History Timeline

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John D. Rockfeller invests in 1st Oil company

1862

Americian Civil War

April 9,1865

Post-Civil War Reconstruction Period

May 1865 - 1877

Knights of Labor Organized

1869

Transcontinental Railroad Completed

May 10,1869

Andrew Carnegie learns a new way to make steel

1872

Alexander Bell invents Telephone

1876

Thomas Edison opens 1st Power Plant

1876

Chinese Exclusion Act Passed

1882

Haymarket Square Riots

1886

Ellis Islands Processes Immigrants

1890 - November 1954

Literacy test for Immigrants

1897

Spanish-American War

1898

Hawaiians Annexed by US

1898

Puerto Rico annexed by US

October 18, 1898

Philippine Island Annexed by US

December 10, 1898

The Jungle, by Upton Sinclair Published

1906

NAACP is Founded

1909

Mexican Revolution

1910

Angel Island Process Immigrants

1910 - 1940

Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

March 25,1911

Panama Canal Built

1914

Assassination of Archduke Ferdinand and his wife

1914

The Lusitania Sinks

1915

US enters WWI

1917

Treaty Of Versailles

June 1919

Leagues of Nations Formed, US does not participate

January 10, 1920

19th Amendment

August 18,1920

Immigration Quota System Passed (Several Dates)

1921 - 1927

Cuba gains Independence

1946