Homestead Act of 1862
act that allowed US citizens to purchase 160 acres of land under the conditions that they would settle and farm the land for at least 5 years ...
Standard Oil Founded 1863
John D.Rockefeller founded the Standard Oil Company he wanted to control all the oil and did successfully control 95 percent of oil refineries
Transcontinental Railroad completed in 1869
Chinese Exclusion Act 1882
This act prohibited all immigration from China tot the United States from 1882-1943; the act was passed to save jobs and promoted white "racial superiority"
This was a landmark Supreme Court decision in 1896; An African American man refused to sit in the place for blacks and said his constitutional rights were being violated ;however he lost the case and this only made Jim Crow laws grow even stronger.