Timeline created by egerber_33
  • Civil Rights Act

    It was enacted by the 43rd United States congress and was signed by Ulysses S. Grant. The goal was to protect all citizens in their civil and legal rights.
  • Creation of the Telephone

    Alexander Graham Bell invented the first telephone
  • Battle of Little Bighorn

    This battle is also known as Custer's Last stand, and was a victory for Lakota, Northern Cheyenne and Arapaho.
  • The Compromise of 1877

    Resulted in the U.S. government pulling troops out of the South, which ended the Reconstruction Era.
  • Interstate Commerce Commission

    the original purpose was to regulate railroads to ensure fair rates, and to get rid of rate discrimination and regulate other aspects like interstate bus lines and telephone companies.
  • Nez Perce Indian War

    Part of the American Indian wars.
  • Invention of the light bulb

    Thomas Edison created the light bulb.
  • Rutherford B. Hayes

    Became the 19th U.S. President.
  • Garfield became President

    Won the presidential election of 1880.
  • Garfield assassinated

    Garfield was shot and killed.
  • Chester A. Arthur becomes President

    Becomes President
  • Dawes Act of 1877

    Enacted by the 49th U.S. Congress. It authorized the President to survey Native American tribal land and divide it into allotments for individual Native Americans
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    Benjamin Harrison Becomes President

    Harrison was the grandson of the 9th President, William Henry Harrison.
  • North Dakota became a state

    North Dakota was admitted to the Union.
  • Sherman Antitrust Act of 1890

    Tried to prevent the artificial raising of prices by restriction of trade or supply.
  • Tariff Act of 1890

    Enacted to protect domestic industries from foreign competition by raising the average duty on imports by almost 50%
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    Homestead Strike

    Was also known as the homestead massacre which was an industrial lockout and strike the purpose was to focus on "no wage decrease". This was one of the most violent disputes in the labor history.
  • William McKinley became President

    Was elected the 25th President of the U.S.
  • Dingley Act

    Raised tariffs in the U.S.
  • Spanish-American War

    The explosion of USS Maine resulted in the intervention of the U.S. in the Cuban War of independence.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Ended the Spanish-American war. It helped the U.S. become a world power.
  • Open door Policy

    Established to allow for a system of trade in China open to all countries.
  • Gold Standard Act

    Signed by President McKinley to define and fix the standard of value, to maintain the parity of all forms of money issued or coined by the U.S.