1876-1900

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In History
  • Reconstruction ends

    The Federal Government pulls out of the South, leading Democrats to return to power and undo most of the progress in the region.
  • James A. Garfield presidency

    James A. Garfield presidency
    James A. Garfield becomes the 20th president of the U.S. He was a republican and was the only "sitting" member of the House of Representatives to be elected into presidency.
  • James A. Garfield is assassinated

    James A. Garfield was shot by Charles J. Guiteau in Washington, D.C., and soon after died in Elberon, New Jersey. His motive was a sort of revenge against Garfield for an alleged political debt. Vice President Chester A. Arthur succeeded to the presidency shortly after.
  • Immigration Act

    Immigration Act
    The "first general immigration law" because it created the guidelines of exclusion through the creation of a new category of "aliens"
  • Chinese Exclusion Act

    Chinese Exclusion Act
    The Chinese Exclusion Act is passed by congress, forbidding Chinese immigrants to enter the country.
  • First Rodeo

    First Rodeo
    Although not a huge part in the history, present, or future of America, the first rodeo in Pecos, Texas paved the way for a sport and lifestyle that would affect many generations forever.
  • Great Railroad Strike

    Great Railroad Strike
    The Great Railroad Strike (of 1877) startedWest Virginia, in response to the B & O Railroad (Baltimore and Ohio) cutting wages of workers for the third time in a year. Striking workers would not allow any of the trains, mostly freight trains, to roll until the third wage cut was removed.
  • Interstate Commerce Act

    Interstate Commerce Act
    Congress passes the Interstate Commerce Act which aids in stopping the discriminatory pricing in some businesses. A specific example is the Act requirement that railroad rates be "reasonable and just". However, it did not empower the government to fix specific rates.
  • hawaii

    hawaii
    The US acquires the territory of Hawaii and it would later becomes the 50th state (in 1959)
  • Iron Strike

    Iron Strike
    The Amalgamated Association of Iron and Steel Workers strikes at one of Andrew Carnegie's steel mills. The state militia was called in to try and break the strike, devastating the union.
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    Rutherford B. Hayes presidency

    Rutherford B. Hayes was the 19th president of the United States. He had previously served in the U.S. house of representatives and as the governor of Ohio. He was a lawyer and abolitionist who defended refugee slaves in court proceedings during his service.
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    SGC 1st presidency

    Stephen Grover Cleveland's first term as US president, he served as the 22nd president.
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    SGC 2nd presidency

    Stephen Grover Cleveland's second term as US president, he is the only president to serve two NON-consecutive terms.
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    William McKinley presidency

    William McKinley was the 25th President of the US, and was assassinated on September 14, 1901, near the end of his term. During his presidency he lead the nation to victory in the Spanish-American War and raised protective tariffs to promote American industry.