• Missouri compromise

    The missouri compromise stated that all land above 36, 30 degrees north would be demened free land.
  • Safety elevator

    Elisha Otis Developed a safety elevator that would not fall if the lifiting rope broke. This helped the creation of skyscrapers, and soon after that central heating systems were also improved.
  • compromise of 1850

    This compromise of 1850 stated that california was a free state and the remaining territory would be decided by popular vote.
  • The Kansas and Nebraska act

    The Kansas and Nebraska act where two states that would need to be determined by popular vote for free or slace. This lead to BLEEDING KANSAS in which John Brown lead.
  • Election of 1858

    The election of 1858 is where Lincoln runs for president along with Douglass. Douglass wins with more popular votes. This makes Lincoln noiticed!
  • Macy

    Rowland H. Macy opened what he called a department store in New York in 1858. It became the largest single store in America. In 1870's more cities created more department stores.
  • First oil well

    Edwin Drake drilled what became the world's first oil well in Titusville, Pennsylvania. The oil industry grew quickly after and encouraged the growth of related industries.
  • On the Origin of Species

    Charles Darwin published On the Origin of Species, arguing that animals evolved by a process of "natural selection" and that only the fittest survived to reproduce.
  • Election of 1860

    The election of 1860 Lincoln runs again with more votes than before. He wins and lincoln is determined to end slavery.
  • Kansas

    Finally after all these attacks that have been happening in Kansas, Kansas enters in as a free state.
  • More Seceding states

    After South carolina left 7 more states followed. The 7 states created the Confederate States of America.
  • Fort Sumter

    The battle at Fort Sumter was the battle between the South and the Union. The South eventually claimed Fort Sumter and won due to the Union running out of ammo.
  • Union crushes Confederate

    The Union launches 250 warships to blockade south's vital posts.
  • Seccession with South Carolina

    After lincoln is determined president South Carolina does not agree. They decide to leave the union along with some other states.
  • Battle of Antietam

    This battle happened in Sharpsberg, Maryland. It was against the Union and Confederates. Union leader was George B. McClellan and the Confederate leader was Robert E. Lee.
  • Emancipation proclamation

    This was spoken by Abraham lincoln. It bascially states that they will attack the suceeding states if they attack first and that all slaves in those southern states are now declared free!
  • Draft laws

    Since there were a shortage of men for the military, Congress passed a draft law. This made any man that was elegible to be forced into the army if there name was picked.
  • Battle of Gettysburg

    The battle of Gettysburg was during the span of 3 days, July 1-3. It was in Gettysburg, Pensilvania. The general of the Union army was George B. McClellan, and for the Confederate army was Robert E. Lee. The Gettysburg adress was also created during this battle.
  • 13th,14th, and 15th

    13th amendment- end slavery
    14th amendment- all people born in the U.S. are U.S. citizens (1868)
    15th amendment- voting rights to all males (1870).
  • Freedman Bureau

    Freedman Bureau stated that the military will look out for all free slaves and educate them as well.
  • Death to Lincoln

    On April 14th Abraham lincoln was murdered. He was shot by John Wilkes Booth while attending a comedy performance.
  • Confederates surrender

    Robert E. lee finally surrenders. Thus causing the Unions to finally claim victory.
  • Tenements

    The creation of tenements were done in 1867. These were low-cost multifamily housing designed to squeeze in as many families as possible.
  • Horatio Alger

    Horatio Alger published his first novel, Ragged Dick, or Street Life in New York. This widly successful novel told the story of a poor boy who rose to wealth and fame by working hard.
  • FIRE!

    Chicago fire was activated on this day. It was said to be created by a cow, a lantern, and a cow. This increased the city service as a fire department.
  • Education

    In 1870's, the nation had only a few hundred high schools; in 1890's there were more than 5,000. Kindergartens also appeared as a way to help working-class mothers. As a result, the literacy rate climbed to nearly 90 percecnt.
  • Election of 1876

    Tildent (Democrat) vs. Rutherford B. Hayes (Republican)
    Rutherford can win the election, but all troops must leave the south.
  • Pulitzer

    Joseph Pulitzer, a hungarian immigrant, started a morning paper called the world. It was so successful that pulitzer soon started publishing the Evening World. The papers were inexpensive because they were supported in part by businesses that placed advertisements in their pages.
  • Thomas Edison

    Thomas Edison patents the electric light bulb. Within two years, he installs a stree-lighting system in New York City.
  • Movies

    Tony Pastor opened a theater in New Yoek, aiming to provide families with a "straight, clean variety show."
    Nickel-odeans, movie theaters that coust a nickel for admission. Flims started to become widely popular.
  • Immigrants

    in 1881 alone, nearly three quarters of a million immigrants arrieved in America. That number continued to climb steadily throughout the years.
  • Rollar coaster

    Lamarcus Thompson opened the world's first rollar coaster. At 10 cents a ride. Thompson averaged more than $600 per day in income. The roller coaster was the first ride to open at Coney Island.It was a big hit!
  • Haymarket square

    This riot was created by workers wanting 8 hours of work a day. This led to more violence and a bomb was thrown. There were deaths in this riot from the bomb and gunshots from police men.
  • Railroads

    Workers of the railroad created the 1st strike. This led to violence and destruction. This strike aslo prompted other violent strikes
  • ICC

    Interstate Commerce Commission act (ICC) was established. This act was established to regulate U.S. busimesses and make sure there were no monopolies.
  • Sherman Anti-Trust

    The Sherman Anti-Trust act was established to regulate trusts and to make monopolies illegal.
  • Immigrants moving

    Beginning in 1892, most europeans immigrants arrived in New York harbor and then they were processed to Ellis Island.
  • Homestead

    This riot was created by workers wages getting cut and most of the workers wanted higher pay. The public opinion of the unions started to turn.
  • Pullman

    This riot also started with workers wages being cut, but the cost of living on the plantation was not cut. This led to the strike but thankfully there were no deaths.
  • Small business

    Store owners seek to expand their business by adverting their buisness and offering delivery.
  • underground subway

    In 1897 Boston opened a public underground subway to prevent traffic jams and streetcars and people from becoming off schedule.
  • Angel Island

    Angel Island opened in 1900 for immigrants arriving in San fransisico.
  • "Melting pot"

    The term "melting pot" came from this play that happened in 1903. This model excluded Asian immigrants. who became targets of social and legal discrimination.