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    1 Sort By Relevance Chronology Florida s Phenomenal and Progressive Political Position in 1893 Date s July 8 1893 Location ORANGE Florida Tag s Election 1893 1890s Florida Winter Park American Politics In the late nineteenth century several factors contributed to the establishment of the post Reconstruction era South Such factors include creating a balance between agrarian and industrial economic profit establishing a sustainable political atmosphere and moving towards development

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    was the day he was sworn into the House of Representatives While this may have been the most significant event for Mumford Laban Wheaton a seasoned representative and Federalist from Massachusetts knew there were matters of state to be addressed on that day Two petitions were redirected to the Committee of Commerce and Manufacturers Florida s Phenomenal and Progressive Political Position in 1893 Date s July 8 1893 Location ORANGE

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    William Rockefeller and President Grover Cleveland along with several senators and acclaimed citizens from the nation s capital Along with its great publicity it brought good business with job opportunities for African Americans in the neighboring area Even after legal protections made for the newly freed slaves it was still difficult for African Americans to obtain decent jobs with a good salary After the Civil War there were plenty of displaced African Americans citizens looking for a place to live and work in the South Despite the abolition of slavery land ownership rights were restricted making it difficult for blacks to become financially stable Chase and Chapman were about to market their town to the wealthy white northerners in 1881 as a winter resort and a sound financial investment for the developing citrus industry Needing an abundant labor force to work in hotels and groves They welcomed the former slaves as member of the community Winter Most of the job opportunities for African Americans were working in hotels such as the Seminole Hotel which was a one of the only businesses in Florida that employed African Americans during this time Not only did they employ men and women but also children to carry out these duties When the famous decided to stay at the hotel most every worker had to work double they would also be given additional jobs such as driving the carriage to the train station to pick up and drop off the guest The workers were treated well at the hotel and made a decent salary While other businesses still discriminated against the newly freed African Americans the Seminole Hotel hired them in a heartbeat Through their affiliation with wealthy northerner hotel guests local African Americans were able to find off season jobs such maintaining gardens for

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    Location Washington City District of Columbia Tag s Agriculture Economy The Sherman Anti Trust Act represented the first action by the federal government to curb business monopolies The Act declared the illegality of any contract or combination between business entities that resulted in restraining trade The Act also granted government attorneys and district courts the authority to investigate these trusts The Farmers Alliance actively supported government Farmers Alliance Leaders in Tennessee Work to Influence Democratic Party before State Governor s Election Date s January 1 1890 to July 15 1890 Location DAVIDSON Tennessee Tag s Agriculture After its establishment in July 1889 membership of the Farmers Alliance grew rapidly and reached over 100 000 people in 1890 The Alliance widely proclaimed their goal to influence the Democratic Party Throughout the year the Alliance engaged in a publicity campaign to sway Party actions and nominations Newspapers played an important part in this publicity campaign The Nashville Banner Women and Temperance Date s 1890 to 1900 Location SMYTH Virginia Tag s Government Law Politics Women In the 1890s The Voice a leading newspaper on temperance raised its concern on a new issue threatening the temperance movement and specifically women It seemed that people supporting the temperance movement had overlooked another venue in which alcohol might have been ingested which could cause harm The newspaper warned of the use of alcohol in food preparation specifically in the Nat G Hutcheson s Scrapbook Date s 1890 to 1900 Location MECKLENBURG Virginia Tag s Arts Leisure Politics War Tucked into the scrapbook of Nat G Hutcheson were the minutes of the L A Armistead Camp Confederate Veterans of Mecklenburg County as well as several articles regarding the Camp of Confederate Veterans One of the articles Ex Confederates Meet was a lengthier article that discussed the

