u.s. history

Timeline created by almarodriguez
  • Homestead Act

    Homestead Act
    An individual was given ownership of the land for free if that person lived on the land for five years and improved the land by building a home and producing a crop.
  • Transcontinental Railroad Completed

  • Industrialization Begins to Boom

  • Boss Tweed rise at Tammany Hall

    Boss Tweed rise at Tammany Hall
    Tammany Hall, also known as the Society of St. Tammany, the Sons of St. Tammany, or the Columbian Order, was a New York City political organization founded in 1786 and incorporated on May 12, 1789, as the Tammany Society
  • Telephone Invented

    Telephone Invented
    They were spoken by Alexander Graham Bell, inventor of the telephone, when he made the first call on March 10, 1876, to his assistant, Thomas Watson: "Mr. Watson--come here--I want to see you."
  • Reconstruction Ends

  • Light Bulb Invented

    Light Bulb Invented
    Joseph Swan demonstrates the electric lamp to the Newcastle Chemical Society in northern England.The incandescent light bulb has become synonymous with Thomas Edison.But Swan was the first to show a more-or-less workable version of this remarkable creation.
  • Third Wave of Immigration

    Third Wave of Immigration
    For its first 100 years, the United States facilitated immigration, welcoming foreigners to settle a vast country.
  • Chinese Exclusion Act

  • Pendleton Act

    Pendleton Act
    The Pendleton Civil Service Reform Act (ch. 27, 22 Stat. 403) is a United States federal law, enacted in 1883, which established that positions within the federal government should be awarded on the basis of merit instead of political affiliation.
  • Dawes Act

  • Interstate Commerce Act

  • Andrew Carnegie's Gospel of Wealth

  • Chicago’s Hull House

  • Chicago's Hull House

  • Klondike Gold Rush

  • Sherman Anti-Trust Act

  • How the Other Half Lives

  • How The Other Half Lives

  • Homestead Steel Labor Strike

  • Pullman Labor Strike

    Pullman Labor Strike
    The Pullman Strike was a nationwide railroad strike in the United States on May 11, 1894
  • Assassination of President McKinley

  • The Jungle

    The Jungle
    Muckraking the Meat-Packing Industry. Upton Sinclair wrote The Jungle to expose the appalling working conditions in the meat-packing industry. His description of diseased, rotten, and contaminated meat shocked the public and led to new federal food safety laws.
  • Pure Food and Drug Act

  • The Jungle

  • Pure Food & Drug Act


    Founded in 1909, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) was one of the earliest and most influential civil rights organization in the United States.

  • 16 Amendment

    16 Amendment
    Passed by Congress on July 2, 1909, and ratified February 3, 1913, the 16th amendment established Congress's right to impose a Federal income tax.
  • Federal Reserve Act

  • 17 Amendment

  • National Parks System

    Protect Parks
  • 18 Amendment

  • 19 Amendment

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    Gilded Age

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    Progressive Era

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    Progressive Era

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    Theodore Roosevelt

    Political Parties: Republican and Progressive (Bull Moose) party. Domestic Policy: Squared Deal ( 3 C's ), trust busting, consumers, conservation ( nature )
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    William Howard Taft

    Political Parties: Republican. Domestic Policy: 3'Cs :( . 16/17 amendments
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    Woodrow Wilson

    Political Parties: Democrat. Domestic Policy:Clayton Anti-Trust Act, National Parks Service, Federal Reserve Act, 18/19 Amendments