Maturation Era

 

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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.

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 ActThe Pendleton Act reformed the Spoils System
  
1882 Chinese Exclusion ActThe law to banned Chinese immigrants to the United States of America for 10 years
  
Immigration Act of 1882The Immigration Act of 1882 restricted immigrants from Europe and made several categories of immigrants ineligible entry into the United States
  
1885 Alien Contract Labor LawThe Foran Act or Alien Contract Labor Law virtually banned foreign contract labor
  
Mexican MigrationThe history and Push Pull factors of Mexican Migration
  
The Star-Route ScandalInvolving bribery and corruption of Federal postal officials
  
The Brooklyn BridgeThe 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 SkyscraperThe 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 LibertyFacts and stats about the Statue of Liberty
  
The Haymarket RiotThe 1886 Haymarket riot and the Haymarket Chicago bombing perpetrated by anarchists
  
1886 Charleston EarthquakeThe Charleston Earthquake reached between 6.6 and 7.3 on the Richter scale.
  
The Dawes Severalty ActLearn about the significance and effect of the Dawes Act
  
Grain ElevatorsLearn about the Grain elevators that were invented in 1842 by Joseph Dart and Robert Dunbar and became known as the "Prairie Skyscrapers"
  
Granger MovementA coalition of U.S. farmers that inspired the state 'Granger Laws' and backed the Interstate Commerce Act.
  
Interstate Commerce ActThe 1887 Interstate Commerce Act was passed to curb the Railroad companies
  
Klondike Gold RushGeorge 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 1893The Panic of 1893 led to a four year economic depression with 20% unemployment
  
The Pullman StrikeThe Pullman Strike, a widespread railroad strike caused by the Panic of 1893
  
Chicago World's FairRead about the wonders of the World's Columbian Exposition aka Chicago's World Fair
  
Ferris Wheel InventionThe Ferris Wheel was invented for the Chicago's World Fair
  
The Wild WestThe end of period referred to the Wild West - Outlaws, Gunslingers and Lawmen
  
Cowboys of the Old WestThe cowboys, cattle herders, ranchers and the cattle drives
  
Cowboy Clothes 1800sDescription and history of cowboy clothes worn in the 1880s
  
Atlanta CompromiseBooker T. Washington and the 1895 Atlanta Compromise.
  
Atlanta Compromise SpeechThe words and text of the Atlanta Compromise Speech.
  
Plessy vs. Ferguson CaseThe 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

 

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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 CongressThe Dependent Pension Bill cost the government over a billion dollars.
  
Ghost Dance MovementThe Ghost Dance movement ended with the death of Sitting Bull
  
Wounded Knee Massacre400 men, wo men and children of the Lakota Sioux were massacred by the 7th Cavalry.
  
Queen Liliuokalani of HawaiiRead about the last Queen of Hawaii and the Annexation of Hawaii
  
Sherman Antitrust ActSherman Antitrust Act, 1890, first measure passed by the U.S. Congress to prohibit monopolies
  
McKinley TariffA protective tariff (tax), framed by future president William McKinley, that raised the average duty on foreign imports to almost 50%.
  
Ellis Island HistoryEllis Island opened in Upper New York Bay as a federal immigration inspection station in 1892
  
Ellis Island Immigration ProcessThe Ellis Island Immigration Process and the inspections and tests of immigrants
  
US Immigration Laws HistoryThe US Immigration Laws History provides facts and a timeline from 1800's to the present
  
US Labor Unions HistoryFacts and a timeline about the formation of Unions
  
Populism in AmericaThe rise of Populism and the formation of the Populist Party by the American farmers
  
Urbanization in AmericaHistory, Causes, Effects of Urbanization in America
  
Black PopulismHistory 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, 1897The highest protective tariff in the history of the United States
  
Protectionism and TariffsThe history of Protectionism, Protectionist politicians and Tariffs
  
Spanish-American WarAmerican victory in the short conflict with Spain gave United States  new international power
  
1898 Treaty of ParisThe 1898 Treaty of Paris followed the Spanish-American War
  
1898 Erdman Railway Labor ActThe law set up arbitration procedures to settle railway disputes
  
Grant's TombThe General Grant National Memorial, the final resting place of President Ulysses S. Grant
  
Gold Standard Act of 1900The Act established gold as the only standard for redeeming paper money
  
City of Greater New YorkThe consolidation of New York City in 1898
  
The Annexation of HawaiiThe Annexation of Hawaii
  
The Boxer RebellionThe Boxer Rebellion in China 1899 - 7 September 1901
  
Galveston HurricaneThe Galveston Hurricane, Texas - the deadliest hurricane in United States history.
  
