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  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    Separation from the British colonies for independence.
  • “E Pluribus Unum”

    “E Pluribus Unum”
    "one of many" which is related to a Latin phase meaning American determination to form a single nation from a collection of states.
  • U.S. Constitution

     U.S. Constitution
    Established the US national government which created 3 branches, fundamental laws, and certain basic laws for US citizens.
  • Bill of Rights

    Bill of Rights
    Adds the first 10 amendments to the US constitution.
  • Political Machines

    Political Machines
    Political party organization that recruits members by using incentives, money, and political jobs. To have a higher leadership control over members.
  • Nativism

    Political policy of protecting interests of immigrants and the support of immigration-restriction measures.
  • Alex de Tocqueville and his Five Principles : Liberty, Egalitarianism, Individualism, Populism, and Laissez-faire

     Alex de Tocqueville and his Five Principles : Liberty, Egalitarianism, Individualism, Populism, and Laissez-faire
    "Democracy in America" which meant the belief that equality was the great political and social idea of this era.
  • Homestead Act

    Homestead Act
    A person could have ownership of a government land and it had to be farm land.
  • Social Darwinism

    Social Darwinism
    A theory that is shown that human and race groups are similar to the same laws of natural selection.
  • Tin Pan Alley

     Tin Pan Alley
    Music publishing center in New York and comprised different types of music.
  • Settlement House Movement

    Settlement House Movement
    A social movement to bring rich and poor together to help fill the gaps between social classes.
  • Homestead Strike 1892

    Homestead Strike 1892
    Workers in Pennsylvania were let go from a steel workers union and Amalgamated Association of Iron.
  • Klondike Gold Rush

    Klondike Gold Rush
    100,000 prospectors migrated to the Klondike region of Yukon in north-western Canada.
  • Spanish-American War

    Spanish-American War
    The explosion of the battleship U.S.S. Maine in Havana Harbor.
  • eugenics

    Picking desired characteristics to help improve future generations which was mainly used in humans.
  • Tenement

    A shared building with separate spaces. Lacked indoor plumbing and proper ventilation.
  • Big Stick Policy

    Big Stick Policy
    Developed by president Theodore Roosevelt to show military readiness and power.
  • Muckraker

    Journalists that wanted change and exposed their writing to make reform happen.
  • Panama Canal

    Panama Canal
    The Panama Canal connects to the Pacific and Atlantic ocean, it helps with trade and lets ships have a shorter time to travel.
  • 16th Amendment

    16th Amendment
    Congress should have the power to lay and collect taxes on incomes.
  • 17th Amendment

    17th Amendment
    The US senate must be made up of 2 senators out of each state and must meet all the qualifications that are required by state legislatures.
  • establishment of the National Park System

    establishment of the National Park System
    A federal government agency that manages all US government own parks.
  • Reasons for US entry into WW1

    Reasons for US entry into WW1
    Zimmerman Telegram, Economic Gain, Espionage by central powers, and unrestricted German u-boat warfare.
  • 18th Amendment

    18th Amendment
    Prohibit the production, sale, and transportation of alcohol.
  • 19th Amendment

    19th Amendment
    It gave women the right to vote.
  • Harlem Renaissance

     Harlem Renaissance
    Gave African Americans the chance to have more control over representation of their culture.
  • Teapot Dome Scandal

    Teapot Dome Scandal
    President Warren G.Harding bribed a private oil company and went to prison.
  • American Indian Citizenship Act of 1924

    American Indian Citizenship Act of 1924
    Any Native American born in the United States was granted citizenship.
  • Immigration Act of 1924

    Immigration Act of 1924
    The United States limited the amount of immigrants that were allowed to enter.
  • Deportation of people of Mexican heritage during Great Depression

    Deportation of people of Mexican heritage during Great Depression
    Mexicans and Mexican Americans were repatriated and deported back to Mexico from the US.
  • Executive Order 9066

    Executive Order 9066
    Japanese Americans were ordered to evacuate because they were a threat to the national security and relocated inland.
  • Flying Tigers

    Flying Tigers
    An air force by china that were mercenaries that were hired by china to help fight against Japan.
  • Bataan Death March

    Bataan Death March
    70,000 prisoners were captured during WW2 and were forced to march 63 miles to a prison camp.
  • Bracero program

    Bracero program
    Mexicans worked Legally in the united states on a short term labor contract and had increased wages for farm workers.
  • Manhattan Project

     Manhattan Project
    It was a project to create more nuclear weapons during WW2 and these nuclear bombs were used on Japan.
  • Korematsu v. U.S.

    Korematsu v. U.S.
    A US legal case which ended up in the US supreme court which a son of Japanese immigrants that was born in Oakland, California and violated the exclusion order and was forced to relocate during WW1.
  • Nuremberg Trials

     Nuremberg Trials
    Series of trials that were held in Nuremberg Germany at the end of WW2 and bring Nazi's to justice.
  • “In God We Trust”

    “In God We Trust”
    A new motto in the US to replace ''E pluribus Unum''. Its a reminder that "there is god everywhere, whether we are conscious or not".