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Timeline Review

  • Time Zones are created

    A time zone is a region of the earth that has uniform standard time, usually referred to as the local time. By convention, time zones compute their local time as an offset from UTC. Local time is UTC plus the current time zone offset for the considered location.
  • Homestead Act

    The Homestead Act was one of several United States Federal laws that gave an applicant freehold title up to 160 acres of undeveloped land outside of the original 13 colonies.
  • Boss Tweed jailed

    Tweed was arrested and found guilty of corruption, was sentenced to 12 years in jail. Tweed, who had made an estimated $200,000,000 from his activities, was able to use his wealth to escape from prison.
  • Transcontinental Railroad

    The First Transcontinental Railroad built in the United States between 1863 and 1869 by the Central Pacific Railroad of California and Union Pacific Railroad, connected Council Bluffs, Iowa/Omaha, Nebraska to Alameda, California.
  • End of the Civil War

    The American Civil War, also known as the War Between the States and several other names, was a civil war in the United States of America. Eleven Southern slave states declared their secession from the United States and formed the Confederate States of America.
  • Telephone is invented

  • Battle of Little Bighorn

    The Battle of the Little Bighorn was an armed engagement between a Lakota–Northern Cheyenne combined force and the 7th Cavalry Regiment of the United States Army.
  • End of Reconstruction

    President Hayes kept his campaign promise to remove federal troops from the South, ending the period known as Reconstruction. The order was given on May 1st, 1877. The decision to end Reconstruction and return the rule to Southerners, soon resulted in the disenfranchisement of the Blacks in the South.
  • Chinese Exclusion Act

    The Chinese Exclusion Act was a United States federal law signed into law by Chester A. Arthur on May 8, 1882, following revisions made in 1880 to the Burlingame Treaty of 1868.
  • Pendleton Act is Passed

    The Pendleton Civil Service Reform Act of 1883 United States federal law established the United States Civil Service Commission, which placed most federal government employees on the merit system and marked the end of the so-called spoils system.
  • Invention of the Telegraph

  • Dawes Act

    The Dawes Act was enacted on February 8, 1887 regarding the distribution of land to Native Americans in Oklahoma.
  • Battle of Wounded Knee

    The Wounded Knee Massacre or the Battle of Wounded Knee was the last armed conflict between the Great Sioux Nation and the United States of America and of the Indian Wars.
  • Sherman Anti-Trust Act is passed

    It was the first Federal statute to limit cartels and monopolies, and today still forms the basis for most antitrust litigation by the United States federal government.
  • Ellis Island Opens

    Ellis Island, at the mouth of the Hudson River in New York Harbor, is the location of what was from January 1, 1892, until November 12, 1954 the facility that replaced the state-run Castle Garden Immigration Depot in Manhattan.
  • Model T invented