Gilded Age Timeline Activity

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  • Mark Twain publishes The Gilded Age

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  • Alexander Graham Bell invents the telephone

  • Hayes wins disputed presidency because of "back-room deals"

  • Railroad Strike of 1877 from the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad

  • Thomas Edison invented the lightbulb

  • McCormick invented the Mechanical Harvester (First combine)

  • James Garfield was assassinated by Charles Guiteau

  • Brooklyn Bridge opened

  • Time Zones were established

  • First gasoline car was demonstrated by Karl-Friedrich Benz

  • The American Federation of Labor is founded

  • Haymarket Riot occurs

  • Benjamin Harrison loses popular vote but wins electoral college

  • The zipper was patented by Whitcomb Judson

  • Stanford Beats Cal marking the break-out game making college football famous

  • Populist Party Convention was held for the new political party and James Weaver was selected the candidate for the party

  • Battle at Homestead Steel

  • Henry Ford tested quadricycle

  • First (and only) Democrat of Gilded Age, Grover Cleveland, took over the presidency of the United States

  • JP Morgan takes over Carnegie Steel