160 free acres of land to a settler who paid a filing fee and lived on the land for 5 years.
End of the Civil War
2 reconstruction plans: Radical Plan- approved by Congress. Redeemer Plan- approved by Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson.
The Transcontinental Railroad was built by two railroad companies. The Union Pacific started in Omaha, Nebraska and layed 1038 miles of track. The Central Pacific started in Sacramento, California and layed 742 miles of track though they covered a harsher terrain. It was completed on May 10, 1869
Boss Tweed Jailed
William M. Tweed, also known as Boss Tweed, was one of the most corrupt city bosses. He headed New York City's Democratic political machine. Tweed and a network of city officials controlled the police, the courts, and some newspapers. They got millions of dollars in illegal payments from companies that did business with the city.
The Invention of the Telephone
Invented by Alexander Graham Bell. It's a device that transmits speech.
Battle of Little Bighorn
It was the greatest and last battle for indians against the United States.
End of Reconstruction
Compromise of 1877- deal congressional leaders made to settle an election dispute between Rutherford B. Hayes and Samuel Tilder.
Chinese Exclusion Act
First law passed to limit immigration. Prohibited Chinese workers form entering the United States.
Pendleton Act is Passed
Established the Civil Service Commision to set up competitive examinations for federal jbs.
Aimed to eliminate what Americans regarded as the 2 weaknesses of Native American life: Lack of private property and the nomadic tradition.
Sherman Anti-Trust Act
"Sought to protect trade and commerce against unlawful restraint and monopoly."
Battle at Wounde Knee
In an attempt to collect weapons from the Sioux tribe and move them to a reservation a shot rang out, leading to the United States troops to open fire and kill large numbers of Native Americans.
Angel Island Opens
West coast version of Ellis Island. It was mainly Asian immigrants that went to Angel Island. The goal for Angel Island was to keep immigrants out.
Ellis Island Opens
Was a place where immigrants would be examined before entering the United States. The process took almost 3-5 hours. It is located in New York City, New York.
Model T Invented
Built by Henry Ford and Charles Sorenson. The Model T was an affordable sturdy vehicle. It was also easy to repair.