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THE AGE OF OIL . UNIT 10. TEXAS EVENTS IN THE AGE OF OIL . 1901 SITE OF FIRST SIGNIFICANT OIL WELL IN TEXAS. SPINDLETOP EAST TEXAS. AGE OF OIL. GROWTH OF URBAN AREAS TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT TEXAS RAILROAD COMMISSION. IMPORTANT EVENT IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER. HURRICANE DEVASTATES GALVESTON

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texas events in the age of oil
TEXAS EVENTS IN THE AGE OF OIL

1901

SITE OF FIRST SIGNIFICANT OIL WELL IN TEXAS.

SPINDLETOP

EAST TEXAS

age of oil
AGE OF OIL

GROWTH OF URBAN AREAS

TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT

TEXAS RAILROAD COMMISSION

important event in chronological order
IMPORTANT EVENT IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER

HURRICANE DEVASTATES GALVESTON

WORLD WAR I BEGINS

WOMEN SUFFRAGE ADMENDMENT

PROHIBITION ENDS

the growth of the oil industry
THE GROWTH OF THE OIL INDUSTRY

INCREASED EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES.

500 NEW COMPANIES BEING FORMED.

IMPROVED STANDARDS OF LIVING FOR MANY TEXANS.

the oil indusrty impacts texas govt
THE OIL INDUSRTY IMPACTS TEXAS GOVT.

THE TEXAS RAILROAD COMMISSION WAS ESTABLISHED TO REGULATE AND CONTROL OIL PRICES.

boom bust
BOOM & BUST

A PERIOD OF GREAT PROFITS FOLLOWED BY A DOWNWARD TREND ON A INDUSTRY.

THE INVENTION OF THE TRACTOR IN 1901 HELPED TO PRODUCE CROPS FASTER AND MORE EFFCIENTLY, SO MORE CROPS WERE PRODUCED AND PUT ON THE MARKET.

strong supporters of populism 1890 s
STRONG SUPPORTERS OF POPULISM (1890’S)

RURAL CITIZENS WHO HAD NOT BENEFITED FROM NEW INDUSTRY.

texas equal suffrage
TEXAS EQUAL SUFFRAGE

IT GAVE WOMEN THE RIGHT TO VOTE.

MANY WOMEN IN TEXAS ENTERED THE WORKFORCE DURING WORLD WAR I.

league of united latin americans
LEAGUE OF UNITED LATIN AMERICANS

IT SUPPORTS THE RIGHTS OF SPANISH SPEAKING PEOPLE.

galveston hurricane 1900
GALVESTON HURRICANE 1900

IT ALTERED THE ECONOMIC DEVLOPMENT IN TEXAS.

MAJOR INDUSTRIES IN GALVESTON MOVED INLAND TO HOUSTON.

industrial expansion
INDUSTRIAL EXPANSION

THE DISTRIBUTION OF POPULATION WITHIN TEXAS DURING THE EARLY 20TH CENTURY.

THE POPULATION OF CITIES EXPANDED RAPIDLY.

PETROLEUM WAS GREATLY AFFECTED BY THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF HOWARD HUGHES, SR.

COAL MINING CONTRIBUTED THE LEAST TO THE PETROLEUM INDUSTRY IN TEXAS DURING THE 20TH CENTURY.

urbanization
URBANIZATION

TELECOMMUNICATIONS CONTRIBUTED THE LEAST TO THE TREND OF URBANIZATION IN TEXAS.

IT LED TO A GROWTH OF SERVICE INDUSTRY JOBS IN TEXAS.

james hogg
JAMES HOGG

FIRST NATIVE-BORN TEXAN TO BE ELECTED GOVERNOR OF TEXAS.

HE HELPED START THE TEXAS RAILROAD COMMISSION.

HIS SUPPORTERS FOR GOVERNOR WERE FARMERS, RANCHERS, AND SMALL MERCHANTS, BUT NOT LARGE COMPANIES.

HE ADVOCATE LAW ENFORCEMENT AND WAS A CRUSADER AGAINST CRIME.

camp bowie
CAMP BOWIE

A FORMER MILITARY POST SET UP DURING WORLD WAR I. THERE IS A ROAD IN FT. WORTH, TX NAMED AFTER THIS POST.