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Maturation Era - the Gilded Age: 1881 - 1913
The articles in this section on United States History for Kids relate to the dates covered from 1881-1913 the Maturation Era or the Gilded Age. After the bitter conflict of the Civil War and the turmoil during Reconstruction the nation had the opportunity to mature. There was a growth in industry and in the population due to the number of immigrants who came to America to start a new life.

It was a land of opportunity with vast natural resources and the nation  was acquiring wealth and respect from other countries. The government was under the spotlight and various Civil Service Reforms were implemented. Financial policies were aimed at increasing the wealth of America and its citizens. The leaders of the country who were elected president during the Maturation Era, and helped to make United States History, were Chester Arthur, Grover Cleveland, Benjamin Harrison, William McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt and William Taft.

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Maturation Era: United States History from 1881 - 1913
Find interesting facts, history and important information about United States History from 1881 - 1913 in the Maturation Era with a short summary and definition followed by detailed info about each of these important historical events.

Maturation Era: United States History from 1881 - 1913
This article about the Maturation Era in United States History is presented in a unique way by linking the most famous events in the Maturation era of 1881 - 1913 with the presidents who were in power during the time when these important events in American history occurred. An easy way to discover facts, dates and information about the Important historical events in each of the Presidencies that occured during the Maturation Era of United States history that spanned from 1881 - 1913.

President Chester Arthur and the Maturation Era: United States History from 1881 - 1913
Important events in United States History during the presidency of Chester A Arthur includes the Pendleton Civil Service Reform Act, Chinese Exclusion Act and the Star-Route Scandal - United States History for Kids:

Maturation Era: United States History from 1881 - 1913
Chester Arthur Presidency (1881-1885)

President Chester Arthur: Facts, biography, accomplishments and biography of the life of Chester Arthur and summaries of important events during his presidency.

Pendleton Civil Service Reform Act: The Pendleton Act reformed the Spoils System

1882 Chinese Exclusion Act: The law to banned Chinese immigrants to the United States of America for 10 years

Immigration Act of 1882: The Immigration Act of 1882 restricted immigrants from Europe and made several categories of immigrants ineligible entry into the United States

1885 Alien Contract Labor Law: The Foran Act or Alien Contract Labor Law virtually banned foreign contract labor

Mexican Migration: The history and Push Pull factors of Mexican Migration

The Star-Route Scandal: Involving bribery and corruption of Federal postal officials

The Brooklyn Bridge: The Brooklyn Bridge is completed in 1883 - facts about its history and construction

The Washington Monument: Facts and Timeline of the Washington Monument, dedicated on February 21, 1885.

The First Skyscraper: The Home Insurance Building was the First Skyscraper built in 1884

Maturation Era: United States History from 1881 - 1913 - Chester Arthur Presidency

President Grover Cleveland and the Maturation Era: United States History from 1881 - 1913
Important events in United States History during the two presidential terms of office served by Grover Cleveland include the Dawes Severalty Act, The Panic of 1893, Chicago World's Fair and the Interstate Commerce Act - United States History for Kids:

Maturation Era, United States History from 1881 - 1913
First Grover Cleveland Presidency (1885-1889)

President Grover Cleveland: Facts, biography, accomplishments and biography of the life of Grover Cleveland and summaries of important events during his presidency.

The Statue of Liberty: Facts and stats about the Statue of Liberty

The Haymarket Riot: The 1886 Haymarket riot and the Haymarket Chicago bombing perpetrated by anarchists

1886 Charleston Earthquake: The Charleston Earthquake reached between 6.6 and 7.3 on the Richter scale.

The Dawes Severalty Act: Learn about the significance and effect of the Dawes Act

Grain Elevators: Learn about the Grain elevators that were invented in 1842 by Joseph Dart and Robert Dunbar and became known as the "Prairie Skyscrapers"

Granger Movement: A coalition of U.S. farmers that inspired the state 'Granger Laws' and backed the Interstate Commerce Act.

Interstate Commerce Act: The 1887 Interstate Commerce Act was passed to curb the Railroad companies

Klondike Gold Rush: George Carmack discovered Klondike gold on the Yukon River in Alaska

His first presidency ended on March 4, 1889. The next president was Benjamin Harrison.
The second Cleveland term in office began on March 4, 1893

Maturation Era, United States History from 1881 - 1913
Second Grover Cleveland Presidency (1893-1897)

The Panic of 1893: The Panic of 1893 led to a four year economic depression with 20% unemployment

The Pullman Strike: The Pullman Strike, a widespread railroad strike caused by the Panic of 1893

Chicago World's Fair: Read about the wonders of the World's Columbian Exposition aka Chicago's World Fair

Ferris Wheel Invention: The Ferris Wheel was invented for the Chicago's World Fair

The Wild West: The end of period referred to the Wild West - Outlaws, Gunslingers and Lawmen

Cowboys of the Old West: The cowboys, cattle herders, ranchers and the cattle drives

Cowboy Clothes 1800s: Description and history of cowboy clothes worn in the 1880s

Atlanta Compromise: Booker T. Washington and the 1895 Atlanta Compromise.

