How the west was won :

  • the factory system

    the factory system
    was a method of manufacturing first adopted in England at the beginning of the Industrial Revolution in the 1750s and later spread abroad.
  • Period: to

    1700-1900 how the west was won :

  • Political Machines

    Political Machines
    a political organization in which an authoritative boss or small group commands the support of a corps of supporters and businesses .
  • Federal indian policy

    Federal indian policy
    refers the relationship between the United States Government and the Indian Tribes that exist within its borders. Federal Indian Policy contains several eras in which the way the U.S. government dealt with the Indians constantly changed.
  • Andrew Carnegie

    Andrew Carnegie
    was a Scottish-American industrialist who led the enormous expansion of the American steel industry in the late 19th century.
  • John D Rockefeller

    John D Rockefeller
    was an American industrialist and philanthropist. He was the founder of the Standard Oil Company, which dominated the oil industry and was the first great U.S. business trust
  • boss tweed in the integration

    boss tweed in the integration
    symbol of greed and corruption typical of many businessmen and politicians
  • Manifest destiny

    Manifest destiny
    O'Sullivan was expressing the long held belief that white Americans had a God-given right to occupy the entire North American continent.
  • assimilation

    the state of being assimilated; people of different backgrounds come to see themselves as part of a larger national family
  • bessemer process

    bessemer process
    was the first inexpensive industrial process for the mass- production of steel from molten pig iron prior to the open hearth furnace.
  • Eugene v debbs

    Eugene v debbs
    American union leader, one of the founding members of the Industrial Workers of the World, and several times the candidate of the Socialist Party of America for President of the United States.
  • Thomas Roosevelt

    Thomas Roosevelt
    Theodore "T.R." Roosevelt, Jr. was the 26th President of the United States. He is noted for his exuberant personality, range of interests and achievements, and his leadership of the Progressive Movement
  • The Homestead Act

    The Homestead Act
    Was signed into law by President Abraham Lincoln on May 20, 1862. Anyone who had never taken up arms against the U.S. government (including freed slaves and women), was 21 years or older, or the head of a family, could file an application to claim a federal land grant. There was also a residency requirement.
  • urbanization

    physical growth of urban areas which result in rural migration and even suburban concentration into cities
  • Barbed Wire

    Barbed Wire
    is a type of steel fencing wire constructed with sharp edges or points arranged at intervals along the strand(s). It is used to construct inexpensive fences and is used atop walls surrounding secured property
  • Industialization in the gilded age

    Industialization in the gilded age
    The nation was rapidly expanding its economy into new areas, especially heavy industry like factories, railroads, and coal mining. In 1869, the First Transcontinental Railroad opened up the far-west mining and ranching regions.
  • Eugenics

    science of improving a human population by controlled breeding to increase the occurrence of desirable heritable characteristics
  • immagration

    During the Gilded Age, approximately 10 million immigrants came to the United States in what is known as the new immigration.
  • Growth of railroads

    Growth of railroads
    Receiving millions of acres of public lands from Congress, the railroads were assured land on which to lay the tracks and land to sell, the proceeds of which helped companies finance the construction of their railroads.
  • New inventions

    New inventions
    After their invention in the 1860s, typewriters quickly became indispensable tools
  • labor unions

    labor unions
    labor violence, as industrialists and workers .Gilded Age conflicts between businesses and unions often turned violent.
  • haymarket riot

    haymarket riot
    efers to the aftermath of a bombing that took place at a labor demonstration on Tuesday May 4, 1886, at Haymarket Square[2] in Chicago. It began as a peaceful rally in support of workers striking for an eight-hour day. An unknown person threw a dynamite bomb at police as they acted to disperse the public meeting. The bomb blast and ensuing gunfire resulted in the deaths of seven police officers and at least four civilians; scores of others were wounded.
  • The Dawes Act

    The Dawes Act
    Adopted by Congress in 1887, authorized the President of the United States to survey Indian tribal land and divide it into allotments for individual Indians. Dawes Act was amended in 1891 and again in 1906 by the Burke Act.
  • Nativism

    the political position of demanding a favored status for certain established inhabitants of a nation as compared to claims of newcomers or immigrants.
  • trust-anti-trusts

    passed in 1890, was the first important federal measure to limit the power of companies that controlled a high percentage of market
  • battle of wounded knee

    battle of wounded knee
    Wounded Knee, located on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in southwestern South Dakota, was the site of two conflicts between North American Indians and representatives of the U.S. government. An 1890 massacre left some 150 Native Americans dead, in what was the final clash between federal troops and the Sioux.
  • Social Darwinism

    Social Darwinism
    heory that individuals, groups, and peoples are subject to the same Darwinian laws of natural selection as plants and animals.
  • Political corruption

    Political corruption
    Is the use of power by government officials for illegitimate private gain. An illegal act by an officeholder constitutes.
  • Pure food and drug Act

    Pure food and drug Act
    The Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906 was a key piece of Progressive Era legislation, signed by President Theodore Roosevelt on the same day as the Federal Meat Inspection Act.
  • invention of the automobile

    invention of the automobile
    car is a wheeled motor vehicle used for transporting passengers, which also carries its own engine or motor.invented by German inventor Carl Benz. Motorized wagons soon replaced animal-drafted carriages, especially after automobiles became affordable for many people when the Ford Model T was introduced in 1908.
  • assembly line

    assembly line
    parts are added to a product in a sequential manner to create a finished product much faster than with handcrafting-type methods.
  • americanization

    is the process of an immigrant to the United States of America becoming a person who shares American values, beliefs and customs and is assimilated into American society.
  • vertical and horizontal integration

    vertical and horizontal integration
    Horizontal - a strategy where a company creates or acquires production units for outputs which are alike - either complementary or competitive VERTICAL-describes a style of growth and management control. Vertically integrated companies in a supply chain are united through a common owner.
  • The american dream

    The american dream
    The idea of the American Dream is rooted in the United States Declaration of Independence which proclaims that "all men are created equal" and that they are "endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable Rights" including "Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness
  • Upton sinclair

    Upton sinclair
    was an American author who wrote close to one hundred books in many genres. He achieved popularity in the first half of the twentieth century, acquiring particular fame for his classic muckraking novel, The Jungle (1906)