Midterm review

  • Invention of the Telegraph

  • End of Civil War

    At the end of this war it was declared the most devastating conflict in American history. It caused billions of dollars of damage, most of it in the South.
  • Transcontinental Railroad

    Railroad line that met in Utah, started in Omaha, Nebraska and Sacramento, CA
  • Boss Tweed jailed

    Jailed for millions of dollars in illegal payments from companies doing business with the city.
  • Invention of the telephone

  • Battle of Little Bighorn

    Battle between Indians and white men over the Black Hills, Native Americans won.
  • End Of Reconstruction

    Before a state could reenter the Union, its constitutional convection had to denounce secession and abolish slavery.
  • Chinese Exclusion Act

    A law that prohibited Chinese workers from entering the U.S. for 10 years.
  • Time Zones are created

    Came from the transcontinental railroad and it measured distances by how many hours the trip would take rather than by the number of miles traveled.
  • Pendleton Act is passed

    Established Civil Service Commission to set up competitive examinations for federal jobs.
  • Dawes Act

    This law aimed to eliminate what Americans regarded as the two weaknesses of Native American life, lack of private property and the nomadic tradition.
  • Sherman Anti-Trust Act is passed

    The federal law that prohibits trusts and monopolies.
  • Battle of Wounded Knee

    This battle was between the Sioux Indians and the Army. The army went to a creek called Wounded Knee to collect the Sioux's weapons. No one knows how the battle started, but when a pistol went off the army responded by shooting at the Sioux.
  • Homestead Act

    Gave 160 free acres of land to people who were willing to pay filing fee and farm the land for five years.
  • Ellis Island opens

    Ellis Island was where new arrivals could come to America. But they first had to register at government reception centers.
  • Invention of Model T