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  • Rutherford B. Hayes

    Rutherford B. Hayes
    Rutherford B. Hayes becomes the 19th President of the United States
  • Battle of the Little Bighorn

    Also called Custer's Last Stand. The victory was for Lakota, Northern Cheyenne and Arapaho. Jun 25, 1876, to Jun 26, 1876
  • Invention of the Telephone

    Alexander Graham Bell invented telephone
  • Farmers' Alliance

    Farmers' Alliance
    Texas farmers form the first agricultural labor union in Lampasas, Texas. They call themselves the "Farmers' Alliance".
  • The Great Railroad Strike

    The Great Railroad Strike
    Railroad laborers go on strike across the country. The workers' campaign for higher wages was ultimately a failure, but it sowed the seeds for the formation of the first labor unions.
  • End of Reconstruction

    End of Reconstruction
    The Federal Government pulls out of the South, and Democrats return to power, undoing much of the progress in the region.
  • The Compromise of 1877

    It resulted in the United States federal government pulling the last troops out of the South, and formally ended the Reconstruction Era.
  • Nez Percé Indian War

    Nez Percé Indian War was part of the American Indian Wars.1877 to Oct 5, 1877
  • George Writes Bestseller

    Henry George writes his best-selling book, Progress and Poverty.
  • Edison and the Light

    Edison and the Light
    Thomas Edison displays his lights and generators to reporters and investors
  • James A. Garfield

    James A. Garfield
    James A. Garfield becomes the 20th President of the United States
  • Transformation of the Reaper

    Transformation of the Reaper
    Cyrus McCormick hires a new production manager to industrialize his plants. This served to increase output to double in five years.
  • Chester A. Arthur

    Chester A. Arthur
    Chester A. Arthur becomes the 21st President of the United States
  • Surrender

    Sitting Bull surrenders to the United States Army, ending major Native American resistance to white settlers
  • Immigration Act

    Congress passes the Immigration Act. This limits immigrants that cannot support themselves, the mentally ill, and criminals from entering the United States
  • Chinese Exclusion

    Congress passes the Chinese Exclusion Act, barring Chinese immigrants from entering the country.
  • Buffalo Bill's Wild West

    Buffalo Bill's Wild West
    William "Buffalo Bill" Cody starts his Wild West show. This served to romanticize the West in the eyes of the population.
  • They Call the hing a Rodeo

    They Call the hing a Rodeo
    Cowboys in Pecos, Texas compete in what is later called the first Rodeo
  • Grover Cleveland

    Grover Cleveland
    Grover Cleveland became the 22nd President of the United States
  • Nation Grinds to a Halt

    A nationwide strike is acted out. Three to five hundred workers go on strike in an effort to gain an eight-hour workday
  • Interstates Commerce

    Congress Passes the Interstate Commerce Act. This aids in stopping discriminatory pricing in businesses.
  • Dingley Act

    Dingley Act raised tariffs in the U.S. It had been effective for twelve years. It was the longest-lived tariffs and also the highest.
  • The Dawes General Allotment Act

    Congress passes the Dawes General Allotment Act, splitting Indian tribes into individual family units, rather than a single tribal group.
  • Wilhelm

    Kaiser Wilhelm II ascends to the German throne.
  • Looking Backwards

    Edward Bellamy publishes "Looking Backward", a novel urging reform in the American industry.
  • Edison and Film 188-1896

    During this period, Thomas Edison worked on and developed what would later become Motion Pictures. In 1888, he patented the concept of motion pictures. By 1891, he had also invented the motion picture camera and a motion picture viewer.
  • Benjamin Harrison

    Benjamin Harrison
    Benjamin Harrison becomes the 23rd President of the United States
  • Who can you Trust?

    The Sherman Anti-Trust Act is passed. This prevents some of the business practices used by monopolies to limit competition
  • The Other Half

    Jacob Riis publishes "How the Other Half Lives", detailing the lives of the urban poor.
  • Wounded Knee Massacre

    It was part of the Ghost Dance War and the Sioux Wars. It occurred near Wounded Knee Creek on the Lakota Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. The U.S. Cavalry troops went into the camp to disarm the Lakota and when the massacre was over, between 250 and 300 men, women, and children of the Lakota had been killed and 51 were wounded.
  • Baltimore crisis

    The Baltimore crisis was a diplomatic incident that took place between Chile and the United States. It was triggered by the stabbing of two United States Navy sailors from USS Baltimore in front of the "True Blue Saloon" in Valparaíso. The United States government demanded an apology, and Chile ended the episode when it apologized and paid a $75,000 indemnity.
  • Iron Strike

    The Amalgamated Association of Iron and Steel Workers strikes at one of Andrew Carnegie's steel mills. The state militia is called in to break the strike, which in turn destroyed the union.
  • Frontier Thesis

    Frederick Turner publishes hos Frontier Thesis.
  • Pullman Strike

    Workers at the Pullman rail car factory strike. They are aided by the American Railway Union. The strike is broken by the arrest of the union's leader, Eugene Debs.
  • Plessy v. Ferguson

    This Supreme Court Case ruled that discrimination was legal as long as separate facilities were equal.
  • William McKinley

    William McKinley
    William McKinley became the 25th President of the United States
  • Hawaii

    The United States acquires the territory of Hawaii
  • Philippine-American and Spanish-American Wars 1898-1902

    These two wars served in helping establish the United States as a World Power.
  • Explosion of USS Maine

    USS Maine was a Navy ship sent from Florida to Havana, Cuba, aiming to protect U.S. interests during the Cuban War of Independence. It exploded in Havana Harbor during the Cuban revolt against Spain and became a major political issue in the United States.
  • Teller Amendment

    It was enacted by the 55th United States Congress, and sighed into law by President William McKinley. According to the clause, the U.S. would help Cuba with its independence and then leave "control of the island to its people."
  • Found of American Anti-Imperialist League

    The American Anti-Imperialist League was an organization to against the American annexation of the Philippines. It supported that imperialism was a violation to the fundamental principle.
  • The Treaty of Paris

    The Treaty of Paris of 1898 was signed by Spain and the United States. It ended the Spanish–American War. It was effective since April 11, 1899. It helped the United States became a world power.
  • Open Doors

    The Open Doors Policy is passed, calling for all Western Markets to have equal access to Chinese markets.
  • Gold

    Congress passes the Gold Standard Act, ending the monetary debate by putting the United States on a gold standard.