timeline of world history

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The Age of Expansion

The American Civil War

Reconstruction

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The World Wars

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The Progressive Era

1879-1917

  • 1868: Carnegie Steel Company is formed.
  • 1869: George Westinghouse invents the airbrake.
  • 1870: Standard Oil Company is formed.
  • 1876: Alexander Graham Bell invents the telephone.
  • 1879: Thomas Edison invents the electric light.
  • 1882: Chinese Exclusion Act
  • 1883: Brooklyn Bridge is completed.
  • 1886: The American Federation of Labor is founded.
    • Interstate Commerce Act.
  • 1889: Jane Addams founds Hull House.
  • 1890: North American Women's Suffrage Association is founded.
    • The Sherman Antitrust Act.
  • 1892: The Homestead Strike.
    • General Electric Company formed.
  • 1894: The Pullman strike.
  • 1895: U.S. vs. E. C. Knight Company.
  • 1898: Spanish American War
  • 1901: US Steel Corporation formed.
  • 1904: Panama Canal Zone acquired.
    • The National Child Labor Committee is formed.
  • 1905: Industrial Workers of the World is formed.
  • 1909: NAACP is founded.
  • 1913: The Sixteenth Amendment is ratified.
    • The Seventeenth Amendment is ratified.
  • 1914: The Federal Trade Commission is established.
    • The Clayton Antitrust acts are passed.
    • United States invades Veracruz in Mexico.
  • 1915: The USS Lusitania is sunk by a German submarine
  • 1916: Adamson Act

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