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In History
  • Henry Bessemer and the Mass Production of Steel

    Steel contributed to the construction of railroads and buildings. The Bessemer process was a cost effective way of mass producing steel. Steel is still produced using technology based on the Bessemer process.
  • Transcontinental Railroad

    For four years the construction of the Transcontinental Railraod provided thousands of jobs to Chinese laborers. The Chinese laborers risked their lives while building the Transcontinental Railroad. But the Transcontinental Railroad revolutionized travel and the transportation of goods.
  • The Temperance Crusade

    Temperance was a major reform movement that took place before the Civil War.In 1873, the movement had gained new strength; temperance advocates formed the Women’s Christian Temperance Union (WCTU), led after 1879 by Frances Willard.
  • The Telephone

    In 1876, Alexander Graham Bell invented the first telephone with commercial ability. The invention of the telephone changed the way we would communicate forever.
  • Thomas Edison

    Thomas Edison
    The invention of the light bulb changed the lives across America. Light bulbs were leased when they were first invented. Also, electric lighting provided for a safer way for people to have lights in their homes.
  • The Dawes Severalty Act

    The Dawes Severalty Act
    Not only did the Dawes Act of 1887 eliminate tribal ownership, but promoted the idea of assimilation. Indian children were taking from their homes and sent to live in boarding schools run by whites.
  • Cleveland, Harrison, and the Tariff

    Cleveland had concerns with protective tariffs; he believed the high rates were the reason for the annual surplus in federal revenues. President Cleveland asked Congress to reduce the tariff rates in December 1887, Democrats approved a tariff reduction, but Senate Republicans defiantly passed a bill of their own raising the rates.
  • The Panic

    The Panic
    Began in March of 93 when the Philadelphia and Reading Railroad where unable to make payments on loans, declared bankruptcy. Two months later the National Cordage Company failed too. The depression brought to light that all parts of the American economy are connected. Within six months 8000 businesses, 156 railroads and 400 banks failed. 20 percent of the labor force lost their jobs. Prosperity didn't completely return until 1901
  • Transportation

    In 1893 Charles and Frank Duryea built the first gasoline driven automobile in America. The invention of the automobile was the biggest impact in technological innovation in the United States.
  • Pullman Strike

    Pullman Strike
    The mark of a holiday that we celebrate and most lack the reason behind why we celebrate this holiday.

    It was one of the longest wars, lasting from 1898 to 1902. It involved 200,000 American troops and resulted in 4,300 American deaths, and at least 50,000 natives lost their lives. This war is the least remembered of all American wars

    The dispute in the Philippines os the least remembered pf all American wars. Lasting from 1898 to 1902, it involved 200,000 American troops and resulted in 4,300 American deaths .
  • Andrew Carnegie

    Andrew Carnegie
    http://www.history.com/flash/VideoPlayer.swf?vid=14649886801Andrew Cargegie believed that people with great wealth were obligated to give money back to the community. He has donated millions of dollars to school, libraries, and other charitable organizations.
  • The Professions

    In the late nineteenth century industries needed managers, technicians, and accountants as well as workers. Cities required commercial, medical, legal, and educational services. New technology required scientists and engineers, who, in turn, required institutions and instructors to train them. People who work in these fields had developed a distinct social group known as the “new middle class.”
  • Square Deal

    Prevented railroad regulation. Pressured congress to enact the Pure Food and Drug Act. Restricting the sale of dangerous or ineffective medicines. Then he pushed for the passage of the Meat Inspection Act that helped eliminate many diseases transmitted in impure meat. He proposed eight hour work days, broader compensation for victims of industrial accidents, inheritance and income taxes, and regulation of the stock market.

    Booker T. Washington in the late nineteenth century encouraged African Americans to work for immediate self-improvement rather than long-range social change. However, for his new approach W.E.B Du Bois advocated, talented blacks should accept nothing less than a full university education.
  • Women in the workforce

    A growing proportion of the workforce consisted of women concentrated in pink collar jobs low paying service occupations. Many worked as secretaries, salesclerks, and telephone operators and in other non-manual service capacities. When men went off to war women began filling their positions in the factories until they returned. Minorities worked in jobs that the AFL took no interest in such as janitors, dishwashers, garbage collectors, and domestics and other service capacities.
  • Henry Ford and The Assembly Line

    Henry Ford and The Assembly Line
    http://www.history.com/flash/VideoPlayer.swf?vid=7223593601In 1914 Henry Ford introduced the moving assembly line into his automobile plants. The assembly line incresed productivity allowing for Ford to increase wages and cut the workday down to an eight hour day.
  • The Panama Canal

    The Panama Canal
    Most celebrated foreign policy accomplishment of Roosevelt’s presidency. Linking the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. Originally they favored a route across Nicaragua, which would permit a sea-level canal requiring no locks. But Panama was shorter and construction was already 40 percent complete because of an earlier failed effort by a French Company. Roosevelt sent John hay, secretary of state, to negotiate an agreement. Panama agreed immediately to 10 million dollars and 250,000 annually.
  • Prohibition

    prohibition - In 1920 the sale and manufacturing of alcohol ceased. It had the support of most members of the middle class and progressives. Prohibition did substantially reduce drinking in most parts of the country. Not long after it went into effect acquiring illegal alcohol became as easy as it had been to acquire legal alcohol before. Organized crime grew and speakeasies were created. Prohibition wasn’t lifted until 1933
  • Rise of the Automobile Industry

