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American Colossus Timeline
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JP Morgan creates US Steel after buying Carnegie Steel Company from Andrew Carnegie.
President Chester A. Arthur signs the Chinese Exclusion Act which would prevent ordinary Chinese laborers from emigrating to the United States.
Union Pacific member hired themselves through the Credit Mobilier Company for inflated profits. They paid government officials to keep quiet and when this situation was exposed it would be known as the Credit Mobilier Scandal.
Booker T. Washington and southern white leaders agree upon the Atlanta Compromise which meant that blacks would submit to white rule in exchange for education and due process in law.
Dawes Act was enacted to encourage Indians to assimilate into American societies rather than live in tribes.
Eugene Debs, head of the American Railway Union, leads the Pullman Railway Strike.
President William McKinley signed the Gold Standard Act stating that American paper money was to only be backed by gold.
The National Grange of the Patrons of Husbandry was created to social and educational resources to farmers. It later led to the Farmer's Alliance and the Populist Movement.
The Great Railroad Strike of 1877 began in Martinsburg, West Virginia after the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad cut wages for laborers.
The Great Sioux War was instigated by gold miners seeking gold in Sioux and Plain Indian land.
A bomb went off at the Haymarket Riot and took the lives of policemen.
The Homestead Riot occurred when Henry Clay Frick, Andrew Carnegie's partner, denied workers power to negotiate wage cuts. Frick hired the Pinkerton's and later the National Guard to quell the strike.
The Insular Cases were Supreme Court opinions on the newly acquired territories from the Spanish-American War.
The Interstate Commerce Commission was created to regulate railroads and was a step by the government to regulate big business.
John D. Rockefeller incorporates Standard Oil
Sensationalist yellow-journalism written by Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst leads to U.S. involvement in the Spanish-American War.
Lochner v. New York ruled that a New York law limiting work hours violated the 14th amendment of the Constitution.
Many people from Southern and Eastern Europe emigrated to America in the latter part of the 19th century and the early part of the 20th century.
Plessy v. Ferguson was ruled that institutions would be "separate but equal" supporting segregationist laws.
President Rutherford B. Hayes pulls federal troops out of the South marking the end of Reconstruction.
The Wounded Knee Massacre marked the end of armed conflict between the U.S. army and Lakota Sioux.
The Sherman Anti-trust Act restricted any formation, such as a trust, that prevented trade.
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