US History

Timeline created by ghernandez1
  • homestead act

    homestead act
    Homestead Act accelerated settlement of U.S. western territory by allowing any American, including freed slaves, to put in a claim for up to 160 free acres of federal land.
  • transcontinental railroad completed

    transcontinental railroad completed
    was an industrial lockout and strike which began on July 1, 1892,
  • industrialization bigans to boom

    industrialization bigans to boom
    The Industrial Revolution began in England in the late 18th century, and spread during the 19th century to Belgium
  • boss tweed rise at tammany hall

    boss tweed rise at tammany hall
    It was the main local political machine of the Democratic Party, and played a major role in controlling New York City and New York State politics and helping immigrants
  • telephone invented

    telephone invented
    A telephone is a telecommunications device that permits two or more users to conduct a conversation when they are too far apart to be heard directly.
  • Gilded Age

    Gilded Age
    was an era that occurred during the late 19th century
  • reconstruction ends

    reconstruction ends
    Over the next three decades, the civil rights that blacks had been promised during Reconstruction crumbled under white rule in the south.
  • light bulb invented

    light bulb invented
    An incandescent light bulb, incandescent lamp or incandescent light globe is an electric light with a wire filament heated until it glows.
  • 3rd wave of immigration

    3rd wave of immigration
    The pull factors were those which attracted immigrants to America such as civil rights, freedom of expression, religion and speech and economic opportunity
  • Chinese exclusion act

    Chinese exclusion act
    The Chinese Exclusion Act was a United States federal law signed by President Chester A. Arthur
  • pendleton act

    pendleton act
    The Pendleton Civil Service Reform Act is a United States federal law passed by the 47th United States Congress and signed into law by President Chester A. Arthur
  • Dawes act

    Dawes act
    he Dawes Act, emphasized severalty, the treatment of Native Americans as individuals rather than as members of tribes
  • interstate commerce act

    interstate commerce act
    United States federal law that was designed to regulate the railroad industry, particularly its monopolistic practices.
  • andre carnegie gospel of wealth

    andre carnegie gospel of wealth
    is an article written by Andrew Carnegie in June of 1889 that describes the responsibility of philanthropy by the new upper class of self-made rich.
  • Chicago's hull house

    Chicago's  hull house
    Hull-House provided numerous services for the poor, many of whom were immigrants
  • klondike gold rush

    klondike gold rush
    The Klondike Gold Rush was a migration by an estimated 100,000 prospectors to the Klondike region of the Yukon, in north-western Canada,
  • sherman anti trust act

    sherman anti trust act
    a United States antitrust law that regulates competition among enterprises that was passed by Congress under the presidency of Benjamin Harrison. It is named for Senator John Sherman
  • how the other half lives

    how the other half lives
    examines the lives of the poor in New York City's tenements.
  • influence of power upon history

    influence of  power upon history
    is a history of naval warfare published in 1890 by Alfred Thayer Mahan
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    Imperialism is a policy or ideology of extending the rule or authority of a country over peoples and other countries
  • homestead steel labor strike

    homestead steel labor strike
    was an industrial lockout and strike which began on July 1, 1892,
  • annexation of hawaii

    annexation of hawaii
    was overthrown by party of businessmen, who then imposed a provisional government
  • Spanish America war

    Spanish America war
    War was an armed conflict between Spain and the United States in 1898.
  • open door policy

    open door policy
    The Open Door Policy is a term in foreign affairs initially used to refer to the policy established in the late 19th century
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    Theodore Roosevelt

    He remains the youngest person to become President of the United States.
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    William Howard

    William Howard Taft became the only man in history to hold the highest post in both the executive and judicial branches of the U.S. government
  • the jungle

    the jungle
    The Jungle to expose the appalling working conditions in the meat-packing industry.
  • pure food and drug act

    pure food and drug act
    The Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906 was the first of a series of significant consumer protection laws which was enacted by Congress in the 20th century
  • Model-T

