Gay flag

US History STAAR Review

  • Declaration Of Independence

    Declaration Of Independence
    A document that officially records the proclamation that the United States is an independent country from Great Britain.The Declaration Of Independence basically stated three ideas: God made all men equal and gave them the rights of life,liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
  • “E Pluribus Unum”

     “E Pluribus Unum”
    Latin for "Out of many, one" – is a traditional motto of the United States
  • U.S. Constitution

    U.S. Constitution
    The Fundamental law of the U.S. federal system of government and a landmark document of the Western World. It is the oldest written national constitution.
  • Bill Of Rights

    Bill Of Rights
    The Bill of Rights contains the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution. (American's Rights)
  • Period: to


    the policy of protecting the interests of native-born or established inhabitants against those of immigrants.
  • Alex de Tocqueville and his Five Principles : Liberty, Egalitarianism, Individualism, Populism, and Laissez-faire.

    Alex de Tocqueville and his Five Principles : Liberty, Egalitarianism, Individualism, Populism, and Laissez-faire.
    Liberty-The quality or state of being free
    Egalitarianism-A belief in human equality, especially with respect to social, political, and economic affairs
    Individualism-A doctrine that the interests of the individual are or ought to be ethically paramount
    Populism-A belief in the rights, wisdom, or virtues of the common people
    Laissez-faire-The practice of limited government interference in economic affairs beyond the minimum necessary for the maintenance of peace and property rights
  • The Homestead Act

    The Homestead Act
    Provided that any adult citizen, or intended citizen, who had never borne arms against the U.S. government could claim 160 acres of surveyed government land.
  • Social Darwinism

    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.
  • Period: to

    Political Machines

    In the politics of representative democracies, a political machine is a party organization that recruits its members by the use of tangible incentives—money, political jobs—and that is characterized by a high degree of leadership control over member activity.
  • Period: to

    Settlement House Movement

    The settlement movement was a reformist social movement that began in the 1880s and peaked around the 1920s in England and the United States. Its goal was to bring the rich and the poor of society together in both physical proximity and social interconnectedness.
  • Period: to

    Tin Pan Alley

    The term 'Tin Pan Alley' refers to 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.
  • Period: to


    A muckraker was any of a group of American writers identified with pre-World War I reform and exposé writing. The muckrakers provided detailed, accurate journalistic accounts of the political and economic corruption and social hardships caused by the power of big business in a rapidly industrializing United States.
  • Homestead Strike 1892

    Homestead Strike 1892
    The Homestead strike, also known as the Homestead steel strike, Homestead massacre, or Battle of Homestead was an industrial lockout and strike which began on July 1, 1892, culminating in a battle between strikers and private security agents.
  • Period: to

    Klondike Gold Rush

    In August, 1896, Skookum Jim and his family found gold near the Klondike River in Canada's Yukon Territory. Their discovery sparked one of the most frantic gold rushes in history. Nearby miners immediately flocked to the Klondike to stake the rest of the good claims.
  • Period: to

    Spanish-American War

    The Spanish–American War was a period of armed conflict between Spain and the United States. Hostilities 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
  • Tenement

    a room or a set of rooms forming a separate residence within a house or block of apartments.
  • Eugenics

    the study of how to arrange reproduction within a human population to increase the occurrence of heritable characteristics regarded as desirable. Developed largely by Sir Francis Galton as a method of improving the human race, eugenics was increasingly discredited as unscientific and racially biased during the 20th century, especially after the adoption of its doctrines by the Nazis in order to justify their treatment of Jews, disabled people, and other minority groups.
  • Big Stick Policy

    Big Stick Policy
    Big stick ideology, big stick diplomacy, or big stick policy refers to President Theodore Roosevelt's foreign policy: "speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far".
    Big Stick Diplomacy definition means that diplomats act on the theory that rather than discussion and debate, the most effective form of diplomacy is careful negotiation and decisive action to demonstrate to other parties that military action can be used in the future.
  • Period: to

