Turn of the Century

Timeline created by Turtle King 803
In History
  • Alaska purchased by Russia

  • Completion of the Transcontinental railroad

  • John D. Rockefeller starts standard oil

    John D. Rockefeller starts standard oil
    He ran standard oil until 1897. After he stopped running standard oil he was still the companies largest share holder. He controlled 90% of the oil and kerosine in the U.S.
  • Alexander Graham bell invents the telephone

  • Thomas edison brings light

  • The AFL was founded by Samuel Gompers

    The AFL was founded by Samuel Gompers
    Organized as an association of trade unions. The AFL emerged from a dispute with the knights of labor. The knights in Chicago fell from 25,000 in 1886 to just 3,500 in 1887
  • Chinese exclusion act

  • Sherman anti-trust act

    Sherman anti-trust act
    This act outlawed trusts from monopolies and cartels. The Sherman act was the first act to outlaw trusts.This increased economic competitiveness.
  • Ellis island opens

  • Carnegies steel's homestead strike

  • Plessy v Ferguson

    Plessy v Ferguson
    The plessy v ferguson was a testimony about how african americans and whites were not equal. African americans were not aloowed to drink out of the same water fountains, use the same bathrooms, or even share sidewalks with whites. This testimony was to have same rail cars for both whites and african americans.
  • U.S. declares war on Spain

  • Hawaii is annexed

  • The white mans burden was published by Rudyard Kipling in The NY sun

  • The start of the boxer rebellion

    The start of the boxer rebellion
    This event was for The chinese peasants to make themselves known. The nickname Boxer was given to the chinese because of their secrect society. This was for anti-imperialists, anti-forgien, and anti-christian movement.
  • Tenement Act

    Tenement Act
    This act banned the construction of poorly lit, and ventilated homes. Tenements were run down poorly managed apartment like buildings. There were a lot of people who were forced to live in them because thats all they could afford. These buildings were the houses of many safety issues and caused many deaths.
  • Pres. McKinley is assassinated and Progressive Theodore Roosevelt becomes President

  • The Philippine Insurrection comes to an end

  • The Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe doctrine declares the U.S. right to intervene in the Wesern Hem

  • Upton Sinclair releases “The Jungle”

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

  • Peak of immigration coming in from Ellis island

  • Henry Ford produced his first Model T

     Henry Ford produced his first Model T
    This was the first advancement into updated tech. This car was the first fully functioning car. The model T is what Henry for is known for
  • Creation of the NAACP

    Creation of the NAACP
    This group was founded to ensure African americans were getting the same treatment the whites were getting. It is americas oldest and biggest civil rights organization. The NAACP was formed do to the violence against african americans.
  • The Triangle Shirtwaste Fire

    The Triangle Shirtwaste Fire
    This fire was the deadliest industry disaster of the city. This was also one of the deadliest in the U.S. IT burned over more than 150 workers.
  • The Assassination on Austria’s archduke Franz Ferdinand starts WWI

  • The Panama Canal is completed and opened for traffic

  • The United States enters WWI

    The United States enters WWI
    Under the command of Major General John J. Pershing, more than 2 million U.S. soldiers fought on battlefields in France. Americans were not in favor of the U.S. entering the war and wanted to remain neutral. The U.S didnt want to enter the war but were forced when the blocked trade.
  • Ratification of the 18th Amendment Prohibition

  • Women got the right to vote.