The Declaration of Independence is the United States' declaring independence from Britain on July 4, 1776. That is why we celebrate July the 4th
The U.S. Constitution is the oldest written national constitution in use. It is the fundamental law of the U.S. federal system of government and a landmark document in the Western world.
Bill of Rights
The Bill of Rights is the first 10 Amendments to the Constitution.
The Homestead Act provided 160 acres of federal land to anyone who agreed to farm the land. This was established to increase the economic growth of the western part of America.
The government has the right to expropriate private land for public use, with payment of compensation.
Homestead Strike 1892
The Homestead Strike 1892 was started through the tension between steelworkers and management and industrialization, unionization, and changing ideas of property and employee rights during the Gilded Age.
Klondike Gold Rush
The Klondike Gold Rush was a migration by an estimated 100,000 prospectors to the Klondike region of Yukon, in north-western Canada.
The main reasoning for the Spanish-American War was America's support for the ongoing struggle by Cubans and Filipinos against Spanish rule, and the mysterious explosion of the battleship U.S.S. Maine in Havana Harbor.
Expansionism & Imperialism
Expansionism- is a policy to increase a country's size by expanding its territory, Imperialism is a policy of extending a country's power and influence through diplomacy or military force.
A tenement is a type of building shared by multiple dwellings. These were first built to house the waves of immigrants that arrived in the United States during the 1840s and 1850s.
The definition of muckrakers is to search out and publicly expose the real or apparent misconduct of a prominent individual or business. For example, Ida Tarbell was a muckraker best known for her work focused on the practices of the Standard Oil Company. She posted many articles depicting techniques used to eliminate the competition, embracing a culture of big business that had no regard for individual rights.
He established the Ford Motor Company, and five years later the company rolled out the first Model T.
The Congress shall have the power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived, without apportionment among the several States, and without regard to any census or enumeration.
The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each State, elected by the people thereof, for six years; and each Senator shall have one vote. The electors in each State shall have the Qualifications requisite for electors of the most numerous branch of the State legislatures.
Causes of WW1
The cause of WWI was the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary.
Reasons for US entry into WW1
-The German invasion of Belgium
-The reintroduction of unrestricted submarine warfare
-The Zimmerman telegram
establishment of the National Park System
The National Park Service is an agency of the United States federal government that manages all national parks, most national monuments, and other natural, historical, and recreational properties with various title designations.
Gen. John J. Pershing
Gen. John J. Pershing was a commander of the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I. Gen. John J. Pershing and his troops bolstered the spirits of European allies and helped defeat the Central Powers in 1918.
The Eighteenth Amendment is the amendment to the US Constitution that outlawed the production, sale, and transportation of alcoholic beverages. The Eighteenth Amendment was later repealed by the Twenty-First Amendment.
Susan B. Anthony
Susan Brownell Anthony became one of the most visible leaders of the women's suffrage movement. Along with Elizabeth Cady Stanton, she traveled around the country delivering speeches in favor of women's suffrage.
The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.
Teapot Dome Scandal
The Teapot Dome scandal was a bribery scandal involving the administration of United States President Warren G. Harding from 1921 to 1923.
Immigration Act of 1924
The Immigration Act of 1924 limited the number of immigrants allowed entry into the United States through a national origins quota.
deportation and repatriation of people of Mexican heritage
The Mexican Repatriation was the repatriation and deportation of Mexicans and Mexican-Americans to Mexico from the United States during the Great Depression between 1929 and 1939. Estimates of how many were repatriated range from 355,000 to 2 million.
During the 1930s, there was a severe dry period causing a large number of dust storms. High winds and choking dust swept the region from Texas to Nebraska, people and livestock were killed and crops failed across the entire region.
Japan annexation of Korea and invasion of Manchuria
The Japanese invasion of Manchuria began on 18 September 1931, when the Kwantung Army of the Empire of Japan invaded Manchuria immediately following the Mukden Incident.
Works Progress Administration
The Works Progress Administration (WPA) was an ambitious employment and infrastructure program created by President Roosevelt in 1935, during the bleakest years of the Great Depression. Over its eight years of existence, the WPA put roughly 8.5 million Americans to work.
Italian invasion of Ethiopia
On 6 October, Adwa was conquered, a symbolic place for the Italian army because of the defeat at the Battle of Adwa by the Ethiopian army during the First Italo-Ethiopian War.
German annexation of Austria and Sudetenland invasion of Czechoslovakia
The military occupation of Czechoslovakia by Nazi Germany began with the German annexation of the Sudetenland in 1938, continued with the creation of the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia, and by the end of 1944 extended to all parts of Czechoslovakia.
Its members were mercenaries hired by China to fight against Japan. A small group of American aviators fought in their first battle in World War II.
Douglas MacArthur commanded the Southwest Pacific Theatre in World War II, administered postwar Japan during the Allied occupation that followed, and led United Nations forces.
Executive Order 9066 11. Manhattan Project
Issued by President Franklin Roosevelt on February 19, 1942, this order authorized the evacuation of all persons deemed a threat to national security from the West Coast to relocation centers further inland.
George S. Patton
George S. Patton helped lead the Allies to victory in the invasion of Sicily and was instrumental in the liberation of Germany from the Nazis.
"In God We Trust"
"In God We Trust" is the official motto of the United States and of the U.S. state of Florida. It was adopted by the U.S. Congress in 1956, replacing E Pluribus Unum, which had been the de facto motto since the initial 1776 design of the Great Seal of the United States.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
He signed the Civil Rights Act of 1957 and sent Army troops to enforce federal court orders which integrated schools in Little Rock, Arkansas. His largest program was the Interstate Highway System. He promoted the establishment of strong science education via the National Defense Education Act.