Zeppelin AirshipThe Zeppelin Airship designed by Count Ferdinand Graf von Zeppelin
  
President McKinley AssassinationFacts 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 1902The Anthracite Coal Strike of 1902 saw the intervention of President Roosevelt
  
The Progressive MovementThe Progressive Movement led to political and social reforms in America
  
Progressive Era TimelineDetails of dates, events, reforms and laws passed during the Progressive Era.
  
The MuckrakersThe crusading journalists, photographers and authors of the Progressive Era.
  
Progressive ReformsList of the Progressive Reforms made at city, state and federal level
  
Square Deal Domestic PolicyRoosevelt's Square Deal policy to for Control of the corporations, Consumer protection and Conservation of natural resources
  
Henry Ford and the Model TThe history of Henry Ford and the Model T, the automobile that revolutionized transportation in America
  
1906 Pure Food and Drug ActThe Pure Food and Drug Act was a major reform in the Progressive Era
  
1906 Federal Meat Inspection ActThe 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 DoctrineAsserted the right of the United States to intervene in Latin America
  
1904 Northern Securities CaseVictory 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 DarwinismThe origins and history of Social Darwinism in America
  
Niagara Movement W.E.B. Du Bois, formed the Niagara Movement in 1905
  
Niagara Movement SpeechRead 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 Timeline1909 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
 
Facts and Biography of the Wright BrothersComprehensive Facts and photos about the lives and aircraft of the Wright Brothers
  
Wright Brothers Timeline of FlightWright Brothers Timeline of Flight
  
The Conservation MovementGoals and accomplishments of the conservationists and the Conservation Movement
  
Environmentalism HistoryThe history of Environmentalism and important environmentalists
  
Famous EnvironmentalistsDetails, 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 FactsThe Devils Tower was the nation's first National Monument.
  
Grand Canyon FactsRoosevelt proclaimed the Grand Canyon National Monument in 1908
  
Grand Canyon History TimelineLearn about the inhabitants of this beautiful area in the Grand Canyon History Timeline
  
San Francisco EarthquakeThe devastation and destruction of the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake
  
Panic of 1907The Panic of 1907 aka the Bankers' Panic or Knickerbocker Crisis
  
Immigration Act of 1907Read about the provisions of the Immigration Act of 1907
  
Dillingham CommissionThe purpose, conclusion, effects and significance of the Dillingham Commission
  
Old Immigrants vs New ImmigrantsThe differences between Old and New Immigration.
  
Nativism in AmericaThe 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 MovementThe Progressive Movement continued during the Taft Presidency
  
Progressive ReformsProgressive Reforms made at city, state and federal level
  
Payne-Aldrich Tariff Act of 1909The Payne-Aldrich Tariff Act alienated President Taft from the Progressives and Conservative Republicans
  
Mann-Elkins Act of 1910The law extended t the authority of the Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC)
  
Ballinger-Pinchot ScandalThe Ballinger-Pinchot affair over lands in Alaska split the Republican party
  
Taft's Dollar DiplomacyTaft's attempts at "Dollar Diplomacy" failed
  
Postal Savings SystemFacts and info on the Postal Savings Depository Act and Postal Savings System
  
Alcatraz Prison HistoryDiscover facts and info about Alcatraz Prison History - the prisoners and life inside
  
US and the Mexican RevolutionUS intervention and involvement in the Mexican Revolution (1910 - 1920)
  
Mexican MigrationHistory and overview of Mexican Migration to the United States
  
Sinking of the Titanic FactsDiscover facts about the disaster and the chilling 'Strange but True' events
  
Titanic Ship FactsFantastic facts about the opulent Titanic - the decks, facilities and even a menu
  
Angel Island Immigration StationAngel Island Immigration Station opened in the San Francisco Bay, California
  
16th amendment added to the ConstitutionAuthorizing Congress to collect income taxes
  
17th amendment added to the ConstitutionStating 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.

 

 

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