progressive timeline

Events

treaty of pairs

1783

The Treaty of Paris, signed in Paris by representatives of King George III of Great Britain and representatives

Matthew Perry sails to Tokyo

1853

sailed into Tokyo harbor aboard the frigate Susquehanna.

Alaska purchase

1867

the Alaska purchase was the united states acquisition of Alaska from the Russian empire.

interstate commerce act

1887

hull house opens

1889

sherman antitrust act

1890

homestead strike

june 30, 1892

rough riders to cuba

1898

He resigned in 1898 to organize the Rough Riders, the first voluntary cavalry in the Spanish-American War.

sinking of the main

1898

suddenly blown up, apparently by a mine, in an explosion which tore her bottom out and sank her, killing 260 officers and men on board.

hepburn act

1898

Spanish- american war

1898

The Spanish–American War was fought between the United States and Spain in 1898.

intervention in the Philippines

1899 - 1902

Spain ceded its longstanding colony of the Philippines to the United States in the Treaty of Paris.

boxer rebellion

1899 - 1901

The Boxer Rebellion, Boxer Uprising or Yihetuan Movement was a violent anti-foreign, anti-colonial, and anti-Christian uprising that took place in China between 1899 and 1901, toward the end of the Qing dynasty

general pershing sent to mexico

1900

general pershing was sent to mexico to be head of the Constitutionalist faction of the revolution and now the head of the Mexican government

platt amendment

1901

Army Appropriations Bill.

president McKinley shot

1901

Roosevelt forms bull moose progressive party

1901 - 1909

teddy Roosevelt becomes president

1901 - 1909

elkins act

1903

breakup of northern securities company

1904

roosevelt corollary

1904

was an addition to the Monroe Doctrine

meat inspection act

1906

reclamation act

1906

upton sinclair publishes 'The Jungle'

1906

pure food and drug act

1906

hawaii annexation

1907 - 1909

when dole declared hawaii and independent republic

muller VS oregon

1908

william H. taft becomes president

1909 - 1913

Mexican revolution

1910 - 1917

a major armed struggle that rapidly transformed mexico's government and culture

Woodrow Wilson becomes president

1910

mann-elkins act

1910

breakup of standard oil

1911

triangle shirtwaist fire

march 25, 1911

17th amendment

1912 - 1913

16th amendment

july 2nd 1912 - February 3rd 1913

federal trade commission act

1913

clayton antitrust act

1914

panama canal

1914

President Jimmy Carter and Panamanian dictator Omar Torrijos signed a treaty to turn over the canal to Panama by the end of the century.

foraker act

1914

a United States federal law that established civilian (albeit limited popular) government on the island of Puerto Rico

pancho villa raids new mexico

1916

began as a raid conducted by Pancho Villa's Division of the North on the small United States border town of Columbus

great white fleet world tour

1916

this was a powerful navy battleship that completed a trip around the world.

Sanger opens first women's health clinic

1916

Woodrow Wilson re-elected

1916

espionage act

1917

Wilson asks senate for declaration of war

1917

federal reserve created

1917

Carranza becomes president

1917

a leader in the Mexican civil war following the overthrow of the dictator Porfirio Díaz. Carranza became the first president of the new Mexican republic

keating-owens act

1918

sedition act

may 16, 1918

treaty of versailles

1919

19th amendment

1919 - 1920

18th amendment

1919 - 1920

armistice day

1919

Woodrow Wilson has a stroke

1921

huerta seizes power

1933

he quickly moved to consolidate power in the states

coal miners strike

1984 - 1985