Key terms research

  • 17th amendment

    The Seventeenth Amendment to the United States Constitution established direct election of United States Senators by popular vote.
  • Susan B Anthony

    She was brought up in a Quaker family with long activist traditions. Early in her life she developed a sense of justice and moral zeal. After teaching for fifteen years, she became active in temperance.
  • Indian Removal

    Indian removal was a 19-century policy of ethnic cleansing by the government of the U.S.. They moved Native American tribes living east of the mississippi river to lands west of the river. The Indian removal Act was signed into law by president Andrew Jackson on May 26,1830
  • Andrew Carnegie

    He was a Scottish American industrialist who led the enormous expansion of the American steel industry. He was also one of the highest profile philanthropists of his era and had given away almost 90 percent.
  • Manifest Destiny

    Manifest Destiny was the widely held belief in the united states that american settlers were destined to expand throughout the continent.
  • Third parties politics

    The term third party is used in the U.S. for any and all political parties in the United States. One of the two major parties Republican party and Democratic party.
  • Eugene V. Debbs

    He was an American union leader, one of the founding members of the industrial workers of the world. Through his presidential candidacies as well as his work with labor movements. Debs eventually became one of the best-known socialists living in the United States.
  • Clarence Darrow

    He was an American lawyer and leading member of the American civil liberties union. He was best known for defending teenage thrill killers.
  • Teddy Roosevelt

    He was an American politician, author, naturalist, soldier, explorer, and historian who served as the 26th president of the U.S.. He was a leader of the republican party and founder of the progressive party insurgency.
  • William Jennings Bryan

    He was a leading American poitician from the 1890s until his death. He was a dominant force in the populist wing of the Democratic Party. He served two terms as a member of the United States house of representatives from Nebraska.
  • Jane Addams

    Jane Addams was a pioneer american settlement social worker, public philosopher, sociologist, author, and leader in womens suffrage.
  • Homestead Act

    The homestead act was signed into law by Abraham Linclon on May 20, 1862.
  • Ida B Wells

    She was an African-American journalist, newspaper editor, suffragist, sociologist, and an early leader in the civil rights movement. She documented lynhing in the U.S. showing how it was often a way to control or punish blacks. She was active in womens rights and the womens suffrage movement.
  • The Gilded Age

    The Gilded Age was an era of rapid economic growth especially in the north and the west.
  • Social Gospel

    The Social Gospel Movement is a Protestant Christian intellectual movement that was most prominent in the early 20th century united states and canada. The movement applied Christian ethics to social problems.
  • Upton Sinclair

    He was an American Author who wrote nearly 100 books in many genres. He achieved popularity in the first half of the twentieth century.
  • civil service reform

    Civil Service Reform in the U.S. was a major issue in the late 19th century at the national level, and in the early 20th century at the state level. Proponents denounced the distribution of office by the winners of elections to their supporters as corrupt and inefficient.
  • Haymarket Riot

    It was the aftermath of a bombing that took place at a labor demonstration.
  • The Dawes Act

    An act to provide for the Allotment of lands in Severalty to Indians on the various reservations.
  • klondike gold rush

    Was a migration by an estimated 100,000 prospectors to the klondike region of the yukon in north western Canada.
  • political machines

    A political machine is a political organization in which an authoritative boss or small group commands the support of a corps of supporters.The machine's power is based on the ability of the workers to get out the vote for their candidates on election day.
  • pure food and drug act

    It was the first of a series of significant consumer protection laws enacted by the Federal government.
  • 16th amendment

    The 16th amendment allows the congress to levy an income tax without apportioning it among the states or basing it on the U.S. Census. This amendment exempted income taxes from the constitutional requirements regarding direct taxes.
  • Dollar Diplomacy

    From 1909 to 1913, President William Howard Taft and Secretary of State Philander C. Knox followed a foreign policy characterized as “dollar diplomacy."
  • Suffrage

    The right to vote in politicial elections. In many languages the right to vote is called the active right to vote, and the right to run for office is called the passive right to vote. In english these are sometimes called active suffrage and passive suffrage
  • 19th amendment

    Passed by Congress June 4, 1919, and ratified on August 18, 1920, the 19th amendment guarantees all American women the right to vote.
  • 18th amendment

    The 18th Amendment to the United States Constitution prohibited the manufacture, sale, transport, import, or export of alcoholic beverages. Upon ratification of the amendment by the states, Congress voted its approval in October 1919, and enacted it into law as the National Prohibition Act of 1920.
  • Tea pot dome scandal

    The teapot dome scandal was a bribery incident that took place in the united states from 1920 to 1923.
  • Initiative, Referendum, Recall

    Initiative and referendum is a process that allows citizens of many U.S. states to place new legislation on a popular ballot. To place legislation that has recently been passed by a legislature on a ballot and vote on it.
  • Immigration and american dream

    The American Dream is a national ethos of the United States. A set of ideals in which freedom includes the opportunity for prosperity and success.
  • populism and progressivism

    In the late 19th to early 20th century, the ideas of populism and progressivism weren’t that well understood as opposed to how much the people knew about the existence of the democrats and republicans. Nevertheless, the populism and progressivism campaigns were all implanted to initiate national progress.