U.S. history

Timeline created by Alondra Negrete
  • Homestead Act

    Homestead Act
    Law passed by congress in 1862 that granted 160 acres of federal land to any U.S. citizens.
  • Transcontinental Railroad Completed

    Transcontinental Railroad Completed
    A train route across the united states finished in 1869.
  • Industrialization Begins to Boom

  • Boss Tweed rise at Tammany Hall

  • Telephone Invented

    Telephone Invented
    Alexander Graham Bell was awarded the first U.S. patent for the invention of the telephone in 1876.
  • Reconstruction End

    Reconstruction End
    The compromise of 1876 effectively ended the reconstruction era.
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    Gilded Age

    Occurred during late 19th century it was an Era of rapid economic growth.
  • Light Bulb Invented

    Light Bulb Invented
    Edison and his team of researchers in Edison's laboratory in Menlo Park tested more than 3000 designs for bulbs between 1878 and 1880
  • 3rd Wave of Immigration

    3rd Wave of Immigration
    between 1880 and 1914, brought over 20 million Europe immigrants to the United states.
  • Chinese Exclusion Act

  • Pendleton Act

  • Dawes Act

    Dawes Act
    Authorized the president of the United States to subdivide Native American tribal communal landholding.
  • Interstate Commerce Act

  • Andrew Carnegie’s Gospel of Wealth

  • Chicago’s Hull House

  • Klondike Gold Rush

    Klondike Gold Rush
    a mass exodus of prospecting migrants from their home towns to Canada Yukon territory
  • Sherman Anti-Trust Act

  • How the Other Half Lives

  • Influence of Sea Power Upon History

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    Progressive Era

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    A policy extending a country's power and influence through diplomacy or military force.
  • Homestead Steel Labor Strike

  • Pullman Labor Strike

  • Annexation of Hawaii

  • Spanish American War

    Spanish American War
    An armed conflicted between Spain and the United States in 1898.
  • Open Door Policy

    Open Door Policy
    It called for protection of equal privileges for all countries trading with China and for the support of Chinese territorial and administrative integrity.
  • Assassination of President McKinley

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    Theodore Roosevelt

    The Progressive Party was a third party in the United States.
    Foreign policies "speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far."
  • Panama Canal U.S. Construction Begins

  • The Jungle

    The Jungle
    A novel that portrays the harsh conditions and exploited lives of immigrants in the United States in Chicago and similar industrialized cities
  • Pure Food and Drug Act

    Pure Food and Drug Act
    it was the first series of significant consumer protection laws which was enacted by Congress in the 20th century and led to the creation of the Food and Drug Administration.
  • Model-T

    The Model- T is Fords universal car that put the world on wheels.

    National Association for the Advancement of Colored was established in 1909 and is America's oldest and largest civil rights organization.
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    William Howard Taft

    Republican Party
    he was more committed to the expansion of the U.S. foreign trade.
  • 16th Amendment

    16th Amendment
    Allows Congress to levy an income tax without apportioning it among the states on the basis of population
  • Federal Reserve Act

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    Woodrow Wilson

    Democratic Party
    Include freedom of the seas at all times and free trade all over the world.
  • 17th Amendment

  • Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand

  • Trench Warfare, Poison Gas, and Machine Guns

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    World War I

    Known as the Great War. When the war ended and the Allied Powers claimed victory more than 16 million people/soldiers where dead.
  • Sinking of the Lusitania

    Sinking of the Lusitania
    A British ocean linear that was sunk om May 7,1915 killing 1,198 passengers and crew. The sinking presaged the United States declaration of war on Germany.
  • National Parks System

  • Zimmerman Telegram

    Zimmerman Telegram
    A secret diplomatic communication issued from the German Foreign office in January 1917 proposed a military alliance between Germany and Mexico.
  • Russian Revolution

  • U.S. entry into WWI

    U.S. entry into WWI
    On April 2,1917 President Woodrow Wilson went before a joint session of Congress to request a declaration of war against Germany. April 4,1917 the U.S. senator voted in support of the measure to declare war on Germany.
  • Battle of Argonne Forest

  • Armistice

    Armistice signed at Le Franc port that ended fighting on land.
  • Woodrow Wilson’s Fourteen Points

    Woodrow Wilson’s Fourteen Points
    During Wilson outlined his vision for a stable, long lasting peace in Europe the Americas and the rest of the world following World War I.
  • Treaty of Versailles

  • 18th Amendment

    18th Amendment
    Prohibited of alcohol in the United Sates.
  • 19th Amendment

    19th Amendment
    Prohibits the states and the federal government from denying the right to vote to citizens of the United States on the basis of sex.
  • President Harding’s Return to Normalcy

    President Harding’s Return to Normalcy
    Return to the way of life before World War I.
  • Harlem Renaissance

  • Red Scare

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    Roaring Twenties

    A decade of economic growth and widespread prosperity, driven by recovery from wartime devastation.
  • Teapot Dome Scandal

  • Joseph Stalin Leads USSR

  • Scopes “Monkey” Trial

  • Charles Lindbergh’s Trans-Atlantic Flight

    Charles Lindbergh’s Trans-Atlantic Flight
    Louis carried Charles Lindbergh's from New York to Paris the first nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean.
  • St. Valentine’s Day Massacre

    St. Valentine’s Day Massacre
    One of Capones longtime enemies. On February 14 seven members of Moran's operation were gunned down while facing the wall of the garage.
  • Stock Market Crashes “Black Tuesday”

    Stock Market Crashes “Black Tuesday”
    Also known as the Great crash a major American stock market crashed that occurred in the fall of 1929.
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    Great Depression

    The worst economic downturn in the history of the industrialization world lasting from 1929-1933.
  • Hoovervilles

  • Smoot-Hawley Tariff

    Smoot-Hawley Tariff
    A law that implemented protectionist trade policies in the United Sates. The act raised US tariffs on over 20,000 imported goods.
  • 100, 000 Banks Have Failed

  • Agriculture Adjustment Administration (AAA)

    Agriculture Adjustment Administration (AAA)
    A federal law passed in 1933 as part of the U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelts New Deal.
  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)

  • Public Works Administration (PWA)

    Part of the New Deal of 1933 was a large scale public works construction agency in the United States headed by secretary of the Interior Harold L. Ickes.
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    Franklin D. Roosevelt

    FDR was an American politician who served as the 32nd president of the United States from 1933 until his death in 1945.
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    New Deal Programs

  • Dust Bowl

    Dust Bowl
    Dust Bowl was the name given to the drough-sticken Southern Plains region of the United States, which suffered severe dust storms during a dry period in the 1930's.
  • Social Security Administration (SSA)