Marissa Hook's Timeline

  • Reconstruction

    What: known as an era of corruption and misgovernment
    When: 1865-1877
    Where: Untied States (south)
    Who: South, trying to restore the south
    Why: it was important because it was the era of ending slavery and getting African Americans civil rights
  • 13th Amendment

    13th Amendment
    What: Banned slavery from the United States
    When: December 6, 1865
    Where: United States (north and south)
    Who: African Americans
    Why: it was important because it ended slavery for african americans and gave them freedom
  • 15th Amendment

    15th Amendment
    What: Granted all US born people citizenship
    When: July 9, 1868
    Where: United States
    Who: African Americans
    Why: its important because it gave all African American people citizenship
  • Light Bulb Is Invented

    Light Bulb Is Invented
    What: Thomas Edison Invents Light bulb
    When: October 22,1879
    Where: his lab in Menlo Park, New Jersey
    Who: Thomas Edison
    Why: its important because it revolutonaized peoples everyday lives. They could now work in the dark and did not have to us oil or lamps to light their homes. It was also more efficient, and easier to use.
  • New Immigrants

    New Immigrants
    What: new immigrants were immigrants that came from mostly asia and southern eastern europe instead of the original northern western europeans
    When: 1880-1920
    Where: United States, Ellis Island, Angel Island
    Who: Asian and southern eastern europeans
    Why: its important because it introduced the idea of ellis and angel island
  • Muckrakers

    Event 7.) Muckrakers
    What: writers who dug up the stories of political, social scandels
    When: late 1800s to early 1900s
    Where: Urban Cities
    Who: Jacob Riis- How the Other Half Lives (Urban Poor 1890)
    Upton Sinclair- The Jungle (Meat Industry 1906)
    Lincoln Steffens- The Shame of the Cities (Political Corruption 1903)
    Why: it was important because it got America to realize what happens in urban cities. It also inspired new laws such as the Food and Drug administration Act and tenement laws
  • Homestead Strike

    Homestead Strike
    What: Andrew Carnegie would not allow unions in his buisness
    When: 1892
    Where: Homestead, Pennsylvania
    Who: Andrew Carnegie, Henry Frick
    Why: its important because it promted the idea of workers fighting for certain privliges in union