By Nici
  • Populations

    In 1870, only 25 American cities had populations of more the 50.000 or more. By 1890, over 50 of the American cities had a population of 50,000 or more. Since the populations were increasing, so were jobs, 4 out of 10 Americans had homes in the cities.
  • Racial Descrimination

    Racial Descrimination
    African Americans were mostly excluded from any type of education. In 1890, less then 1 percent of black teenagers attended high school. By 1910, about 3 percent of teenage African Americans attened high school.
  • Second war for independence

    Second war for independence
    Jose Marti was a cuban poet that launched a revolution. He organized Cuban resistance against Spain. He counted on provoking U.S. intervention to help the rebels achieve Cuba Libre-- Free Cuba.
  • War in the Philippines

    War in the Philippines
    The American fleet in the Pacific steamed to the Philippines. George Dewey gave the command to open fire on the Spanish fleet at Manila, the Phillippine capital. The men destroyed every Spanish ship there within hours.
  • Teddy Roosevelt and the World

    Teddy Roosevelt and the World
    The assassination of William McKinley. The thrust Vice-President Theodore Roosevelt into the role of a world leader. Roosevelt was unwilling to allow the imperial powers of Europe to control the world's political and economic destiny.
  • Wright Brothers

    Wright Brothers
    Orville and Wilber Wright were bicycle manufactures from Dayton, Ohio. They experimented with new engines that were very powerful. Their first successful flight covered 120 feet and lasted 12 seconds.
  • Pure Food and Drug Act

    Pure Food and Drug Act
    Congress passed the Pure Food and Drug Act. This halted the sale of contaminated foods and medicines and called for a truth in labeling. This act did not banharmful products, but the truth labels reflected the progressive belief that given accurate information, people would act wisely.
  • Efforts to limit working hours

    Efforts to limit working hours
    The Supreme Court sometimes took a more sympathetic view of the plight of workers. The Muller v. Oregon argued that poor working women were much more economically insecure than large corporations. Asserting that women required the state's protection against powerful employers. They covinced the Court to uphold an Oregon Law limiting women to a ten-hour workday.
  • Natural Disaster

    Natural Disaster
    A flooded happened in Dayton, Ohio. This led to the wide-spread adoption of the council-manager form of government. People elected a city council to make laws.