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Maturation Era - the Gilded Age: 1881 - 1913

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Maturation Era - the Gilded Age: 1881 - 1913: The articles in this section on United States History relate to the dates covered from 1881-1913 in the Maturation Era, popularly known as the Gilded Age.

Definition and Summary of the Maturation Era - the Gilded Age: 1881 - 1913
Summary and definition:
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.

President Chester Arthur and the Maturation Era: Chester Arthur Presidency (1881-1885)
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.

President Chester Arthur
Pendleton Civil Service Reform Act
1882 Chinese Exclusion Act
Immigration Act of 1882
1885 Alien Contract Labor Law
Mexican Migration
The Star-Route Scandal
The Brooklyn Bridge
The Washington Monument
The First Skyscraper
 

President Grover Cleveland and the Maturation Era: First Grover Cleveland Presidency (1885-1889)
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. 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.

President Grover Cleveland
The Statue of Liberty
The Haymarket Riot
1886 Charleston Earthquake
The Dawes Severalty Act
Grain Elevators
Granger Movement
Interstate Commerce Act
Klondike Gold Rush

President Grover Cleveland and the Maturation Era: Second Grover Cleveland Presidency (1893-1897)
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.

The Panic of 1893
The Pullman Strike
Chicago World's Fair
Ferris Wheel Invention
The Wild West
Cowboys of the Old West
Cowboy Clothes 1800s
Atlanta Compromise
Atlanta Compromise Speech
Plessy vs. Ferguson Case
 

President Benjamin Harrison and the Maturation Era: Benjamin Harrison Presidency (1889-1893)
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.

President Benjamin Harrison
Billion Dollar Congress
Ghost Dance Movement
Wounded Knee Massacre
Queen Liliuokalani of Hawaii
Sherman Antitrust Act
McKinley Tariff
Ellis Island History
Ellis Island Immigration Process
US Immigration Laws History
US Labor Unions History
Populism in America
Urbanization in America
Black Populism

President William McKinley and the Maturation Era: William McKinley Presidency (1897-1901) & (1901)
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.

President William McKinley
The Dingley Tariff, 1897
Protectionism and Tariffs
Spanish-American War
1898 Treaty of Paris
1898 Erdman Railway Labor Act
Grant's Tomb
Gold Standard Act of 1900
City of Greater New York
The Annexation of Hawaii
The Boxer Rebellion
Galveston Hurricane
Zeppelin Airship
President McKinley Assassination

President Theodore Roosevelt and the Maturation Era: Theodore Roosevelt Presidency (1901-1905) & (1905-1909)
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.

President Theodore Roosevelt
Anthracite Coal Strike of 1902
The Progressive Movement
Progressive Era Timeline
The Muckrakers
Progressive Reforms
Square Deal Domestic Policy
Henry Ford and the Model T
1906 Pure Food and Drug Act
1906 Federal Meat Inspection Act
Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine
1904 Northern Securities Case
Social Darwinism
Niagara Movement
Niagara Movement Speech
Niagara Movement Declaration of Principles
NAACP Facts and Timeline
Facts and Biography of the Wright Brothers
Wright Brothers Timeline of Flight
The Conservation Movement
Environmentalism History
Famous Environmentalists
National Monuments Act ( Antiquities Act)
Devils Tower Facts
Grand Canyon Facts
Grand Canyon History Timeline
San Francisco Earthquake
Panic of 1907
Immigration Act of 1907
Dillingham Commission
Old Immigrants vs New Immigrants
Nativism in America

President William Taft and the Maturation Era: William Taft Presidency (1909-1913)
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.

President William Taft
The Progressive Movement
Progressive Reforms
Payne-Aldrich Tariff Act of 1909
Mann-Elkins Act of 1910
Ballinger-Pinchot Scandal
Taft's Dollar Diplomacy
Postal Savings System
Alcatraz Prison History
US and the Mexican Revolution
Mexican Migration
Sinking of the Titanic Facts
Titanic Ship Facts
Angel Island Immigration Station

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