Industrialization 1876

In 1876 Alexander Graham Bell invented the first phone. This happened by the help of Thomas Watson. Bell began experimenting with ways to transmit sound through electrical current. In 1876 he succeeded. The first call he made was next door to Watson saying "Come here, Watson, I want you." This changed the way of living because it made it easier to get a message across faster and more efficiently. Finally in 1877 Bell organized the Bell telephone company, which became American Telephone and Telegraph Company (AT&T)
Alexander Graham Bell
The first phone

Industrialization 1888

In 1888 George Eastman invents the first hand held camera , the Kodak. Later he offers the Brownie camera which was a smaller camera for children. By 1927 Kodak was the biggest company in the world. This invention made life more fun cause the public could now take pictures and make memories to share with their families. This impacted society cause everyone started to take more and more pictures and we have them now today to teach us about that era.
First camera
George Eastman

Urban America 1870

The 15th prohibits states to deny people of certain race, color, or previous condition of servitude the right to vote. But before then African Americans were denied the right to vote because of the color of their skin. The amendment was ratified. In 1890 Mississippi began requiring citizens to pay an $2.00 poll tax. Almost all poor African Americans couldn't pay resulting in segregation at the polls once again. Other southern states adopted similar restriction, Louisiana, the number of African American votes fell from 130,000 to 5,300 in the years of 1890-1900. In Alabama the number fell from 181,000 to about 3,700. This impacted society because people became very harsh on African Americans and made people judge more and more causing problems.
Invitation to a party about ratification of amendment

Electric Trolley Car 1887

In 1887 engineer Frank J. Sprague developed the first electric trolley car. The first line opened in Richmond, Virginia. Now traffic could be moved easily and more efficient. Much faster than horse and trolley car. Also there now people didn't have to clean up after horses. This bettered society in many ways and brought the city together. Making it easier to do more in the city.
Trolley car

Spanish American War 1898

The Spanish American war was a dispute over Cuba being independent and a sugar tariff. Many believed the Cubans were treated wrong because of journalists writing back in America about poor treatments in Cuba, but they exaggerated those accusations. Yellow journalists began to write lies about what was happening in Cuba. This changed society because Americans believed the journalists and began to send guns into Cuba from Florida, helping the Cuban forces. This also changed society because then Americans started to listen to journalists back home and started jumping to conclusions. Now today there are laws that make it illegal to write lies in newspapers or magazines
What Cubans were believed to look like; Yellow Journalists

Anglo-Saxonism 1885

Anglo-Saxonism is the Belief that english-speaking nations had superior characters, ideas, and systems of government and were going to dominate the world. This changed society because people started to judge people and think of themselves higher than others. They started to believe that they could do more and be better than everyone else causing conflict. Fights and words would be exchanged. This caused society to become hostile and turned everyone against each other.

Food and Drug Act 1906

In 1905 a journalist published a series of articles in Collier's magazine describing the patent medicine business. These articles explained that patent companies were patenting products that contained cocaine,alcohol, sugar, and food coloring. Consumers had no way to know what they were consuming and to know if the product actually worked or not. This angered Americans and made a uproar on consumers not using certain products. Americans also were worried about the food they consumed. Dr. W.H. Wiley, chief chemist at the United States Department of Agriculture, had issued reports documenting reports of dangerous preservatives in what he called "embalmed meat". Then in 1906 Upton Sinclair published his book The Jungle. His book included accounts in Chicago Slaughterhouses. In his book he saw many disturbing things that scared Americans. Also Americans became sick and angry. It made consumers become vegetarians . Roosevelt and congress responded by passing the Meat Inspection Act, passed in 1906. The Pure Food and Drug Act was passed the same day.
These books gave insight, to the consumers

Woman's Suffrage 1920

Woman's Suffrage

The woman's Suffrage movement got off to a slow start. Abolishing slavery took priority when it came to woman getting the right to vote. After the Civil war congress introduced the 14th and 15th amednements that granted citizenship to African Americans. Woman wanted the right to vote too but republicans refused.

Trying hard to get the vote

In 1915 Carrie Chapman Catt became NAWSA's leader and tried to mobilize the movement in one last push. The vote was taken to congress but wasn't passed because of two votes.

Women Get the Vote

During the midterm elections of 1918, Catt used NAWSA's resources to defeat two anti Suffrage senators. In June 1919 the senate passed the amendment by slightly more than two thirds vote needed. On August 26, 1920, after three -fourths of the states ratified the 19th amendment, guaranteeing women the right to vote, went into effect
This changed society because woman one held some sort of power and could now be in office and make decisions in congress. Some people didn't like this and spoke out against it publicly, but woman took a stand.

Race riots 1919

In the summer of 1919 25 race riots broke out across the US. African American leader James Weldon Johnson called the summer of 1919 "The Red Summer" because of all the blood shed. They began in July, when a mob of angry white people burned shops and homes in an African American neighborhood in Longview, Texas. A week later in Washington D.C., gangs if African Americans and whites fought each other for days. The worst riot was in Chicago after African Americans went to a white beach and targeted a African American teenager by throwing rocks at him causing him to drown. A full scale riot erupted. Angry African Americans attacked white neighborhoods while whites attached African American neighborhoods. The riot lasted for two weeks. National guard came in to restore order. 38 people died including 15 white and 23 blacks. Over 500 were injured. This affected society because citizens had to witness violence in the streets nitghtly and it waS frightening to go out into the streeets during these times. People became boycotting white and African American business depending on their view if the riots. Racial tension hung in the air even after the riots came to an end.
Chicago riots

The United states enter the war 1917

We entered the war for many reasons mainly because of the the Germans sinking the Lusitania. They did this because they started to sink any ship that was believed to be carrying any goods for the enemy. It took nearly two years until the Americans entered the war but it gave them time to prepare the army. The sinking though changed how Americans felt about entering the war. 1,195 people were killed 128 of them were Americans. In January 1917, a German official named Arthur Zimmermann sent a telegram to the German ambassador in Mexico asking him to make an offer to the Mexican government, if Mexico agreed to become an ally to Germany in a war with the United States, Germany promised Mexico that it would regain its lost territory in Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona after the war. British intercepted the telegram, soon to be leaked to American newspapers. Then on February 1, 1917 Germany resumed unrestricted submarine territory. The Germans sank 6 US submarines. Finally president Wilson appeared and announced on April 2, 1917 declaring that the world must be made safe for democracy. Wilson asked congress to declare war on Germany. This impacted society because men became anxious to go to war and everyone played a role. Women stayed and helped the family and went and fought. This caused American to come together.
We enter war

Model T 1908

Henry Ford adopted the Moving assembly line. This divided operations into simple tasks and cut unnecessary motion to a minimum. In 1913 ford installed the first moving assembly line at his plant in highland park, Michigan. By 1925 ford was assembling a car every 10 seconds. In the model T's first year 1908 it sold for $850. By 1914 it was selling for $490. Three years later a more demand and faster assembly line brought the price down to $360. This changed society because it made more jobs for Americans and caused more leisure time. Now Americans could live in the suburbs and relieved some congestion in the city.
Model T

Credit 1920

One aspect of the growing economy was individual borrowing, Credit. 75% of Americans bought their radios on credit and 60% of Americans bought their cars on credit. This changed society because now Americans had more freedom to do more things, this also hurt Americans because they were buying more on credit then what they had coming in on income.
Credit card in 1920

Finally I used the book a lot
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