Unit 7 Timeline by Dylan Calhoun & Robert Kichler

  • Pike's Peak

    Gold is discovered on Pike's Peak in present day Colorado. This discovery starts a gold rush and the slogan "Pike's Peak or Bust!"
  • Comstock Lode

    The Comstock Lode is discovered in Nevada. The Comstock Lode contained a huge amount of silver anf gold.
  • Morrill Act

    The Morrill Act provided for public land for colleges.
  • Rail Roads

    The transcontinental is authorized by Congress to conect the east and west.
  • Election of 1868

    Grant defeats Seymour for the presidency in the election of 1868
  • Gold Market

    Fisk and Gould corner the gold market.
  • Women's Rights

    The territory of Wyoming grants women the right to vote. This is a huge step forward for women's rights.
  • Standard Oil

    John D. Rockafeller creates the Standard Oil company.
  • Boss Tweed

    Boss Tweed is involved in a scadal in New York.
  • Credit Mobilier

    Crédit Mobilier scandal exposed
    Liberal Republicans break with Grant.
    Grant defeats Greeley for the presidency.
  • Panic of 1873

    The United States in thrown in to a panic.
  • Temperance

    The Woman's Christian Temperance Union is formed to help fight drunkeness in America.
  • Battle of Little Bighorn

    General Armstrong Custard led his men into a trap set by the Sioux. Custard and his men were all killed. Custard's Last Stand.
  • Compromise of 1877

    The Compromise of 1877 ends Reconstruction in the South. Rail road strikes completely stop the nations economy.
  • Election of 1880

    Garfield defeats Hancock for the presidency.
  • Assassination of Garfield.

    Garfield is assassinated by Charles Guiteau in the back. Chester A. Arthur becomes president.
  • Tuskegee

    Booker T. Washington become the head of the Tuskegee Institute. this is one of the best black colleges in the U.S.
  • Immigration

    Some of the first laws to limit immigration are passed.
  • Civil Rights

    Pendleton Act sets up Civil Service Comission.
  • 1890

    The Census Bureau declares the frontier line ended. The Battle of Wounded Knee is fought between the Army and the Indians.
  • Trust Busters

    The Sherman Anti-Trust Act is passed to try and stop the monopolies.
  • Strikes

    Homestead steel workers strike. Idaho silver miners' strike.
  • Tariffs

    Wilson-Gorman Tariff contains income tax provisions that were declared uncontitutional in 1895.
  • J.P. Morgan

    J.P. Morgan's banking gsyndicate loans the government 65 million dollars worth of gold.
  • Plessy v. Ferguson

    This court case makes the practice of seperate but equal okay.
  • Election of 1896

    Mckinley defeats Bryan to become president.
  • Gold Standard

    The Gold Standard Act sets the standard that all U.S. currency is backed by gold in the federal reserve.

    The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is founded to help fight for civil right of blacks in America.