Industrialization Timeline

Timeline created by TravenCrawford
In History
  • The Boston Tea Party

    The Boston Tea Party
    The Boston Tea Party was a political protest. Angry and frustrated colonists at the British for imposing, "taxation without representation," and dumped 342 chests full of tea into the Harbor.
  • The Battle of Lexington and Concord

    The Battle of Lexington and Concord
    The battle of Lexington and Concord was the kickoff to the Revolutionary War.
  • The Declaration of Independence is Signed

    The Declaration of Independence is Signed
    August 2nd is one of the most important days in history but its the least celebrated. It was the day 56 members of the Second Continental Congress started signing the Declaration in Philadelphia.
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    Winter at Valley Forge

    The winter of 1777-1778 was quite severe. It proved to be a great test for the American army. Hundreds died from disease, however the suffering troops was held together by loyalty and George Washington who had stayed there with his men to suffer too.
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    Battle of Yorktown

    Franco-American land and sea campaign that entrapped a major British army on a peninsula at Yorktown, Virginia, and forced its surrender.
  • The Constitution is Ratified

    The Constitution is Ratified
    The Constitution became the framework of the American Government.
  • Inauguration of President George Washington

    Inauguration of President George Washington
    The inauguration marked the commencement of George Washington's first four year term as president.
  • Washington's Farewell Address

    Washington's Farewell Address
    A letter written to the people saying that Washington will not be running for a third term as President.
  • The Death of George Washington

    The Death of George Washington
    George Washington passed away from a throat infection. He was buried in the family vault in Mount Vernon.
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    The Election of 1800

    This election was between Thomas Jefferson and John Adams. Each side believed that if the other one got elected it would be the end of the Nation.
  • The Dead Rabbits Riot

    The Dead Rabbits Riot
    The Dead Rabbits riot was a two-day civil disturbance in New York City evolving from what was originally a small-scale street fight between members of the Dead Rabbits and the Bowery Boys into a citywide gang war
  • The kkk was Established

    The kkk was Established
    In Pulaski, Tennessee, a group of Confederate veterans convenes to form a secret society that they christen the “Ku Klux Klan.”
  • John D. Rockefeller Starts Standard Oil

    John D. Rockefeller Starts Standard Oil
    In 1870, he established Standard Oil, which by the early 1880s controlled some 90 percent of U.S. refineries and pipelines. Critics accused Rockefeller of engaging in unethical practices, such as predatory pricing and colluding with railroads to eliminate his competitors in order to gain a monopoly in the industry.
  • Alexandar Graham Bell Patents the Telephone

    Alexandar Graham Bell Patents the Telephone
    The date was February 14, 1876. He was the fifth entry of that day, while Graham's lawyer was 39th. Therefore, the U.S. Patent Office awarded Bell with the first patent for a telephone.
  • The Great Oklahoma Land Race

    The Great Oklahoma Land Race
    The Oklahoma Land Rush was the first land rush into the unassigned land.
  • Ida Tarbell Publishes Her Article About Standard Oil.

    The first such law, the Sherman Antitrust Act of 1890, met its greatest test in a case against the Standard Oil Company. Journalist Ida M. Tarbell brought the company's shady dealings to light, and the federal government sued Standard Oil.
  • Ellis Island Opens to Process Immigrants

    Ellis Island officially opened as an immigration station on January 1, 1892. Seven-year-old Annie Moore was the first Immigrant to be processed at the new federal immigration depot.
  • Wizard of Oz (Book) Published

    The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is an American children's novel written by author L. Frank Baum and illustrated by W. W. Denslow, originally published by the George M. Hill Company in May 1900.
  • J.P. Morgan Founds U.S. Steel

    J. P. Morgan formed U.S. Steel on March 2, 1901 (incorporated on February 25) by financing the merger of Andrew Carnegie's Carnegie Steel Company with Elbert H. Gary's Federal Steel Company and William Henry "Judge" Moore's National Steel Company for $492 million ($15.12 billion today).
  • Teddy Roosevelt Becomes President of the United States.

    Roosevelt took office as vice president in March 1901 and assumed the presidency at age 42 after McKinley was assassinated the following September. He remains the youngest person to become President of the United States.
  • Ford Motor was Founded

    Ford Motor Company, commonly known as Ford, is an American multinational automaker that has its main headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. It was founded by Henry Ford and incorporated on June 16, 1903.
  • The 16th Amendment Was Passed

    Income Tax Form, 1913. Record Group 56, General Records of the Department of the Treasury, Entry 357A, Internal Revenue Division, Income Tax Forms. Passed by Congress on July 2, 1909, and ratified February 3, 1913, the 16th amendment established Congress's right to impose a Federal income tax.
  • Angel Island Opens to Process Immigrants

    In January 1910, over the late objections of Chinese community leaders, this hastily built immigration station was opened on the northeastern edge of Angel Island, ready to receive its first guests. The first stop on disembarking at the pier on Angel Island was the Administration Building.
  • The 17th Amendment is passed

    On April 8, 1913, three-quarters of the states had ratified the proposed amendment, and it was officially included as the 17th Amendment.The 17th Amendment changed a portion of Article I, Section 3. The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each State, elected by the people thereof, for six years; and each Senator shall have one vote.
  • The Empire State Building Opens

    The Empire State Building officially opened on this day in history, May 1, 1931. President Herbert Hoover pressed a button in Washington, D.C., and on came the lights in the world's tallest skyscraper.