Gilded Age Timeline

Events

Homestead Act of 1862

1862

Transcontinental Railroad

1869

When Mark Twain coined the "Gliden Age

1870 - 1899

Spirit of the Frontier

1872

Invention of the Telephone

March 10, 1876

Urban population greater than Rual population

1877 - 1900

Edison's Light bulb demonstration

1878

American Federation of Labor

1881

Chinese Exclusion Act

May 6, 1882

Pendleton Civil Service Reform Act

January 16, 1883

Statue of Liberty unveiled

1886

Interstate Commerce Act

February 4, 1887

Dawes Act

February 8, 1887

Sherman Anti-Trust Act

1890

US Steel Corporation created

1901

Mr. Tolives Birth

1956