Atlanta Compromise Speech: The words and text of the Atlanta Compromise Speech.

Plessy vs. Ferguson Case: The impact of the 1896 Plessy vs. Ferguson court case on racial segregation

His second presidency ended on March 4, 1897. The next President was William McKinley

Maturation Era: United States History from 1881 - 1913 - Grover Cleveland Presidency

President Benjamin Harrison and the Maturation Era: United States History from 1881 - 1913
Important events in United States History during the presidency of Benjamin Harrison includes the Billion Dollar Congress, The Ghost Dance War, Queen Liliuokalani of Hawaii and the McKinley Tariff - United States History for Kids:

Maturation Era: United States History from 1881 - 1913
Benjamin Harrison Presidency (1889-1893)

President Benjamin Harrison: Facts, biography, accomplishments and biography of the life of Benjamin Harrison and summaries of important events during his presidency.

Billion Dollar Congress: The Dependent Pension Bill cost the government over a billion dollars.

Ghost Dance Movement: The Ghost Dance movement ended with the death of Sitting Bull

Wounded Knee Massacre: 400 men, wo men and children of the Lakota Sioux were massacred by the 7th Cavalry.

Queen Liliuokalani of Hawaii: Read about the last Queen of Hawaii and the Annexation of Hawaii

Sherman Antitrust Act: Sherman Antitrust Act, 1890, first measure passed by the U.S. Congress to prohibit monopolies

McKinley Tariff: A protective tariff (tax), framed by future president William McKinley, that raised the average duty on foreign imports to almost 50%.

Ellis Island History: Ellis Island opened in Upper New York Bay as a federal immigration inspection station in 1892

Ellis Island Immigration Process: The Ellis Island Immigration Process and the inspections and tests of immigrants

US Immigration Laws History: The US Immigration Laws History provides facts and a timeline from 1800's to the present

US Labor Unions History: Facts and a timeline about the formation of Unions

Populism in America: The rise of Populism and the formation of the Populist Party by the American farmers

Urbanization in America: History, Causes, Effects of Urbanization in America

Black Populism: History timeline and facts about Black Populism

Maturation Era: United States History from 1881 - 1913 - Benjamin Harrison Presidency

President William McKinley and the Maturation Era: United States History from 1881 - 1913
Important events in United States History during the presidency of William McKinley includes the Dingley Tariff, 1897, Spanish-American War and the 1898 Treaty of Paris - United States History for Kids:

Maturation Era: United States History from 1881 - 1913
William McKinley Presidency (1897-1901) & (1901)

President William McKinley: Facts, biography, accomplishments and biography of the life of William McKinley and summaries of important events during his presidency.

The Dingley Tariff, 1897: The highest protective tariff in the history of the United States

Protectionism and Tariffs: The history of Protectionism, Protectionist politicians and Tariffs

Spanish-American War: American victory in the short conflict with Spain gave United States  new international power

1898 Treaty of Paris: The 1898 Treaty of Paris followed the Spanish-American War

1898 Erdman Railway Labor Act: The law set up arbitration procedures to settle railway disputes

Grant's Tomb: The General Grant National Memorial, the final resting place of President Ulysses S. Grant

Gold Standard Act of 1900: The Act established gold as the only standard for redeeming paper money

City of Greater New York: The consolidation of New York City in 1898

The Annexation of Hawaii: The Annexation of Hawaii

The Boxer Rebellion: The Boxer Rebellion in China 1899 - 7 September 1901

Galveston Hurricane: The Galveston Hurricane, Texas - the deadliest hurricane in United States history.

Zeppelin Airship: The Zeppelin Airship designed by Count Ferdinand Graf von Zeppelin

President McKinley Assassination: Facts about the President McKinley Assassination

Maturation Era: United States History from 1881 - 1913 - William McKinley Presidency

President Theodore Roosevelt and the Maturation Era: United States History from 1881 - 1913
Important events in United States History during the presidency of Theodore Roosevelt includes the Square Deal Domestic Policy, Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine, National Monuments Act and the San Francisco Earthquake - United States History for Kids:

Maturation Era: United States History from 1881 - 1913
Theodore Roosevelt Presidency (1901-1905) & (1905-1909)

President Theodore Roosevelt: Facts, biography, accomplishments and biography of the life of Theodore Roosevelt and summaries of important events during his presidency.

Anthracite Coal Strike of 1902: The Anthracite Coal Strike of 1902 saw the intervention of President Roosevelt

The Progressive Movement: The Progressive Movement led to political and social reforms in America

Progressive Era Timeline: Details of dates, events, reforms and laws passed during the Progressive Era.

The Muckrakers: The crusading journalists, photographers and authors of the Progressive Era.