    The Model T is Ford's universal car that put the world on wheels.

    is the largest and most pre-eminent civil rights organization in the nation.
  • assassination of president McKinley

    assassination of president McKinley
    William McKinley became the third U.S. president to be assassinated after he was fatally shot at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York.
  • 16th amendment

    16th amendment
    The Sixteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution allows Congress to levy an income tax without apportioning it among the states on the basis of population
  • federal reserve act

    federal reserve act
    The Federal Reserve Act was passed by the 63rd United States Congress
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    Woodrow Wilson

    was an American politician and academic who served as the 28th president of the United States
  • 17th Amendment

    17th Amendment
    The Seventeenth Amendment to the United States Constitution established the popular election of United States senators in each state.
  • Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand

    Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand
    Archduke Franz Ferdinand Carl Ludwig Joseph Maria of Austria was the heir presumptive to the throne of Austria-Hungary.
  • • Trench Warfare, Poison Gas, and Machine Guns

    •	Trench Warfare, Poison Gas, and Machine Guns
    machine guns usually survived to mow down the infantry when they finally attacked.
  • Sinking of the Lusitania

    Sinking of the Lusitania
    The sinking of the Cunard ocean liner RMS Lusitania
  • national parks system

    national parks system
    United States National Park System has grown from a single public reservation called Yellowstone National Park to include 418 natural, historical
  • Zimmerman Telegram

    Zimmerman Telegram
    The Zimmermann Telegram was a secret diplomatic communication issued from the German Foreign
  • Russian Revolution

  • U.S. entry into WWI

  • world war 1

    world war 1
    World War I was a global war originating in Europe
  • Battle of Argonne Forest

  • Armistice

  • Woodrow Wilson’s Fourteen

  • Treaty of Versailles

  • progressive era

    progressive era
    Progressivism is a political philosophy in support of social reform. In the 21st century
  • 18th amendment

    18th amendment
    The Eighteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution established the prohibition of alcohol in the United States.
  • 19th amendment

    19th amendment
    right to vote to citizens of the United States on the basis of sex.
  • Roaring Twenties

    Roaring Twenties
    The Roaring Twenties was a decade of economic growth and widespread prosperity, driven by recovery from wartime devastation and deferred spending
  • President Harding’s Return to Normalcy

    President Harding’s Return to Normalcy
    was United States presidential candidate Warren G. Harding's promise was to restore the United States' pre-war mentality,
  • Red Scare

  • Joseph Stalin Leads USSR

  • • Scopes “Monkey” Trial

    •	Scopes “Monkey” Trial
    Scopes Monkey Trial, was an American legal case
  • Harlem Renaissance

    Harlem Renaissance
    The Harlem Renaissance was an intellectual, social, and artistic explosion centered in Harlem
  • Charles Lindbergh’s Trans-Atlantic Flight

  • Teapot Dome Scandal

  • St. Valentine’s Day Massacre

  • Stock Market Crashes “Black Tuesday

  • Great Depression

    Great Depression
    The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic depression that took place mostly during the 1930s,
  • Hoovervilles

    A "Hooverville" was a shanty town built during the Great Depression by the homeless in the United States
  • Smoot-Hawley Tariff

  • 100, 000 Banks Have Failed

  • New Deal Programs

    New Deal Programs
    public work projects, financial reforms, and regulations enacted by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in the United States
  • Agriculture Adjustment Administration

    Agriculture Adjustment Administration
    The Agricultural Adjustment Act was a United States federal law of the New Deal era designed to boost agricultural prices by reducing surpluses
  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

  • Public Works Administration

  • dust bowl

    dust bowl
    The Dust Bowl was a period of severe dust storms that greatly damaged the ecology and agriculture of the American and Canadian prairies
  • Social Security Administration

  • Franklin D. Roosevelt

    Franklin D. Roosevelt
    was an American politician who served as the 32nd president of the United States