History 104 - Exam 1 Study Guide

History 104 - Exam 1 Study Guide - DATES Completion of the...

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DATES Completion of the transcontinental railroad (1869) – Connected the East to the West Battle of Wounded Knee (1890) – 7 th Calvary wanted to remove the Sioux Indians and when a deaf Indian did not turn over his weapon a series of events led to a massacre Plessey v Ferguson (1896) – upheld racial segregation (particularly railroads), under the doctrine of "separate but equal" Spanish American War (1898) – over the issues of the liberation of Cuba. The war began after American demand for the resolution of the Cuban fight for independence was rejected by Spain. Triangle Fire (1911) – New York – largest industrial disaster in the history of New York. 148 Garment works died from fire or jumped to their death. The fire led to requiring improved factory safety standard. Federal Reserve Act (1913) – created the Federal Reserve System, the central banking system of the United States of America, which was signed into law by President Woodrow Wilson. U.S. enters World War I (1917) – The Lusitania's sinking was the biggest influence on the American decision to enter the war. Stock Market Crash of 1929 Job loss and panic made everyone pull their stocks Election of Franklin Roosevelt (1932) – 32 nd president of the United States. Created the
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