    Rise of the Automobile Industry
    During the 1920s the nation’s manufacturing output rose by more than 60 percent. The economic boom was a result of a number of factors, but most important was technology. As a result of the development of the assembly line and other innovations, automobiles became one of the top in the nation. Stimulating growth in steel, rubber, glass, tool companies, oil corporations, and road construction. The increased mobility increased the demand for suburban housing fueling even more construction
  • Women's Suffrage

    One of the largest refomation movements of the progressive era. Criticized for being too radical and the early supporters used the term natural rights to say men and women are equal. California(1911), four western states(1912), Illinois(1913) New York(1917) and Michigan 1918. In 1920 it was granted ratification in the Constitution as the 19th amendment
  • The Great Crash

    The Great Crash
    StockOn October 29, 1929 known as black Tuesday after a week of steadily rising instability, all efforts to save the market failed. The industrial index dropped 10 percent, wiping out all previous gains from the previous year. Many companies became worthless. Some have established the stock market crash as the beginning or even the cause of the Great Depression.
  • African Americans and the New Deal

    One group the New Deal did relatively little to assist was African Americans.The New Deal was not hostile to black Americans, and it made some contributions to their progress. But it refused to make the issues of race a significant part of its agenda.
  • Hoover Program

    The Hoover Program tried to restore public confidence in the economy. He summoned leaders of the business, labor and agriculture to the White House and urged them to adopt a businessmen not to cut production or lay off workers. He talked labor leaders into forgoing demands for higher wages or better hours. Hoover also tried to use government spending as a tool for fighting the depression.
  • Election of 1932

    – Election year of 1932 pitted Franklin Delano Roosevelt versus Hoover. Roosevelt had been a well-known figure in the party for many years already. A distant cousin of Theodore Roosevelt, he progressed from a seat in the New York state legislature to a position as assistant secretary of the navy during World War I. Roosevelt won by a landslide receiving 57.4% of the popular vote. He proposed a New Deal for the American people.
  • Industrial Recovery

    Industrial Recovery
    thamanjimmy.blogspot.comThe industrial Recovery Act was made to help the workers to bargan with businesses through unions to increase salary and to create jobs.
  • The Golden Age of Comic Books

    Beginning in 1938, one of the most popular forms of escape for many young Americans was the comic bookAt a time when catastrophe was an ever present possibility in the world, superheroes were a comforting escape from fear. The end of the war was also the end of the first golden age of American comic books.
  • The Failure of Munich

    Hitler had a agreement in Munich with Britian and France to not advance any further than Czechoslovakia. He ignored their agreement and invaded Poland which started WWII in Europe.
  • Hoover and the World Crisis

    Herbert Hoover faced powerful leaders in the European and Japanese Nations. He made drastic decisions to insure the debts owed to the United States were paid.
  • The Road to Pearl

    The Road to Pearl
    tnpsc.comThe Japanese wanted to expain there empire but President Roosevelt warned them to seize military plans. Japan didn't listen and made a attack on Pearl Harbor.
  • American and the Holocaust

    American and the Holocaust
    guardian.co.ukHitler and the Germans captured, tortured, and murdered the Jewish people at concentration camps.The Holocaust was one of the world's greatest tragedies.
  • The Manhattan Project

    The Manhattan Project
    news.cnet.comThe Manhattan Project was the creation of the first atomic bomb.This was invited by many physicists as a weapon of mass distriction to end the war.
  • Massive Government Spending

    Most of the government spending was on the manufacturing of aircrafts, battleships, and amory due to the war. Its also went towards the work force who were elderly, minorities, and women.
  • The Marshall Plan

    This was a plan to assist in the recovery of all European nations. Within three years the Communist strength declined and Europe's production rose dramatically.
  • The Road to NATO

    North Atlantic Treaty Organization was formed by Western European Nations signing a agreement with the United States to stand united against the Soviets.
  • The Korean War

    The Korean War
    mtholyoke.eduThe Korean War was between the north and south, the United States helped the south and China helped the north. This was a war over territory and President Truman wanted to pull out our troops while General McArthur wanted to continue.
  • The Economic Miracle

    The most striking feature of the American society was the economic growth. By the year of 1949 a economic expansion had begun, this would continue for twenty years.
  • The Other American

    n the 1950s it was easy for white middle-class Americans to believe the world of economic growth. Personal affluence and cultural homogeneity was the world that all Americans knew. However, that statement is false.
  • Expanding the Liberal State

    The campaign of 1960 produced two young candidates to offer the nation’s active leadership. The Republican nomination went to Vice President Richard Nixon who promised moderate reform. Democrat John F. Kennedy who promised domestic reforms he called the “ New Frontier
  • The Rise of the Civil Rights Movement

    The Rise of the Civil Rights Movement
    African Americans take the streeets in a demostration to protest for their civil rights, to be treated equally with whites and to dismantle the legalization of segregationand disfranchisement of African Americans .
  • The Battle For Racial Equality

    The Battle For Racial Equality
    To generate support for legislation and dramatize the power of the growing movement, more than 200,000 demostrators marched down before the Lincoln Memorial for the largest civil rights demostration in the nation's history.
  • The Traumas of 1968

    The Traumas of 1968
    This picture represents the death of Dr. Martin Luther King. His funeral was a shock to millions around the world. MLK inspired the lives of so many African Americans that his funeral was publicly displayed in Atlanta.
  • The New Feminism

    The New Feminism
    Women constitute over 50 percent of the US population. DURING THE 1960s and 1970s , many women began to identify with the minority groups as they renewed demands for liberation .
  • People of Plenty

    Among the most striking social development of the immediate postwar era was the rapid extension of a middle-class lifestyle. As growing preoccupation with consumer goods. The growth of consumer credit which increased by 800 percent in between 1945+1957.