Turn of the Century Timeline - Jack Tayrien

Timeline created by Jack Tayrien
In History
  • Alaska is purchased from Russia

    Alaska is purchased from Russia
    On March 30, 1867, the United States reached an agreement to purchase Alaska from Russia for a price of $7.2 million. The Treaty with Russia was negotiated and signed by Secretary of State William Seward and Russian Minister to the United States Edouard de Stoeckl.
  • Completion of the Transcontinental Railroad

    Completion of the Transcontinental Railroad
    On May 10, 1869, the transcontinental railroad was completed. This railroad changed the nation forever, bringing together most of the United States.
  • John D. Rockefeller started Standard Oi

    John D. Rockefeller started Standard Oi
    In 1863, Rockefeller invested in a Cleveland, Ohio refinery, and by 1870, the Standard Oil Company was established.
  • Alexander Graham Bell Invents the Telephone

    Alexander Graham Bell Invents the Telephone
    In 1876, Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone, and founded the Bell Telephone Company. His success was granted by experimenting with assisting the deaf with communication.
  • Thomas Edison Brings Light to the World with the Light Bulb

  • Chinese Exclusion Act

    Chinese Exclusion Act
    On May 6, 1882, the Chinese Exclusion Act, a United States federal law, was signed by President Chester Arthur, prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers.
  • Samuel Gompers Founded the American Federation of Labor (AFL)

  • Hawaii is Annexed

    Hawaii is Annexed
    In 1889, Hawaii was annexed by the United States, caused mainly by the Nationalism set fourth by the Spanish-American War. The decision was urged by the president at the time, William McKinley.
  • Sherman Antitrust Act

  • Ellis Island Opens

    Ellis Island Opens
    On January 1, 1892, Ellis Island was opened as an immigration station. It served it's purpose for 60 years until it closed in 1954.
  • Carnegie Steel Homestead Strike

    Carnegie Steel Homestead Strike
    The Homestead strike was an industrial lockout and strike that started on July 1, 1892. It was a battle between the strikers and mercenaries that were sent to intimidate them, but it escalated into a massacre resulting in 20 people being shot, and about 300 being injured.
  • Plessy v Ferguson

  • The U.S. Declares War on Spain

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

  • The Start of the Boxer Rebellion

  • Peak Year of Immigration Through Ellis Island

    Peak Year of Immigration Through Ellis Island
    1900-1914 were the peak years of immigration through Ellis Island. An average of 1,900 people passed through the immigration station every day.
  • The Philippine Insurrection Comes to an End

  • Tenement Act

  • Pres. McKinley is Assassinated and Progressive Theodore Roosevelt Becomes President

  • The Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine Declares the U.S. Right to Intervene in the Wesern Hem

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

  • Upton Sinclair Releases “The Jungle”

  • Henry Ford produced his first Model T

    Henry Ford produced his first Model T
    On August 12, 1908, Henry Ford produced the first Model T. It left the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant on September 27, 1908.
  • Creation of the NAACP

    Creation of the NAACP
    In 1909, the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) was established in response to violence toward African American people around the country.
  • The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire

  • The Assassination on Austria’s Archduke Franz Ferdinand Starts WWI

  • The Panama Canal is Completed and Opened for Traffic

  • The United States Enters WWI

  • Ratification of the 18th Amendment - Prohibition

  • Women got the Right to Vote