Workers employed by government now work 8-hour work days.
Transcontinetal railroad completed
After three years the transcontinetal railroad is completed. There was 20,000 workers building this railroad. There was 1,775 miles of track. When the railroad was completed population in the West increased.
The 15th Amendment passed
The 15th Amendment was added to the Constitution. It gave people the right to vote regardless of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.
The Great Chicago Fire
The Great Chicago Fire destroyed 17,500 buildings and took 250 lives. Rumor has it that Mrs. Catherine O'Leary's cow kicked over a lantern which started the fire.
Susan B. Anthony arrested for trying to vote
Susan B. Anthony and other women were arrested for trying to vote in Rochester, N.Y.
The Financial Panic of 1873 begins.
People started selling their stocks. Un-employment rose and depression began. Also 5,183 business fail.
Charley Brewster Ross is abducted.
4-year old Charley Brewster Ross was abducted. That was the countrys first kidnapping for ransom . He was never found.
Congress passes the Civil Rights Act of 1875
It allowed segregation of public places. It also forbid African Americans from being on the jury.
Alexander Graham Bell patents the telephone.
13 years after the Civil War, President Hayes withdraw federal troops from the South.
Denied Womens right to vote
The right for women to vote didnt pass. 34 people voted no while 16 voted yes.
Victory for female attorneys
Female lawyers now aloud to argue infront of the Supreme Court.
President James Garfield shot by Charles Guiteau. He killed him because he didnt get the job in an office like he wanted. President James died on Sept. 19.
Chinese Exclusion Act
Congress pass the Chinese Exclusion Act. Which didnt allow Chinese immigrants into the United States until 1943.
The Railroads in the Unites States and Canada started the time zone because of the need for accurate time.
At ten-stories high the first skyscraper in Chicago was built. It was the offices for the Home Insurance Company,
The Haymarket Square bombing.
A crowd gathered to protest police violence in Chicago. A bomb went off and killed seven police officers and wound sixty.
The Interstate Commerce Act
Government can now regulate commerce between the states.
An abandoned reservior breaks and floods the city of Johnstown , Pa. Killing 2,295 people.
Mississippi testing for vote
In order to vote Mississippi made black man take a reading test & interpret the US Constitution. Most of them failed it bacause they were ex slaves.
New Orleans Mob
A New Orleans mob breaks into a prison. They then kill eleven Sicilian immigrants. They were also accused of murdering the citys police chief.
Ellis Island screens immigrants before they can pass. Twenty million immigrants passed through before it closed in 1954.
Queen Liliuokalani of Hawaii
The conspirators announced he overthrowing og the queens government . Queen Liliuokalani tried to get the government to help her reclaim her thrown but they didnt.
Jacob Coxey lead a march on Washington with the unemployed. The government arrested the march's leaders.
The Supreme Court strikes down an income tax.
Plessy v. Ferguson
The US Supreme Court rules that segregation of whites and blacks was permitted under the Constitution. Both races have to receive equal facilities.