The Birth of Modern America

  • Susan B. Anthony

    Because she was a woman, she was not allowed to speak at temperance rallies. This experience, and her acquaintance with Elizabeth Cady Stanton, led her to join the women's rights movement in 1852. Soon after, she dedicated her life to woman suffrage.
  • Indian Removal

    . It authorized the president to negotiate with Indian tribes in the Southern United States for their removal to federal territory west of the Mississippi River in exchange for their
  • Andrew Carnegie

    An American industrialist who amassed a fortune in the steel industry then became a major philanthropist.
  • Manifest Destiny

    It expressed the belief that it was Anglo-Saxon Americans’ providential mission to expand their civilization and institutions across the breadth of North America.
  • Eugene V. Debbs

    Eugene V. Debs became president of the American Railway Union. His union conducted a successful strike for higher wages against the Great Northern Railway in 1894
  • Clearance Darrow

    In 1894 he defended Eugene V. Debs, arrested on a federal charge arising from the Pullman Strike. He also secured the acquittal of labor leader William D. Haywood for assassination charges, saved Richard Loeb and Nathan Leopold from the death penalty, and defended John T. Scopes.
  • Teddy Roosevelt

    He is known for his exuberant personality, range of interests and achievements, and his leadership of the Progressive Movement
  • William Jennings Bryan

    He was a dominant force in the populist wing of the Democratic Party, standing three times as the Party's candidate for President of the United States
  • Jane Addams

    Jane Addams co-founded one of the first settlements in the United States, the Hull House in Chicago, Illinois, in 1889
  • Homested act

    Freeman became one of the first to take advantage of the opportunities provided by the Homestead Act, a law signed by President Abraham Lincoln
  • Ida B. Wells

    One of her main causes was fighting the practice of lynching, which she regarded as a horrific form of racial prejudice that no decent human being could ignore or justify.
  • Political Machines

    political organization in which an authoritative boss or small group commands the support of a corps of supporters and businesses who receive rewards for their efforts.
  • Urbanization & Industrialization

    Industrialization is the mainly a change from being an agricultural and pastoral society to a more industry based society. Urbanization is associated with the building of towns and cities and the movement of people from villages to more urban areas in search of jobs and a better standard of living.
  • Upton Sinclair

    Upton Sinclair was a famous novelist and social crusader from California, who pioneered the kind of journalism known as "muckraking."
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    The Gilded Age

    The growth of industry and a wave of immigrants marked this period in American history.
  • Populism & Progressivism

    During the 1880’s, farmers believed that industrialists and bankers controlled both, the republicans and the democrats within’ the government.
    Progressivism is a movement to improve American life by taking advantage of democracy
    Progressives were: Optimistic and forward-looking, Against restoring rule of America, more for accepting, ndustrialization and urbanization, Wanted to correct evils of industrialization but were pro-machinery
  • Haymarket Riot

    a result of violent riots in Chicago's Haymarket Square on May 4, 1886
  • The Dawes act

    emphasized severalty, the treatment of Native Americans as individuals rather than as members of tribes.
  • Immigration & The American Dream

    The American dream that drew the original colonists and has drawn every wave of immigrants throughout American history is the dream of freedom
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    Klondike Gold Rush

    a migration by an estimated 100,000 prospectors to the Klondike region of the Yukon in north-western Canada
  • Muckraker

    a group of American writers identified with pre-World War I reform and exposé literature.(The name muckraker was pejorative when used by U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt in his speech)
  • Pure food and Drug Act

    A United States federal law that provided federal inspection of meat products and forbade the manufacture, sale, or transportation of adulterated food products and poisonous patent medicines
  • 16th, 17th, 18th, and 19th amendments

    All four of the Progressive Era Amendments were ratified during his term in
  • Dollar Diplomacy

    To ensure the financial stability of a region while protecting and extending American commercial and financial interests there. President William Howard Taft and Secretary of State Philander C. Knox followed a foreign policy characterized as “dollar diplomacy.”
  • Federal reserve act

    an Act of Congress that created and set up the Federal Reserve System, the central banking system of the United States of America, and granted it the legal authority to issue Federal Reserve Notes and Federal Reserve Bank Notes as legal tender.
  • Civil Service Reform

    a federal law established in 1883 that stipulated that government jobs should be awarded on the basis of merit.
  • Suffrage

    the right to vote, especially in a political election.
  • Social Gospel

    liberal movement within American Protestantism that attempted to apply biblical teachings to problems associated with industrialization
  • Nativism

    policy of protecting the interests of native-born or established inhabitants against those of immigrants.