• Fourteenth Amendment

    The amendment was designed to grant citizenship to and protect the civil liberties of recently freed slaves. It provides equal protection to everyone within their jurisdiction, Also, it provides due process under the the law and equally provides all constitutional rights all citizens of this country.
  • Reconstruction Act

    This act organized the south into 5 military districts, and the states had to have a military leader from the north. They also had to get rid of the black codes,and ratify the 14th amendment. This act also banned confederate leaders from voting, and anyone who didn't pledge their allegiance to the U.S.
  • First Transcontinental Railroad completed

    A railway extending coast to coast. It cut the time to go across the United States from months to weeks and later days. Most of the workers on the railroad were immigrants. At the time of its completion, it was one of the longest railroads in the world.
  • Fifteenth Amendment

    The 15th Amendment was the last of the “Reconstruction Amendments” to be adopted. This amendment prohibits each government in the United States from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's "race, color, or previous condition of servitude".
  • Yellowstone National Park created

    It was the first national park in the world. It was created when United States President Ulysses S. Grant signed a law to create it.
    It also is home to many different species of wildlife and plants.
  • Civil Rights Act of 1875

    That was a United States federal law. The act guaranteed that everyone, regardless of race, color, or previous condition of servitude, was entitled to the same treatment in "public accommodations". It provided for either criminal or civil enforcement.
  • Battle of Little Bighorn

    This was an engagement between the combined forces of the Lakota and Northern Cheyenne tribes against the 7th Cavalry of the United States Army. Also with this battle we owned the Native Americans. This battle was a victory for the two principle tribes of Sioux and Cheyenne involving approximately four thousand brave Indian soldiers.
  • The Great Railroad Strike

    It began in Martinsburg, West Virginia. United States. The United States was entering its fourth year of a depression closely related to a collapse in the railroad industry. This strike began to lose momentum when President Hayes sent federal troops from city to city. These troops suppressed strike after strike, until at last, approximately 45 days after it had started. the Great Railroad Strike of 1877 was over.
  • Chinese Exclusion Act

    This act was a United States federal law and allowed the U.S. to suspend immigration. The Congress subsequently acted quickly to implement the suspension of Chinese immigration. The Chinese Exclusion Act required the few nonlaborers who sought entry to obtain certification from the Chinese government that they were qualified to immigrate.
  • The Dawes General Allotment (Severalty) Act

    It converted all Indian tribal lands to individual ownership in an attempt to facilitate the assimilation of Indians into the white culture. The Dawes Act significantly undermined Indian tribal life, but did little to further their acceptance into the broader society.
  • Sherman Antitrust Act

    This act outlawed any combination of companies that restrained interstate trade or commerce. It proved ineffective against trusts for nearly 15 years. It essentially meant that the courts had to determine what the law said.
  • Wounded Knee Massacre

    It was the last major encounter between Native Americans and the U.S. Army. The accidental discharge of a firearm led to panic, and the Army opened fire on the village. The wounded knee massacre is considered the ending of the "free Indian" in 1890.
  • Homestead Strike

    Homestead reopened under military protection.This was an industrial lockout and strike and it was one of the most serious disputes in US labor history. The final result was a major defeat for the union, and a setback for efforts to unionize steelworkers.
  • The Spanish American War

    It was a conflict between Spain and United States. This war signaled the emerge of the U.S as a great power onto the world stage of international relations and diplomacy. The war also revealed the growing power of the media to control public opinion in he United States. That effectively ended Spain's worldwide empire and gained the United States several new possessions in the Caribbean and the Pacific.
  • Panama Canal

    That connects the Atlantic Ocean and Pacific Ocean. It was a great American accomplishment. It is saving sailors about an 8,000 mile journey. Also, it was a key conduit for international maritime trade.
  • Niagara Movement

    It was a black civil rights organization. They were a group of African Americans that called for full civil liberties, an end to racial discrimination and recognition of human brotherhood.
  • The Mexican Revolution

    It was a major armed struggle and it ended a decade later with hundreds of thousands dead and the country in tatters and the economy in ruins. This revolution is one of the most important revolutions that has taken place in recent history because it was not a revolution led by factions battling for governmental control or the bourgeoisie thinkers developing new ideas. It was a revolution led by simple men rising up. asserting their fundamental rights and succeeding.
  • Sixteenth Amendment

    This amendment gaved the Congress the power to levy in income tax without apportioning it among the states.
  • Federal Trade Commission Act

    Wilson and the Congress created this act and it was authorized to issue Cease and Desist orders to large corporations to curb unfair trade practices. Also, it gave more flexibility to the US Congress for judicial matters.
  • Treaty of Versailles

    This was one of the peace treaties at the end of World War I and it ended the state of war between Germany and the Allied Powers. The Treaty required that Germany accept sole responsibility for causing the war and that it make reparations to certain members of the Allied forces.