United States Prior to the 20th Century
Created by azncheng on Sep 10, 2008
Last updated: 03/10/10 at 08:27 PM
The First Transcontinental Rail Road was a rail way that was built between California and Iowa/Nebraska. It was then connected to the already established rail system in the Eastern United States that provided a first ever connection from the Atlantic US to the Pacific US. It cut the travel time between New York City and San Fransisco from a couple weeks by ship and a couple months by land to only a little over 1 day.
Consisted of Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Stanton. Opposed the 15th amendment unless it included women also.
Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth during a plan to overthrow the government and cause chaos by killing Lincoln, William Seward (Secretary of State), and Andrew Johnson (Vice President)
The 15th Amendment to the constitution was done so in 1865 which stated that all African American Men had the right to vote.
President Lincoln issued the first of the two executive orders that stated any slave in the confederate states were freed. He later released another one, one year later applying to specific states.
Federal Government started the first general circulation of paper money called "Greenbacks". They were used to finance the Civil War. All US currency that was issued since 1861 still has full face value.
Political and Social divisions are expected to improve and are brought to greater awareness.
The first Woman's rights convention was held in the summer of 1848 and was the start of woman's social status awareness and suffrage for women
Samuel Morse invented and patented the Telegraph which used the Morse code to transmit messages between telegraphs. He was also the first one to transmit the first message which was "What Hath God Wrought".
The Indian Removal Act was signed by then President Andrew Jackson. The biggest purpose was to help resolve the Georgia-Cherokee dispute and was mainly favored in the south due to this reason. The Act was intended to be voluntary but many Tribe Leaders were threatened/forced to sign removal treaties.
President Jackson is elected and rapidly encourages democracy to grow and become popular.
The star spangled Banner is written by Francis Scott Key. It was originally titled "Defense of Fort McHenry". Would later become the National Anthem in 1916
The population if the US increases 71 million in 100 years. This shows the development of American population in the 1800's and how quickly the population grew from 5 million people in 1800.
The Cotton gin, which is short for Cotton Engine, was invented by Eli Whitney to help speed up the process of pressing cotton. This was important because it speed up the production of a very important crop and industry in the 18th century.
Alexander Hamilton suggested that a national currency be used. The Coinage Act of 1792 established the United States Mint and regulated coinage. The Dollar ($) was established as the standard unit, it was also backed by gold/silver/copper.
Congress charted the Bank of United States as the first central bank for a 20 year period. It Succeeded the Bank of North America
The African American population in the US was slightly more than 750,000 or approximately 19% of the total population. Most were confined to southern states.
The first national bank in America was established. It was located in Philadelphia and is still there on 6th and Chestnut, operated by Wachovia Bank. It is the longest operating bank that is still in its original location in America.
The population consisted of many different cultures and lanuages this problem is multilingualism.
Signed in Philadelphia and primarily written by Thomas Jefferson, The Declaration of Independence stated that the 13 original colonies were no longer under British control nor were they apart of Great Britain. Approved July 2nd, and signed July 4th, it was the birth of a new nation.
Signed in Philadelphia
Declaration of Independence is signed in philadelphia 1776.
Used to finance the Revolutionary War
Benjamin Franklin invents the bifocals for people that are both presbyopia (trouble reading fine print) and myopia (near sighted). They were made by having two lenses for both conditions, cut in half and combined together with the near sighted condition lens on the top.
The Bay Psalm book, also known as the Psalter, was the first book to be printed in British America. The book contained the Psalms, in which people used to sing.
The most popular type of music during the 1600s was religious music, such as hymns and the Psalms.