American Cultures II Shepherd Rucker

  • The 14th Amendment is Adopted

    The 14th Amendment is Adopted
    The 14th amendment granted citizenship to anyone born in the US. It also guarantees the rights specified in the constitution.
  • Railroad

    This was the day the transcontinental railroad was completed. A golden spike completed the railroad.
  • No Independence !

    No Independence !
    The congress has decided that the Indians can't think for themselves. The indians have to think and act like the white men!
  • The Great Chicago fire !

    The Great Chicago fire !
    This tragedy caused 250 deaths and destroys 17,500 buildings. This was a very big fire that occured.
  • The Comstock Act !

    The Comstock Act !
    The mailing of horrible literature and articles of imorral use. The Comstock Act was also the fight for birth control.
  • The Financial Panic

    The Financial Panic
    The Financial Panic started out by 5,183 businesses failing. This was the most important event in Grant's 2nd term in the office.
  • Charley Brewster Ross !

    Charley Brewster Ross !
    Charley was the first 4-year-old child to ever be kidnapped for ransom. He was never to be found!
  • Reverend Henry Ward Beecher

    Reverend Henry Ward Beecher
    Reverend Henry Ward Beecher was the nations best-known preacher. He was being sued by Theodore Tilton for alienation of his wife's affections. The trial resulted in a hung jury.
  • Civil Rights Act

    Civil Rights Act
    Congress passes the Civil Rights Act of 1875 to equal the use of public places and amusements. The black people were allowed on jury duty as well.
  • Telephone

    Alexander Graham Bell created the telephone for communication.
  • Sioux Indians

    Sioux Indians
    George A. Cluster and his troops went to fight the indians, but him and 265 officers were killed. This was led to the Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse at the Little Horn River in Montana.
  • Close Election

    Close Election
    The electoral college elected Rutherford Hayes to be president. After the election, he was found to be the winner!
  • Troops Come Home !

    Troops Come Home !
    President Hayes brought his troops back from the south, which ended the reconstructions.
  • The Great Railroad Strikes

    The Great Railroad Strikes
    The railroad strikes began in the Marinsburgh, VA after the Baltimore and Ohio railroad imposes a 10% wage cut.
  • Sufferage

    The senate cancelled the Bill that allowed the women to vote.
  • BOOM !

    BOOM !
    The population went up 50,155,783 in the U.S.
  • MURDER !

    MURDER !
    President James was shot by an upset officer named Charles Guiteau. His life ended on September 9th.
  • Chinese Exclusion Act!

    Chinese Exclusion Act!
    Chinese people were NOT allowed in the U.S. This lasted until 1943.
  • Pendleton Act!

    Pendleton Act!
    The congress passed this act establishing a civil service commission and filling the government position by a merit system.
  • Supreme Court

    Supreme Court
    The supreme court rules the civil rights act of 1875 to only forbid the state imposed discrimination.
  • Skyscraper!

    William Jenny's ten-story home insurance company was built in Chicago. That was the first skyscraper ever built!
  • Statue of Liberty

    Statue of Liberty
    The french gave us the Statue of Liberty. It was a gift to president Grover Cleveland.
  • Johnstown Flood !

    Johnstown Flood !
    An abandon lake breaks and flooded the city of Johnstown, PA. This flood killed 2,295 people.
  • Harbor !

    Harbor !
    The battleship maine blows up and sinks while anchored in Cuba's Havana harbor.
  • Mississippi Plan

    Mississippi Plan
    Mississippi would not allow black men to vote. They were only allowed to vote if they had the ablilty to read the constitution.
  • Immigrants

    Ellis island lets immigrants to settle there. About 22 million immigrants passed through.
  • President

    Populist party nominated James Baird Weaver for president. He was Union General from Iowa.
  • American Railway Union

    American Railway Union
    Federal troops made a court injunction not allowing the railway union from interring with interstate commerce and delivery of the mail.
  • Plessy V. Ferguson

    Plessy V. Ferguson
    The U.S. supreme court rules that segregation of blacks and whites were allowed the same privelages.
  • Chinese

    The supreme court said: "if a child was born in america from Chinese parents" then they were an american citizen.