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A Biography of America

The New City – Key Events

1882

First electric streetcar in Chicago

1885

First iron-frame skyscraper built in Chicago

1889

Hull House founded

1880s

Illinois labor legislation passed

1890

Sherman Anti-Trust Act

1892

Homestead steelworkers strike

1893

World’s Columbian Exposition

Turner announces closing of the frontier

1894

Pullman Strike

Units