Timeline Project: Turn of the century

Timeline created by Werth/Delatorre
  • Alaska Is Purchased From Russia

  • Standard Oil Founded

  • Transcontinental Railroad Completed

  • Alexander Bell Invent's Telephone

    Alexander Bell Invent's Telephone
    The Creation Telephone was one of humanity's most important events. Previously, we had communicated via telegraph, a much slower form of messaging. With the creation of the telephone, communication was vastly improved and has only been getting better.
  • Edison Creates The First Practical Lightbulb

    Edison Creates The First Practical Lightbulb
    The light bulb produced at first it only produced 13 hours of light .Him and his partner found a filament substance that allowed it to last 1200 hours of light. The first large scale test illuminated 25 buildings in New York.
  • Chinese Exclusion Act is Passed

  • Samuel Gompers founded the American Federation of Labor (AFL)

  • Sherman Anti-Trust Act

  • Ellis Island Opens

  • Canegie Steel's Homestead Strike

  • Plessy V.S. Ferguson

  • Rudyard Kipling published “The White Man’s Burden” in The New York Sun

  • U.S. Declare's War on Spain

  • Hawaii Annexed

  • The start of the Boxer Rebellion

  • Tenement Act is Passed

    Tenement Act is Passed
    Tenements were the places impoverished immigrants lived in the U.S. They were dangerous places, with poor lighting, little to no ventilation, and rampant crime. The Tenement act ensured that numerous health and safety hazards were dealt with, and ensured that tenements were places someone wouldn't have to be afraid to live.
  • Pres. McKinley is assassinated and Progressive Theodore Roosevelt becomes President

    Pres. McKinley is assassinated and Progressive Theodore Roosevelt becomes President
    He was 6 months into his second term then he was assassinated. Leon Czolgosz shot the president twice in the abdomen. He was the third united state president to be assassinated .
  • Philippine Insurrection Ends

  • U.S. Declare's Right to Intervene in Western Hemisphere

  • Upton Sinclair releases “The Jungle”

  • Pure Food and Drug act and The Meat Inspection Act are passed

    Pure Food and Drug act and The Meat Inspection Act are passed
    The Pure Food And Drug Act and The Meat Inspection Act are the reasons our food is safe to consume. Before these acts were passed, there was no reason for companies to make food that was safe to eat if it meant they lost a profit. Now, because of these important laws, we can be confident that the food we eat and the medicine we use won't cause us more harm than good.
  • Peak Year for Immigration At Ellis Island

    Peak Year for Immigration At Ellis Island
    In Ellis island during the peak of its immigration there would pass about 5,000 to 10,000 people on a daily. Most of the people that passed thought there would pass there with a matter of hours . That was not the case for everyone that passed through there some could be stuck there for days even weeks.
  • First Model T Produced

  • NAACP Created

  • Triangle Shirtwaist Fire

  • Franz Ferdinand is Assassinated, WWI Starts

    Franz Ferdinand is Assassinated, WWI Starts
    Franz Ferdinand was murdered by an angry Serb. The killer was named Gavrilo Princip, and he was angry because Austria-Hungary controlled his home country of Bosnia. He thought Bosnia should be an independent country, and killed Ferdinand (the heir to the Austrian-Hungarian throne) to show it. This murder promptly launched Europe into WWI.
  • Panama Canal is Finished

    Panama Canal is Finished
    While the canal was being made there was 25,000 deaths. The average time to cross the canal in a ship is from 8-10 hours. The cost to make the canal came out to be 400 million U.S. dollars and it also took 10 years.
  • The U.S. Enter's WWI

    The U.S. Enter's WWI
    There were a few different reasons behind the U.S. entering WWI. Most of America's citizens were horrified by the disgusting acts committed by the Central Powers, like butchering civilians. Another major reason why we entered the was that we intercepted a letter to Mexico from Germany trying to drive them towards invading the U.S.
  • 18th Amendment Ratified

  • Women got the right to vote

    Women got the right to vote
    For a woman to be able to vote when the bill was passed they had to be over the age of 30 and own property. They were also allow to vote if they met the age requirement and were married to someone who owned land. Even with all those restrictions 8.4 million women still got the right to vote