Development of America

  • Seed Drill Invented

    Seed Drill Invented
    The Invention of the seed plow made farming much easier and productive, creating a boom of population and large large labor force of out of work farmers.
  • The Flying Shuttle, The Spinning Jenny, Water Powered Loom

    The Flying Shuttle, The Spinning Jenny, Water Powered Loom
    Between 1733 and 1793 there were several inventions that sped up the spinning of wool and cotton dramatically. This started a small scale spread of the factory system and mills started popping u by rivers everywhere considering the new machinery was mostly water powered. By the late 1700's the main source of power changed to steam.
  • Thomas Newcomb & James Watt

    In the Late 1700's Thomas Newcomb and James Watt improved the steam powered engine. The steam powered engine opened up two other crucial doorways to the industrial revolution, Coal and Steel.
  • The Naturalization Act

    Established 2 year residency and naturalization rule of the "free white man" the very beginning of immigration into the US.
  • The Cotton Gin Invented

    Eli Whitney created the Cotton Gin, a machine made for cleaning raw cotton. This made the cotton industry explode and become much more productive. As well, there was a massive labor force of fabric working women that were put out of work, or sent to work in fabric factories.
  • Iron Plow Invented

    Iron Plow Invented
    The Invention of the iron plow made farming much easier and productive, creating a boom of population and large large labor force of out of work farmers.
  • The Alien and Sedition Acts

    The Alien and Sedition Acts
    These acts gave central government power to decide if a foriegner is a threat to the country, as well as raised the residency to 14 years.
  • The Act of Prohibition of Importation of slaves

    The imprtation of slaves into the US was stopped but continued illegally long after. Slaves were a large population of the US and this slowed down the amount they were coming into the country jurrasically.
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    over the span of these 9 years 143,139 immigrants moved into the US.
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    In these 9 years, 599,125 immigrants moved into the US.
  • The Telegraph

    The Telegraph
    Samual Morse created the telegraph in 1837, revolutionizing communication and making it easier to talk to people farther away then ever possible before. This improved government communication, warfare communication, and made government a more connected entity.
  • German Immigrants

    Crop failures, Social Unrest, and the potatop famine shook Germany sending thousands of immigrants to the US.
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    The Mexican American War

    The Mexican American War
  • The end of the Mexican American War

    The end of the mexican American war extended the US border down leaving 80,000 Mexicans new US citezens. This could be considered a large immigration event if the border didnt move around them.
  • China wants Gold

    Word of the gold rush in California had reached China and that sent a rush of chinese laborers into the US. When the mounds of gold in California was found out to be a failure, thousands of Chinese laborers were forced to work on the railroads as their only source of income.
  • The Doctrine of Lapse

    US Congress acts to allow US to annex any isalnds or part of land unclaimed by other governments. This allowed the spread of the US to begin and begin claiming other chunks of land that was not previously claimed.
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    In these 9 years, 2,314,825 immigrants moved to the US.
  • Alaska is Taken

    America acquires Alaska from Russia through negotiation by secretary of state Seward. Alaska is a militarily strategic point, and was a militry win on the part of the U.S.
  • The Midway Islands

    America annexes the Midway Islands.
  • Steam Powered Locomotive Invented

    Steam Powered Locomotive Invented
    George Stephenson created the first steam powered locomotive revolutionizing transportation and starting the extensive railways around the U.S. This made transportation of materials and product much easier and more productive.
  • The Phonograph

    The Phonograph
    Thomas Edison invented the Phonograph
  • The Machine Gun

    The Machine Gun
    The Machine Gun is invented enabling mass slaughter and beginning the invention of better warfare.
  • Pear Harbor

    A treaty was made with the Hawaiin Islands to allow the US to build Pearl Harbor, a very strategic military base.
  • America Passes up Britians Industrilization

    Until this year Great Britian remained the most industrialized area, due to their rich natural resources, as well as transportation and communication. America Passed up Great Britian in the 1890's but remained mainly agricultural at this time.
  • Hawaiin Queen Overthrow

    The Hawaiian Queen was overthrown by US Ambassador John. L. Stevens and a group of planters.
  • The Battleship Maine is Destroyed

    The Battleship Maine is Destroyed
    The Battleship Maine is blown apart killing 260 men. The cause of the explosion is not known to this day but at the time, American newspapers blamed it on Spain, and being a large contribution to the start of imperialism in Central America and the Spanish-American War.
  • Rough Riders are created

    The group of volunteer calvary including theodore roosevelt was created. Later the Rough Riders would be an essential part of taking the strategically located San Juan hill.
  • The Letter De Lome

    The Letter De Lome
    The Letter De Lome is published, the letter criticized William Mckinley the current president and help spur support for the Spanish-American war.
  • The Battle of Manila Bay

    The first Battle of the Spanish-American war that only lasted seven hours. 380 Spanish soldgiers lost, only 8 US lost.
  • American Marines in Guantanamo Bay

    over 600 American Marines landed in Guantanamo Bay beginning the U.S invasion in Cuba. The invasion of Cuba was extremely important to the cultural spread of the U.S and was an extremely strategic move in the Spanish-American war.
  • Hawaii is Annexed

    The Hawaiin Islands are annexed to the U.S.
  • San Juan Hill is taken

    The Rough Riders led by Theodore Roosevelt and the ninth and tenth regiment of African American soldgiers charged San Juan hill and claimed it, leading to 2 more victories due to the strategic placement of it.
  • The Treaty of Paris

    The Treaty of Paris
    The Treaty of Paris ended the "splendid little war" and left the U.S with Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Phillipines.
  • The Panama Canal under US Control

    Negotiations began for the Panama Canal, treaties were made and eventually came to a 99 year lease for $10mil as an annual rent fee. This gave the US power to spread our culture even farther and with more ease. The Panama Canal made travel extremely more economic around the Americas.