Industrial revolution


  • Second Industrial Revolution

    Second Industrial Revolution
    The Second Revolution was known as the technological era. Having some of the rapid discovery and mass production of inventions we use today.
  • Rutherford B. Hayes

    Rutherford B. Hayes
    America's 19th president. Hayes oversaw the end of Reconstruction, began the efforts that led to civil service reform, and attempted to reconcile the divisions left over from the Civil War.
  • James A. Garfield

    James A. Garfield
    America's 20th President. Garfield advocated agricultural technology, an educated electorate, and civil rights for African Americans. He also proposed substantial civil service reforms, which were passed by Congress in 1883.
  • Chester A. Arthur

    Chester A. Arthur
    America's 21st President. He advocated and enforced the Pendleton Civil Service Reform Act.
  • Grover Cleveland

    Grover Cleveland
    America's 22nd President. He was also the leader of the pro-business Bourbon Democrats who opposed high tariffs, Free Silver, inflation, imperialism, and subsidies to business, farmers, or veterans.
  • Texan Oil

    Texan Oil
    While drilling for water in 1886, Bexar County rancher George Dullnig found a small quantity of oil, making this the first significant oil discovery in Texas.
  • Benjamin Harrison

    Benjamin Harrison
    America's 23rd President. He also made the Land Revision Act of 1891.
  • Wounded Knee Marks End of Indian Resistance

    Wounded Knee Marks End of Indian Resistance
    Five hundred troops of the U.S. Seventh Cavalry massacre three hundred and fifty Sioux men, women, and children in South Dakota in the last major confrontation between the U.S. Army and the Plains Indians.
  • Homestead Strike

    Homestead Strike
    Steelworkers striking at Andrew Carnegie’s Homestead, Pennsylvania steel mill clash with private Pinkerton guards with casualties among both steelworkers and Pinkertons.
  • William McKinley

    William McKinley
    America's 24th President. He was president during the Spanish–American War of 1898, raised protective tariffs to boost American industry, and rejected the expansionary monetary policy of free silver, keeping the nation on the gold standard.
  • The Spanish American War

    The Spanish American War
    The Spanish American war started in 1898 and was fought between the United States and Spain. The war was lost by Spain and helped the American gain control over the Philippines, Guam, Puerto Rico, and Cuba.
  • Up From Slavery - Booker T. Washington

    Up From Slavery - Booker T. Washington
    Booker T. Washington’s autobiography is a popular success in book form after having been printed as a magazine series the year before. The book adds to Washington’s fame as the leading spokesperson for African Americans
  • Theodore Roosevelt

    Theodore Roosevelt
    America's 26th President. He is the youngest American President in American History.
  • First Airplane

    First Airplane
    The Wright Brothers, Orville and Wilbur Wright make the first airplane known as "Kitty Hawk."
  • William Howard Taft

    William Howard Taft
    America's 27th President. He signed the first tariff revision since 1897; established a postal savings system; formed the Interstate Commerce Commission.

    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.
  • Society of American Indians

    Society of American Indians
    The Society of American Indians was the first national American Indian rights organization run by and for American Indians.
  • Woodrow Wilson

    Woodrow Wilson
    America's 28th President. Woodrow Wilson was the leader of the Progressive Movement and led the American's through World War I.
  • World War I

    World War I
    In 1914, Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia, starting war in Europe and the world.
  • First American Merchant Ship Sunk

    First American Merchant Ship Sunk
    In 1915, the first American merchant ship is sunk by a German U-Boat
  • Zimmerman Telegram

    Zimmerman Telegram
    In early 1917, the German Foreign Minister Arthur Zimmerman intended to give the Zimmerman Telegram to Heinrich von Eckhardt, but was instead intercepted by British code breakers and given to the United States.
  • United States Enters World War I

    United States Enters World War I
    United States declares war on Germany after numerous attacks on American merchant ships. As well as the Zimmerman Note gave the U.S. another reason to declare war on Germany.
  • Spanish Flu

    Spanish Flu
    In February of 1918, the Spanish Flu started in the United States and was passed on through Europe when American soldiers landed in France.
  • World War I Comes To An End

    World War I Comes To An End
    In late 1918, World War I ends with an armistice signed at 11:00 A.M.
  • Prohibition Starts

    Prohibition Starts
    Prohibition in the United States was a nationwide constitutional ban on the production, importation, transportation, and sale of alcoholic beverages from 1920 to 1933.
  • Women Get The Right To Vote

    Women Get The Right To Vote
    In 1920, Congress passes a law that women are free to vote.
  • Warren G. Harding

    Warren G. Harding
    America's 29th President. Harding also signed the Budget and Accounting Act, which established the country's first formal budgeting process and created the Bureau of the Budget.
  • Calvin Coolidge

    Calvin Coolidge
    America's 30th President. His response to the Boston Police Strike of 1919 thrust him into the national spotlight and gave him a reputation as a man of decisive action.
  • Herbert Hoover

    Herbert Hoover
    America's 31st President. He was influential in the development of air travel and radio. He led the federal response to the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927.
  • Stock Market Crash

    Stock Market Crash
    In 1929, America's stock market crashes and forces U.S. citizens to quit their jobs.
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt

    Franklin D. Roosevelt
    America's 32nd President. Roosevelt was the president from 1933 to 1945 and let the American's through the Great Depression and World War II.
  • World War II Starts

    World War II Starts
    On September 1, 1929, Germany uses military force into Poland. Two days later, Britain and France declare war on Germany, starting World War II in Europe.
  • United States Enters World War II

    United States Enters World War II
    Japan attacks an American Naval Base at Pearl Harbor, Oahu, Hawaii and kills 2,400 Americans.