City at Night, ca. 1902
Color wood-block print
4 x 5 inches
Collection of the Byrdcliffe Art Colony of the Woodstock Guild, Alf Evers
Gift of The Douglas C. James Charitable Trust
Thatcher at Forge
21 x 16 inches
Collection of Jean and Jim Young
Tin Train Engine Toy
11 x 7 1/4 x 5 3/4 inches
Collection of the Historical Society of Woodstock
more than 25 million immigrants enter U.S. from Southern and Eastern Europe,
Asia, and Latin America
Exclusion act closes borders to the Chinese
Quota system favors British, restricts others (lifted in 1965)
Number of people living in U.S. cities doubled
New York State canals completed
Transcontinental Rail Road completed
4,000 cars in the United States
Wright brothers first successful airplane flight
9 million cars in U.S., assembly-line production, Henry Ford
Half million patents for new inventions
Industrial Revolution, new way of making steel – impact on railroads,
Edison invents the light bulb and phonograph
Andrew Carnegie creates Carnegie Steel
Kodak introduces its $1.00 Box Brownie camera, access to all
800,000 telephones in use, 24 years after it was invented by Alexander
Movements of the Early 1900s
They fought for government regulations on: industry monopolies, child
labor, labor, alcohol consumption, voting rights for women. Included religious
1909 NAACP founded. Began the anti-lynching movement
and fought for many other causes important to African-American citizens
including voting rights and combating Jim Crow laws. Social reformer Jane
Addams and educator John Dewey were among its founding members.
Davidson and Castillo, The American Nation: Beginnings Through 1877.
Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2000.
John A. The American Nation: A History of the United States Since
1865. New York: Harper Collins Publishers, 1991.
The American Experience, America 1900.