History2012-Period 0-Prado

  • Missouri Compromise of 1820

    Missouri would be a slave state in all territory 36"30 North would be free.
  • Dred Scott Case

    Dred Scott sued for his freedom which reached the Supreme Court.
  • Martin Van Buren Loses

  • Compromise of 1850

    California is free, the rest of new territory is decided by popular vote in the territory. (undid the Missouri Compromise of 1820)
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin

    Uncle Tom's Cabin was published by Harriet Beecher Stowe who resented agasint the Fugitive Slave Act.
  • Safety Elevator

    Elisha Otis develops a safety mechanism to prevent elevator cars from suddenly falling. He demonstrates his invention at an exposition in New York.
  • Election

    (The Republican Party loses the election..) Dred Scott vs. Sandford Dred Scott loses.
  • Supreme Court

    A controversial Supreme Court deciscion widened the growing divisions over slavery.
  • Senate Election

    Lincoln is a lawyer and politics
    Kansas Nebraska Act pulls Lincoln into politics.
  • Oil Well

    Ewin Drake drilled what became the world's first oil well in Titusville, Pennsylvania.
  • Election of 1860

    Democrats win, North, Douglas, Southerners form and break away.
  • States secede

    6 states secede from the union following the secession of South Carolina.
  • Confederacy

    7 seceding states established the confederate states of America and frames a constitution for the new government resembled in the U.S. Constitution.
  • Kansas

    Kansas enters the Union as a free state.
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Lincoln ends slavery as an "Official War Measure" which only applied to states under rebellion.
  • Draft Law

    Congress passes draft law which causes rights and protest to break out, Lincoln suspends Habeas Corpus and the Union soldiers can make arrests.
  • William T. Sherman

    Union General William T. Sherman lead more than 60,000 troops on a 400-mile march of destruction thorugh Georgia and South Carolina.
  • Lee surrenders

    Union wins, Reconstruction begins.
  • 14th Amendment

    Amendment was ratified. Every person born in the U.S was given citizenship.
  • Freedmen Rebuild Their Lives

    As many as 300,000 African American adults and children were acquiring basic literacy.
  • 15th Amendment

    Guaranteed that no male citizen could be denied the right to vote on the a basis of "race, color, or previous condition of servitude."
  • Corporations in America

    After 1870, the number of corporations in America increased dramatically.
  • Chicago Fire

    destroyed 200-300 people and left more then 100,000 people homeless
  • Reconstruction Ends

    A series of bacnk failures sparked a severe economic downturn.
  • Election of 1876

    TIlden (D) vs. Rutherford B Hayes (R)
    Tilden wins popular vote. Hayes will be president but troops need to be pulled from the South. Reconstruction ends.
  • Telephone

    Alexander Graham Bell patented the telephone
  • railroads

    wages were cut, led to violence
  • Light Bulb

    Thomas Edison and his team invented the light bulb.
  • Immigrants

    Nearly 3 quarters of a million immigrants arrived in America.
  • Brooklyn Bridge

    The Brooklyn Bridge was completed. (longest bridge in the world at the time)
  • Interstate Commerce Commission

    THe U.S. Senate created teh ICC to oversee railroad operations
  • Steel

    THe U.S. was outproducing British stell manufacturers.
  • Sherman Antitrust Act

    The Senate passed the act which outlawed any trust that operated "in restraint of trade or commerce among the several states."
  • Jacob Riis

    Drew attention to the plight of New York tenement dwellers
  • Homestead

    cut wages, more vilence, went too far, public opinion of unions was turning
  • Pullman

    Pullman lowered wages, did not lower the cost of living
  • Telegraph

    Guglielmo Marconi invernted the wireless telegraph
  • First successful Air Flight

    By the brothers Orville and Wilbur Wright, who marked the birth of a new industry.