Unit 2 Key Terms

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    Great Plains

    Great Plains
    Region covering grassland in central North America. They extend from the Canadian provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba, through central USA to Texas.
  • Immigration

    Immigration
    the international movement of people into a destination country of which they are not natives or where they do not possess citizenship in.
  • Assimilation

    Assimilation
    A policy in which a nation forces or encourages a subject people to adopt its institutions and customs.
  • Naval Station

    Naval Station
    Is basically a naval act or document which was passed by the 3rd United States Congress.Then it was signed and enforced by President George Washington.This act simply authorized the construction of six frigates or ships at the cost of $688,888.82
  • Monroe Doctrine

    Monroe Doctrine
    Was a document that warned European countries not to interfere with the western hemisphere by stating "that the American continents. . .are henceforth not to be considered as subjects for future colonization by any European powers which basically means that the us rejected further immigrants trying to migrate to the US
  • Missionaries

    Missionaries
    It was a group of 12 missionaries how fought for the equality or right for formal slaves to read and form churches for there personal religion. people One thing that former slaves thirsted for most was religion, and they began forming their own churches. Because of this, many of them desired literacy in order to read the Bible. The government allowed these black Americans to have schools and a equal education which helped create the foundation of equality.
  • Homesteader Act of 1862

    Homesteader Act of 1862
    the Homestead Act encouraged Western migration by providing settlers 160 acres of public land. In exchange, homesteaders paid a small filing fee and were required to complete five years of continuous residence before receiving ownership of the land.
  • Homesteader

    Homesteader
    A person who claimed land on the grate plains under the homestead Act of 1862
  • Transcontinental Railroad

    Transcontinental Railroad
    First railroad in the US that was named Pacific Railroad in the beginning the Overland Route. 1,912-mile continuing railroad that's from Omaha, Nebraska to the Pacific coast at the Oakland Long Wharf on San Francisco Bay.
  • "Civil War Amendments" (13th,14th,15th)

    "Civil War Amendments" (13th,14th,15th)
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    The Reconstruction Amendments are the Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth amendments to the United States Constitution, passed between 1865 and 1870, the five years immediately following the Civil War. This group of Amendments are sometimes referred to as the Civil War Amendments.
  • Industrialization

    Industrialization
    Process of industrial development in which countries evolve economically, from producing basic, primary goods to using modern factories for mass-producing goods
  • Imperialism

    Imperialism
    Was a time period when the US choose to expand economic and military influence marked by international conflicts between other countries.Which led to the use of military power to help open new markets, and the acquisition of new territories.
  • Chinese Exclusion Act

    Chinese Exclusion Act
    The Chinese Exclusion Act was a United States federal law signed by President Chester A. Arthur on May 6, 1882, prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers.
  • Urbanization

    Urbanization
    An increase in the percentage and in the number of people living in urban settlements.
  • Closing of the Western Frontier

    Closing of the Western Frontier
    A year after the Oklahoma Land Rush, the director of the U.S. Census Bureau announced that the frontier was closed. The 1890 census had shown that a frontier line, a point beyond which the population density was less than two persons per square mile, no longer existed.
  • Alfred T. Mahan

    Alfred T. Mahan
    Is known for writing a book called, "The Influence of Sea Power on History," which was a huge turning point in American Imperialism. The book talked about the importance of a strong navy for world trade.So America basically began multiplying and expanding its fleet by creating naval bases on many islands in the Pacific.
  • Sanford B. Dole

    Sanford B. Dole
    Was a wealthy plantation owner or businessman how helped annex Hawaii as an independent country and overthrow the monarch queen of Hawaii in order to form a new republic.
  • Klondike Gold Rush

    Klondike Gold Rush
    It was a migration of 100,000 settlers to the Klondike region of the Yukon in north-western Canada between 1896 and 1899. Based on the discovery of Gold was discovered which caused a stampede of would-be prospectors. Some became wealthy, but the majority went in vain.But in the end the Klondike Gold Rush ended in 1899.
  • Spanish American War

    Spanish American War
    The United States declared war on Spain following the sinking of the Battleship Maine in Havana harbor on February 15, of the late 19th century. The war ended however with the signing of the Treaty of Paris on December 10, 1898. As a result Spain lost its control over the remains of its overseas empire -- Cuba, Puerto Rico, the Philippines Islands, Guam, and other islands.
  • Yellow Journalism

    Yellow Journalism
    It was considered a type of journalism that presents little or no actual well-researched news.But instead uses eye-catching headlines to sell more newspapers.Like the technique of including exaggerations of news events, scandal-mongering, or sensationalism
  • Acquisition

    Acquisition
    Was basically a list of territories we received after Spain and the US signed the Adams ones treaty and Spain had to give up that land.
    The major territories we received was Alaska, Hawaii, Philippines, Puerto Rico,Guam, and finally Samoan islands
  • Theodore Roosevelt

    Theodore Roosevelt
    Is known for leading a group of American Army volunteers known as the "Rough Riders" in Cuba during the Spanish American War. Then as president he led the growth of the U.S. to become an international power by building a massive navy and economic strength and developing policies like the Roosevelt Corollary.Otherwise known as the imperialism expansion.
  • Americanization

    Americanization
    The Belief that assimilating immigrants into American society would make them more loyal citizens
  • Henry Cabot Lodge

    Henry Cabot Lodge
    Henry Cabot Lodge would be one of the first people to receive a doctorate from Harvard University. His political career would also start at the state legislature and move to the US House of Representatives and would then be elected US Senate. Lodge would be concerned when Woodrow Wilson advocated for a world organization.He also would become leader of the US isolationists. Lodge would oppose the US from joining the League of Nations.
  • Rural & Urban

    Rural & Urban
    Difference Between Urban and Rural. Human settlements are classified as rural or urban depending on the density of human-created structures and resident people in a particular area. Urban areas can include town and cities while rural areas include villages and hamlets.