Unit 2

Unit 2 key terms

  • Great Plains

    Great Plains
    The Great Plains is a large area of land that contains the Mississippi River. The majority of it is flat land like prairies.
  • missionaries

    A missionarie was when the U.S took over Queen Liliuokalani and she surrendered Hawaii.
  • Monroe Doctrine

    Monroe Doctrine
    This was a U.S policy made by president James Monroe. This policy stated that European colonialism in the Americas was opposed beginning in 1823.
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    Alfred T. Mahan

    He is known as the most important American strategist of the nineteenth century.
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    Sanford B. Dole

    He was the guy who believed that Hawaii should be left alone and that the U.s should not take over.
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    Henry Cabot Lodge

    He is best known for his positions on foreign policy.
  • Homestead act of 1862

    Homestead act of 1862
    It's the act that allowed anyone to put a claim for at least 160 acres. That's including freed slaves.
  • Homesteader

    It's a law that gave free farmland to any adult male or widow who agreed to work it for five years. Its also a person who claimed land on the Great Plains under the homestead Act of 1862.
  • Transcontinental Railroad

    Transcontinental Railroad
    It's a 1,912-mile continuous railroad line that connected the existing eastern U.S. rail network at Omaha, Nebraska/Council Bluffs, Iowa with the Pacific coast at the Oakland Long Wharf on San Francisco Bay.
  • Civil War Amendments (13, 14, 15)

    Civil War Amendments (13, 14, 15)
    13th - completely abolishes slavery (makes it illegal)
    14th - anyone born in America is an American citizen even African Americans
    15th - gives African American men the right to vote
  • Imperialism

    Imperialism is the expansion of a nation and it's power by buying and expanding their land and their military force.
    Expansionism - expanding land and economic wise
    Imperialism - military and ect wise
  • Chinese Exclusion Act

    Chinese Exclusion Act
    This act was passed towards the Chinese race as a whole. Including Japanese, Korean act. It made it illegal to hire any of them for work or to even enter the United States.
  • "closing of the western frontier"

    "closing of the western frontier"
    The Census Bureau announced the end of the frontier, which meant that there were no longer a discernible frontier line in the west, nor any large tracts of land yet unbroken by settlement.
  • Klondike Gold Rush

    Klondike Gold Rush
    Skookum Jim Mason, Dawson Charlie and George Washington Carmack found a gold tributary of the Klondike River in Canada's Yukon Territory. It set of the biggest Gold rush in history.
  • Spanish-American War

    Spanish-American War
    This was a war between the Spanish and the Americans because of the explosion of USS Maine. It included Cuba, the Philippines, Puerto Rico and Guam. America won and it led to the treaty of Paris of 1898
  • Yellow Journalism

    Yellow Journalism
    Yellow Journalism is "fake news". It's and exaggeration of an event used for marketing and to catch the readers eye, it's mainly in newspapers.
  • Acquisition

    We gained Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines from the Spanish-American war.
  • Americanization

    In the 20th century millions of immigrants came to the United States. Therefor they were looking to turn them into Americans. Which is called americanization. (turning someone or something American).
  • Naval Station

    Naval Station
    President Theodore Roosevelt establishes a naval base in the Philippines at Subic Bay, on territory won from Spain during the Spanish-American War. It's where USS Maine exploded.
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    Theodore Roosevelt

    He lead a group of volunteer cavalrymen, the Rough Riders, in the Spanish-American War. Then he became president.
  • Urbanization

    This was a result from all the industrialization that happened in the late 1800s and early 1900s. It's when theres an increase of people that live and more to cities and the suburbs.
  • Rural & Urban

    Rural & Urban
    Rural is a place outside of the city, so more on the country side. Urban on the other hand means in the city. They're the opposite of each other.
  • Industrialization

    It's the transformation of when an economy thats mainly agriculture turns more into a manufacturing goods economy. Craftsmen were replaced by assembly lines. Individual labor was replaced by factories.
  • Assimilation

    Converging the Native Americans to American culture. America made the immigrants go through it. It was another word for the immigrants to "adapt" to the American culture.
  • Immigration

    There was a large increase of this in the early 1920s. It's the action of when someone moves to a foreign country with the intention of living there permanently.