1880 1889 presentation

Industrialization and urbanization (1880’s-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 houses Settlement workers helped lead the efforts to form the NAACP, etc. Progressive Era (1890’s-1920’s) in which prohibition, women’s suffrage, and social activism and reforms were the dominant themes.

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Industrialization and urbanization (1880’s-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 houses

Settlement workers helped lead the efforts to form the NAACP, etc.

Progressive Era (1890’s-1920’s) in which

prohibition, women’s suffrage, and social activism and

reforms were the dominant themes.

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By Matt Jost

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James A. Garfield Elected

After his assignation in 1881 he was succeeded by Chester Arthur

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Grover Cleveland Wins Election

Marries First Lady in 1886 in White House

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The French began work on the Panama Canal

Failed after 13 years

Thomas Edison received a patent for the LIGHT BULB

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Thomas 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. Guiteau Dies two months later

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Western Outlaw Jesse James is shot by Robert Ford

A member of his band $5,000 reward

Practice of polygamy is outlawed by legislation in U.S.

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Brooklyn Bridge is opened

Took 14 years to construct

Five standard times zones established

Helped end confusion for railroad companies in U.S. and Canada

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Federation 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 construction

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Washington Monument dedicated to President Chester A. Arthur

Statue of Liberty arrived in New York harbor

Rock Springs, Wyoming mining incident White miners kill 28 Chinese coworkers

Forces several hundred to leave area

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Dr. John Pemberton invents coca-cola

Statue of Liberty is Dedicated to President Grover Cleveland

University of Wyoming was established

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Darlene Lowndes

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1887 • Earthquake scienceEarth Sciences professors set up the Western Hemisphere's first string of seismographic stations, to systematically record seismic activity and publish these earthquake records


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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 Actsof 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 classrather than higher education's historic core of classical studies.


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http://library of congress http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Land_Run_of_1889

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North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Washington

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PA June


Main Street,



The New

York Times




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Jane Addams Hull-House Museum

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Western History/Genealogy Department, Denver Public Library

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50th Anniversary of Women's Suffrage -

(Suffragettes, 1920, and Woman operating Voting Machine)


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This Room is Equipped WithEDISON ELECTRIC LIGHTDo not attempt to light with

Match. 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 sleep


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John 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.


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The 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 UnitedStates-Chile relations. It was triggered by the stabbing of two US sailorsin the "True Blue Saloon" in Valparaíso on 16. October 1891.


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It 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.


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Historically black schools as land grant colleges

This 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.


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By Dan McCoy

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Thomas Edison receives the first patent for the

first motion picture

Grover Cleveland reelected president (first

president to serve two non-consecutive terms)

Panic of 1893 begins

Largest economic depression to effect the U.S. until the Great DepressionCaused by the overzealous

lending/investments in railroads; numerous bank failures occur.

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Worlds Fair in Chicago (May-Oct.), 27 million


400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus’ arrival in the new world

Becomes place for lectures and scholarly meetings, and a place for women to express discontent on issues of equality (Stubblefield & Keane, P. 145)

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Booker T. Washington Delivers the Atlanta Compromise speech

George 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.

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Utah becomes 45th State.

William McKiney elected the 25th U.S. President.

Gold becomes the base currency.


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1898 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

Bill’s Wild West Show) promotes the service of women in the

Spanish-American war by offering her services on a voluntary


Hawaii is annexed; does not become a state until 1959.

1899 Mt. Rainier National Park is established, 5th National