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  • Declaration of Independence

    It was a document that announced the separation of 13 North American British colonies from Britain.
  • E Pluribus Unum

    US motto that appears on the Great Seal, latin for "Out of many, one"
  • US Constitution

    Established America's government and laws and gave the citizens basic rights
  • Bill of Rights

    Guarantees civil rights and liberties to individuals.
  • political machines

    In the politics of representative democracies, a political machine is a party organization
  • tenement

    cheap, high-rise apartment buildings that could house handfuls of families
  • Alexis De Tocqueville and his Five Principles: Liberty, Egalitarianism, Individualism, Populism, and Laissez-faire

    Five values Tocqueville said were crucial to America's success
  • homestead act 1862

    adults who are american born can claim 160 acres of land
  • settlement house movement

    a reformist social movement that began in the 1880s and peaked around the 1920s in England and the United States
  • social darwinism

    , the theory that human groups and races are subject to the same laws of natural selection as Charles Darwin perceived in plants and animals in nature.
  • Tin Pan Alley

    the physical location of the New York City-centered music publishers and songwriters who dominated the popular music of the United States in the late 19th century and early 20th century
  • homestead strike 1892

    the Carnegie Steel Company in Homestead, Pennsylvania discharged workers from the Amalgamated Association of Iron and Steel Workers Union
  • gold rush

    Skookum Jim and his family found gold near the Klondike River in Canada's Yukon Territory
  • Spanish American war-

    The Spanish–American War was a period of conflict between Spain and the United States. The war began in the aftermath of the internal explosion of USS Maine in Havana Harbor in Cuba, leading to United States intervention in the Cuban War of Independence. This conflict made a peace treaty that compelled the Spanish to relinquish claims on Cuba, and to cede sovereignty over Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines to the United States.
  • eugenics

    the study of how to arrange reproduction within a human population to increase the occurrence of heritable characteristics regarded as desirable
  • Big stick policy-

    President Theodore Roosevelt's foreign policy was "speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far"
  • muckraker

    any of a group of American writers identified with pre-World War I reform and expose writing
  • Panama canal-

    the panama canal was built in 1904 and was built to shorten the distance between pacific and atlantic oceans. It made traveling costs lower and faster for trades.
  • National Park

    the president created the national park system
  • 18 th amendments- prohibition

    selling or transporting alcohol is illegal
  • harlem renaissance

    The Harlem Renaissance was a period of rich cross-disciplinary artistic and cultural activity among African Americans between the end of World War I (1917)
  • Reasons for US entry into WW1

    the U.S joined WW1 because Germany's resumption of submarine attacks on passenger and merchant ships and it became the primary motivation behind Wilson's decision to lead the United States into WW1
  • nativism

    protecting native born people
  • 19 amendments

    woman sufferage
  • Teapot Dome Scandal

    The Teapot Dome scandal was a bribery scandal involving the administration of United States President Warren G. Harding.
  • immagration act of 1924

    The Immigration Act of 1924 limited the number of immigrants allowed entry into the United States through a national origins quota
  • American Indian Citizenship Act of 1924

    this event granted citizenship to all Native Americans born in the U.S.
  • Deportation of people of Mexican heritage during the Great Depression-

    The government formally deported around 82,000 Mexicans from 1929 to 1935. This constituted a significant portion of the Mexican population in the US.
  • bracero program

    An executive order called the Mexican Farm Labor Program established the Bracero Program in 1942
  • Manhattan Project

    Research and development during WW2 that produced the first nuclear weapons.
  • Bataan Death March

    March of 70,000 US and Filipino prisoners of WW2 captured by the Japanese.
  • Flying Tigers

    American Volunteer Group that formed to help oppose the Japanese invasion of China.
  • Executive Order 9066

    Authorized the evacuation of all people deemed a threat to national security from the West Coast to relocation centers further inland
  • Bracero Program

    When the US signed the Mexican Farm and Labor Agreement which allowed Mexican men to work legally in the US on short term labor contracts
  • Korematsu v. US

    Supreme Court decision to uphold the exclusion of Japanese Americans from the West Coast Military.
  • Nuremburg Trials

    The trials uncovered the German leadership that supported the Nazi dictatorship.
  • In god we trust

    Official motto of the US, replaced E Pluribus Unum
  • 16 amendments

    congress has the complete power over taxes