American Expansion & Industrialization

  • Political Machines

    Political Machines
    Political group where an authoritative boss commands the support of a corps of business.
  • industrialization

    Creating industries in a country. Transition to new manufacturing processes.
  • monroe doctrine

    monroe doctrine
    Opposing European colonialism. President James Monroe stated the doctrine in his 7th annual State of the Union Address to Congress.
  • indian removal act

    indian removal act
    Assigned by Andrew Jackson. Approval for settling over Indian territory.
  • Urbanization

    Rise of urban cities since 80% of the population lived in rural areas.
  • Manifest Destiny

    Manifest Destiny
    Belief that the United States was destined to expand from East to West. This included the removal of Native Americans and war with Mexico.
  • bessemer process

    bessemer process
    Manufacturing steel inexpensively. Lead to the development of the Bessemer converter.
  • Homestead Act

    Homestead Act
    Encouraged Western migration by providing free land.
  • Populism

    Belief in the rights of common people.
  • federal reserve act

    federal reserve act
    Protest against social problems raised by rapid industrialization. And increased immigration.
  • Chinese Exclusion Act

    Chinese Exclusion Act
    Provided a 10 year moratorium on Chinese labor immigration.
  • haymarket riot

    haymarket riot
    Setback in the Labor Movement in America. Fighting for rights to an 8 hour workday.
  • Dawes Act

    Dawes Act
    This policy broke up Native American reservations. But it allowed for them to adapt to white culture and will bee granted farming land.
  • Andrew Carnegie

    Andrew Carnegie
    Was one of the wealthiest men in the 19th century. Made his own business in America, and became successful.
  • nativism

    Anti immigrant position. belief that those born in America deserve more rights than immigrants.
  • progressivism

    Advancements in science, technology, and economy.
  • recall

    Citizens can have elected officials removed from office before their term has ended.
  • Ida B. Wells

    Ida B. Wells
    Was part of an anti-lynching group during the 1890s. Founded groups for African American justice.
  • Susan B. Anthony

    Susan B. Anthony
    President of the Woman Suffrage Movement. Work helped with the 19th amendment.
  • Eugene V. Debs

    Eugene V. Debs
    Organized the railway union that had a strike against the Pullman Company of Chicago.
  • Yellow Journalism

    Yellow Journalism
    Style of newspaper that reported what emphasized sensationalism over facts.
  • klondike gold rush

    klondike gold rush
    Gold was found in Rabbit Creek, Canada. Gold was everywhere making many men wealthy.
  • Initiative & Referendum

    Initiative & Referendum
    Three powers made to enable the voters to remove an elected official from office.
  • Theodore Roosevelt

    Theodore Roosevelt
    Was the 26th president of the United States. Was known as the 'Trust Buster' for his efforts to break up industrial combinations.
  • muckrakers

    Refers to journalist who expose leaders. They mostly had large audiences.
  • Upton Sinclair

    Upton Sinclair
    Wrote the book 'The Jungle'. The book described the mistreatment and abuse of animals.
  • pure food and drug act

    pure food and drug act
    Prevented the manufacture and selling of any impurities in food or medicine.
  • 16th Amendment

    16th Amendment
    The congress can lay and collect taxes on incomes.
  • Dollar Diplomacy

    Dollar Diplomacy
    American foreign policy to go to Latin America and East Asia by using it's economic power.
  • William Jennings Bryan

    William Jennings Bryan
    Served the Wilson's secretary until 1914. Campaigned for prohibition, peace, and suffrage.
  • federal reserve act

    federal reserve act
    Act of congress that established the Federal Reserve System. Also created the authority to issue Federal Reserve Notes.
  • 17th amendment

    17th amendment
    Senate of US will be composed of 2 senators from each state. Only elected by the people.
  • 18th Amendment

    18th Amendment
    The manufacture and transportation of liquor was prohibited.
  • the gilded age

    the gilded age
    Period of greed. Mostly thought of the era of corruption.
  • teapot dome scandal

    teapot dome scandal
    Presidential administration corruption was exposed to the people. Caused the first ever US cabinet official to serve time in jail for committing a crime in office.
  • 19th amendment

    19th amendment
    Every citizen has the right to vote. No matter the race, religion, or sex
  • Clarence Darrow

    Clarence Darrow
    A high school teacher was accused of teaching evolutionary theory which was a violation of Tennessee State Law. (Clarence was a lawyer)
  • Immigration & American Dream

    Immigration & American Dream
    American Dream: Promise of success for those who work hard in the land of the free and home of the brave.
  • robber barons

    robber barons
    Businessmen who did anything in order to get rich
  • Jane Addams

    Jane Addams
    Second woman to receive the Peace Prize. She also founded the Women's International Leauge for Peace and Freedom.