US2012-Semester 1- Rakich

  • Missouri Compromise

    said missouri would be a slave state and all land 36/30 degrees North would be free
  • Telegraph

    Samuel Morse's telegraph sends the first message from D.C. to Baltimore.
  • Sewing Machine

    Elias Howe's sewing machine revolutionizes the way clothes are mad in home and factories.
  • Compromise of 1850

    California was admitted as a free state, but in the other territory aquired from Mexico, voters would decide the slavery issue for themselves.
  • Safety Elevator

    Elisha Otis develops a safety mechanism to prevent elevator cars from suddenly falling.
  • Kansas-Nebraska Act

    this divided the Nevraska territory into kansas and nebraska
  • Violence in Kansas

    southern proslavery forces attacked the free-state town of Lawrence, Kansas. they looted homes, burned down a hotel, and destroyed the presses of the Kansas Free State newspaper
  • Dred Scott vs Sandford

    Dred Scott an African American from Missouri went to the Supreme court and sued for his freedom in 1846. The court ruled against Dred but it was a good beginning to end slavery.
  • Origin of Species

    Biologist Charles Darwin published On the Origin of Species.
  • South Seceeds

    7 states from the south declare seccession from the Union.
  • President Lincoln

    Lincoln was sworn in as president.said he has no purpose to directly or indirectly interfere with the institution of slavery. But wanted to perserve the Union.
  • Civil War begins

    The civil war begins against the confederates and the union. Linclon calls for 75,000 people.
  • Battle of Gettysburg

    The battle of gettysburg, which the union won, is the turning point of the civil war.
  • Shermans "total war"

    Union general William T. Sherman led more than 60,000 troops on the 400 mile march of destruction. This was total war- burning of crops, tore up railroads, and building.
  • Confederates Surrender

    Union troops captured confederate capital , Lee surrneders to Grant in Virginia town of Appomattox court house.
  • Abraham Lincoln

    Abraham Linclon was assassinated and Vice Precident Andrew Johnson becomes president.
  • 13th Amendment

    ENDS SLAVERY!!!!!!!!!!!
  • KKK

    The KKK was established. They used terror and violence against African Americans to scare them off
  • 14th Amendment

    Gives all people born in the United States are now citizens.
  • 15th Amendment

    Giving all male citizens the right to vote.
  • Corporations

    After 1870, the number of corporations in America increased dramatically. They were an important part of industrial capitalism, or the economic free-market system contered around industries.
  • New Immigrants

    Irish and Germans were joined by "new" immigrants from southern and eastern Europe. They arrived in increasing numbers until the outbreak of World War I.
  • 1876 Election

    This election was between Tilden and Rutherfurd. Tildens sayys Hayes can be president if troops leave the south. Troops left the south. This ends reconstruction.
  • Farmers

    Farmers had a difficult time. Land reform and low prices forced many farmers off their land. Some chose to come to Americato get a new start.
  • Light Bulb

    Thomas Edison patents the electric light bulb.
  • Steam Boiler Furnace

    African American inventor Granville Woods invents an improved steam-powered furnace for running trains.
  • Haymarket Riot

    Thousands of workers mounted a national demostrations for an eight-hour work day. Strikes erupted in several cities, and fights broke out between strikers and strikebreakers.
  • Interstate Commerce Commision

    The United States Senate created the Interstate Commerce Commission to oversee railroad operations. This was the first federal body ever set up to monitor American business operations.
  • Sherman Antitrust Act

    The Senate passed the Sherman Antitrust Act, which outlawed any trust that operated "in restraint of trade or commerce among several states."
  • Rural to Urban Immigrants

    Many rural to urban immigrants moved to the city. the move from farm to factory was wrenching
  • Ellis Island

    Being healthy, wealthy, skillful or have a sponsor are necessities for getting into the US. immigrant processing occured here.
  • Riot in Homestead

    Strike began because of wage cuts. Public opinion of Unions began to shift.
  • Pullman

    Strike started because of wage cuts, but living costs were not. Involved American Railway Union and Eugene Debs. Arrested for not ending strike and the Union the power
  • Tenements

    Families lived in tenements, low cost multifamily housing designed to squeexe in as many families as possible, Terrible living conditions!
  • Subway systems

    Boston MA, ran cars underground in the nation's first subway system. this led to other cities to do the same.
  • Immigrants

    Immigrants from Eastern and Souther Europe made up mor than 70 percent of all immigrants, up from about 1 percent at midcentury