Immigration and Industrialization Timeline

  • The Dead Rabbits Riot

    There was a two-day riot due to the tension between the Bowery Boys and the Dead Rabbits. During the riots, there were 8 deaths and 100 injuries.
  • The Ku Klux Klan is Established

    The KKK was established in Pulaski Tennesse by a group of Confederate veterans.
  • John D. Rockefeller Creates Standard Oil

    His business led to him being one of the world's first billionaires.
  • Alexander Graham Bell Patents the Telephone

    He was granted a patent for a method of transmitting speech by telegraphy.
  • The Great Oklahoma Land Race

    Men and women were rushing to claim homesteads or to purchase lots. There were about eleven thousand agricultural homesteads claimed.
  • Ellis Island Opens to Process Immigrants

    A teenage girl named Annie Moore was the very first immigrant processed at Ellis Island.
  • The Wizard of Oz (Book) is Published

    The writer (L. Frank Baum) made the book by hand and gave it to his sister.
  • J.P. Morgan Founds U.S. Steel

    Morgan merged with other steel companies to form the world's first billion-dollar corporation; the United States Steel Corporation.
  • Teddy Roosevelt Becomes President of the United States

    Teddy Roosevelt became president after the assassination of President McKinley.
  • Ford Motor Company is Founded

    Ford Motor Company was founded in Detroit Michigan. Ford and 12 other people invested $28,000 to create the company.
  • Ida Tarbell Publishes Her Article About Standard Oil

    All of her articles were collected into a book in 1904.
  • Angel Island Opens to Process Immigrants

    The island was perfect because of how isolated it was. It helped with dealing with the diseases that all the new people might have brought with them.
  • The 16th Amendment is Passed

    It was passed by Congress on July 2, 1909, but wasn't ratified until February 3, 1913.
  • The 17th Amendment is Passed

    It was passed by Congress on May 13, 1912, but it wasn't ratified until April 8, 1913.
  • The Empire State Building Opens

    The Empire State Building was the tallest in the world at the time with 102 stories.