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    economic partner but trade shifted markedly towards the United States when the price of sugar Cuba s chief export dropped in 1884 This was the beginning of the decline of the wealthy sugar aristocracy as American companies began to purchase and update struggling Cuban sugar mills to cut costs Thus the island once completely dependent on Spain now had a much closer and wealthier trading partner 2 The Cuban War for Independence began in 1895 but was not the first time Cubans had fought to free themselves from Spanish rule This time Cuba s importance to the American economy ensured that unlike in past struggles the war got international publicity Because of yellow journalism there was a growing demand for American intervention in Cuba s plight After the famous sinking of the USS Maine this demand culminated in the Spanish American War of 1898 The United States quickly defeated Spain and won the war by the end of which Cuba was ravaged by years of fighting but free of Spanish control When the United States took temporary control of the island at the end of the war ties between the two countries were strengthened even further 3 This change in Cuba as a nation was only a piece of a larger transformation occurring throughout the world By the twilight of the nineteenth century the west was all but won the United States was beginning to look beyond its own shores and becoming involved in global affairs In the Spanish American War America truly made its entrance onto the world stage defeating a major colonial power and taking Hawaii Puerto Rico and the Philippines as overseas territories as well as assuming control of Cuba 4 The United States established a new reputation as a force to be reckoned with and as

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    1899 Location HENRICO Virginia Tag s Economy The January 21 edition of the Richmond Dispatch announced the opening of large cotton mills in two towns in Virginia Manchester and Old Dominion The mills were already constructed in both towns but had been closed the Marshall Mills in Manchester for eighteen months and the Dominion mills for five years The Mills would now be run in cooperation with one another adopting the name United Cotton Adoption of Amendment Legalizes Disenfranchisement of Blacks in North Carolina Date s February 8 1899 Location WAKE North Carolina Tag s Race Relations Proposed and adopted unanimously by the Democratic caucus on February 8 1899 this amendment would fundamentally change the constitution of the state of North Carolina and block a large percentage of its population from employing their right to vote The amendment was based on a plan devised by Francis D Winston of Bertie County and largely mirrored a provision adopted in Louisiana the previous Fighting for Equality in the Public Sphere Date s August 25 1898 to November 18 1898 Location GRAYSON Texas Tag s African Americans Law Race Relations Women Though Reconstruction ended officially in 1877 the country and its people were far from united as racism and segregation became a growing force Texas though on the edge of the South was certainly no stranger to this battle over inequality On November 18 1898 the Galveston News ran an article detailing how Isabelle E Mabson a black resident of Galveston TX filed suit in the district court Creation of Texas Regiment for Service in the Phillipine American Way Date s March 3 1899 Location BEXAR Texas Tag s War Raised specifically for duty in the Philippines the Thirty third Infantry regiment of the United States Volunteers became the most famous combat unit

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    Park Scrapbook they were the moral and intellectual equals of their American peers though most knew very little English upon arriving in Winter Park These students chose Rollins College primarily because of its proximity to their homeland and its affordable The Treaty of Peace 1898 Date s December 10 1898 Location Washington City District of Columbia Tag s Spanish American War The Treaty of Peace 1898 The Treaty of Peace

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    moment promoting education Chase boasted that with this Republicans Try to Take back Control Date s March 4 1993 Location Tag s African Americans Florida Judges During the late nineteenth century the post Reconstruction era South created many years of turbulence Mainly between the two largest political powers the Republicans and Democrats The politics of the 1880s and the 1890s created an abundance of delays due to the bigotry internal corruption within each political party and the extreme competitiveness of elections As Reconstruction diminished the History Engine II Date s February 11 1893 Location Tag s 1890s racial tensions Racial Tensions in the Post Reconstruction South Cameron Ochse History Engine 2 Decade of Decisions 1890s On February 11th 1893 in the blossoming town of Winter Park Florida a letter was sent into Gus C Henderson s newspaper The Advocate The letter portrays frustration at the soon to be separation of Hannibal Square and Winter Park despite their incorporation just a few years prior Seminole Hotel Worthy of First Lady Date s October 2 1892 to April 4 1895 Location Tag s WinterPark seminolehotel usgrant Since the ambitious Loring A Chase crafted his initial vision of Winter Park he predicted that its success would derive from the tourism industry As the Seminole Hotel was an enormous stride in the structural economic development of tourism the whole town dynamic centered around the hotel For instance Hannibal Square was created to serve as a residential area for the employees of the Seminole The Great Florida Migration Date s January 1 1880 to January 1 1900 Location Tag s Migration New England Societies After the Civil War Florida became a beacon for people from other stated to change environments from the cold north to the almost year long tropical climate of Florida Mainly towards

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