American History

  • John D. Rockefellar invests in 1st oil company

    John D. Rockefellar invests in 1st oil company
    After John D. Rockefellar's investment in the first oil company, there was a quick growth in the oil industry and he was then able to control oil prices because his oil company was a monopoly.
  • American Civil War Ends

    American Civil War Ends
    After the American Civil War also known as the bloodiest war in history finally ends after four long years, it results with the Union becoming victorious and the nation becoming united again.
  • Post-Civil War Reconstructions Period

    Post-Civil War Reconstructions Period
    During the reconstruction period, it brought up many challenges like disagreements and discrimination but after getting the freedom African Americans deserved, they had gotten new rights and amendments protecting them.
  • Transcontinental Railroad completed

    Transcontinental Railroad completed
    With the help of Chinese workers, the transcontinental railroad was a complete sucess which led to faster shipping of supplies, encouragement of growth of the economy, and new setters in the west.
  • Knights of Labor organized

    Knights of Labor organized
    With the Knights of Labor organized, increasing number of workers went on strike to fight for better wages and conditions and unite as one "brotherhood."
  • Andrew Carnegie learns about making steel

    Andrew Carnegie learns about making steel
    As a railroad owner, Andrew Carnegie decided to find an alternative metal to make rails so he discovered a cheaper and better way of making steel which led to more uses of steel and more steel companies.
  • Alexander Graham Bell invents telephone

    Alexander Graham Bell invents telephone
    When Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone, it changed how Americans communicated with eachother and industries became more powerful with more communcation and cooperation.
  • Thomas Edison opens 1st electrical power and distribution plant in New York

    Thomas Edison opens 1st electrical power and distribution plant in New York
    After the discovery of the new light source, Thomas Edison opened the 1st electrical power and distribution plant to bring electricity to the whole country.
  • Chinese Exclusion Act passed

    Chinese Exclusion Act passed
    To stop chinese immigrants from coming to America, The Chinese Exclusion act was passed to prevent chinese immigrants from coming and becoming a citizen.
  • Haymarket Square Riots

    Haymarket Square Riots
    This event was when there was a bombing incident during the Knights of Labor strike at Haymarket Square.
  • Ellis Island processes immgrants

    Ellis Island processes immgrants
    Before becoming a citizen and being allowed in to the U.S., immigrants had to go though questioning at Ellis Island to determine whether they would be allowed to enter the U.S.
  • Literacy Test required for immigrants

    Literacy Test required for immigrants
    Because nativism started rising in America, immigrants would have to provide evidence that they could read or write before entering the United states.
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    Spanish-American War

    A short war between Spain and America caused by an accusation that Spain had bombed the American battleship, Maine, and the issue between Spain and Cuba which ended with the U.S. winning the war.
  • Hawaiian Islands annexed by U.S.

    Hawaiian Islands annexed by U.S.
    The Hawaiian Islands were annexed by the U.S. when the U.S. overthrew the Queen after people had want to annex Hawaii for plantations.
  • Puerto Rico annexed by U.S.

    Puerto Rico annexed by U.S.
    Puerto Rico was the first territory annexed by the U.S. after the Spanish-American War had established a peace treaty giving America Puerto Rico.
  • Phillipine Islands annexed by U.S.

    Phillipine Islands annexed by U.S.
    Phillipine Islands become annexed by the U.S. after the Phillipines had been fighting with Spain for independence but soon U.S. bought it from Spain which after fighting a war, The U.S. decided to finally give the Phillipine Islands independence.
  • Cuba gains independence

    Cuba gains independence
    After the Spanish-American War, Cuba finally gained their independence in a peace treaty between America and Spain which allowed Americans to pretect Cuba and keep naval bases in Cuba even though Cuba wasn't part of the U.S.
  • The Jungle, by Upton Sinclair is published

    The Jungle, by Upton Sinclair is published
    This disturbing non-fiction novel, about the reality of meatpacking companies impacted the lives of readers and inspired Congress to pass the Pure Food and Drug act to protect workers rights.
  • NAACP is founded

    NAACP is founded
    NAACP is founded by W.E.B Du Bois to protest and reform the lives of future generations of African Americans for equal rights and fair opportunities for everyone.
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    Angel Island processes immingrants

    Just like Ellis Island, Chinese immigrants had to go through inspection at Angel Island to be allowed to enter after the San Francisco Earthquake had happened.
  • Mexican Revolution

    Mexican Revolution
    A war between the poor and rich in Mexico that was caused by rebellion causing Mexicans to immigrate to the U.S. to protect themselves from the war.
  • Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire

    Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire
    An important event that brought a lot of attention after the accidental fire in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory which thousands of women died that were working for very low wages and in terrible conditions.
  • Panama Canal built

    Panama Canal built
    After going through a revolution in Panama and purchasing a piece of land just for a canal, the U.S. had finally built the Panama Canal with the help of hard workers that were willing to go through the bad conditions.
  • Assassination of Archduke Ferdinand and his wife

    Assassination of Archduke Ferdinand and his wife
    Because Serbia was suspected of the assasination of Archduke Ferdinand and his wife, this event led to a huge war between a series of countries known as World War 1.
  • The Lusitania Sinks

    The Lusitania Sinks
    Sunken by a German torpedo, this killed hundreds of Americans onboard which resulted in the nation choosing sides in the war.
  • U.S. enters the Great War (WWI)

    U.S. enters the Great War (WWI)
    The U.S. decides to enter the Great War to fight against Germany for an Allied victory after Germany had sank the Lusitania.
  • Treaty of Versailles

    Treaty of Versailles
    The Treaty of Versailles was an agreement created by allies in Paris that was made at the end of the war which made Germany give up its propety and make payments for the damage they were responsible for.
  • League of Nations formed, U.S. doesn't participate.

    League of Nations formed, U.S. doesn't participate.
    Because of the Senate was concerned about the U.S. being in an international cooperation, the U.S. doesn't participate when the League of Nations was formed to promote world peace and cooperation.
  • 19th Amendment

    19th Amendment
    An amendment that states that you can not be denied voting by the gender you are which was inspired by Alice Paul, a reformer who brought up women's right to vote and equality for women.
  • Immigrant Quota system passed

    Immigrant Quota system passed
    This system only allowed a certain amount of immgrants to be allowed in to the U.s. which was mainly for immgrants coming from Europe.