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OVERARCHING THEMES OF OUR TIME PERIODIndustrialization and urbanization (1880s-1915)Settlement houses/movement for a burgeoning immigrant population; first house est. by Stanton Coit in 1886; 400 by 1910 (Stubblefield & Keane, P. 172). Jane Addams involved in settlement housesSettlement workers helped lead the efforts to form the NAACP, etc. Progressive Era (1890s-1920s) in which prohibition, womens suffrage, and social activism and reforms were the dominant themes. America 1880 - 1886By Matt Jost

Presidents 1880 - 1881 James A. Garfield Elected

After his assignation in 1881 he was succeeded by Chester Arthur

President 1884Grover Cleveland Wins Election

Marries First Lady in 1886 in White House

1880 The French began work on the Panama Canal

Failed after 13 years

Thomas Edison received a patent for the LIGHT BULB 1881Thomas Edison and Alexander Graham Bell form Oriental Telephone Company

Chief Sitting Bull lead last stand against U.S. Troops

President Garfield Shot by lawyer Charles J. GuiteauDies two months later1882Western Outlaw Jesse James is shot by Robert FordA member of his band $5,000 reward

Practice of polygamy is outlawed by legislation in U.S. 1883Brooklyn Bridge is opened Took 14 years to construct

Five standard times zones establishedHelped end confusion for railroad companies in U.S. and Canada1884Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Unions call for 8-hour work day

First post season baseball game held

Washington Monument finished after 37 years of construction1885Washington Monument dedicated to President Chester A. Arthur

Statue of Liberty arrived in New York harbor

Rock Springs, Wyoming mining incidentWhite miners kill 28 Chinese coworkersForces several hundred to leave area1886Dr. John Pemberton invents coca-cola

Statue of Liberty is Dedicated to President Grover Cleveland

University of Wyoming was established America 1887-1892Darlene Lowndes

Hello all. Our Group has split the assignment into three sections.12US PRESIDENT

http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/presidents/groverclevelandThe First Democrat elected after the Civil War, Grover Cleveland was the only President to leave the White House and return for a second term four years later.

131887The Dawes General Allotment Act was enacted by the U.S. Congress regarding the distribution of land to Native Americans in Indian Territory (later Oklahoma). It was signed into law February 8, 1887. Named after its sponsor, U.S. Senator Henry L. Dawes of Massachusetts, the act was amended in 1891 and again in 1906 by the Burke Act. The act remained in effect until 1934. The act provided for the division of tribally held lands into individually-owned parcels and opening "surplus" lands to settlement by non-Indians and development by railroadshttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dawes_Act14UC BERKELEY1887 Earthquake scienceEarth Sciences professors set up the Western Hemisphere's first string of seismographic stations, to systematically record seismic activity and publish these earthquake recordshttp://berkeley.edu/about/hist/timeline.shtml151887State Normal College for Colored StudentsFLORIDA A & M Land Grant School 1891-grant colleges or land grant institutions) are institutions of higher education in the United States designated by each state to receive the benefits of the Morrill Acts of 1862 and 1890. The Morrill Acts funded educational institutions by granting federally controlled land to the states for the states to develop or sell to raise funds to establish and endow "land grant" colleges. The mission of these institutions as set forth in the 1862 Act is to focus on the teaching of agriculture, science and engineering as a response to the industrial revolution and changing social class rather than higher education's historic core of classical studies.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Land_grant_college16National Geographic Society Founded1888

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/17Oklahoma Land Rush1889

http://library of congresshttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Land_Run_of_188918PRESIDENT BENJAMIN HARRISON1889

http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/presidents/benjaminharrison19NEW UNITED STATES 1889North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Washington

20Johnstown Flood1889

Johnstown, PA June 1889Main Street, Looking west.The New York TimesPhoto Archine.http://newyorktimes

