U.S. History

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  • Homestead Act

    Homestead Act
    To attract immigrants, the US government UU. decreed in 1862, the Homestead Act , which defines the ownership of a property of 65 hectares to those who grow it for five years.
  • • Transcontinental Railroad Completed

    •	Transcontinental Railroad Completed
    On this day in 1869, the presidents of the Union Pacific and Central Pacific railroads meet in Promontory, Utah, and drive a ceremonial last spike into a rail line that connects their railroads. This made transcontinental railroad travel possible for the first time in U.S. history. No longer would western-bound travelers need to take the long and dangerous journey by wagon train, and the West would surely lose some of its wild charm with the new connection to the civilized East.
  • Industrialization Begins to Boom

  • • Boss Tweed rise at Tammany Hall

    •	Boss Tweed rise at Tammany Hall
    Tammany Hall was a New York City political organization that endured for nearly two centuries. Formed in 1789 in opposition to the Federalist Party, its leadership often mirrored that of the local Democratic Party’s executive committee. Although its popularity stemmed from a willingness to help the city’s poor and immigrant populations, Tammany Hall became known for charges of corruption levied against leaders such as William M. “Boss” Tweed.
  • • Telephone Invented

    •	Telephone Invented
    Alexander Graham Bell (1847-1922), the Scottish-born American scientist best known as the inventor of the telephone, worked at a school for the deaf while attempting to invent a machine that would transmit sound by electricity. Bell was granted the first official patent for his telephone in March 1876, though he would later face years of legal challenges to his claim that he was its sole inventor, resulting in one of history’s longest patent battles.
  • • Reconstruction Ends

  • Light Bulb Invented

  • • Third Wave of Immigration

  • • Third Wave of Immigration

  • • Chinese Exclusion Act

  • Pendleton Act

    Pendleton Act
    The Pendleton Act provided that Federal Government jobs be awarded on the basis of merit and that Government employees be selected through competitive exams. The act also made it unlawful to fire or demote for political reasons employees who were covered by the law.
  • • Dawes Act

    •	Dawes Act
    Federal Indian policy during the period from 1870 to 1900 marked a departure from earlier policies that were dominated by removal, treaties, reservations, and even war. The new policy focused specifically on breaking up reservations by granting land allotments to individual Native Americans.
  • Interstate Commerce Act

    Interstate Commerce Act
    In 1887 Congress passed the Interstate Commerce Act, making the railroads the first industry subject to Federal regulation. Congress passed the law largely in response to public demand that railroad operations be regulated.
  • • Andrew Carnegie’s Gospel of Wealth

  • • Andrew Carnegie’s Gospel of Wealth

  • Chicago's Hull House

  • • Klondike Gold Rush

  • Sherman Anti-Trust Act

  • How The Other Half Lives

  • • Influence of Sea Power Upon History

  • Homestead Steel Labor Strike

  • Pullman Labor Strike

  • • Annexation of Hawaii

  • • Spanish American War

  • • Open Door Policy

  • Assassination of President Mckinley

    Assassination of President Mckinley
    William McKinley was the 25th President of the United States from March 4, 1897 until his assassination in September 1901, six months into his second term.
  • • Panama Canal U.S. Construction Begins

  • The Jungle

  • Pure Food And Drug


  • 16th Amendment

    16th Amendment
    allows the Congress to levy an income tax without apportioning it among the states or basing it on the United States Census.
  • Federal Reserve Act

    Federal Reserve Act
    The Federal Reserve Act of 1913 established the Federal Reserve System as the central bank of the United States to provide the nation with a safer, more flexible, and more stable monetary and financial system.
  • 17th Amendment

    17th Amendment
    Senators voted on by the people
  • National Parks System

    National Parks System
    The National Park Service (NPS) is an agency of the United States federal government that manages all national parks, many national monuments, and other conservation and historical properties with various title designations.
  • 18th Amendment

    18th Amendment
    declaring the production, transport, and sale of alcohol illegal.
  • 19th Amendment

    19th Amendment
    Woman Suffrage
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    Gilded Age

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    Progressive Era

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    Theodore Roosevelt

    Political Parties:Republican and Progressive (Bull Moose) Party
    Domestic Policy:Square Deal (3C's) ,Trust Busting Consumers, Conservation(nature)
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    William Howard Taft

    Political Parties:Republican
    Domestic Policy: 3C's 16/17 amendments
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    Woodrow Wilson

    Political Parties:Democrat
    Domestic Policy:Clayton Anti-Trust Act, National Park Service, Federal reserve Act, 18/19 amendments