Progressive Reforms: List of the Progressive Reforms made at city, state and federal level

Square Deal Domestic Policy: Roosevelt's Square Deal policy to for Control of the corporations, Consumer protection and Conservation of natural resources

Henry Ford and the Model T: The history of Henry Ford and the Model T, the automobile that revolutionized transportation in America

1906 Pure Food and Drug Act: The Pure Food and Drug Act was a major reform in the Progressive Era

1906 Federal Meat Inspection Act: The Federal Meat Inspection law gave the government the authority inspect, and condemn, any meat product found unfit for human consumption

Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine: Asserted the right of the United States to intervene in Latin America

1904 Northern Securities Case: Victory in the legal case against the company owned by J.P. Morgan, James J. Hill and E.H. Harriman gave Roosevelt the name of "trustbuster"

Social Darwinism: The origins and history of Social Darwinism in America

Niagara Movement : W.E.B. Du Bois, formed the Niagara Movement in 1905

Niagara Movement Speech: Read the text of the famous speech by W.E.B. Du Bois

Niagara Movement Declaration of Principles.: Text and words of the Niagara Movement Declaration of Principles.

NAACP Facts and Timeline: 1909 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)

Facts and Biography of the Wright Brothers: Comprehensive Facts and photos about the lives and aircraft of the Wright Brothers

Wright Brothers Timeline of Flight: Wright Brothers Timeline of Flight

The Conservation Movement: Goals and accomplishments of the conservationists and the Conservation Movement

Environmentalism History: The history of Environmentalism and important environmentalists

Famous Environmentalists: Details, names and timeline of famous American Environmentalists

National Monuments Act ( Antiquities Act): National Monuments Act (1906 American Antiquities Act) was passed into law

Devils Tower Facts: The Devils Tower was the nation's first National Monument.

Grand Canyon Facts: Roosevelt proclaimed the Grand Canyon National Monument in 1908

Grand Canyon History Timeline: Learn about the inhabitants of this beautiful area in the Grand Canyon History Timeline

San Francisco Earthquake: The devastation and destruction of the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake

Panic of 1907: The Panic of 1907 aka the Bankers' Panic or Knickerbocker Crisis

Immigration Act of 1907: Read about the provisions of the Immigration Act of 1907

Dillingham Commission: The purpose, conclusion, effects and significance of the Dillingham Commission

Old Immigrants vs New Immigrants: The differences between Old and New Immigration.

Nativism in America: The rise of Nativism in America

Maturation Era: United States History from 1881 - 1913 - Theodore Roosevelt Presidency

President William Taft and the Maturation Era: United States History from 1881 - 1913
Important events in United States History during the presidency of William Taft includes the Taft's Dollar Diplomacy, Louis Glavis Scandal, Sinking of the Titanic, 16th amendment added to the Constitution and the 17th amendment added to the Constitution - United States History for Kids:

Maturation Era: United States History from 1881 - 1913
William Taft Presidency (1909-1913)

President William Taft: Facts, biography, accomplishments and biography of the life of William Taft and summaries of important events during his presidency.

The Progressive Movement: The Progressive Movement continued during the Taft Presidency

Progressive Reforms: Progressive Reforms made at city, state and federal level

Payne-Aldrich Tariff Act of 1909: The Payne-Aldrich Tariff Act alienated President Taft from the Progressives and Conservative Republicans

Mann-Elkins Act of 1910: The law extended t the authority of the Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC)

Ballinger-Pinchot Scandal: The Ballinger-Pinchot affair over lands in Alaska split the Republican party

Taft's Dollar Diplomacy: Taft's attempts at "Dollar Diplomacy" failed

Postal Savings System: Facts and info on the Postal Savings Depository Act and Postal Savings System

Alcatraz Prison History: Discover facts and info about Alcatraz Prison History - the prisoners and life inside

US and the Mexican Revolution: US intervention and involvement in the Mexican Revolution (1910 - 1920)

Mexican Migration: History and overview of Mexican Migration to the United States

Sinking of the Titanic Facts: Discover facts about the disaster and the chilling 'Strange but True' events

Titanic Ship Facts: Fantastic facts about the opulent Titanic - the decks, facilities and even a menu

Angel Island Immigration Station: Angel Island Immigration Station opened in the San Francisco Bay, California

16th amendment added to the Constitution: Authorizing Congress to collect income taxes

17th amendment added to the Constitution: Stating that people will elect Senators

Maturation Era: United States History from 1881 - 1913 - William Taft Presidency

Crash Course in American History: Summaries of Events in the Maturation Era
A fast overview, or crash course in American History, during the Maturation Era can be obtained from the interesting and important articles on United States History for Kids that can be found in the section. There are summaries and definitions of the key historical events for each of the presidencies of the Maturation Era from 1881 - 1913.

United States History for Kids: Video of US Presidents
The articles in the Maturation section of the United States History for Kids website provides historical facts and information about the important historical events that occurred from 1881 - 1913. The following video will give you additional important facts, history and dates about the personal and political lives of all the US Presidents of the New Nation Era, adding to your knowledge of United States History.

Maturation Era: 1881 - 1913

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