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Industrial Revolution

Samuel Morse invents telegraph

1844

Elias Howe invents Sewing Machine

1846

Elisha Otis invents safety elevator

1852

Bessemar process patented

1855

First oil well

1859

Edwin Drake, Titusville, PA

"Origin of the Species" published

1859

Novel "Ragged Dick"

1868

Yellowstone Park created

1872

Alexander Graham Bell invents telephone

1876

Thomas Edison invents the light bulb

1880

Brooklyn Bridge built--longest in world

1883

Granville Woods invents the steam boiler furnace

1884

Interstate Commerce Commission created to oversee RRs

1887

"Wealth" Andrew Carnegie

1889

Sherman Antitrust Act

1890

Marconi invents Wireless telegraph

1896

Westward Expansion

Golden Spike: Transcontinental RR connects East and West

1869

Black Hills Gold Rush Begins

1875

Battle of Little Big Horn

1876

A.K.A. Custer's Last Stand

Exodusters from the South settle in Kansas and Oklahoma

1879

Dawes Act

1887

Wounded Knee Massacre

1890

Presidential Terms

Andrew Johnson

1865 - 1869

Ulysses S. Grant

1869 - 1877

Rutherford B. Hayes

1877 - 1881

James. A. Garfield

1881

Chester A. Arthur

1881 - 1885

Grover Cleveland

1885 - 1889

Benjamin Harrison

1889 - 1893

Grover Cleveland

1893 - 1897

William Mckinley

1897 - 1901

Theodore Roosevelt

1901 - 1909