Immigration/Industrialization Timeline

Timeline created by KendraOPaul
  • Potato Famine in Ireland

    Potato Famine in Ireland
    The Potato Famine in Ireland was a period of mass starvation, disease, and immigration. This caused Ireland's population to decrease significantly.
  • First Transcontinental Railroad Completed

    First Transcontinental Railroad Completed
    The first transcontinental railrad was a 1,907-mile railroad line. For the first time in American history, railways linked together east and west. This railroad made goods and transportation much faster, cheaper, and easeir.
  • Alexander G. Bell patents the Telephone

    Alexander G. Bell patents the Telephone
    Alexander became very interested in talking over wires, then came up with the idea of a telephone. He was the first person to send the human voice through an electical current. The invention of the telephone made it possible to talk to people instantly.
  • Chinese Exclusion Act is Passed

    Chinese Exclusion Act is Passed
    The Chinese Exclusion Act was a federal law preventing all immigration of Chinese laborers. This was the first law that restricted immigration into the United States. This law was passed to make sure that the United States majority population was white.
  • Ellis Island Opens

    Ellis Island Opens
    Ellis Island was an immigration station in New York City. Many people can trace their ancestors back to Ellis Island. Ellis Island is important because it was a gateway to immigrants entering America, without Ellis Island many of us would not be here.
  • William Jennings Bryan Runs for President

    William Jennings Bryan Runs for President
    William Jennings Bryan, democrat, was a Nebraska congressman who ran for President in the years 1896, 1900, and 1908 and failed everytime. He spoke around the country to get more people for the democratic party, this was a new tactic. In 1925, the Scopes Trial was held in the courtroom to decide whether evolution would be taught in schools. Bryan supported the creationsists side and believed that it shouldn't, he eventually won.
  • Andrew Carnegie sells his compnay to J.P. Morgan, creating U.S. Steel

    Andrew Carnegie sells his compnay to J.P. Morgan, creating U.S. Steel
    Andrew sold his company, Carnegie Steel Company, which he sold to J.P. Morgan in 1901 for $480 million, creating the U.S. Steel Corporation. Andrew was the reason for the expansion of the American steel industry in the late 19th century.
  • William McKinley is Assassinated

    William McKinley is Assassinated
    William McKinley was the 25th president of the United States and was assassinated on September 6th, 1901. He led the nation to victory in the Spanish–American War, raised protective tariffs to promote American industry, and maintained the nation on the gold standard.
  • Teddy Roosevelt Creates System of National Parks

    Teddy Roosevelt Creates System of National Parks
    After Roosevelt became president in 1901, he explored the wilderness and wildlife. He didn't like seeing the beautiful wilderness being destroyed by hunters so he created the 1906 American Antiquities Act, where he preserved and protected a lot of public land.
  • Angel Island Opens

    Angel Island Opens
    Angel Island is an island located in the San Fransisco Bay in California. It was also an immigration station, but mostly for the Japanese and Chinese. From 1910 to 1940, the U.S. Immigration Station processed hundreds of thousands of immigrants, the majority from China. Angel Island made it possible for thousands of immigrants to travel to the United States, helping create our population today.
  • Standard Oil Ruled a Monopoly

    Standard Oil Ruled a Monopoly
    The Standard Oil Company was owned by John D. Rockefeller. At one time he owned 90% of the world's oil and increased their prices, which is a monopoly. In 1911 the US Supreme Court ruled that this was an illegal monoply.
  • 16th Amendment Adopted

    16th Amendment Adopted
    The 16th Amendment allows the Congress to levy an income tax without notifying the states or basing it on the United States Census. This amendment exempted income taxes from the constitutional requirements regarding direct taxes, after income taxes on rents, dividends, and interest were ruled to be direct taxes in the court case of Pollock v. Farmers' Loan & Trust Co. (1895).
  • 17th Amendement Adopted

    17th Amendement Adopted
    The 17th Amendement states how Senators should be elected. This amendement made it to were people could vote on the senators that they wanted instead of the state legislatures making the decisions. This meant that senators would now be freely elected.
  • 19th Amendment Adopted

    19th Amendment Adopted
    The 19th amendment states that men and women have equal voting rights. After a long struggle of women's rights the US finally adopted the 19th amendment that forever create equality no matter what gender you are.
  • Henry Ford Creates the Model T

    Henry Ford Creates the Model T
    Henry Ford owned the Ford Motor Company and invented the assembly line. He made cars more affordable. Henry Ford revolutionized the American industry. Henry made it to were people all over the world can create things more quickly using his assembly line. He made traveling faster possible.