• Missouri Compromise

    The Missouri Compromise states that all territory above 36 30N is free land
  • 1848 Election

    Martin Van Buren ran for a third party called the Free Soil Party. The Free Soil Party wanted to stop the expansion of slavery. Van Buren ended up losing the election to Zachary Taylor.
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin

    Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote Uncle Tom's Cabin. A book that sparked in an interest in abolishing slavery in the entire United States.
  • John Brown

    John Brown leds a group of abolitionists and murders 5 pro slavery men, this also initiates other attacks.
  • Social Darwinism

    Charles Darwin published On the Origin of Species arguing that animals evolved by a process of "natural selection"
  • Election of 1860

    North had Steven Douglas who supported popular sovereignty.
    South had John Breckenridge
    John Bell was part of the constitutional party
    abe lincoln was a republican
  • Abe wins

    Abe Lincoln wins the 1860 election
  • South Carolina Seceeds

    South Carolina seceeds from the union
  • Confederacy is formed

    Seven southern states form new government
  • Six Other States Seceed

    they believe this step has to be taken due to abes presidency
  • Final Compromise Fails

    Lincoln tries to make a compromise with the south but they do not want to comply
  • Confederacy forms new constitution

    new laws were formed including a law prohibiting slaves being imported from other countries
  • Jefferson Davis

    Jefferson Davis was elected president of the southern confederacy
  • Confederacy Captures Fort Sumeter

    Confederacy took over fort sumter so union soldiers could not keep going.
  • Lincoln wants troops

    CIvil War officially begins and Lincoln wants 75,000 troops
  • Civil War begins

    southern states begin to capture forts and arsenals
  • South Surrenders

    The Union wins the war
  • Lincoln Assasinated

    John Wilkes Booth assasinates Lincoln
  • Knights of Labor

    Uriah Smith Stephens founded a labor union called the Knights of Labor
  • Thomas Edison

    supported by wealthy industrialists like J.P. Morgan, established a research laboratory at Menlo Park, New Jersey
  • Natural Resources Fuel Growth

    The country's growth was fueled, in part by its vast supply of natural resources
  • Monopoly

    Some corporations tried to gain a monopoly, or complete control of a product or service.
  • The Workforce Grows

    In 1881 alone, nearly three quarters of a million immigrants arrived in America.
  • Gaining a Competitive Edge

    John D. Rockefeller, an oil tycoon, made deals with railroads to increase profits
  • Brooklyn Bridge

    The first suspension bridge was the Brooklyn Bridge, spanning the East River in New York City. At the time of its construction in 1883, it was the longest bridge in the world
  • Time Zones

    In 1884, delegates from 27 countries divided the globe into 24 time zones
  • Violence Erupts in Haymarkey Square

    thousands of workers mounted a national demonstration for an eight-hour workday. Strikes erupted in several cities, and fights broke out between strikers and strikebreakers.
  • Sherman Antitrust Act

    This outlawed any trust that operated in restraint of trade or commerce among the several states
  • Factory Work

    Factory owners, seeking to maximize profits, employed people who would work for low wages
  • Steel

    by 1890 the United States was outproducing British Steel manufactureers
  • Families in the Workforce

    nearly one in five children between the ages of 10 and 16 worked rather than attending school.
  • Revolutionizing Communications

    By 1900, there were more than one million telephones in the United States and more than 100,000 miles of telegraph wire linked users across the land