U.S History

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  • • Homestead Act

    •	Homestead Act
    1862 law stating that any U.S. citizen could occupy 160 acres of government land in the west and if the settler improved the land after 5 years, they could keep the property
  • •• Transcontinental Railroad Completed

    ••	Transcontinental Railroad Completed
    Transcontinental Railroad (1869) provided faster and more efficient overland service. east to west
  • • Industrialization BeginsTo Boom

    •	Industrialization BeginsTo Boom
    Industrialization was when people started building factories and manufacturing
  • • Boss Tweed rise at Tammany Hall

    •	Boss Tweed rise at Tammany Hall
    An American politician most notable for being the "boss" of Tammany Hall, the Democratic Party political machine that played a major role in the politics
  • • Telephone Invented

    •	Telephone Invented
    1876–1877, that a new invention called the telephone emerged. It is not easy to determine who the inventor was both Alexander Graham Bell and Elisha Gray
  • • Reconstruction Ends

    •	Reconstruction Ends
    The Reconstruction era was the period in American history that lasted from 1863 to 1877
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    The Gilded Age

    Era in late 19th century U.S. history that seemed alright on the outside but was politically
    corrupt with serious social problems internally. The term was derived from writer Mark Train’s 1873 novel the
    Gilded Age which he implied that the period was glittering gold on the surface but unethical/dishonest
  • • Light Bulb Invented

    •	Light Bulb Invented
    Edison had built his first high resistance, incandescent electric light. It worked by passing electricity through a thin platinum
  • • 3rd Wave of Immigration

    •	3rd Wave of Immigration
    Early immigration (1700s–1850): Immigrants from western and northern Europe arrived in great numbers for economic, political, and religious reasons. Germans and Irish, in particular, came to the United States in the 1830s and 1840s.
  • • Pendleton Act

    •	Pendleton Act
    he Pendleton Civil Service Reform Act is a United States federal law passed by the 47th United States Congress
  • • Dawes Act

    •	Dawes Act
    An act to remove native Americans from their land and make them do white traditions
  • • Interstate Commerce Act

    •	Interstate Commerce Act
    The Interstate Commerce Act of 1887 is a United States federal law that was designed to regulate the railroad industry, particularly its monopolistic practices.
  • • Andrew Carnegie’s Gospel of Wealth

    •	Andrew Carnegie’s Gospel of Wealth
    The 'Gospel of Wealth' was an article written by Andrew Carnegie in 1889. Carnegie, a steel magnate, argued that very wealthy men like him had a responsibility to use their wealth for the greater good of society.
  • Chicago hull house

    Chicago hull house
    1.Hull House was a settlement house in Chicago, Illinois
    2.co-founded in 1889 by Jane Addams and Ellen Gates Starr.
    3. Located on the Near West Side of the city, Hull House opened to serve recently arrived European immigrants.
  • • Klondike Gold Rush

    •	Klondike Gold Rush
    The discovery of gold in the northwestern U.S
  • • Sherman Anti-Trust Act

    •	Sherman Anti-Trust Act
  • How the Other Half Lives

    How the Other Half Lives
    A publication by photojournalist
    Publicated by Jacob Riis
    Documented the filthy living conditions in New York City tenements and slums in the 1800s
  • Influence of Sea Power Upon History

    Influence of Sea Power Upon History
    1.argued that sea power was the key to military and economic expansion.
    2.The book was an instant classic that proved highly influential in both American and foreign circle
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    Progressive Era

    1.Supported wide spread social activism
    2.supported political reform in the US
    3.Mainly the cause was to fix the problems of the US
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    Type of government that seeks to increase its size, either by forcing (through war) or influencing (through politics) other countries to submit to their rule.
  • • Homestead Steel Labor Strike (1892)

    •	Homestead Steel Labor Strike (1892)
    1862 law stating that any U.S. citizen could occupy 160 acres of government land in the
    west and if the settler improved the land after 5 years, they could keep the property
  • • Pullman Labor Strike

    •	Pullman Labor Strike
    To gain workers rights because of the abuse of hours of work and low wages.
  • Annexation of Hawaii

    Annexation of Hawaii
    1.Annexed 1897
    2. Hawaii was a country at the beginning
    Was annexed by president Mckinney
  • Spanish American War

    Spanish American War
    898 military conflict between the U.S. and Spain that took place in Cuba, an island in the Caribbean that was controlled by the Spanish. The war began when the USS Maine, an American naval ship, was blown up in Havana Harbor. The war only lasted one year and the U.S. won. This resulted in the U.S. gaining temporary control of Cuba and ownership of Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Philippines from the Spanish.
  • Open Door Policy

    Open Door Policy
    1.U.S. foreign policy in 1899, under which ALL nations (America and Europe) would have equal opportunities to trade in China
    2.ons used it as a form of imperialism to control China. This led to anti-Western sentiments/feelings in China such as the Boxer Rebellion.
    3. Christian uprising that took place in China between 1899 and 1901 which was motivated by proto-nationalist sentiments and opposition to Western colonialism and associated Christian missionary activity.
  • Assasination of President Mckinney

    Assasination of President Mckinney
    William McKinley was the 25th president of the United States from 1897, until his assassination in 1901
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    Theodore Rosevelt

    was an American statesman, conservationist, naturalist, historian and writer, who served as the 26th president of the United States from 1901 to 1909. President during the Proggresive Era. Policies included included regulation of railroad rates and pure foods and drugs; he saw it as a fair deal for both the average citizen and the businessmen. Sympathetic to both business and labor, Roosevelt avoided labor strife, most notably negotiating a settlement to the great Coal Strike of 1902.
  • Panama Canal U.S. Construction Begins

    Panama Canal U.S. Construction Begins
  • The Jungle

    The Jungle
    A 1906 novel
    Written by Upton Sinclair
    Portrayed the harsh conditions and exploited lives of immigrants in Chicago
    readers were more concerned with his exposure of health violations and unsanitary practices in the American meatpacking industry.
  • Pure Food and Drug Act

    Pure Food and Drug Act
    Consumer Protection law
    It was enacted by US congress
    purpose to ban foreign and interstate trade in contaminated or mislabeled food and drug products

    1.Civil Rights organization
    2.formed in 1909 to advance justice for African Americans
    3. Founder W.E.B Du Bois
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    William Howard Tarft

    William Howard Taft was the 27th president of the United States and the tenth Chief Justice of the United States, the only person to have held both offices. He was a republican He was committed to the expansion of U.S. foreign trade
  • 16th Amendment

    Congress can collect a federal income tax from the people.
  • Federal Reserve Act

    1.Signed into law by President Woodrow Wilson
    2.allows the U.S. government to issue federal notes U.S. dollars
    3. Which causes s legal tender in order to provide the nation with a safer, more flexible, and more stable monetary and financial system.
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    Woodrow Wilson

    Woodrow Wilson was an American politician and academic who served as the 28th president of the United States from 1913 to 1921. A member of the Democratic Party led America through World War I and crafted the Versailles Treaty's "Fourteen Points," the last of which was creating a League of Nations to ensure
    world peace moral diplomacy replaced the dollar diplomacy of William Howard Taft, which highlighted the importance of economic support to improve bilateral ties between two nations.
  • 17th amendment

    Establishes the popular election of United States Senators by the people of the states
  • National Parks

    National Parks
  • 18th Admendmentt

    Made the sale and consumption of alcohol illegal in the United States. It was later repealed by the 21st Amendment.
  • 19th Amendment

    19th Amendment
    Women suffrage