Technology Project 2 1876-1900

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In History
  • The Telephone

    The telephone was invented by Alexander Graham Bell. The Bell Telephone Company was create the following year and is now called AT&T today.
  • The Compromise of 1877

    The Compromise of 1877 was an agreement between the allies of Republican Rutherford Hayes and southern Democrats which marked the end of the Reconstruction Era.
  • The Light Bulb

    The light bulb was invented by Thomas Edison. In 1880, Thomas's company, Edison Electric Light Company, began marketing the light bulb and shed some light all over the U.S..
  • The Dawes Act of 1887

    The Dawes Act of 1887 allowed the federal government to divide tribal lands in to individual plots. It also allowed Native Americans to become a U.S. citizen, but only if they accepted the individual allotments.
  • The Sherman Antitrust Act of 1890

    The act was created so that Congress could regulate interstate commerce. It was named after the chairman of the Senate finance committee, John Sherman, and the Secretary of the Treasury under President Hayes.
  • The McKinley Tariff of 1890

    The tariff was created to boost the protective tariff rates 50% on many American products as a way to protect domestic industries from foreign competition.
  • Treaty of Paris

    This treaty ended the Spanish-American War and allowing America to purchase land overseas.
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    The Homestead Strike

    The strike began because of the Andrew Carnegie, the owner of Carnegie Steel Company. He wanted more production of his product, but didn't want to up the workers pay grade, so Andrew decided to make Henry Clay Frick, is plant manager do the dirty work for him and drop the pay while adding more hours for each man. This angered many of the men and this lead many to go in strike. This lead to a battle and lives were lost. Eventually the strike lot momentum and ended.
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    The Panic of 1893 to 1897

    The panic began because of a very serious economic depression. The stock market crashed, many businesses were shut down, including 500 banks and farming perished as well. The unemployment rate sky rocketed as well.
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    The Spanish American War

    The war was a conflict between the U.S. and Spain over the Spanish rule in America. It eventually resulted in the end of Spanish rule in America and America purchasing territory in Latin America and the western Pacific.