College History II

  • Agricultural Boom

    Agricultural Boom
    Machine made cigarettes came into the picture. This was a huge boost in agriculture for the South.
  • Grant as President

    Grant as President
    Civil War general Grant defeats Seymour in the 1868 election, and unfortunately puts all the wrong people into powerful positions.
  • Standard Oil Company

    Standard Oil Company
    John D. Rockefeller established the standard oil company using illegal tactics to beat out his competitors.
  • Oil Industry

    Oil Industry
    Kerosene became the fourth most valuable export from America. It was much better than the whaling industry.
  • Boss Tweed

    Boss Tweed
    Boss Tweed becomes a powefull political machine by recruiting Irish to powerfull positions in order to get their votes towards Tamny Hall.
  • Labor Unions

    Labor Unions
    By 1872 about 32 labor unions had been established to protect the rights of workers.
  • The Panic of 1873

    The Panic of 1873
    Many businesses went into bankruptcy due to the increase in railroads, sunken mines, and more factories.
  • Resumption Act of 1875

    Resumption Act of 1875
    Stated that greenbacks would be withdrawn from circulation and paper money would be redeemed and backed up by gold.
  • Election of 1876

    Election of 1876
    Hayes and Tilden run against each other in the presidential election, and Tilden (Democrat) looses by one electoral vote.
  • The Compromise of 1877

    The Compromise of 1877
    After winning th eelection by one vote, Republicans withdraw troops from Southern areas to keep peace with the Democrats. This also caused a downfall in racial equality in the South,
  • Garfield's Death

    Garfield's Death
    Replacing president Hayes, James A. Garfield was killed by Charles Guiteau after only about a year in office,
  • Chinese Exclusion Act

    Chinese Exclusion Act
    This act stopped all Chinese immigrants from comming to America,
  • Pendleton Act

    Pendleton Act
    This act formed a civil service commision.
  • Nothern Pacific Railroad

    Nothern  Pacific Railroad
    Part of the transccontinental, this railroad was one out of four and the first to be completed.
  • Cleveland Takes Office

    Cleveland Takes Office
    After 28 years of republican presidents, Grover Cleveland, a democrat, takes office.
  • Mckinley Tariff Act

    Mckinley Tariff Act
    This proposed that the government raise tariffs to 48%.
  • Sherman Anti Trust Act

    Sherman Anti Trust Act
    This said every contract, conspiracy, and combination werre illegal when trading. Monopolies became exposed and were found to be restraining trade.
  • Homestead Strike

    Homestead Strike
    Pinkerton detectives made their way to Carnegie steel to stop strikers, but they were undefeated.
  • Populists Party

    Populists Party
    A newly formed peoples party made up of mostly farmers supporting Watson as their candidate.
  • Cleveland Gets a Second Chance

    Cleveland Gets a Second Chance
    Grover Cleveland becomes the first president to be reelected after a defeat. During this time a depression was forming.
  • Pullman Palace Car Strike

    Pullman Palace Car Strike
    Coxey's Army marches in in an attempt to end the Pullman Palace Car strike.
  • Cuban Revolt

    Cuban Revolt
    Cuban citizens rebel against the Spanish misrule by destroying property and many other things.
  • Venezuela Dispute

    Venezuela Dispute
    People living in Venezuela fought for the ownership of the jungle area between themselves and British Guiana.
  • Weyler Removed From Cuba

    Weyler Removed From Cuba
    General Weyler was finally removed from Cube after setting up camps similar to concentration camps in WWII. He was given the nickname "Butcher".
  • Maine Explosion

    Maine Explosion
    American ship the Maine mysteriously explodes. 260 people were killed, and talk of Spanish arbitration began,
  • Dewey Descends on the Philippines

    Dewey Descends on the Philippines
    Dewey stationed in Hong Kong recieves the message from Roosevelt to descend to the Philippine islands.
  • Spanish American War

    Spanish American War
    McKinley sent the message to congress to send troops to help free the Cubans.
  • Dewey Sails to Manila

    Dewey Sails to Manila
    Dewey destroys all Spanish ships in his path. It was a great victory!
  • Joint Annexation Resolution With Hawaii

    Joint Annexation Resolution With Hawaii
    In order to get supplies to Dewey in the Philippines, and agreement was reached with Honolulu for joint annexation.
  • Capture of Manila

    Capture of Manila
    Troops led by Emilo Aguinaldo had finally arrived and captured Manila.
  • Hawaiian Annexation Abandoned

    Hawaiian Annexation Abandoned
    The idea of annexing Hawaii to the United States had been temporarily forgotten.
  • Spanish and American Negotiatiors

    Spanish and American Negotiatiors
    Negotiatiors meet in Paris to fully decide what the United Sates would recieve from the war. The biggest problem were the Philippines.
  • US Acquires Philippines

    US Acquires Philippines
    The Senate ratifies the treaty allowing the United States ownership of the islands.
  • Hawaii

    Hawaii
    Hawaii had finally become a territory.
  • Foraker Act

    Foraker Act
    This limited the degree of popular government in Puerto Rice, and also would eventually allow them to have US citizenship.
  • US Expedition

    US Expedition
    The United States makes its very first trip to China.
  • Mckinley vs. Bryan

    Mckinley vs. Bryan
    During the election of 1900, Mckinley succesfully defeats William Jennings Bryan.
  • Insular Cases

    Insular Cases
    These proved that the Supreme Court believed that the Constitution did not fully apply to the new territories.
  • Assassination of the President

    Assassination of the President
    Mckinley is killed allowing Roosevelt to assume his position.
  • Clevland's End

    Clevland's End
    President Cleveland had died which worried Latin Amercans about their promised protection by the Monroe Doctrine.
  • Manchurian Railroads

