DCUSH 2nd History

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In History
  • Homestead Act

    Homestead Act
    The Homestead Act were several United States law that gave ownership of a certain amount of land for free. About 10 Percent of the entire US land was given away. About 270 Million Acres were given away to 1.6 million people. This land was given away so people could have there own place to stay and farm, including freed slaves got free land. It all happened in the western United States, this act remained in place for about 100 years. All of this was thanks to westward expansion.
  • Morill Land Grant College Act

    Morill Land Grant College Act
    This act became the pathway for classes to gain higher education, President Abraham Lincoln signed the " landmark legislation". It gave states "land-grants" or money to establish colleges in engineering, agriculture and military science. It was extremely successful, he gave sons of America's growing industrial class higher education as they grew and gave them the chance to do something bigger.
  • Laissez Faire

    Laissez Faire
    This word is self sort of explains to you what it is, it almost looks like the word lazy. In US History they explain it by saying the government is lazy by passing this law and letting business taking care of them selfs without them interfering. Or also is an economic system in which transactions between private parties are free from government.
  • Knights Of Labor

    Knights Of Labor
    Are an important national labour organization and it is meant to protect its members from employer retaliations. Their group grew after the railway strike reaching its highest ever on 700,000. Their goal was to organize the workers under one brotherhood rather than separate unions, but they failed because of their unsuccessful strikes.
  • Andrew Carnegie

    Andrew Carnegie
    A Scottish-born man in the 1835 an died in 1919 had an idea that would help explode the US, his idea. Steel. He grew up to be an industrialist who amassed a fortune in the steel industry then became a major philanthropist. Carnegie worked in a Pittsburgh cotton factory as a boy before rising to the position of division superintendent of the Pennsylvania Railroad in 1859.
  • The Red River War

    The Red River War
    It was a military campaign launched by the United States Army in 1874 to remove the Comanche, Kiowa, Southern Cheyenne, and Arapaho Native American tribes from the Southern Plains and forcibly relocate them to reservations in Indian Territory this war only lasted a couple months and is not greatly seen in history.
  • Battle of Little Big Horn

    Battle of Little Big Horn
    This battle is also known as Custer's Last Stand and it took place on June 25th, 1876 with the victory as an Indian fighter in the west and a defeat for the US forces which was the most significant action of the. It was fought along the Little Bighorn River in the Crow Indian Reservation in southeastern Montana Territory.
  • Great Uprising

    Great Uprising
    This is also knows as the Great Railroad Strike of 1877, because the B&O or the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad cut wages for the third time in a year. This strike finally ended some 45 days later, after it was put down by local and state militias, and federal troops. Because of economic problems and pressure on wages by the railroads, workers in numerous other cities, in New York, Pennsylvania and Maryland, into Illinois and Missouri, also went out on strike. About 10 people died.
  • Exodusters

    Exodusters were African Americans who migrated from states along the Mississippi river to Kansas in the nineteenth century. The first big wave of blacks came after the Civil War. Most of them left to try to escape racial violence by white supremacist groups also knows as the KKK.
  • Chinese Exlusion Act

    Chinese Exlusion Act
    This law was a US federal law passed by our own president Chester A. Arthur on May of 1882. The law no longer allowed immigration or other Chinese heritage people to come into the US. The act was intended to last only 10 years but got renewed in 1892, and was made permanent.
  • Spoils System

    Spoils System
    The spoils system was a policy by Andrew Jackson to remove federal employees he considered to be political opponents and replace them with his own supporters. Also called patronage system, people of no skills were coming into taking federal jobs just because the president fired them and wanted someone else there but this system stopped that.
  • Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show

    Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show
    The Wild West Show travelled all over the United States and Europe, this went on from 1870 to about 1920. It started of also as a theatrical stage production but slowly developed into an open-air show. It intension was to introduce many western performers to a wider audience. The show was started by a man known as William F. Cody at Omaha, Nebraska.
  • Nativism

    Nativism is an idea for people who don't want anymore immigrants coming into the US as you can see in the picture. Nativism is a concept that has been very controversial in American political discourse. Through its nineteenth-century, anti-immigration, Anglo-Protestant views that vouch for a more pure and “white” America, it is understandable why many people oppose nativists and nativism in general.
  • Haymarket Riot

    Haymarket Riot
    The riot happened because of a violet riots in Chicago's very own Haymarket Square. It happened on May 4th, 1886. The riots began by the reaction to police brutality during a strike for eight-hour workdays. One person was killed while the rest were just wounded, they showed peace to the police until a person threw a bomb into the crowd and killed seven policeman. The people who got arrested, most of them committed suicide once in jail.
  • Great Upheaval of 1886

    Great Upheaval of 1886
    It all started when they demanded to cut the workers pay 2 times in less than eight months. The first one was a 10% reduction, by the second one they all drove their engines into roundhouse and declared no train would leave into they got atleast their regular pay back. Until the mayor told the governor of West Virginia to send units of national guards. This was the first mass strike to include people from different countries.
  • Dawes Severalty Act

    Dawes Severalty Act
    It was approved in February 8th, 1887 also know as the General Allotment Act. It gave power to the president to survey American Indian land and divide it into allotments and lived separately from the tribes with citizenships. It was created by Senator Henry Laurens Dawes of Massachusetts. It objective was to abolish tribal and communal rights or Native Americans.
  • Interstate Commenrce Commission

    Interstate Commenrce Commission
    This was an agency that was created by the ICA of 1887. The agency's original purpose was to regulate railroads (and later trucking) to ensure fair rates, to eliminate rate discrimination, and to regulate other aspects of common carriers, including interstate bus lines and telephone companies. Congress expanded ICC authority to regulate other modes of commerce beginning in 1906.
  • Hull House

