History Timeline 1850-1920

  • The opening of Japan's Harbors

    The opening of Japan's Harbors
    This is harbor that was used by 4 ships at Toko Bay. This was used in the first time in 200 years, for regular trade between Japan and the rest of the world. This was a very useful harbor for trading.
  • The Rebellion in Cuba

    The Rebellion in Cuba
    The Rebellion in Cuba took place from the year of 1853- 1895. They fought against Spain. They rebelled since they we upset.
  • Sumner and Social Darwinism

    Sumner and Social Darwinism
    Sumner was a scientists that taught at Yale.They did studies together about the sociality of people.
  • Purchase of Alaska

    Purchase of Alaska
    The United states wanted Alaska so we bought it from Russia. The man that negotiated with Russia was William Seward. William Seward was the secretary of state, and we ended up finding lots of oil can coal.
  • Rebellion in Puerto Rico

    Rebellion in Puerto Rico
    On September 23, 1868 lots of men and women in the town of Laren fought. They fought against spanish rule wanting Puerto Rican independence.
  • War of the philippines (begging)

    War of the philippines (begging)
    This was a war that happened in 1899. It all started after a shooting on the outward parts of Manila .
  • Hawaii became a Territory

    Hawaii became a Territory
    The territory of Hawaii existed from August 12, 1898 until it it became a united state territory on August 21, 1958. This territory does not include Plamary islands or the Stewart islands. They were a independent republic before the US took it over.
  • The War in the Philippines (ended)

    The War in the Philippines  (ended)
    The war in the philippines ended in 1898. The outcome of this war had an effect in the Treaty of Paris.
  • Boxer Rebellion

    Boxer Rebellion
    This we a secret organization of people that ended up leading a uprising in northern China. The were very physical with their ideas. They destroyed many things and properties.
  • Roosevelt is elected

    Roosevelt is elected
    He was elected in 1900. He lead our country through the great depression and World War 2.
  • Roosevelt establishes the first wildlife refuge

    Roosevelt establishes the first wildlife refuge
    Roosevelt had a big thing for wild life since he lost his mom and sister on the same day. This was so significant because he wanted to find himself in the wilderness so when he did he thought that wildlife was very important.
  • Ford Motor Company is established

    Ford Motor Company is established
    This was a car company this made one of the first cars when it was established in 1903. The first car ever made that could be made in mass was the model T car.
  • Panama becomes a Nation

    Panama becomes a Nation
    On November 6, 1903 after Panama declared its independence from Columbia. Before Panama became a nation is was part of columbia until Panama revolted.
  • Roosevelt Corollary is released

    Roosevelt Corollary is released
    This policy was made and released by the president Roosevelt. The was mainly made to prevent European intervention.
  • Swift Company v. United States

    Swift Company v. United States
    This was decided in 1905, by a supreme court. This allows federal governments to regulate the monopolies.
  • Industrial Workers of America is Established

    Industrial Workers of America is Established
    The INdustrial workers of America was a way to reward and make the workers known. This was a organization founded in Chicago during the year 1905.
  • The book The Jungle is published

    The book The Jungle is published
    This was the book that was published in the year of 1906. This was a journalists who published this book and wrote about immigrants.
  • Pure Food and Drug act is passed

    Pure Food and Drug act is passed
    This was act that exposed the meatpacking industry. This was a ct to make sure that all food is safe to eat, when it was not safe to eat it was most commonly to find a problem in the meat area.
  • Meat Inspection Act is passed

    Meat Inspection Act is passed
    The meat inspection act was signed by press by Teddy Roosevelt. THis was an act basically saying you can not sell altered meats.
  • Taft Elected

    Taft Elected
    When Taft was elected he was the 27th president of the United states. he was also the chief justice.
  • NAACP is established

    NAACP is established
    This was an association established in 1909. There main goal was to advance the placement of color people and try to get colored people to be seen as their equal.
  • 16th Amendment is passed

    16th Amendment is passed
    This 16th amendment was passed in the year of 1909. This was established to say that congress could impose a federal income tax.
  • Mexican Revolution Begins and Ends

    Mexican Revolution Begins and Ends
    The Mexican Revolution started on November 20, 1910, and ended in 1917. There is a controversy for the ending date.
  • Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

    Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire
    This was fire that happened in New York city in the year of 1911. The fire had 146 deaths, and 72 injured.
  • 17th Amendment is passed

    17th Amendment is passed
    This was amendment this was established in 1912 in Article 1 section 3. This was amendment that allowed voters to cast decrepit votes for the US senators.
  • Federal Reserve is established

    Federal Reserve is established
    The federal reserve system was established in 1913. It was a federal banking system in the United States of America.
  • The Panama Canal is Completed

    The Panama Canal is Completed
    The Panama canal was very important the opening ceremony was interrupted by World War 1. The Panama Canal took more than 350 million dollars.
  • Wilson Elected

    Wilson Elected
    Wilson was elected in 1916. He was the 33rd president. In order to become president be had to beat out charles hughes a republican candidate.
  • Child labor laws are passed

    Child labor laws are passed
    The first child labor laws that were passed were passed in the year of 1918. There were only 2 passed at this time.
  • Women get the right to vote

    Women get the right to vote
    This was a very important date. It was the result of fighting for 100 years to let women have the right to vote.