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American History Timeline: 1780-2010

American History Timeline: 1780-2010

Pony Express Pony Express Advertisement Pony Express Postmark – 1860, Westbound The Pony Express was a mail service delivering messages, newspapers, mail, and even small packages from St. Joseph, Missouri across the Great Plains, over the Rocky Mountains and the Sierra Nevada to Sacramento, California by horseback, using a series of relay stations. During its 18 months of operation, it reduced the time for messages to travel between the Atlantic and Pacific coasts to about 10 days.[1] From April 3, 1860, to October 1861, it became the West's most direct means of east–west communication before the telegraph was established and was vital for tying the new state of California with the rest of the country. Inception and founding[edit] Alexander Majors The idea of a fast mail route to the Pacific coast was prompted largely by California's newfound prominence and its rapidly growing population. Replica of Pony Express Messenger's Badge Operation[edit] The B.F. Pony Express route[edit] Stations[edit] St.

Encyclopedia of Genealogy Archiving Early America Seattle General Strike The Seattle General Strike of 1919 was a five-day general work stoppage by more than 65,000 workers in the city of Seattle, Washington, which lasted from February 6 to February 11 of that year. Dissatisfied workers in several unions began the strike to gain higher wages after two years of World War I wage controls. Most other local unions, including members of the American Federation of Labor (AFL) and the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), joined the walkout. Although the strike was non-violent and lasted less than a week, government officials, the press, and much of the public viewed the strike as a radical attempt to subvert US institutions. Some commentators raised alarm by calling it the work of Bolsheviks and other radicals inspired by "un-American" ideologies, making it the first concentrated eruption of the anti-Red hysteria[citation needed] that characterized the Red Scare of 1919 and 1920. Background[edit] Strike[edit] Life during the strike[edit] Radical visions[edit]

The WWW Virtual Library Wikispace USI Students examine the historical and intellectual origins of the United States during the Revolutionary and Constitutional eras. They learn about the important political and economic factors that contributed to the outbreak of the Revolution as well as the consequences of the Revolution, including the writing and key ideas of the U.S. Constitution. Students also study the basic framework of American democracy and the basic concepts of America government such as popular sovereignty, federalism, separation of powers, and individual rights. Students study America’s westward expansion, the establishment of political parties, and economic and social change. Finally, students will learn about the growth of sectional conflict, how sectional conflict led to the Civil War, and the consequences of the Civil War, including Reconstruction. The Political and Intellectual Origins of the American Nation: the Revolution and the Constitution, 1763-1789 A. The Formation and Framework of American Democracy

Ole Hanson Ole Hanson, mayor of Seattle and founder of San Clemente, California. Biography[edit] Early years[edit] Ole Hanson was born in a log cabin in Union Grove in Racine County, Wisconsin, the son of Thorsten Hanson and Goro Tostofson Hanson.[1] He was the fifth of six children raised by the Norwegian immigrant couple.[2] As a teenager, the precocious Hanson worked as a tailor during the day and studied law at night.[2] He passed the Wisconsin bar in 1893, despite being two years too young to practice law.[2] In the end, Hanson never did work in the legal profession, instead going into the grocery business before moving west and going into real estate.[3] He worked as a real estate developer and co-founded Lake Forest Park, Washington in 1912 as a rural planned community for professionals in the Seattle area. Political career[edit] In 1918, Hanson was elected the thirty-third mayor of Seattle. The so-called sympathetic Seattle strike was an attempted revolution. Founding San Clemente[edit] [edit]

The Online Books Page: Archives & Indexes General -- Non-English Language -- Specialty There's a vast range of online literature beyond what we index individually on The Online Books Page. Below we list some of the major sources and indexes of free online texts, in all languages, both general and specialized. General These are large, general-purpose collections with substantial English-language listings. Large-scale repositories -- Significant indexes and search aids -- Significant smaller-scale archives Large-scale repositories These are big collections of texts, big enough to act as small library-like collections in their own right. Significant indexes and search aids The sites below primarily provide search engines, indexes or useful link lists for finding online books. Significant smaller-scale archives Everything else we see worth listing that doesn't fit in more specialized categories. Non-English Languages Tyler Chambers's iLoveLanguages site has a comprehensive listing of various language and literature resources.

History of Seattle Seattle is a major port city that has a history of boom and bust. Seattle has on several occasions been sent into severe decline, but has typically used those periods to successfully rebuild infrastructure. There have been at least five such cycles: The lumber-industry boom, followed by the construction of an Olmsted-designed park system.The Klondike gold rush started in 1896, but reached Seattle in July 1897. Bird's-eye view of Seattle in 1889 Early history of Seattle[edit] Seattle, engraving from Harper's New Monthly Magazine (September 1870) What is now Seattle has been inhabited since the end of the last glacial period (c. 8,000 B.C.—10,000 years ago), for at least 4,000 years. George Vancouver was the first European to visit the Seattle area in May 1792 during his 1791-95 expedition to chart the Pacific Northwest.[2] The founding of Seattle is usually dated from the arrival of the Denny Party scouts in September 25, 1851. Seattle was incorporated as a town January 14, 1865.