1890s - 1909

By: Laila W , Kailey J , Julian J , Lauren S

Member 1: 5 most important events

The things listed below are the most important and impactful events to 1890s to 1909 society


- The New Immigrants

· Primarily Eastern and Southern Europeans- Italians, Hungarians, Poles, Russians, Eastern European Jews

· Asia- Chinese, Japanese

· Americas- French Canadians, Mexicans

· PUSH- economic depression, religious persecution and war (conscription)

· PULL- jobs, land, peace and freedom


- Chinese Exclusion act- United States federal law signed by President Chester A. Arthur on May 6, 1882. It was one of the most significant restrictions on free immigration in US history, prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers.


- Sherman Antitrust Act- landmark federal statute in the history of United States antitrust law (or "competition law") passed by Congress in 1890


- JP Morgan- an American financier and banker who dominated corporate finance and industrial consolidation during his time


- Tenement Building-Term given to the overcrowded housing for workers and the poor, referred to as "slum dwellings."


- Horizontal Integration - where companies integrate multiple stages of production of a small number of production units

Member 3: Era Events & Pictures


1890- The wounded knee massacre was a clash between federal troops and the Sioux of South Dakota. It left 150 native Americans dead.in the picture they are posing with the guns used at the massacre.

1891- the U.S. congress assigned responsibility to enforce the immigration policy. This is a cartoon of the bill making congress promise to decrease immigration.

1892- This is a picture of a new immigrant inspection station on Ellis Island.

1893 - The Cherokee Strip Land run was sold for $7,000,000. Almost 100,000 people were gathered around the 42,000 claims which were available to the first person to stake a claim.

1894 - The U.S. Congress designated the first Monday of September as a legal holiday to mark the contributions of labor which is now known as Labor Day.(Response to the Pullman strike)

1895- British and Swedish miners in Rock Springs, Wyoming went on rampage against the Chinese killing 28 and driving hundreds of them out.
1896 -­ Mobs in Seattle killed 5 and forced 200 Chinese onto ships bound for San Francisco.
1897­ - Oil discovered in Bartlesville Oklahoma, for the first time on Indian land which was leased by the Osage tribe.
1898­ - The blockade of cuba started when the U.S. navy aided cuba with the war on Spain.
1898­ - USS Maine sinks in Havana harbor, cause unknown, 258 sailors die
1899­ - the Open Door Policy with China is declared in an attempt to open international markets and retain the integrity of China as a nation.
1900­ -1901­ Platt amendment ​ limited the autonomy of Cuba as a condition for American troop withdrawal
1902­ - cuba gained independence from the united states.
1907­ - the Oklahoma land rush formed the 46th state
1908­ -1909­ the U.S. Troops leave cuba for the first time since the independence

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1890s to 1909 project