US History 1876-1900

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In History
  • Invention of the Telephone

    Invention of the Telephone
    On March 7, 1876, Alexander Graham Bell received a patent for the telephone and his "improvements in Telegraphy."
  • Battle of Little Bighorn

    Battle of Little Bighorn
    In June of 1876, Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer faced the Sioux Indians in battle. The battle occured after the Sioux had strongly resisted the US government's attempts to confine them to reservations. Custer was sent with 600 men into Little Bighorn Valley and upon his arrival was met by 3,000 Native Americans. By the end of the battle, Custer and all of his men were dead.
  • Inauguration of Rutherford B. Hayes

    Inauguration of Rutherford B. Hayes
    Rutherford B. Hayes won the Presidential Election of 1876 after he won the Compromise of 1877. He was inaugurated on March 4, 1877 and served one term as President of the United States.
  • Election of 1880

    Election of 1880
    Preceding President, Rutherford B. Hayes, did not seek re-election. Winfield Scott Hancock represented the democratic party and James A. Garfield represented the republican party. The popular vote was the smallest separated vote in history, but Garfield won decisively in the electoral college.
  • Assassination of James A. Garfield

    Assassination of James A. Garfield
    Four months after his inauguration, 20th President, James A. Garfield, was shot and killed by Charles Guiteau at the Baltimore and Potomac train station.
  • Chinese Exclusion Act

    Chinese Exclusion Act
    The Chinese Exclusion act denied any additional Chinese laborers to enter the country, but students and merchants to immigrate. It was the first significant law restricting immigration to the US.
  • Henry Ford's First Automobile - Quadricycle

    Henry Ford's First Automobile - Quadricycle
    Karl Friedrich Benz from Germany is attributed to making the first gasoline powered automobile. However, in 1893, Henry Ford created his first automobile: the Quadricycle. As a result, the years to come showed rapid growth and the United States quickly rose to the top of the automotive industry in the early 20th century. This was in part because of Henry Ford's mass production techniques that made automobiles more affordable.
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    Edison Worked on Perfecting the Lightbulb

    From 1878 to 1880, Thomas A. Edison and his associate worked on over 3,000 theories to perfect the invention of the incandescent lamp. Edison received the patent for said lamp in January of 1880.