Glided Age

Events

Homestead Act

1862

Completion of the Transcontinental Railroad

1869

“Spirit of the Frontier” was painted by John Gast

1872

Invention of the telephone/First telephone exchange 1877

1877

First public demonstration of Edison’s light bulb 1879

1879

Chinese Exclusion Act

1882

Pendleton Act

1883

Organizing of the American Federation of Labor 1886

1886

Unavailing of the Statue of Liberty 1886

1886

Dawes Act

1887

Interstate Commerce Act

1887

Sherman Antitrust Act

1890

Sale of Carnegie Steel to U.S. Steel 1901

1901

The year that urban population was greater than rural 1920

1920

Birth of Mr. Toliver 1956

1956

The term "Gilded Age" coined by Mark Twain 1973

1973