    Panama Canal

    The Panama Canal is an artificial 82 km waterway in Panama that connects the Atlantic Ocean with the Pacific Ocean and divides North and South America. The canal cuts across the Isthmus of Panama and is a conduit for maritime trade.
  • 16th Amendments

     16th Amendments
    The Congress shall have 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."
  • 17th Amendments

    17th Amendments
    The 17th Amendment states that the United States Senate should be made up of two Senators out of each state. Each Senator should have one vote and serve for six years after being elected. In addition, the candidates should meet all qualifications required by State Legislatures.
  • Reasons for US entry into WW1

    Reasons for US entry into WW1
    The Lusitania, The German invasion of Belgium, American loans, The reintroduction of unrestricted submarine warfare, and The Zimmerman telegram.
  • Establishment of the National Park System

    Establishment of the National Park System
    It was established in 1916 by an act of the U.S. Congress that was signed into law by U.S. Pres. Woodrow Wilson. The law stipulated that the new service was to “conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and the wild life therein and… leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations.”
  • 18th Amendment

    18th Amendment
    illegalized the manufacture, transportation, and sale of alcohol
  • Period: to

    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) and the onset of the Great Depression and lead up to World War II (the 1930s).
  • 19th Amendments

    19th Amendments
    The Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution prohibits the United States and its states from denying the right to vote to citizens of the United States on the basis of sex, in effect recognizing the right of women to a vote.
  • Period: to

    Teapot Dome Scandal

    The Teapot Dome scandal was a bribery scandal involving the administration of United States President Warren G. Harding. Secretary of the Interior Albert Bacon Fall had leased Navy petroleum reserves at Teapot Dome in Wyoming, as well as two locations in California, to private oil companies at low rates without competitive bidding. The leases were the subject of a seminal investigation by Senator Thomas J. Walsh.
  • American Indian Citizenship Act of 1924

    American Indian Citizenship Act of 1924
    granted citizenship to all Native Americans born in the U.S.
  • Immigration Act of 1924

    limited the number of immigrants allowed entry into the United States through a national origins quota.
  • Deportation of people of Mexican heritage during Great Depression

    Deportation of people of Mexican heritage during 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. By one estimate, one-fifth of Mexicans in California were repatriated by 1932, and one-third of all Mexicans in the US between 1931 and 1934.
  • Flying Tigers

    Flying Tigers
    The First American Volunteer Group of the Republic of China Air Force, nicknamed the Flying Tigers, was formed to help oppose the Japanese invasion of China. Operating in 1941–1942, it was composed of pilots from the United States Army Air Corps, Navy, and Marine Corps, and was commanded by Claire Lee Chennault
  • Bracero Program

    Bracero Program
    permitted millions of Mexican men to work legally in the United States on short-term labor contracts
  • Executive Order 9066

    Executive Order 9066
    authorized the evacuation of all persons deemed a threat to national security from the West Coast to relocation centers further inland.
  • Bataan Death March

    Bataan Death March
    The Bataan Death March was the forcible transfer by the Imperial Japanese Army of 60,000–80,000 American and Filipino prisoners of war from Saysain Point, Bagac, Bataan and Mariveles to Camp O'Donnell, Capas, Tarlac, via San Fernando, Pampanga, the prisoners being forced to march despite many dying on the journey.
  • Korematsu v. U.S.

     Korematsu v. U.S.
    Korematsu v. United States, 323 U.S. 214, was a landmark decision by the Supreme Court of the United States to uphold the exclusion of Japanese Americans from the West Coast Military Area during World War II
  • Manhattan Project

    Manhattan Project
    The Manhattan Project was a research and development undertaking during World War II that produced the first nuclear weapons. It was led by the United States with the support of the United Kingdom and Canada
  • Nuremberg Trials

    Nuremberg Trials
    The Nuremberg trials were held by the Allies against representatives of the defeated Nazi Germany for plotting and carrying out invasions of other countries and other crimes in World War II.
  • “In God We Trust”

    “In God We Trust”
    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