Collge History II

  • President Lincoln is Assassinated

    President Lincoln is Assassinated
    President Lincoln is killed by John Wilkes Booth in Washington D.C. at Ford's Theator while attending a play with his wife.
  • The Standard Oil Company

    The Standard Oil Company
    John D Rockefeller started the Standard Oil Company. He used his own laber in all aspects of the company from getting the oil, processing it, and tranporting it. By doing this he saved money and got rid of his competition.
  • Credit Mobilier Scandal

    Credit Mobilier Scandal
    Scandal that took place for eight years, starting in 1864 and was ened in 1872. The Union Pacific Railroad company made a construction company and hired themselfs to build the railroads for higher prices so they would make a huge profit
  • Panic of 1873

    Panic of 1873
    In the fall of 1873 panic set in becasue the economy started to fall at a rapid rate. Many banks had to close becasue people could no pay back the lones that were owed, this in turn started a bad chain reaction.
  • Election of 1876

    Election of 1876
    One of the most disputed presidential elections between Rutherford B. Hayes and Samuel J. Tilden. When the votes came in Hayes one by one electoral vote over Tilden becasue Hayes was Republican and there were 8 republicans to 7 democrates who cast the final votes.
  • Compromise of 1877

    Compromise of 1877
    Made between Republicans and Democrats after the election of 1876. This compromise ended militray reconstruction in the South, By doing this the south would soon enter the "Ear of Jim Crow"
  • James Garfield Assassination

    James Garfield Assassination
    During his term Garfield didn't reward his supports like many of the past presidents. Four months after his inauguration, President Garfield was killed by Charles Guiteau.
  • Chester Arthur

    Chester Arthur
    After James Garfield's Assassination Vice President Chester A. Arthur gets to be President. Arthur follows in Garfield's steps and doesn't reward supporters.
  • Chinese Exclusion Act

    Chinese Exclusion Act
    An act by Chester Arthur that bannded Chinese immigration in to the United States. This was the first law to ban immigration in the United States.
  • Pendleton Act

    Pendleton Act
    The Pendleton Act of 1883 formed the Civil Service Commission, which reguired all people wanting a government to have to go through a selection process.
  • Strke ends

    Strke ends
    Cleveland sends 2,000 troops to Chicago to suppress Pullman strike.
  • Election of 1884

    Election of 1884
    Grover Cleveland was the front-runner from the opening of the convention. His oppoinet was James Blaine, but there wasn't much compeation. Cleveland wins the election.
  • The Dawes Severalty Act

    The Dawes Severalty Act
    With this Act each Native American family was allowed 160 acres of land, free of charge. However, they could not sell this land for 25 years. After the 25 years Native Americans were to be given American citizenship.
  • Interstate Commerce Act

    Interstate Commerce Act
    This was the first federal law to regulate the railroad industry.
    The railroad rates had to "reasonable and just" for all public use.
  • Election on 1888

    Election on 1888
    Benjamin Harrison defeated Grover Cleveland. Before votes Cleveland had more popular votes but in the end Hartrison had more electorial votes because New York and Indiana swung in favor of Harrison.
  • McKinley Tariff Act

    McKinley Tariff Act
    An act that was formed by Representative McKinley, Ohio, that raised the tariff to 48%.
  • Sherman Anit-Trust Act

    Sherman Anit-Trust Act
    This act was made by Senator Sherman and its purpose was to end factors that could potentially harm competition, such as monopolies or cartels.
  • Populist Party

    Populist Party
    The Populist Party was a political party that wanted to represent the interests of farmers and laborers. The party was formed in 1891.
  • Homestead Strike

    Homestead Strike
    This was a strike at Andrew Carnegie's steel mill. His laborers were being treated unfairly for the work they were doing and made this strike. The Pinkerton Detective Agency came to stop the strike, they used violent ways to silence the workers
  • Great Northern Railway

    Great Northern Railway
    The Great Northern Railway connects Seattle with east coast opening up yet another good trade route across America
  • Pullman Strike

    Pullman Strike
    Workers of that made Pullman Palace cars went of strike. This was te first strike wehere the government issued an injunction.
  • Coxey's Army

    Coxey's Army
    A march in Washington D.C. lead by Jacob Coxey, but it was mostly unemployed workers from the United States.
  • Wilson-Gorman Act

    Wilson-Gorman Act
    The original purpose of this act was to lower tariffs substantially. It would also charge a 2% tax on people making $4,000 or more at the time, which many people were not.
  • Cleveland Rreturns

    Cleveland Rreturns
    Grover Cleveland was inaugurated as the U.S. President for second term.
  • The Steel Navy

    The Steel Navy
    By the mid 1990's the Uniteed States had a sizable steel navy to help protect borders and from that point on the ship were being constantly improved.
  • Hawaii annexed

    Hawaii annexed
    This extended U.S. territory into the Pacific and would provide new production areas for America.
  • Plessy v. Ferguson

