Turn of the Century Timeline

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In History
  • Alaska is purchased from Russia

  • Completion of the Transcontinental Railroad

  • John D. Rockefeller started Standard Oil

  • Alexander Graham Bell invents the telephone

    Alexander Graham Bell invents the telephone
    Him and multiple other inventors rushed to patent the telephone, and Bell was just the first. The first telephone call in 1876. He co-founded the American Telephone and Telegraph Company (AT&T).
  • Thomas Edison brings light to the world with the light bulb

    Thomas Edison brings light to the world with the light bulb
    Edison wasn't the first person to make the light bulb, but he was the first person to patent the version we use today. It was created to lessen the need to use gas-powered lights. Edison was a very cocky person making up things to make himself look better.
  • Chinese Exclusion Act

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

  • Sherman Antitrust Act

  • Ellis Island opens

    Ellis Island opens
    Over 12 million immigrants came into America through Ellis Island. Ellis Island was used as a detention center during WWI and WWII. At its peak, it was the busiest immigration station in America.
  • Carnegie Steel's Homestead Strike

  • Plessy v Ferguson

  • The U.S. declares war on Spain

    The U.S. declares war on Spain
    The U.S.S. Maine might've been blown up by Cubans. Most Americans died from rancid meat. This is where Roosevelt became popular with the Rough Riders.
  • Hawaii is annexed

  • Rudyard Kipling published "The White Man's Burden" in The New York Sun

  • The start of the Boxer Rebellion

  • Tenement Act

  • 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 Western Hem

  • Upton Sinclair releases "The Jungle"

    Upton Sinclair releases "The Jungle"
    The Jungle led to the making of the Pure Food & Drug Act and The Meat Inspection Act. Roosevelt read the book and almost became a vegetarian. What is shown in the book is disgusting.
  • 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)

    Henry Ford produced his first Model T (car)
    Ford created the assembly line. it's popularity raised due to the boost of middle-class America. It sold 16.5 million units.
  • Creation of the NAACP

  • The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire

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

    The Assassination on Austria's archduke Franz Ferdinand starts WWI
    He wanted to go see the people who were damaged in the blast at the hospital. Franz thought the trip would help his image in the area. The terrorist used young people because they knew they wouldn't be prosecuted as much.
  • The Panama Canal is completed and opened for traffic

    The Panama Canal is completed and opened for traffic
    When the French were making it there was a huge mortality rate. America created a malaria shot when creating the canal. Americans didn't die at the rate the French did.
  • The United States enters WWI

    The United States enters WWI
    Americans had a romantic view of war before we entered the war. Many people died in the trenches. We made bigger motors to try to blow the Germans out of the trenches.
  • Ratification of the 18th Amendment - Prohibition

  • Women got the right to vote

    Women got the right to vote
    Due to WWI, they got the right to vote. Because they would help work in the factories. This was considered unconstitutional at first because they did this during a war.