US History II 1876-1900 The Gilded Age

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  • U.S. issues order for Indian Reservations

    U.S. issues order for Indian Reservations
    The U.S. issues an order for all Native Americans to move to a system of reservations. This order would be extended by president Grant.
  • Battle of Little Big Horn

    Battle of Little Big Horn
    The 7th U.S. Cavalry led by Lt, Colonel George Custer fought the Sioux and Cheyenne Indians at the Little Big Horn River. All 264 members of the cavalry were killed.
  • Thomas Edison patents the tinfoil phonograph

    Thomas Edison patents the tinfoil phonograph
  • President Garfield is shot

    President Garfield is shot
    The 20th President of the United States, James Garfield is shot by Charles Guiteau at the Baltimore & Potomac Railroad station in Washington D.C. He would die two months later from an infection.
  • Chief Sitting Bull surrenders the last fugitive tribe of the reservation

    Chief Sitting Bull surrenders the last fugitive tribe of the reservation
    Chief Sitting Bull and the last fugitive tribe of the Sioux surrendered to U.S. troops
  • Standard Oil Company

    Standard Oil Company
    John Rockefeller places his holding in the Standard Oil Company trust
  • U.S. Supreme Court find the Civil Rights Act unconstitutional

    U.S. Supreme Court find the Civil Rights Act unconstitutional
    The U.S. Supreme Court finds part of the Civil Rights Act of 1875 unconstitutional, allowing individuals and corporations to discriminate based on race.
  • Statue of Liberty is dedicated

    Statue of Liberty is dedicated
    President Grover Clevland dedicated the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor. The sculpture was created by French artist Augusti Bartholdi and would be the beacon of light for U.S. immigrants.
  • Interstate Commerce Act

    Interstate Commerce Act
    Congress enacted the Interstate Commerce Act to help control and regulate railroad monopolies.
  • Battle of Wounded Knee

    Battle of Wounded Knee
    The battle of Wounded Knee was the last major battle between U.S. troops and Indians.
  • Ellis Island opens as East Coast immigration center

    Ellis Island opens as East Coast immigration center
    Ellis Island in New York Harbor becomes the main East Cost immigration point. Over 12 million immigrants would be processed through this point. It closed in 1954.
  • Plessy vs Ferguson

    Plessy vs Ferguson
    Plessy vs Ferguson case decided by the Supreme Court that makes racial segregation legal under the separate but equal doctrine.
  • William McKinley is elected president

    William McKinley is elected president
  • Klondike Gold Rush

    Klondike Gold Rush
    The Klondike Gold Rush begins in Seattle Washington. This would pave the way for mass a migration west for those who were looking to strike it rich.
  • Remember the Main

    Remember the Main
    The U.S. battleship Main explodes for an unknown reason in Havanna Harbor, Cubs killing 216 seamen. This became a rallying cry for the Spanish-American War.
  • Blockade of Cuba

    Blockade of Cuba
    The U.S. Navy begins the blockade of Cuba. A few days later the U.S. would declare war on Spain.
  • Peace Treaty ending the Spanish-American War is signed

    Peace Treaty ending the Spanish-American War is signed
    The U.S. Supreme Court finds part of the Civil Rights Act of 1875 unconstitutional, allowing individuals and corporations to discriminate based on race.