Turn of the Century - Chris Washington

Timeline created by ChrisWash
In History
  • Alaska is purchased from Russia

    Alaska is purchased from Russia
    Russia controlled most of the area that is now Alaska from the late 1700s until the United States purchased Alaska from Russia through a treaty that was signed by President Andrew Johnson. The cost of Alaska was $7.2 million. The reactions to the purchase were mostly positive.
  • Completion of the Transcontinental Railroad

    Completion of the Transcontinental Railroad
    The Transcontinental Railroad was finally completed after six long years. this achievement was almost built entirely by hand. This finally unified the united states and made travel easier.
  • John D. Rockefeller starts Standard Oil

    John D. Rockefeller starts Standard Oil
    In 1870, Rockefeller incorporated the Standard Oil Company. it immediately Succeeded due to the favorable economic/industry conditions and Rockefeller’s actions that streamlined the company’s operations and kept margins high. With success came acquisitions, as Standard began buying out its competitors.
  • Alexander Graham Bell invents the telephone

    Alexander Graham Bell invents the telephone
    Alexander Graham Bell was the first to win a U.S. patent for the device known as the telephone. His success with the invention came from the experiments he did with sound. Bell was the first to make a telephone call On March 10, 1876.
  • Thomas Edison brings light to the world with the light bulb

    Thomas Edison brings light to the world with the light bulb
    Edison's goal was to invent a safe, inexpensive electric light to replace the gaslight which was a challenge that scientists had been grappling with for the last 50 years. Edison had help from bankers like J.P. Morgan and the Vanderbilt family to set up the Edison Electric Light Company and began research and development. He made a breakthrough with a blub that used a platinum filament.
  • Samuel Gompers founded the American Federation of Labor (AFL)

  • Chinese Exclusion Act

    Chinese Exclusion Act
    An immigration law that prevented Chinese laborers from immigrating to the United States. The first law to restrict and excluded an entire ethnic group. This is made due to the large number of them entering the USA.
  • Sherman Anti-trust Act

    Sherman Anti-trust Act
    This was an antitrust law that outlaws monopolies and cartels. This law was made to increase economic competitiveness and protect trade and commerce. it was also the first federal law to outlawed monopolistic business practices but unfortunately, Disney exists in today's world.
  • Ellis Island opens

    Ellis Island opens
    Lots of immigrants arrived to Ellis Island looking for great opportunities in New york. there were few arrivals were coming from northern and western Europe. After a long gross sea voyage, immigrants arriving at Ellis Island were tagged with information from their ship’s registry and waited for inspections to determine if they were fit for entry into the United States.
  • Carnegie Steel’s Homestead Strike

  • Plessy v Ferguson

  • The U.S. declares war on Spain

    The U.S. declares war on Spain
    On April 25, 1898 the United States declared war on Spain following the sinking of the Battleship Maine in Havana harbor on February 15, 1898. The war ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris on December 10, 1898. As a result, Spain lost its control over the remains of its overseas empire -- Cuba, Puerto Rico, the Philippines Islands, Guam, and other islands.
  • Hawaii is annexed

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

  • The start of the Boxer Rebellion

    The start of the Boxer Rebellion
    The Boxer Rebellion was a militant uprising within China that lasted from 1898 to 1900. ... The Boxers focused their anger on anything foreign, particularly Christian missionaries and foreign or Western technology. Many in China saw foreign influence as a corrupting force that was weakening China's culture and government.
  • Tenement Act

  • Pres. McKinley is assassinated and Progressive Theodore Roosevelt becomes President

  • The Philippine Insurrection comes to an end

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

  • 25. Upton Sinclair releases “The Jungle”

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

  • Peak year of immigration through Ellis Island

  • Henry Ford produced his first Model T (car)

  • Creation of the NAACP

  • The Triangle Shirtwaste Fire

  • The Assassination on Austria’s archduke Franz Ferdinand starts WWI

  • The Panama Canal is completed and opened for traffic

  • 23. The United States enters WWI

  • Ratification of the 18th Amendment - Prohibition

  • 26. Women got the right to vote.