Major events for Unit 7

  • Homestead Act

    A settler could move west and have up to 160 acres if he lived on it for 5 years and paid a $30 fee.
  • President Andrew Johnson

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    Major events for Unit 7

  • Freedmen's Bureau

    Congress created the Freedmen's Bureau. The bureau was intended to be a kind of primitive welfare agency. To provide food, clothing, medical care, and education both to freedmen and to white refugees.
  • Civil Rights Bill

    Republicans passed the Civil Rights Bill, which conferred on blacks the priviledge of American citizenship and struck at the Black Codes.
  • Rwxonareuxrion Act

    Congress passed the Reconstruction ACt
  • Grant elected President

  • Fifteenth Amendment

    passed by Congress and ratified by the required states in 1870.
  • Standard Oil Company

    Rockefeller founded the Standard Oil Company in Cleveland by using horizontal integration.
  • Credit Mobilier scandal

  • The Liberal Republican Revolt

  • Panic of 1873

  • Civil Rights Act

    Last feeble gasp of the congressional radical Republicans.
  • Colorado joined America

  • President Rutherford Hayes

  • Compromise of 1877

  • President James Garfield

  • President Chester Arther

  • President Grover Cleveland

  • Wabash, St. Louis & Pacific Railroad Company v. Illinois

  • Haymarket Square

    Police went to break up a meeting and a bomb was thrown, killing several dozen
  • President Benjamin Harrison

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    North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Washington, Idaho, Wyoming

    Were admitted as states.
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    Was admitted to the US
  • Sherman Antitrust Act

    No monopolies or pools of industries. No horizontal integration. Passed because of Rockefeller.
  • Homestead Strike

    Steelworkser were angry over pay cuts. They were armed with rifles and dynamite.
  • President Grover Cleveland

  • Pullman Strike

    Eugene Debs led the American Railway Union on a strike against cut wages. They stopped a lot of railroad traffic across the west. The US attorney general ordered troops to crush the strike. Eugene Debs was arrested, and later became socialist. But strikers could be jailed without jury trials.
  • Plessy v. Ferguson

    Legitimizes seperate but equal doctrine. Upholding the constitutionality of state laws requiring racial segregation in public facilities under the doctrine of "separate but equal.
  • President William McKineley