The Industrial Period

The following events represent the major events that took place in the United States between 1880 and 1899. It's called the period of Industrialization. While Industrialization was an ongoing process, it was during this period that the US emgered first as one of the worlds premier indusrial powers, as well as a significant Naval Power

Major Events

 

 

1877

1st National Rail Strike

The first national railstrike was broken by US troops

1877

Edison Invents Phonograph

Thomas Edison invented the phonograph

1878

Brand Allison Act

This act instructed the government to buy silver

1879

Electric Light Invented

Thomas Edison Invented the first commercial light bulb

1880

Chinese Treaty

The Chinese Treaty limited Chinese immigration to US

1880

Election of 1880

Janes Garfield won the election of 1880.

1881

Garfield Assassinated

President Garfield became the second President to be assasinatied

1881

River & Harbor Act

Money was alocated to improve Rivers and Harbors

1883

Pendelton Act

This act brought about Civil Service Reform

1883

Modern Navy Created

The United States started building a modern navy

1883

Brooklyn Bridge Built

TheBrooklyn Bridge was opened connecting Brooklyn and Manhattan

1883

Mongrel Tariff

This tariff act dropped tarffs slightly

1884

Election of 1884

Grover Cleveland won this election

1886

Presidential Succession Act

After the assasination of Garfiled

1886

Haymarket Bomb Blast

Labor unrest led to the deaths in Chicago

1887

Pension Act

A bill to give more Civil War vers pensions

1887

Commerce Act

This bill regulated the railroads for the first time

1887

Hatch Act

This act created government agricultural research

1888

Election of 1888

Benjamin Harrison won the election

1889

Oklahoma Land Rush

Oklahoma was opened for seetlment

1889

Johnston Flood

One of the worse tragedies in American history

1890

Sherman Anti- Trust

A law that tried to stop collusion between companies

1890

Women's Suffrage Group Merge

The two major women's movement merge

1890

McKinley Tariff

Tariffs were raised to protect US industry

1892

Wounded Knee

The last major Indian battle

1892

Ellis Island Opened

Millions of immigrants came through Ellis Island

1892

Presidential Election

Cleveland won the election

1893

Steel Strike Crushed

The strike at the Homestead steel strike is crushed

1893

Great Chicago Fair

A fair to show off America and Chicago

1893

Revolt in Hawaii

American revolted against the government of Hawaii

1893

Panic of 1893

The panic lasted many years

1893

Repeal of the Silver Act

To stop the developing depression the silver act was repealed

Coxely Army Marches

Veterand marched on Washington

1894

Pullman Rail Strike

The Pullman strike was ended by Federal troops

1896

Venezualean Boundary Dispute

The US emgered as a world power

1896

Election of 1896

McKinley wins the election

1896

Seperate But Equal

A Supreme Court decision that would legalize segregation

1897

Dingely Tariff

Tariffs were made ever highter with a new law

Coxely Army Marches

Veterand marched on Washington