    Plessy v. Ferguson
    Alandmark United States Supreme Court decision that said blacks and whites had the right to have different areas. This was protected under the "Separate but equal" clause.
  • Election of 1896

    Election of 1896
    Republican William McKinley defeat Democrat William Jennings Bryan
  • Dingley tariff

    Dingley tariff
    This tariff act redeemed the promises made in the Republican campaign to restore high protective tariffs. Average tariffs became 46%.
  • USS Maine

    USS Maine
    The USS Maine would explode in Havana a Cuban harbor, which would help to lead into the Spanish-American War.
  • Anti-Imperialist League

    Anti-Imperialist League
    Was formed to battle the American annexation of the Philippines. The anti-imperialists opposed expansion because they believed imperialism violated the idea of "consent of the governed."
  • San Juan Hill

    San Juan Hill
    The battle of San Juan Jill was during the Spanish-American war where the Rought Riders charged the hill and were lead the Roosvelt. American was sucessul at taking the hill which have them a great advantage when fighting for the city.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    This treaty of Paris put an end to the Spanish American War and transferred control of Cuba, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines to the United States
  • Mt. Rainier

    Mt. Rainier
    During this time people became interested in preserving the outdoors and President McKinley signs a bill that created Mt Rainier a National Park.
  • Teller Amendment

    Teller Amendment
    This Amendment said that America would help militarily with its fight for independence from Spain, but would not annex Cuba.
  • McKinley Shot

    McKinley Shot
    Presidetn Mckinley is assassinated by Leon Czolgosz becasue he believe the government was evil and wanted to take a stand against it.
  • Expatriation Act

    Expatriation Act
    The Expatriation Act declares that an American woman who marries a foreign national loses her citizenship.
  • The Newlands Act

    The Newlands Act
    Also know as the Reclamation Act, the Newalnds Act was a federal law that funded irrigation projects for the arid lands of 20 states in the American West.
  • Oxnard Strike

    Oxnard Strike
    The first strike in U.S. history which the labor union is formed from mixed races fighting for the same cause.
  • Platt Amendment

    Platt Amendment
    The Platt Amendment was a treaty between Cuba and America that stated America would leave Cuba to govern themselves and the island.
  • Milestone of Flight

    Milestone of Flight
    First Flight took place in Kitty Hawk by the Wright brtohers after many many months of drawing and finding the best way to construct a plane. This was a very important first step into modern day flight.
  • Naturalization Act

    Naturalization Act
    This Act standardizes naturalization procedures and maked some knowledge of the English language a requirement for citizenship. It also established the Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization.
  • Independence !

    Independence !
    Colombia recognizes Panama's independence.
  • Inaugration

    President Taft inaugrated at 27th president.
  • dollar diplomacy

    dollar diplomacy
    Under President taft came to idea of a Dollar diplomacy which was a government policy of promoting the business interests of its citizens in other countries.
  • Bureau of Mines

    Bureau of Mines
    American was going through a time of reform and The United States Bureau of Mines is authorized by an act of the United States Congress.
  • 146 Women Killed

    146 Women Killed
    The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in New York City kills 146 and would start more reform movements in the United States.
  • First Transcontinental Flight

    First Transcontinental  Flight
    The first transcontinental airline flight started in New York was eneded in to Pasadena, California after numerous stops and 82 hours and 4 minutes in the air on November 5.
  • Election of 1912

    Election of 1912
    Electon which was a three way race between Roosevelt, Taft, and Wilson. IN the end Roosevelt would win by a great number of votes.
  • 16th Amendment

    16th Amendment
    The 16th Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, allowing the Federal government treasury to impose an income tax.
  • Pay Increase

    Pay Increase
    Basic wage rates are increased by Ford Motor Company. Workers now would receive $5 per day for eight hours of work versus $2.40 per day for nine hours previously.
  • The Birth of a Nation

    The Birth of a Nation
    Th Birth of a Nation was a silent film that proved to be very successful, but was highly controversial becasue if its portrayal of African American men.
  • Lusitania

    This Brisitsh ship, which had Americans on board, was sank by German U-Boats. In turn many more people started to hate Germany during WWI.
  • Jones Act

    Jones Act
    The act required that goods transported between U.S. ports had to be in U.S.-made ships, owned by U.S. citizens and crewed by U.S. citizens. It went on to give sailors additional rights, such as, the ability to seek damages for the crew, captain or ship owner in the case of injury.
  • Women In Congress

    Women In Congress
    IN 1916 Jeannette Rankin was appointed to first women in Congress. This marked a turing point for many women, showing that one day they too may have every right that a man does.
  • Zimmermann Note

    Zimmermann  Note
    This was a telegram from Germeny to Mexico trying to get Mexico to wage War against the United States. Before anyting started the U.S. found the note.
  • Off To War

