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In History
  • Homestead Act

    Homestead Act
    when people could claim 160 acres of surveyed government land
  • Transcontinental Railroad Completed

    Transcontinental Railroad Completed
    the first continuous railroad line across the United States and opened for through traffic on May 10, 1869
  • Industrialization Begins to Boom

    Industrialization Begins to Boom
    high rates of growth in steam power and iron production
  • Boss Tweed rise at Tammany Hall

    Boss Tweed rise at Tammany Hall
    main local political machine of the Democratic Party, and played a major role in controlling New York City and New York State politics and helping immigrants,
  • Telephone Invented

    Telephone Invented
    this was when the first telephone was build by Antonio Meucci
  • Reconstruction Ends

    Reconstruction Ends
    an event known as the Great Betrayal, wherein the government pulled federal troops out of state politics in the South, and ended the Reconstruction Era.
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    TIMESPAN: Gilded Age

    an era that occurred during the late 19th century, from the 1870s to about 1900. The Gilded Age was an era of rapid economic growth,
  • Light Bulb Invented

    Light Bulb Invented
    globe is an electric light with a wire filament heated until it glows. The filament is enclosed in a bulb to protect the filament from oxidation. (first light bulb invented)
  • 3rd Wave of Immigration

    3rd Wave of Immigration
    when the European immigration suffered persecution because of their religious beliefs
  • Chinese Exclusion Act

    Chinese Exclusion Act
    a United States federal law signed by President Chester A. Arthur on May 6, 1882, prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers
  • Pendleton Act

    Pendleton Act
    provided for selection of some government employees by competitive exams rather than ties to politicians, and made it illegal to fire or demote some government officials
  • dawns act

    dawns act
    authorized the federal government to break up tribal lands by partitioning them into individual plots
  • Interstate Commerce Act

    Interstate Commerce Act
    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
    Andrew Carnegie’s Gospel of Wealth he was saying that rich people should give there money away to poor people or charity
  • Chicago’s Hull House

    Chicago’s Hull House
    improve social conditions for underserved people and communities by providing creative, innovative programs and by advocating for related public policy reforms.
  • Klondike Gold Rush

    Klondike Gold Rush
    the Klondike Gold Rush is when 100,00 people migrated who moved from there hometown to Canadian Yukon Territory and Alaska because they have discovered gold
  • Sherman Anti-Trust Act

    Sherman Anti-Trust Act
    the act go ride of monopoly businesses who got rid of there competition
  • Influence of Sea Power Upon History

    Influence of Sea Power Upon History
    a history of naval warfare published in 1890 by Alfred Thayer Mahan
  • How the Other Half Lives

    How the Other Half Lives
    a pioneering work of photojournalism by Jacob Riis, documenting the squalid living conditions in New York City slums in the 1880s. It served as a basis for future muckraking journalism by exposing the slums to New York City's upper and middle class.
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    Imperialism

    extending political and economic access, power and control, through employing hard power especially military force,
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    Progressive Era

    a period of widespread social activism and political reform across the United States of America that spanned the 1890s to the 1920s.
  • Homestead Steel Labor Strike

    Homestead Steel Labor Strike
    the Homestead Steel Labor Strike caused by worker who are getting low wage and forced to work in dangerous working conditions
  • Pullman Labor Strike

    Pullman Labor Strike
    a boycott that severely disrupted rail traffic in the Midwest of the United States in June–July 1894.
  • Annexation of Hawaii

    Annexation of Hawaii
    Hawaii was annexation by the united states because Hawaii was having trouble with the threat of a devastating tariff on their sugar plantations which lead to the Annexation of Hawaii
  • Spanish American War

    Spanish American War
    conflict between Spain and the United States in 1898. Hostilities began in the aftermath of the internal explosion of USS Maine in Havana Harbor in Cuba, leading to U.S. intervention in the Cuban War of Independence
  • Open Door Policy

    Open Door Policy
    it a foreign affair that protected equal privileges for all countries trading with China and for the support of Chinese territorial and administrative integrity.
  • Assassination of President McKinley

    Assassination of President McKinley
    McKinley was the 25th president of the united states who got assassinated by Czolgosz, an anarchist, shot the President during one of his public appearances at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York.
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    Theodore Roosevelt (1901- 1909)

    his Square Deal" 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. He also used speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far." Roosevelt described his style of foreign policy as "the exercise of intelligent forethought and of decisive action sufficiently far in advance and he was also apart of the republic part
  • Panama Canal U.S. Construction Begins

    Panama Canal U.S. Construction Begins
    the United States commenced building a canal across a 50-mile stretch of the Panama isthmus in 1904
  • The Jungle

    The Jungle
    its novelist by Upton Sinclair that . portrays the harsh conditions and exploited lives of immigrants in the United States in Chicago and similar industrialized cities.
  • Pure Food and Drug Act

    Pure Food and Drug Act
    The Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906 prohibited the sale of misbranded or adulterated food and drugs in interstate commerce and laid a foundation for the nation's first consumer protection agency, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
  • Model-T

    Model-T
    the first universal car that put the world on wheels Henry Ford wanted the Model T to be affordable, simple to operate, and durable
  • NAACP

    NAACP
    The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a civil rights organization in the United States, formed in 1909 as an interracial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans by a group including W. E. B. Du Bois, Mary White Ovington, Moorfield Storey and Ida B. Wells.
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    William Howard Taft

    President Taft was more committed to the expansion of U.S. foreign trade than was Roosevelt. He pursued a program, known as "dollar diplomacy," designed to encourage U.S. investments in South and Central American, the Caribbean, and the Far East. He a member of the republican party.
  • 16th Amendment

    16th Amendment
    Constitution allows Congress to levy an income tax without apportioning it among the states on the basis of population
  • Federal Reserve Act

