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
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
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
America's 21st President. He advocated and enforced the Pendleton Civil Service Reform Act.
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.
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.
America's 23rd President. He also made the Land Revision Act of 1891.
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.
Steelworkers striking at Andrew Carnegie’s Homestead, Pennsylvania steel mill clash with private Pinkerton guards with casualties among both steelworkers and Pinkertons.
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 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
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
America's 26th President. He is the youngest American President in American History.
The Wright Brothers, Orville and Wilbur Wright make the first airplane known as "Kitty Hawk."
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
The Society of American Indians was the first national American Indian rights organization run by and for American Indians.
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
In 1914, Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia, starting war in Europe and the world.
First American Merchant Ship Sunk
In 1915, the first American merchant ship is sunk by a German U-Boat
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 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.
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
In late 1918, World War I ends with an armistice signed at 11:00 A.M.
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
In 1920, Congress passes a law that women are free to vote.
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.
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.
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
In 1929, America's stock market crashes and forces U.S. citizens to quit their jobs.
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
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
Japan attacks an American Naval Base at Pearl Harbor, Oahu, Hawaii and kills 2,400 Americans.