Industdrial Revolution Timeline

  • Credit Mobilier Scandal

    Credit Mobilier Scandal
    1815 National Bank was established.
  • Alexander Graham Bell

    Alexander Graham Bell
    Was born on March 3, 1847 and was a Scottish born American inventor and teacher of the deaf
  • Christopher Sholes

    Christopher Sholes
    In 1848 sholes was elected the first senate of the new state Wisconsin
  • Bessemer Process

    Bessemer Process
    In 1856 Henery Bessemer developed a process that made it possible manufacture large amounts of steel. This stood as a great way to make steel for many ways.
  • Christopher Sholes

    Christopher Sholes
    In 1857 he published his own paper and became involved in politics
  • Edwin Drake

    Edwin Drake
    He was promoted from a stockholder to general of operations in the Seneca oil company.
  • Edwin Drake

    Edwin Drake
    He was drilling a hole in a well when he slipped and fell down the well. They left his tools in there and they had realized that they had struck oil.
  • Thomas Edison

    Thomas Edison
    In 1862 he wrote and printed the Grand Trunk Herald.
  • Christopher Sholes

    Christopher Sholes
    In 1867 Shloles created and invented the very first typewriter
  • Lochner v. NY decision

    Lochner v. NY decision
    Bakery workers worked more than the limit of 8 hours a day in 1867
  • Thomas Edison

    Thomas Edison
    He became a telegraph operator and joined the Western Union Telegraph Company in Boston in 1868
  • Thomas Edison

    Thomas Edison
    In 1869 he perfected the stock ticker in a New York electrical firm and sold it.
  • Transcontinental Railroad

    Transcontinental Railroad
    The transcontinental railroad was completed in 1869 and it was a major step in the industrial revolution because it was a large railroad the spread across most of america
  • Interstate Commerce Act

    Interstate Commerce Act
    On May 10 1869 in the Promontory Point in Utah Territory, the Golden Spike joined the Central Pacific railroads signifying the first transcontinental railroad.
  • Henery Ford

    Henery Ford
    in 1869 he finished creating his first car
  • Christopher Sholes

    Christopher Sholes
    In 1870 Sholes developed the Qwerty keyboard and rearragnged keys from older model keyboards
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    Thomas Edison

    From 1870-1875 Edison invented transmitters, recievers, automatic printers and tape.
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    John D. Rockefeller

    In 1870, he founded the Standard Oil Company and aggressively ran it until he officially retired in 1897.
  • Alexander Graham Bell

    Alexander Graham Bell
    In 1871 Bell taught at Sarah Fuller’s school for the deaf
  • Alexander Graham Bell

    Alexander Graham Bell
    From 1873 to 1876 he experimented with a phonautograph, a multiple telegraph, and a telephone. To help deaf children, Bell invented the telephone
  • Alexander Graham Bell

    Alexander Graham Bell
    On February 14, 1876 Bell’s attorney filed for patent on the telephone.
  • Munn v. Illinois

    Munn v. Illinois
    Munn v. Illonois was a United States Supreme Court case dealing with corporate rates and agriculture in 1877
  • Eugene Debs

    Eugene Debs
    He pursued a political career in the early 1880s. He was elected city clerk in 1881.
  • Haymarket Square Riot

    Haymarket Square Riot
    In 1886 the haymarket square riot was in Chicago where there was violent confrontations between police and workers in the early days of the labor movement. Later the mayor came to talk about what is going on in chicago because it was getting insanely violent, and then someone threw a stick of dynamite at police and it killed many. The police shot at the crowd and many civilians were injured.
  • Interstate Commerce Act

    Interstate Commerce Act
    In 1887 the Interstate Commerce Commission was made as the first independent regulatory agency of the federal government.
  • Sherman Antitrust act

    Sherman Antitrust act
    The sherman antitrust act of 1890 was congress’s first attempt to slow down the monopolistic practices of a large corporations, trusts, and other forms of business organizations
  • Lochner v. NY decision

    Lochner v. NY decision
    In 1891 they went on a 12 hour strike.
  • J.P. Morgan

    J.P. Morgan
    In 1892 Morgan arranged the merger of Edison General Electric and Thomson-Houston Electric Company to form General Electric.
  • Pullman Strike

    Pullman Strike
    In early spring of 1894 the ARU won an 18 day strike against the Great Northern Railroad. Pullman was a 600 acre town with 12,000 residents.
  • Pullman Strike

    Pullman Strike
    During the winter of 1894 the ARU company slashed wages by 25 percent. The employees said they would pay lower rent if the company did not return to its original wages. On may 10 1894 Pullman workers voted strike
  • Mother Jones

    Mother Jones
    She lead the strike of miners in 1897 and created a large impact on the society. She always fought for what she thought was correct.
  • Wright Brothers

    Wright Brothers
    Wilbur and Orville Wright grew up in Kitty Hawk, and that was where they created their first flying machine in 1906 where it traveled 852 ft in 59 seconds.