US History Timeline - Michael Farricelli

Gilded Age (1877 - 1893)

Progressive Era (1890 - 1920)

16th Amendment

1913

Gave congress the right to levy income tax

Imperialism (1890 - 1917)

Annexation of Hawaii

1893

US soldiers and American planters rebelled against the Queen

Spanish-American War

1898

War between he Spanish and the Americans started because the USS Main blew up in the Havana Harbor, and newspapers came right out saying that it was the Spanish who attacked the US ship.

Open Door Policy

1900

American statement that the government didn't want colonies in China, but wanted free trade there

Panama Canal

1905

US purchased the land for $20 million, after the Panamanians revolted against the Colombian, to have a direct rout from the Atlantic to the Pacific

Industrialism (1865 - 1914)

13th Amendment

1865

Abolished Slavery in the USA

Reconstruction

1865 - 1877

After the Civil War the government tried to repair the damage that the South caused

Seward's Folly

1867

William Seward bought Alaska from Russia for $7.2 million

14th Amendment

1868

made all citizens equal

15th Amendment

1870

Gave voting rights to African Americans

WWI (1914 - 1918)

Roaring Twenties (1920's)