Midterm Review Timeline

  • Invention of the telegraph

  • Homestead Act

    Congress passed this act that gave 160 acres of free land to people who would pay a filing fee and live and farm the land for 5 years.
  • End of Civil War

    President Jefferson of the Confederation was captured and then the Civil War came to an end.
  • Transcontinental Railroad

    Two railroads connected at promontory point connected the east and the west.
  • Boss Tweed jailed

    Boss Tweed ran a group of city officials called the Tweed Ring that had control of police, courts, and some newspaper. Thomas Nast exposed him with a newspaper cartoon for stealing millions of dollars. Arrested 1871 and convicted1873.
  • Telephone Invented

  • Battle of little Big Horn

    Sioux and Cheyenne were gathering because they were angry about the whites in the Black Hills and were attacked by Gen. George Custer, who had 250 men to thousands of Native Americans. The Native Americans wiped out the entire regiment.
  • End of Reconstructon

    Hayes was elected president and the compromise of 1877 made it clear he was ending Reconstruction.
  • Chinese Exclusion Act

    A law that didn't allow chinese people into the country for 10 years, but it was extended in 1892 and 1902.
  • Time Zones created

    The country was split into 4 time zones that were made an hour apart from the zones on either side of them.
  • Pendleton Act is passed

    This act set up competitive examinations for federal jobs and was also responsible for establishing the Civil Service Comission.
  • Dawes Act

    This act wanted to brake up reservations and giv them land to become farmer and eventually American citizens.
  • Sherman Anti-trust Act

    The Act made monopolies illegal to protect trade and commerce from unlawful restraint.
  • Battle of Wounded Knee

    Many Lakota Sioux were gathered at Wounded Knee creek when the army was sent to collect their weapons. A shot went off and the fighting started, 200 Sioux and 25 soliders were killed.
  • Ellis Island opens

    The island opens in New York Harbor to process immigrants.
  • Model T invented

  • Angel Island opens

    An immigration processing center in San Fransico Bay where most Asians were processed.