Hace 1 día · Historiography Category Portal v t e In United States history, the Gilded Age is a term coined by Mark Twain and used by some historians to refer roughly to the period from 1877 to 1900, which occurred between the Reconstruction Era and the Progressive Era.
Hace 3 días · The history of immigration to the United States details the movement of people to the United States from the colonial era to the present. Throughout U.S. history, the country experienced successive waves of immigration, particularly from Europe and later from Asia and Latin America.
Hace 3 días · Pre-Columbian The New Spain First Republic Second Federal Republic 1864–1928 Modern Timeline Mexico portal v t e History of Mexico Detail of a relief from Palenque, a Classic-era city. Maya script is the only writing system of the pre-Columbian Americas to be completely known and enabled the beginning of recorded history.
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The name Chicago is derived from a French rendering of the indigenous Miami-Illinois word shikaakwa for a wild relative of the onion; it is known to botanists as Allium tricoccum and known more commonly as "ramps". The first known reference to the site of the current city of Chicago as "Checagou" was by Robert de LaSalle around 1679 in a memoir. He...
Beginnings Traditional Potawatomi regalia on display at the Field Museum of Natural History In the mid-18th century, the area was inhabited by the Potawatomi, a Native American tribe who had succeeded the Miami and Sauk and Fox peoples in this region. The first known permanent settler in Chicago was trader Jean Baptiste Point du Sable. Du Sable was...
Hace 10 horas · 1890s. 1890s: Frédéric Swarts invents the first chlorofluorocarbons to be applied as refrigerant. 1890: Robert Gair would invent the pre-cut cardboard box. 1891: Whitcomb Judson invents the zipper. 1892: Léon Bouly invents the cinematograph. 1892: Thomas Ahearn invents the electric oven.
Hace 1 día · The Jim Crow laws were state and local laws introduced in the Southern United States in the late 19th and early 20th centuries that enforced racial segregation, "Jim Crow" being a pejorative term for an African American.  Such laws remained in force until 1965.