Civil War - Present

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American Civil War Ends

1781

John D. Rockefeller Invests in 1st Oil Company

1862

Post-Civil War Reconstruction Period

1865 - 1903

Transcontinental Railroad Completetion

1869

Knights of Labor Organized

1869

Andrew Carnegie Learns About Making Steel

1872

Alexander Graham Bell Invents Telephone

1876

Ellis Island Processes Immigrants

1881 - 1924

Thomas Edison Open 1st Electrical Power & Distribution Plant in New York

1882

Chinese Exclusion Act Passed

1882

Angel Island Processes Immigrants

1882 - 1900

Haymarket Square Riots

1886

Hawaiian Islands Annexed by US

1898

Spanish-American War

1898

Puerto Rico Annexed by US

1898

Cuba Gains Independence

1898

Philippine Islands Annexed by US

1899

The Jungle, by Upton Sinclair is Published

1900

NAACP is Founded

1909

Mexican Revolution

1910 - 1920

Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

1911

Panama Canal Built

1914

Assassination of Archduke Ferdinand and his Wife

1914

Lusitania Sinks

1915

Literacy Test Required for Immigrants

1917

US Enters Great War WWI

1917

Treaty of Versailles

1919

League of Nations Forms, US doesn't Participate

1919

19th Amendment

1920

Immigration Quota System Passed

1921 - 1927