    Federal Reserve Act
    the federal reserve act was the help the state or courtesies banking system and help restores economy satiability.
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    Woodrow Wilson

    Moral diplomacy is the system in which support is given only to countries whose beliefs are analogous to that of the nation. Tariff reform, pushing through Congress the Underwood-Simmons Act, which achieved the most significant reductions in rates since the Civil War. And he is a member of the democratic party
  • 17th Amendment

    17th Amendment
    established the direct election of United States senators in each state.
  • Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand

    Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand
    The murder of Archduke Franz Ferdinand outraged Austria-Hungary. ... Austria-Hungary was furious and, with Germany's support, declared war on Serbia
  • Trench Warfare, Poison Gas, and Machine Guns

    Trench Warfare, Poison Gas, and Machine Guns
    trench ware fare where type of land to occupy solders and weapon and to keep them safe poison gasses cause people to be sick and did offal thing to human body machine guns where used in he way to assassinate people
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    World War I

    World War I was a global war originating in Europe that lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918
  • Sinking of the Lusitania

    Sinking of the Lusitania
    it occurred when the First World War, as Germany waged submarine warfare against the United Kingdom which had implemented a naval blockade of Germany
  • National Parks System

    National Parks System
    a national park system is like a agency that works for the federal government that manages all natural or historical parks.
  • Zimmerman Telegram

    Zimmerman Telegram
    a secret diplomatic communication issued from the German Foreign Office in January 1917 that proposed a military alliance between Germany and Mexico.
  • Russian Revolution

    Russian Revolution
    a period of political and social revolution across the territory of the Russian Empire, commencing with the abolition of the monarchy
  • U.S. entry into WWI

    U.S. entry into WWI
    , President Woodrow Wilson went before a joint session of Congress to request a declaration of war against Germany.
  • Battle of Argonne Forest

    Battle of Argonne Forest
    a major part of the final Allied offensive of World War I that stretched along the entire Western Front.
  • Armistice

    Armistice
    a formal agreement of warring parties to stop fighting.
  • Woodrow Wilson’s Fourteen Points

    Woodrow Wilson’s Fourteen Points
    statement of principles for peace that was to be used for peace negotiations in order to end World War
  • Treaty of Versailles

    Treaty of Versailles
    he most important of the peace treaties that brought World War I to an end. T
  • 18th amendment

    18th amendment
    established the prohibition of alcohol in the United States
  • 19th Amendment

    19th Amendment
    allowed woman to vote
  • President Harding’s Return to Normalcy

    President Harding’s Return to Normalcy
    referring to a return to the way of life before World War I, was United States presidential candidate Warren G.
  • Harlem Renaissance

    Harlem Renaissance
    an intellectual, social, and artistic explosion centered in Harlem, Manhattan, New York City, spanning the 1920s.
  • Red Scare

    Red Scare
    the promotion of a widespread fear of a potential rise of communism or anarchism by a society or state.
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    Roaring Twenties

    a decade of economic growth and widespread prosperity, driven by recovery from wartime devastation and deferred spending, a boom in construction, and the rapid growth of consumer goods such as automobiles and electricity
  • Teapot Dome Scandal

    Teapot Dome Scandal
    bribery scandal involving the administration of United States President Warren G. Harding
  • Joseph Stalin Leads USSR

    Joseph Stalin Leads USSR
    become dictator of the Soviet Union, using a combination of manipulation and terror to destroy his opposition.
  • Scopes “Monkey” Trial

    Scopes “Monkey” Trial
    a high school teacher, John T. Scopes, was accused of violating Tennessee's Butler Act, which had made it unlawful to teach human evolution in any state-funded school
  • Charles Lindbergh’s Trans-Atlantic Flight

    Charles Lindbergh’s Trans-Atlantic Flight
    Charles Lindbergh piloted the Spirit of St. Louis down the dirt runway of Roosevelt Field in New York
  • St. Valentine’s Day Massacre

    St. Valentine’s Day Massacre
    the 1929 murder of seven members and associates of Chicago's North Side Gang that occurred on Saint Valentine's Day.
  • Stock Market Crashes “Black Tuesday”

    Stock Market Crashes “Black Tuesday”
    a major American stock market crash that occurred in the fall of 1929.
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    Great Depression

    the worst economic downturn in the history of the industrialized world, lasting from 1929 to 1939.
  • Hooverville’s

    Hooverville’s
    shanty town built during the Great Depression by the homeless in the United States.
  • Smoot-Hawley Tariff

    Smoot-Hawley Tariff
    a law that implemented protectionist trade policies in the United States.
  • 100, 000 Banks Have Failed

    100, 000 Banks Have Failed
    Deflation increased the real burden of debt and left many firms and households with too little income to repay their loans.
  • Agriculture Adjustment Administration (AAA

    Agriculture Adjustment Administration (AAA
    boost agricultural prices by reducing surpluses. The government bought livestock for slaughter and paid farmers subsidies not to plant on part of their land
  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)

    Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
    an independent agency created by the Congress to maintain stability and public confidence in the nation's financial system
  • Public Works Administration (PWA)

    Public Works Administration (PWA)
    to create a useful and sometimes beautiful infrastructure for Americans to use
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    Franklin D. Roosevelt

    FDR, was an American politician who served as the 32nd president of the United States from 1933 until his death in 1945
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    New Deal Programs

    this as a program to help get the united states economy back to gather and plus he the people of the united states
  • Dust Bowl

    Dust Bowl
    severe drought and a failure to apply dryland farming methods to prevent the aeolian processes caused the phenomenon
  • Social Security Administration (SSA

    Social Security Administration (SSA
    an independent agency of the U.S. federal government that administers Social Security, a social insurance program consisting of retirement, disability, and survivor benefits