The Johnstown Flood (or Great Flood of 1889 as it became known locally) occurred on May 31, 1889. It was the result of the catastrophic failure of the South Fork Dam situated 14miles (23 km) upstream of the town of Johnstown, Pennsylvania, USA, made worse by several days of extremely heavy rainfall. The dam's failure unleashed a torrent of 20 million tons of water (4.8 billion U.S.gallons; 18.2 million cubic meters; 18.2 billion litres). The flood killed over 2,200 people[1] and caused US$17 million of damage. It was the first major disaster relief effort handled by the new American Red Cross, led by Clara Barton. 21HULL HOUSE

FOUNDED 1889 BY JANE ADDAMShttp://www.uic.edu/jaddams/hull/_museum/visitors.htmlJane Addams Hull-House Museum22YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK

1890http://www.nps.gov/yose/index.htm23NEW UNITED STATES 1890IDAHO & WYOMING

24WOUNDED KNEE MASSACRE1890Western History/Genealogy Department, Denver Public Library

25NATIONAL AMERICAN WOMAN SUFFRAGE ASSOCIATION FOUNDED189050th Anniversary of Women's Suffrage - 6c (Suffragettes, 1920, and Woman operating Voting Machine)

50th Anniversary of Women's Suffrage - (Suffragettes, 1920, and Woman operating Voting Machine) http://www.usapostagestamps.com/1970/Women_Suffrage_6c.htm26GENERAL ELECTRIC FOUNDED1892This Room is Equipped WithEDISON ELECTRIC LIGHTDo not attempt to light withMatch. Simply turn key on wall by the door

The use of electric for lighting is in no way harmfulTo health, nor does it effect the soundness of sleephttp://www.ge.com/innovation/timeline/index.html27SIERRA CLUB1892John Muir (1838-1914) was America's most famous and influential naturalist and conservationist, and founder of the Sierra Club. This website, known as the "John Muir Exhibit" features his life and contributions. http://www.sierraclub.org/john_muir_exhibit/28BALTIMORE CRISIS1891The Baltimore Crisis was a diplomatic incident that took place between Chile and the United States of America as the result of growing US influence in the South Coast of the Pacific in the 1890s. It remains a nodal event because it marked a dramatic shift in United States-Chile relations. It was triggered by the stabbing of two US sailors in the "True Blue Saloon" in Valparaso on 16. October 1891.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baltimore_Crisis29Homestead Strike1892It was one of the most serious disputes in US labor history. The dispute occurred at the Homestead Steel Works in the Pittsburgh-area town of Homestead, Pennsylvania. The Amalgamated Association of Iron and Steel Workers (AA) was an American labor union formed in 1876. It was a craft union representing skilled iron and steel workers.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homestead_Strike30EXPANSION OF SECOND MORRILL ACT 1890Historically black schools as land grant collegesThis act required each state to show that race was not an admissions criterion, or else to designate a separate land-grant institution for persons of color.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morrill_Land-Grant_Colleges_Act31America 1893 - 1899By Dan McCoy

1893Thomas Edison receives the first patent for the first motion pictureGrover Cleveland reelected president (first president to serve two non-consecutive terms)Panic of 1893 beginsLargest economic depression to effect the U.S. until the Great DepressionCaused by the overzealous lending/investments in railroads; numerous bank failures occur.

1893 ContinuedWorlds Fair in Chicago (May-Oct.), 27 million attend400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus arrival in the new worldBecomes place for lectures and scholarly meetings, and a place for women to express discontent on issues of equality (Stubblefield & Keane, P. 145)

1894-1895Booker T. Washington Delivers the Atlanta Compromise speechGeorge Selden granted first patent for the Automobile (horseless carriage)(Father, Henry R. Selden defended Susan B. Anthony in 1873 for unlawfully voting as a woman)W.E.B. Dubois becomes first African American to receive a PhD. From Harvard.

1896Utah becomes 45th State. William McKiney elected the 25th U.S. President. Gold becomes the base currency.

http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/presidents/williammckinley/1897-18991898 Spanish-American war (April-August).U.S. victorious; U.S. granted control over Cuba, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Philippines.Annie Oakley (a sharp-shooter and member of the Buffalo Bills Wild West Show) promotes the service of women in the Spanish-American war by offering her services on a voluntary basis.Hawaii is annexed; does not become a state until 1959. 1899 Mt. Rainier National Park is established, 5th National Park.