U.S History

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  • Homestead Act

    Homestead Act
    Homestead Act offered free land in the west.
    Homestead Act Required a 10 dollar filling fee.
    There was a bunch of free land available in the West.
  • Transcontinental Railroad Completed

    Transcontinental Railroad Completed
    This railroad is 1776 miles long.
    The First Transcontinental Railroad replaced the Pony Express, wagon trains, and stagecoach lines that transported people and goods from the East to the West. These methods of transportation were much slower and much more dangerous than the railroad system.
    The Transcontinental Railroad line was important to Abraham Lincoln, but it wasn't completed until four years after he died.
  • Industrialization Begins to Boom

    Industrialization Begins to Boom
    Industrslizarion allowed for mass production of goods
    Cities bagan to over crowed due to many people moving to the factories.
    Transportstion and communication was made better.
  • Boss Tweed rise at Tammany Hall

    Boss Tweed rise at Tammany Hall
    Boss Tweed was the leader of Tammany Hall Democratic Political Machines
    They liked immigrants and helped them out in exchange for votes.
    They made immigrants vote lots of times they justed dressed them up
  • Telephone Invented

    Telephone Invented
    The Telephone was invented by Alexander Graham Bell
    The Phone Patent was filled on February 04, 1876
    A few hours later American Inventor Elisha Gray filled a same patent but Alexander Graham Bell
  • Reconstruction Ends

    Reconstruction Ends
    Republican government collapsed thereby ending Reconstruction.
    They were thinking of Punishing the South for trying to leave the union.
    Abraham Lincoln wanted to be lenient to the South and make it easy for southern states to rejoin the Union.
  • Light Bulb Invented

    Light Bulb Invented
    The light bulb was created by Thomas Edison
    J.P. Morgan took all the credit of the invention
    The people rejected the light bulb and they were afraid of them
  • Third Wave of Immigration

    Third Wave of Immigration
    There was around 1.2 billion immigrants around the third wave of immigration.
    Due to a labor shortage in the colonies and the early republic, there were no restrictions or requirements for immigration.
    The first federal law requiring ships to keep records of immigration wasn’t passed until 1819. Thus, the first wave of immigrants were all “undocumented aliens.”
  • Chinese Exclusion Act

    Chinese Exclusion Act
    The Chinese Exclusion Act was a law that prevented Chinese from entering the U.S. for 10 years.
    The Chinese Exclusion Act was passed by Congress and signed by President Chester A. Arthur.
    When the exclusion act expired in 1892, Congress extended it for 10 years in the form of the Geary Act.
  • Pendleton Act

    Pendleton Act
    The Pendleton Act cancelled out The Spoil System.
    Jobs within the federal government were given out on merit rather than political affiliation.
    It also made it illegal to fire or demote government officials for political reasons and prohibited soliciting campaign donations on Federal government property
  • Dawes Act

    Dawes Act
    Each Native American family head was given 320 acres of grazing land or 160 acres of farmland. If they were single or an orphan older than 18 then they were given 80 acres. Singles under 18 were given 40 acres of land.
    Prior to the Dawes Act, 150 million acres belonged to Native Americans. Twenty years later two-thirds of this land no longer belonged to the Native Americans.
    The land allotted to each Native American family could be sold after a period of twenty-five years.
  • Interstate Commerce Act

    Interstate Commerce Act
    The Interstate commerce act was designed to regulate the railroad industry, particularly its monopolistic practices.
    The Act required that railroad rates be "reasonable and just," but did not empower the government to fix specific rates.
    It required that railroads publicize shipping rates and prohibited short haul or long haul fare discrimination.
  • Andrew Carnegie’s Gospel of Wealth

    Andrew Carnegie’s Gospel of Wealth
    The book was written to promote Philanthropy.
    Andrew Carnegie argued rich men should give their wealth for public good while still alive.
    He believed strongly in giving back to the community and he gave back 90% of his wealth back to the community.
  • Chicago's Hull House

    Chicago's Hull House
    Hull House, one of the first social settlements in North America.
    Twelve large buildings were added from year to year until Hull House covered half a city block.
    Hull House opened as a kindergarten but soon expanded to include a day nursery and an infancy care center.
  • Klondike Gold Rush

    Klondike Gold Rush
    The Klondike Gold Rush was the migration of an estimated 100,000 prospectors to the Klondike region of the Yukon in north-western Canada between 1896 and 1899.
    When the gold was discovered people rushed and often left ghost towns behind.
    Prospectors often had to bring years of supplies and up ton 1 tons worth of tools.
  • Sherman Anti-Trust Act

    Sherman Anti-Trust Act
    Sherman Anti-Trust Act was a law that prevented monopoly from forming unless they were good ones.
    It also prevented people from getting what they want if they helped a candidate win.
    A loophole was later found that allowed people/business owners to pay/fund the candidate and get what they want.
  • How the Other Half Lives

    How the Other Half Lives
    This book was written by Jacob Riis.
    His father was a school-teacher. Young Riis early showed a sensitive disposition and a faith in people that would sustain him through difficult days.
    He talked of how the poor people lived compared to the rich.
  • Influence Sea Power Upon History

    Influence Sea Power Upon History
    This book was written by Alfred Thayer Mahan
    The book details the role of sea power during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
    Mahan formulated his concept of sea power while reading a history book in Lima, Peru.
  • Homestead Steel Labor Strike

    Homestead Steel Labor Strike
    Homestead Strike, also called Homestead riot, violent labor dispute between the Carnegie Steel Company and many of its workers.
    The company was owned by Andrew Carnegie but managed by Henry Clay Frick.
    Frick closed the mill and locked the workers out on 1 July, after they rejected his proposed 22 percent wage cut.
  • Pullman Labor Strike