    Manchurian Railroads
    Secretary of State, Knox proposed we buy the Manchurian railroadsand give them to China under a self-liquidating arrangement. Russia and Japan rejected this idea.
  • Payne-Aldrich Bill

    Payne-Aldrich Bill
    Raised tariffs which outraged progressives. Taft signing this bill broke any promise he had made.
  • Governor of New York

    Governor of New York
    Hiram Johnson was elected governor of the State of California.
  • Ballinger-Pinchot Quarrel

    Ballinger-Pinchot Quarrel
    Secretary Ballinger opened the areas of Wyoming, Montana, and Alaska. He was criticized by Gifford Pinchot, the chief of the Agriculture Department.
  • Triangle Shirtwaist Fire

    Triangle Shirtwaist Fire
    146 women were killed in a fire due to the bolted doors and lack of fire exits.
  • Antitrust and U.S. Steel

    Antitrust and U.S. Steel
    Taft attacks the U.S. Steel Corporation in which Roosevelt previously defended.
  • Republican Nomination of 1912

    Republican Nomination of 1912
    Roosevelt accepts the nomination to be the republican candidate, but instead Taft gets the nomination.
  • Election of 1912

    Election of 1912
    Woodrow Wilson defeats both Taft and Roosevelt in the presidential election.
  • The Sevententh Amendment

    The Sevententh Amendment
    Established direct election of US senators.
  • World War I

    World War I
    The begining of World War I.
  • The Council of Nation Defense

    The Council of Nation Defense
    This council was established to aid in war and most importantly mobilization.
  • Unrestricted Sumarine Warefar

    Unrestricted Sumarine Warefar
    German announced that they would sink all ships in their war zone including any that were American.
  • Zimmerman Note

    Zimmerman Note
    Britain had intercepted a note sent to Mexico from Germany that asked Mexico to become an alliance to Germany, Britain turned the note over to the United States which pushed Wilson to declare war.
  • Wilson Declares War

    Wilson Declares War
    President Wilson declared for the United States to join the fight against Germany.
  • Espionage Act

    Espionage Act
    This act was established to put an end to spying.
  • Bolshevik Revolution

    Bolshevik Revolution
    This rebellion was the start of communist parties in America.
  • Wilson's 14 Points

    Wilson's 14 Points
    Wilson delievered the 14 Points speech to try to make all allies happy and destroy Germany's government. He wanted to abolish secrete treaties, have freedom of the seas, remove economic barriers, reduce tariffs, and adjust colonial claims.
  • Sedition Act

    Sedition Act
    The Sedition Act was once again brought back to punish anyone who spoke against the government.
  • The Western Front

    The Western Front
    American troops arrive for their first engagement in the war to aid France.
  • World War I Ends

    World War I Ends
    Germany's Kaiser is taken out of his position, and today we celebrate this armistice as Veteran's Day.
  • The Eightenth Amendment

    The Eightenth Amendment
    With the passage of this amendment, al alcoholic drinks were banned. This caused many people to steal and sneak these beverages into the country.
  • Wilson's Pro-League Tour

    Wilson's Pro-League Tour
    Wilson begins a tour that promotes his League of Nations. Nobody seems to agree with his idea, and he has a stroke due to stress.
  • The Red Scare

    The Red Scare
    Atorney General Palmer took drastic measures to round up suspected communists and deport them to Russia.
  • Women's Rights

    Women's Rights
    The 19th amendment was ratified which gave women the right to vote.
  • Harding For President

    Harding For President
    Harding defeats James Cox and bacomes the first Republican president after several years of Democrats.
  • Ku Klux Klan

    Ku Klux Klan
    A new version of the KKK was formed, but this newer group was basically anti everything.Especiall;y communisim and immigration.
  • Emergency Quota Act

    Emergency Quota Act
    This act was passed to slow imigration by only allowing 3 percent from each country to enter the United States.
  • Immigration Act

    Immigration Act
    This act was passed shortly after the Emergency Quota Act to reduce immigration from 3% to 2%.
  • John Scopes

    John Scopes
    John Scopes battled William Jennings Bryan about the teachings of evolution in schools.
  • The Great Gatsby

    The Great Gatsby
    Author F.Scott Fitzgerald published The Great Gatsby; a novel taking place during the "roaring twenties".
  • Good Neighbor Policy

    Good Neighbor Policy
    FDR begins withdrawing troops from Latin America and passes the Good Neighor Policy.
  • London Economic Conference

    London Economic Conference
    The purpose of this conference was to stabalize each nation's currency and stabalize trade rates.
  • Tydings-McDuffie Act

    Tydings-McDuffie Act
    This act granted the Philippine's independence from America.
  • Italy Invades Ethiopia

    Italy Invades Ethiopia
    Mussolini send troops into Ethiopia to gain their territory due to the large amount of oil supplies. This event caused America's decision to remain neutral.
  • Panay Incident

    Panay Incident
    American ship the Panay was attacked by the Japenese. The ship was located in Chinese waters, and Tokyo had offered to pay for the damage.
  • Munich Conference

    Munich Conference
    World leaders meet in Munich where Hitler and Mussolini promise to stop their aggresiveness. The dictators were not appeased at the conference and contiinued their fighting.
  • Non-Aggressive Pact

    Non-Aggressive Pact
    Hitler and Stalin decide to become allies and also split Poland evenly.
  • US Neutrality Act

    US Neutrality Act
    This act stated that any country trading with the United States must pay with cash.
  • Hatch Act

    Hatch Act
    This act prohibited politicians the campaign.
  • Fall of France

    Fall of France
    France's protection wall is weak in specific areas allowing Germany to attack. France escapes wtih the help of the British rescue troug the English Channel.