American Cultures 2; O'rourke

  • 14th Amendment Ratified

    14th Amendment Ratified
    Congress granting any citizen or worker born in the United States, 8-hour work days.
  • The forming of standard oil of ohio

    The forming of standard oil of ohio
    US population: 39,818,449.
    Hiram R. Revels from Mississippi becomes the first African American to play a roll in the US Senate.
  • Mail!

    Montgomery Ward begins to sell goods to rural customers by mail.
  • The Comstock Act

    The Comstock Act
    This act prohibits the mailing of obscene or racial literature. Then when the finacial panic of 1773 happens, 5,183 business fail.
  • Civil Rights Act

    Civil Rights Act
    This act guaranteed use of public accommodations and places of public portion. It also forbids the exclusion of African Americans from jury duty.
  • Invention of the Telephone

    Invention of the Telephone
    The telephone was invinted by a 29-year-old man who goes by the name, Alexander Graham Bell. The nation celebrates by opening an International Exhibition in Philadelphia in May.
  • First Automobile

    First Automobile
    Karl Benz, a German engineer that produced the first automobile powered by an internal combustion engine.
  • Let there be LIGHT!

    Let there be LIGHT!
    Thomas Edison, the man who invented something we use everyday. the lightbulb.
  • we.are.rising

    The United Stated population is now estimated around 50,155,783.
  • No Chinese!

    No Chinese!
    Congress passes the Chinese Exclusion Act, forbiding Chinese immigration for ten years to the U.S.
  • Skyscrapers!?

    The construction began in Chicago, the building was a steel skeleton, William Jenney's ten-story Home Insurance Company, marking the birth of the skyscraper.
  • 8-hour work day

    8-hour work day
    Over 30,000 workers show how to take an 8-hour work day
  • The Haymarket Square Bombing

    The Haymarket Square Bombing
    Happened in Chicago killing seven police officers and wounded sixty.
  • Statue of Liberty

    Statue of Liberty
    President Grover Cleveland unveils the Statue of Liberty.
  • Samuel Gompers

    Samuel Gompers
    The American Federation of Labor was founded, with Samuel Gompers as president.
  • The Interstate Commerce Act

    The Interstate Commerce Act
    This act requires railroads to charge reasonable rates and forbids them from from offering rate reductions to preferred customers.
  • The Dawes Severalty Act

    The Dawes Severalty Act
    subdivides Indian reservations into individual plots of land of 160 to 320 acres. "Surplus" lands are sold to white settlers.
  • Edward Bellamy

    Edward Bellamy
    publishes his utopian novel, Looking Backward, which predicts a cooperative commonwealth.
  • Opening Oklahoma

    Opening Oklahoma
    President Benjamin Harrison opens a portion of Oklahoma to white settlement.
  • Too much water in Johnstown

    Too much water in Johnstown
    An abandoned reservoir breaks, flooding the city of Johnstown, Pa., and killing 2,295 people.
  • Congress just keeps passing laws..

    Congress just keeps passing laws..
    Congress passes the Sherman Anti-Trust Act.
  • Population

    The U.S population is now estimated around 62,947,714.
  • Mississippi

    Mississippi restricts black suffrage by requiring voters to demonstrate an ability to read and interpret the US Constitution.
  • Mobs Break Loose

    Mobs Break Loose
    A New Orleans mobs breaks into a prison and kills eleven Sicilian immigrants accused of murdering the city's police chief.
  • Indian Reservations

    Indian Reservations
    900,000 acres of land ceded to the Sauk, Fox, and Pottawatomi Indians is opened to white settlement.
  • I know you are, but what am I?

    I know you are, but what am I?
    The boll weevil arrives in Texas.
  • Coxey's Army

    Coxey's Army
    Jacob Coxey leads a march on Washington by the unemployed.
  • Who cares about the supreme court?

    Who cares about the supreme court?
    The supreme court strikes down another income tax, of course..
  • Plessy V.

    Plessy V.
    The US Supreme Court rules that segregation of blacks and whites was permitted under the Constitution so long as both races receive equal facilities.
  • Annexing

    President McKinley signs a resolution annexing Hawaii.