The Birth of Modern America

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    Susan B. Anthony

    Susan B AnthonySusan B. Anthony Susan B. Anthony was a huge figure of the Progressive Era. She is remembered for her part in the acquisition of women's suffrage.
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    Andrew Carnegie

    Andrew Carnegie, Wikipedia Andrew Carnegie was a major figure in the industrial revolution. He adopted the Bessemmer Process for the mass production of steel, enabling the production of massive steel structures and the mass production of steel automobiles.
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    Teddy Roosevelt

    Teddy Roosevelt Teddy Roosevelt was among the most cherished Presidents in US History; his face is alongisde those of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Abraham Lincoln on Mount Rushmore. He was the 26th President. Teddy Roosevelt was another major figure in the Progressive Era; the first president to take conservationism seriously, he is responsible for the existence of national parks.
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    Eugene V. Debbs

    Eugene V. Debbs Eugene V. Debbs was a five-time candidate for the United States Presidency for the Socialist Party, and was a very influential leader of labor unions during the Progressive Era.
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    Clarence Darrow

    Clarence Darrow was a famous Lawyer during the Progressive Era, called upon in times of need by several unions to defend members of which who were under prosecution.
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    William Jennings Bryan

    Wiliam Jennings Bryan William Jennings Bryan was a prominent politician and third time candidate for presidency during the early 1900s. Bryan was a pasifist who promoted anti-imperialism, urging others to fight large corperations and banks during the Progressive Era. He called for a reform to the way senators were chosen, and thus lead to the 17th Amendment allowing senators to be elected directly by popular vote.
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    Jane Addams

    Jane Addams
    Jane Addams was a prominent figure of the Progressive Era. She is remembered for her advocation of women's suffrage.
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    Ida B. Wells

    Ida B. Wells Ida B. Wells took part both in the Progressive Era and the first parts of the Civil Rights Movement. She was an African American social reformer and journalist who is remembered for her exposition of lynchings to the public and advocacy for women's rights.
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    The Gilded Age

    The Gilded Age refers to a period in United States history in which society and politics was crap on the inside, gold on the outside.
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    Upton Sinlcair

    Upton Sinclair Upton Sinclair was a prolific American Novelist, writing over 100 books in many genres over his lifetime. Upton Sinclair is important because he wrote The Jungle. The jungle is a book about the terribleness and dirtiness of meat processing facilities in early industrial America. Muckraking was an integral part of the Progressive Era.
  • The Haymarket Riot

    The Haymarket Riot
    The Haymarket Riot was a riot that broke out as a result of a bombing that took place at a labor union demonstration in Haymarket Square in Chicago.
    "No single event has influenced the history of labor in Illinois, the United States, and even the world, more than the Chicago Haymarket Affair. "
  • Dawes Act

    Dawes Act
    The Dawes Act took indain land, divided it into sections, and partitioned it amongst the indian peopels. This went against the collective ownership ideals of indian culture and was an attempt to assimilate the indians instead into western society.
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    Klondike Gold Rush

    The Klondike gold rush was a gold rush in which gold was found way up north in Canada in Alaska and, like the California gold rush, it prompted dozens of thousands of new prospectors to journey to the area.
  • Pure Food and Drug Act

    Pure Food and Drug Act
    Leading to the creation of the FDA, the Pure Food and Drug Act was one of the first times that a government agency was created to regulate what companies put into their food and drug products.
  • 16th Amendment

    16th Amendment
    The 16th Amendment to the United States Constitution allowed the federal government to collect income taxes for itself.
  • 17th Amendment

    17th Amendment
    The 17th Amendment The 17th Amendment said that Senators could be elected directly by popular vote.
  • Federal Reserves Act

    Federal Reserves Act
    The establishment of the Federal Reserves Bank is considered to be a very dark thing in the history of America.
  • 19th Amendment

    19th Amendment
    19th Amendment The 19th Amendment was huge. It gave women the right to vote.
  • 18th Amendment

    18th Amendment
    Eighteenth Amendment The Eigteenth Amendment is easy to remember. Prohibition. It mandated that the consumption or possession of alchoholic beverages in America was illegal. Needless to say, this caused problems during the roaring 20s.
  • William Jennings Bryan

    William Jennings Bryan
  • Eugene V Debs

    Eugene V Debs
  • Ida B. Wells

    Ida B. Wells
  • Jane Addams

    Jane Addams
  • Clarence Darrow

    Clarence Darrow
  • Upton Sinclair

    Upton Sinclair
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    Just to put some perspective.
  • Immigration & The American Dream

    Immigration & The American Dream
    Immigrants moved to America because they had dreams for a better future.
  • Civil Service Reform

    Civil Service Reform
    The late 1800s is remembered as the time in which Big Business in America fell. Workers came together and established Unions, working to reform Civil Service under the iron hand of these corperate supergiants. When you think Civil Service Reform, think Unions, child labor laws, eight hour work days, etc.
  • Political Machinges

    Political Machinges
    Tamany Hall is an example of a political machine. Political machines refer to political organizations that work methodically for some usually corrupt and greedy end.
  • Dollar Diplomacy

    Dollar Diplomacy
    Dollar Diplomacy refers to the United States using its economic success to invest in and with Latin American countries.
  • Homestead Act

    Homestead Act
    In an effort to get people to move westward, the United States sold unsettled westward land extremely cheaply in what is called the "Homestead Acts".
  • Social Gospel

    Social Gospel
    The social gospel was a branch of christianity influenced by populist ideals that sought for the betterment of society. It was against child labor and bribery.
  • Manifest Destniy

    Manifest Destniy
    Manifest Destiny epitomizes the colonization of the west because it is the belief of colonists that it is the will of God himself that the people settle westward no matter the obstacles.
  • Nativism

  • Muckracker

    A Muckracker was a journalist that exposed the unsanitary side of the industrial revolution. When you hear muckracker, think "The Jungle"
  • Suffrage

    The right to vote. During this time, Women's suffrage was an issue.
  • Urbanization and Industrialization

    Urbanization and Industrialization
    Industrialization and Urbanization were picking up speed in America in the late 1800s. Railroads, factories, tenements and cities were all becoming more widespread. With the advent of the horseless carriage and electric lighting, the seeds of the modern world were sown.
  • Populism and Progressivism

    Populism and Progressivism
    Populism is a political doctrine that appeals to the general people in opposition with the elite. Big business owners formed a new super rich and powerful class of society that many people viewed as selfish and corrupt. Populist ideals and politicians who shared them helped bring about the end of Big Business in America.
    Progressivism is a belief that simply places a lot of importance on progress, technological and scientific. Progressivism is obviously central to the industrial revolution.
  • Tea Pot Dome Scandal

    Tea Pot Dome Scandal
    The Tea Pot Dome Scandal epitomizes the political corruption that took place during the Gilded Age. In the Tea Pot Dome Scandal, Private oil companies bribed a local senator to lease them oil reserves independently of competition with other oil companies. When the senator was found out, he was sent to prison.