1876-1900

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In History
  • 19th Amedment

  • Telephone

    The invention of the telephone
  • Railroad Strike of 1877

    Only major upheaval during Hayes’ term
  • The light bulb

    Edison and his team of researchers in Edison's laboratory in Menlo Park, N.J., tested more than 3,000 designs for bulbs between 1878 and 1880. In November 1879, Edison filed a patent for an electric lamp with a carbon filament.
  • HayMarket Square Incident

    Labor protest rally near Chicago’s HayMarket Square Response to Chicago police’s action during a strike at McCormick Reaper Works
  • Interstate Commerce Act, 1887

    Railroad: First industry subject to federal regulation
    Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC)
  • Otis Elevator Company

    Otis Elevator Company was founded in 1889
  • McKinley Tariff Act, 1890

    Boosted protective tariff rates of nearly 50% on average for many American products
  • The Sherman Anti-Trust Act

    The Sherman Anti-Trust Act became law in the United States.
  • Yosemite

    At the urging of John Muir, The U.S. Congress designated Yosemite a National Park.
  • Sitting Bull

    Sitting Bull, legendary Sioux leader, died at the age of 59 in South Dakota. He was killed while being arrested in the federal government's crackdown on the Ghost Dance movement.
  • Wounded Knee

    The Wounded Knee Massacre took place in South Dakota when U.S. Cavalry troopers fired on Lakota Sioux who had gathered. The killing of hundreds of unarmed men, women, and children essentially marked the end of Native American resistance to white rule in the West.
  • The Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand

    The Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand
  • Lusitania

    On the afternoon of May 7, 1915, the British ocean liner Lusitania is torpedoed without warning by a German submarine off the south coast of Ireland. Within 20 minutes, the vessel sank into the Celtic Sea. Of 1,959 passengers and crew, 1,198 people were drowned, including 128 Americans.
  • The Zimmermann Telegram

    The Zimmermann Telegram (or Zimmermann Note or Zimmerman Cable) was a secret diplomatic communication issued from the German Foreign Office in January 1917 that proposed a military alliance between Germany and Mexico.
  • Spanish flu

  • 18th Amendment

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    Rutherford B. Hayes

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    James A. Garfield

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    Chester A. Arthur

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    Grover Cleveland

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    Benjamin Harrison

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    Grover Cleveland

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    William McKinley