The Gilded Age Timeline

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Transcontinental Rail Road completed

1869

Knights of Labor Founded

1869

John Rockefeller establishes Standard Oil Company

1870

Carnegie Steel takes off

1872

Mark Twain publishes The Gilded Age

1873

Panic of 1873

1873 - 1878

Barbed Wire invented by Joseph Glidden

1874

National League of Baseball Established

1876

Alexander Bell patents the Telephone

1876

B&O Rail-Road Workers Strike

1877

Boss Tweed takes put in Jail

1877

Congress requires U.S. Treasury to purchase silver

1878

Thomas Edison perfects incandescent lightbulb

1879

Congress passes Chinese Exclusion Act

1882

Pendleton Act

1883

Rail-Roads adopt Standard Time Zone System

1883

First Skyscraper in Chicago

1884

Haymarket Riot

1886

American Federation of Labor founded

1886

Statue of Liberty unveiled

1886

Dawes Act

1887

Andrew Carnegie's "Gospel of Wealth"

1889

Populist Party formed

1891

Homestead Strike

1892

Panic of 1893

1893 - 1897

Coxey's Army marches on Washington, D.C.

1894

Democrats nominate William J. Bryan

1896

"Cross of Gold" Speech

1896

McKinley elected 25th President

1896

U.S. declares war on Spain

1898

The Gold Standard Act

1900