    Hull House
    The Hull House was founded by Jane Addams and Ellen Gates Starr on the west side of Chicago, Illinois. It was founded for recently arrived European Immigrants, by 1911, Hull House had grown to 13 buildings. In 1912 the Hull House complex was completed with the addition of a summer camp, the Bowen Country Club. But now it is a well known museum that people can go and visit.
  • Free Enterprise

    Free Enterprise
    An economic system where private business operates in competition and largely free of state control. So it basically giving a privately own business to organize profit beyond regulation to protect public interest and keep economy balanced.
  • Tenements

    A tenement was a bad cared apartment type place that people stayed on, it wasn't until later that, more than 80,000 tenements had been built in New York City. They housed a population of 2.3 million people, a full two-thirds of the city's total population of around 3.4 million. Holding mostly immigrants coming in seeking a better life for themselves and their family. These had to be build because of them, because of doubling population every decade from 1800 to 1880
  • Sherman Anti-Trust Act

    Sherman Anti-Trust Act
    The Sherman Anti-Trust Act in a law passes by congress that stopped and did not allow companies involved in restrain of trade or monopolistic practices. Which just means two companies selling the same things could not get together and discuss that they both had to raise their prices on products so people had no choice but to buy them for the price listed because they competition also had the same price.
  • Depression Of 1893

    Depression Of 1893
    It was one of the biggest problems people faced in the 1890s. It was a big financial downturn and was preceded by a series of shocks that undermined public confidence and weakened the economy. It also gave specular financial crisis the contributed to the economic recession.
  • World's Columbian Exposition 1893

    World's Columbian Exposition 1893
    Another name for this is Chicago World's Fair and Chicago Columbian Exposition was a world's fair held in Chicago in 1893 to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus's arrival in the New World in 1492.The centerpiece of the Fair, the large water pool, represented the long voyage Columbus took to the New World
  • Pullman Strike

    Pullman Strike
    It was an major strike in the US, it was a railroad strike in the United States on May 11, 1894. It pitted the American Railway Union (ARU) against the Pullman Company, the main railroads, and the federal government of the United States under President Grover Cleveland. It ended when the Federal government issued an injunction to end it.
  • Klondike Gold Rush

    Klondike Gold Rush
    About 100,000 prospectors migrated into this Klondike Region of Yukon in north-western Canada, when gold was discovered by local settlers. Only some became rich, but the majority went into vain. The only way to get through this Region was very hard, you had to be mentally and physically prepared and bring about year's supply of food in order to survive. The towns population grew about 30,000 by the summer or 1898.
  • Election of 1896

    Election of 1896
    William McKinley won this election with 271 electoral votes from the republican party. The United States presidential election of November 3, 1896, saw Republican William McKinley defeat Democrat William Jennings Bryan in a campaign considered by historians to be one of the most dramatic and complex in American history.
  • Social Darwinism

    Social Darwinism
    The theory that individuals, groups, and peoples are subject to the same Darwinian laws of natural selection as plants and animals. Now largely discredited, social Darwinism was advocated by Herbert Spencer and others in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and was used to justify political conservatism, imperialism, and racism and to discourage intervention and reform
  • Americanization

    It was an act American's had to try to assimilate other immigrants coming into the US or make them think and look exactly like them. This is the action of making a person or thing American in character or nationality. It as majorly used in the 1900's when immigration was at the highest.
  • Teddy Roosevelt

    Teddy Roosevelt
    Theodore Roosevelt Jr. was born October 27, 1858 and died January 6, 1919. He was an American statesman and writer who served as the 26th President of the United States for 2 terms, from 1901 to 1909 as the youngest to ever do so. But not just that he was the 25th Vice President of the United States from March to September 1901 and as the 33rd Governor of New York from 1899 to 1900 and also was the leader of the republican party.
  • Henry Ford

    Henry Ford
    Henry Ford was born July 30, 1863 and died April 7, 1947 at age 83. He invented the first automobile that many middle-class Americans could afford. Ford was the founder of Ford Motor Company and was a American captain of industry and a business magnate, and the sponsor of the development of the assembly line technique of mass production.
  • Bull Moose Party

    Bull Moose Party
    This was a name for the Progressive Party, or a third side party in the US. formed in 1912 by former President Theodore Roosevelt after he lost the presidential nomination of the Republican Party to President William Howard Taft. The new party was known for taking advanced positions on progressive reforms and attracting some leading reformers.
  • Federal Reserve Act

    Federal Reserve Act
    This is an act signed into law by president Woodrow Wilson. It created and established the Federal Reserve System (the central banking system of the United States), and which created the authority to issue Federal Reserve Notes (commonly known as the US Dollar) as legal tender.
  • Ludlow Mssacre

    Ludlow Mssacre
    Was an attack by the Colorado National Guard and Colorado Fuel & Iron Company camp guards on a tent colony of 1,200 striking coal miners and their families at Ludlow, Colorado, on April 20, 1914. About two dozen people, including miners' wives and children, were killed.
  • American Indian Citizenship Act

    American Indian Citizenship Act
    Native Americans were not classified as citizens of the United States, until June 2nd, 1924 congress gave them all citizenship aslong as they were born inside the US. Although some were still not allowed to vote until 1957, but this did not stop Americans from trying to assimilate or make native Americans look a like to them.
  • Great MIgration

    Great MIgration
    This was the migration or movement of 6 million African Americans out of the rural Southern United States to the urban Northeast, Midwest, and West. It was the desire of black Southerners to escape segregation, known euphemistically as Jim Crow. Rural African American Southerners believed that segregation-and racism and prejudice against blacks-was significantly less intense in the North.
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    Transforming the West

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    Becoming an Industrial Power

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    The Gilded Age

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    The Progressive Era

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    World War I