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Homestead Act 1862

Federal government gave free land to People to settle in the west.

Civil War Ends 1865

Southern economy is destroyed; federal government is strongest.

13 Amendment 1865

Abolished slavery; 4 million freeman with nothing.

14th amendment 1867

Defined citizenship; no state may deny due process or equal protection.

First transcontinental railroad 1869

Connected Western raw materials to the eastern factories for industrialization.

15th amendment 1870

Voting rights to citizens regardless of race

15th amendment 1870

Voting rights to citizens regardless of race

Chisholm Trail 1870

Cattle trail to drive Texas long horn to rail road towns

Tammany hall scandal 1871

Political machine that received kickbacks; New York; boss tweed.

Knights of labor formed 1876

Labor union that strived to organize workers for social reforms.

Battle of little big horn 1876

Indian battle; government took over land.

Compromise of 1877

Democrats allowed Rutherford to be inaugurated peacefully, in exchange for removal of all federal troops in south

Electric light invented 1876

Invited by Thomas Edison

Jim Crow laws( de hire segregation) enacted 1880's

African Americans and whites segregated by law in all southern states

Tuskegee institute 1881

Vocational school created by booker T Washington. Wanted economic progress. Beloved this would lead to political equality.

American Red Cross founded

Founded for national emergency assistance.

Chinese exclusion act 1882

Prohibited all immigration of all Chinese labored

Rockefeller forms standard oil 1882

Controlled 90% of U.S. refineries. (Monopoly on oil)

Pendleton Civil Service Act 1883

Southern whites guaranteed blacks would receive basic education and die process

Hay market riot 1886

After math of a bombing that took place at a labor demonstration

Hay market riot 1886

After math of a bombing that took place at a labor demonstration

American federation of labor formed 1886

First federal labor union