    Off To War
    After trying his best to keep America out of the war Wilson sent to United States into WWI.
  • Espionage Act

    Espionage Act
    This Act was formed shortly after the U.S. entered in to WWI. It stated that spying was illegal and anyone cauht spying can got to jail or pay fines.
  • The Red Scare

    The Red Scare
    This was a time In America from 1917 to about 1920 in which many American feared a communist movement in America much like the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia.
  • Fourteen Points

    Fourteen Points
    Wilson stood infront of Congress to introduce his famous fourteen points plan, which would go on to include freedom of the seas and a League of Nations.
  • Sedition Act

    Sedition Act
    The Sedition Act said that any person found talking poorly about the government can be thrown in jail. May people found this act to go against their freedom of speech.
  • Eighteenth Amendment

    Eighteenth Amendment
    The 18th Amendment established Prohibition in the United States; however, when this took place there was no formal way to deal with people who broke the 18th amendment untilt the Volstead Act was enacted.
  • Treaty of Versailles

    Treaty of Versailles
    The Treaty of Versailles brought an end to World War I between Germany and the Allied Powers. Many of the countires involved in the treaty however were not exactly happy with the final ourcome of the treaty for various reasons.
  • Schenck v. United States

    Schenck v. United States
    Schenck was brought up on charges of violating the Espionage Act he was appealed to the United States Supreme Court.In the end the Surpreme Court's decision upheld the Espionage Act of 1917, establishing the idea that your freedom of speech can be taken away if it causes "clear and present danger."
  • Volstead Act

    Volstead Act
    The Volstead Act was a way to enforce punishments on those found breaking the 18th amendment, which dealt with prohibition.
  • Women and the Right to Vote

    Women and the Right to Vote
    The Nineteenth Amendment gave women the right to vote after years of protesting and hardwork thanks to many American women.
  • Immigration Act of 1924

    Immigration Act of 1924
    This act took immigration limits from 3% of the total immigrant population down to 2%.
  • Railway Labor Act

    Railway Labor Act
    This act was enacted to help trade run smoothly by dissolving any mishaps between carriers and their employees and protects the right of employees to organize and bargain collectively.
  • Saint Valentine's Day Massacre

    Saint Valentine's Day Massacre
    The name given to an event when Al Capone had his men kill 7 men from another mob lead by Bugs Moran.
  • Trans-Atlantic Flight

    Trans-Atlantic Flight
    Charles Lindbergh was the first person to make a trans-Atlantic flight. He left on May 20th, 1927 from long island and ended the flight the following day in Paris
  • The Jazz Singer

    The Jazz Singer
    The Jazz Singer was the first feature-length motion picture with sound. The Jazz Singer would be the start of the end of the silent film era in America.
  • Herbert Hoover

    Herbert Hoover
    President Hoover would win the election of 1928. Hoover was a humanitarian and believed in the importance of voluntarism in playing a role in American society and the economy.
  • Good Neighbor Policy

    Good Neighbor Policy
    FDR declares Good Neighbor Policy toward Latin America in order to keep friendly relations. FDR did not want to go to war with Latin America.
  • Soviet Union

    Soviet Union
    The United States recongnizes the Soviet Union even though many Americans did not like the Soviet Union. America- if a war broke out- wanted to be allied with Stalin so he could fight with Hitler.
  • London Economic Conference

    London Economic Conference
    This conference was held in London from June 12 to July 27 where representatives form 66 nations met to talk about the global economy. The United States pulled out of the conference because we wanted to stay isolated.
  • Tydings McDuffie Act

    Tydings McDuffie Act
    The Tydings-McDuffie Act provides for Philippine independence on July 4, 1946.
  • Reciprocal Trade Agreements Act

    Reciprocal Trade Agreements Act
    This Act establish tariff-reduction agreements with foreign countries, which would help American trade.
  • American Neutrality Acts

    American Neutrality Acts
    The Neutrality Acts of 1935 and 1936 said America or the people of America were not allowed to trade or sell to belligerent country during a time of war.
  • Mussolini attacks

    Mussolini attacks
    Mussolini invades Ethiopia wanted to build a new Roman Empire. Ethiiopia did not have a modern army and was easily over taken by Mussolini.
  • Hitler Seizes Austria

    Hitler Seizes Austria
    Hitler, who was power hungry for more land, seized Ausria which was his home country. Sadly, Austria had a large number of Jews which would go on to live in fear.
  • Munich Conference

    Munich Conference
    The conference was in held in Munich, Germany with Hitler and leaders of France, Italy, Russia and Britain to confront Hitler on his "land grabbing". Hitler said he will not take over anymore land and in reutrn he would not be punished for what was already taken.
  • Neutrality Act of 1939

    Neutrality Act of 1939
    America can trade with a country- during war time- on a cash and carry basis only. This was open to any country; however, would benefit the U.S. allies.