    Pullman Labor Strike
    The Pullman cut the already low wages of its workers by about 25 percent.
    It did not introduce corresponding reductions in rents and other charges at Pullman. Many workers and their families faced starvation.
    A delegation of workers tried to present their grievances about low wages, poor living conditions, and 16-hour workdays. To the company’s president, George M. Pullman, he refused to meet with them and ordered them fired.
  • Annexation of Hawaii

    Annexation of Hawaii
    Nativist kicked Queen Liliuokalani out of Hawaii.
    Dole declared Hawaii an independent republic. Spurred by the nationalism aroused by the Spanish-American War, the United States annexed Hawaii in 1898 at the urging of President William McKinley.
    Hawaii was made a territory in the 1900 and Dole was the first governor.
  • Spanish American War

    Spanish American War
    A ship blew up and it created The Spanish-American War.
    The Spanish-American War lasted 3 months 2 weeks and 4 days.
    The Cubans were being treated horribly by the Spanish, which led to Cuba's desire for independence.
  • Open Door Policy

    Open Door Policy
    Door policy, statement of principles initiated by the United States in 1899 and 1900 for the protection of equal privileges among countries trading with China and in support of Chinese territorial and administrative integrity.
    he principle that all countries should have equal access to any of the ports open to trade in China.
    Great Britain had greater interests in China than any other power and successfully maintained the policy of the open door until the late 19th century.
  • Assassination of President McKinley

    Assassination of President McKinley
    President McKinley was shaking hands with the public when Leon Czolgosz, an anarchist, shot him twice in the abdomen.
    President McKinley died eight days later on September 14.
    American president to have been assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln in 1865 and James A. Garfield in 1881.
  • Panama Canal U.S. Construction Begins

    Panama Canal U.S. Construction Begins
    The Panama Canal connects the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. It is a 48 mile canal that is important for international maritime trade.
    Construction of the canal began in 1881 by France, but there were engineering problems and too many people were dying due to disease.
    Construction stopped when The U.S. took over.
  • The Jungle

    The Jungle
    This Book was written by Upton Sinclair
    It exposed factories about the conditions there where rats flies etc...
    The pure food and drug act was passed as a result.
  • Pure Food and Drug Act

    Pure Food and Drug Act
    Upton Sinclair Wrote the Book "The Jungle" this Act was later passed on.
    It helped prevent the manufacturing, sale, or transportation of adulterated, misbranded, poisonous, or deleterious foods, drugs, medicines, and liquors, and for regulating traffic therein, and for other purposes.
    Food and Drug Act increased company standards they had to be more sanitary.

    W.E.B. Du Bois was the founder of NAACP.
    NAACP had 425,000 members.
    Segregation was in schools was declared unconstitutional.
  • 16th Amendment

    16th Amendment
    The Sixteenth Amendment allows the U.S. government to collect taxes and incomes.
    William H. Taft was the President of the United States during the ratification of the 16th Amendment
    Prohibited the implementation of unapportioned and direct taxation; as a result, the levy of income tax.
  • Federal Reserve Act

    Federal Reserve Act
    On December 23, 1913, President Woodrow Wilson (1913–1921) signed the Federal Reserve Act, and thereby created the Federal Reserve System.
    Law gave paper tendency a value because the government says it worth something.
    Took the gold standard system away.
  • 17th Amendment

    17th Amendment
    The 17th amendment provides for regular voters to elect their Senators.
    This fixed the problem with letting representatives choose representatives which led to corruption.
    17th amendment was proposed in 1912 and was completely ratified by 1913.
  • National Parks System

    National Parks System
    The National Park System, protects round 407 sites covering more than 84 million acres of land.
    In 2014, more than 290 million people visited the National Parks.
    Originally established by Congress as Hot Springs Reservation in 1832 and later becoming a national park in 1921, Hot Springs National Park represents the oldest protected area in the National Park System.
  • 18th Amendment

    18th Amendment
    The 18th Amendment Prohibited the drinking and sale of Alcohol.
    The Volstead act was passed alongside it.
    Man started drinking more than ever.
  • 19th Amendment

    19th Amendment
    This amendment gave woman the right to vote.
    August 18, 1920 was the day woman were granted the right to vote.
    Some lady opposed suffrage not all opposed were men.
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    Gilded Age

    The Gilded Age was an era of rapid economic growth, especially in the North and West.
    Railroads were the major growth industry, with the factory system, mining, and finance increasing in importance.
    The political landscape was notable in that despite some corruption, turnout was very high and national elections saw two evenly matched parties.
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    Progressive Era

    The Progressive Era was a period of widespread social activism and political reform across the United States, from the 1890s to the 1920s.
    The main objectives of the Progressive movement were eliminating problems caused by industrialization, urbanization, immigration, and corruption in government.
    Passed various act including the No child labor, Interstate Commerce Act, Pendleton Act, etc...
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    Time Period that the country wanted to expand its power and and influence through diplomacy or military force.
    800 years ago, Ireland became the first colony of what later became known as the British empire.
    Imperialism forces millions of children around the world to live nightmarish lives.
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    Theodore Roosevelt

    Political Parties:Republican and Progressive (Bull Moose) Party
    Domestic Policy: Square Deal (3C's), Trust Busting, Consumer, Conservation (nature)
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    William Howard Taft

    Political Parties: Republican
    Domestic Policy: 3C's ☹ 16/17 amendment.
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    Woodrow Wilson

    Political Party: Democratic
    Domestic Policy: Clayton Anti-Trust Act, National Parks Service, Federal Reserve Act, 18th/19th amendments