Changes to American Society and Culture from 1865-1929

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In History
  • Reconstruction Begins

    Reconstruction Begins
    In his presidency, Abraham Lincoln assumes the role of reconstructing the Union. Lincoln tries to reunite the Union and the Confederacy, a difficult task due to southern resistance.
  • Civil Rights Act of 1866

    Civil Rights Act of 1866
    The Civil Rights Act of 1866 set rights that all U.S citizens would be equally protected by law.
  • Dawes Act

    Dawes Act
    After western migration and Indian injustices, U.S government gains control of native lands. Tribes are divided by the federal government, giving Indians in-workable lands. Indians trade their bow and arrows for work clothes.
  • Depression of 1893

    Depression of 1893
    Mostly due to the false belief that the railroad industry was a success, but to the contrary failed on investment returns.
  • City Beautiful

    City Beautiful
    Set the stage for the urban city planning. Citizens enjoyed entertainment, sporting events, and even divided amongst classes.
  • Industry Beginnings

    Industry Beginnings
    The giants of wealth during the late 1800's and early 1900's Carnegie, Rockerfeller, and Morgan. Gave birth to jobs, urbanization, migrations, and even some workforce injustices.
  • Civil Rights Movement

    Civil Rights Movement
    The Niagra Movement paves the road for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. An age in which although free, citizens still strived for equality, freedom, and liberties.
  • U.S Children's Bureau

    U.S Children's Bureau
    Makes awareness of child labor practices. In 1916, passes the Keating Own Act, which prohibits trade with goods produced by children, but would not outlawed until 1938.
  • World War I

    World War I
    United States enters the war in 1917. Americans show their patriotism to the country by enlisting in the war, supporting the demands of the troops/war, and even women managing the farm. Although in a national dilemma, Americans show their commitment and unitedness.
  • Red Summer

    Red Summer
    A period post World War I that led to the contrary belief of positive shift for American culture.
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    Gilded Age

    A period post-Civil War that consisted of a weak federal government, no presidential power, and political corruption.
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    The Jazz Age

    A countries prosperous decade following the war. A decade of industrial and cultural success. Urban citizens accept cultural differences, yet some in more rural areas, continue their old ways.