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US History Timeline

  • Sep 24, 1576


    Having supreme power or authority. There are many different types of sovereignty.
  • Bill Of Rights

    Bill Of Rights
    A list of the rights garanteed to the citizens of the United States. There are many different versions of this in different countries
  • John Hancock

    John Hancock
    Died October 8, 1793. He was i big part in the signing of declaration literrally. With his massive signature there was no missing him.
  • John Jay

    John Jay
    Died on May 17, 1829. Was a patriot, statesmen, and diplomate. Also sighned the treaty of paris.
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    Benjamin Rush

    Was the founder of Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Also leader of the Enlightenment in America
  • John Peter Muhlenberg

    John Peter Muhlenberg
    Died on the same day but in 1807. Was a member of the continental army during revolutionary war.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    The declaration made the british infuriated because this was the americans saying we are alone leave me alone which cause the revolutionary war.
  • Unalienable rights

    Unalienable rights
    Two different rights Legal rights: Rights bestowed onto a person by given legal systems. Also Natural Rights: Laws, Customs, and beliefs that everyone gets.
  • E pluribus unum

    E pluribus unum
    Concidered a main US motto. Meaning "Out of many, one" and was not the motto after 1956
  • Branches of Government

    Branches of Government
    There are 3 different branches the legislative, Judicial, and Executive. The three branches have equall power and work together to make the United States work well.
  • Constitutional Republic

    Constitutional Republic
    A government created and controlled by the constitution. The Constitution of the United States of America is, in the text of law of the Declaration of Independence.
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    The physical growth of urban areas
  • The Factory System

    A new way of organizing labor made necessary by the development of machines
  • The invention of the Automobile Political Corruption

    The 1824 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION marked the final collapse of the Republican-Federalist political framework. For the first time no candidate ran as a Federalist, while five significant candidates competed as Democratic-Republicans. Clearly, no party system functioned in 1824.
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    Growth of Railroads

    This caused a massive imagration to the west which was stimulated by the Homestaed Act
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    Alexis de Tocquevilles Five Values: Liberty

    Alexis believed the Democracy= Liberity While Socialism= Solitude and restriant. He believed Liberity was neccessary to have to get the "American Dream:
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    Alexis de Tocquevilles Five Values: Egalitarianism

    Equality in all aspects of life. The idea that everyone is created equal
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    Alexis de Tocquevilles Five Values: Individualism

    The ability to be your own person and be different then everybody else.
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    Alexis de Tocquevilles Five Values: Populism

    The political party of the people the everyday citizens joining together to be a group.
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    Alexis de Tocquevilles Five Values: Laissez-faire

    A free economy in which the government intervens as little as possible with the citizens.
  • New Inventions of the Gilded Age

    Railroads, Trains, Barbed wire, etc.
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    Andrew Carnegie

    Led the expansion of the steel industry in the industrial revolution of the 19th century
  • Manifest Destiny

    Manifest Destiny
    American Settlers were meant to travel westward to expand
  • The American Dream

    The American Dream
    I figurative saying that shows what everybody wants in life.
  • Bessemer Process

    the first inexpensive industrial process for the mass-production of steel from molten pig iron prior to the open hearth furnace.
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    Eugene V. Debbs

    One of the founding memebers of the Industrial Workers of the world
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    Teddy Roosevelt

    At the age of 42 he became the youngest president
  • Settlement of the west

    Settlement of the west
    Caused by cattle, railroads, and the homestead act
  • The Homestead Act

    The Homestead Act
    An Act that stated that Anyone who had not taken up arms against the US could buy land at little to no cost
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    Industrialization of the Guilded Age

    Was a period of economic growth in the United States in which we were far ahead of Great Britian
  • Boss Tweed in the Gilded Age

    graft, bribery, rigged elections; took $200 million from the city
  • Horizontal Integration

    a strategy where a company creates or acquires production units for outputs which are alike - either complementary or competitive.
  • Horizontal Integration

    describes a style of growth and management control. Vertically integrated companies in a supply chain are united through a common owner.
  • Barbed Wire

    Created by an inventor named Josef Glidden it has scarp edges and broke up the big open ranges
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    Upton Sinclair

    An AMerican writer the\at wrote close to 100 books one called 'The Jungle' which is related to indians
  • Americanization

    To cause someone to act like an american like the americans did to the indian children
  • Assimilation

    When a group's language and or culture begin to act like anothers
  • Social Darwinism

    Defined as " the survival of the fittest" the belief that the rich dont have to help the poor and if your not good enough to make it you fall
  • Eugenics

    a theory and practice of improving the genetic quality of the human population
  • Haymarket Riot

    A bomb was thrown at a group of policemen trying to break up a labor riot in Chicago
  • The Dawes Act

    The Dawes Act calls for the breakup of the reservations and the treatment of Indians as individuals rather than tribes.
  • The battle of Wonded Knee

    After a Native American fires at a US Army troop the troops massacre 300 Indians, including seven children. This is the final step in the war of the West
  • Anti- Trust

    was the first important federal measure to limit the power of companies that controlled a high percentage of the market
  • Trust Law

    In common law legal systems, a trust is a relationship whereby property is held by one party for the benefit of another.
  • Pure Food and Drug Act

    preventing the sale or transportation of misbranded or poisonous foods, drugs, medicines, and liquors
  • John D. Rockefeller Labor Unions

    The children that worked in Rockefellers oil factories. A great example of child labor
  • John D. Rockefeller Labor Unions

    The children that worked in Rockefellers oil factories. A great example of child labor
  • Bicameral Congress

    Bicameral Congress
    A system havingtwo legeslative chambers which have an upper and lower house. This is a primary advantage. The Bi in Bicameral means 2
  • Political Machines

    a political organization in which an authoritative boss or small group commands a group of bussnessis
  • In God We Trust

    In God We Trust
    Adopted as the United States motto in 1956. Is on all the dollar bills and the 100.
  • Immigration

    To come live perminantly in a foreign contry. Like the forigners immigrated to the Americas and took over the indians
  • Nativism

    is the political position of focing a nations people to be compared to claims of newcomers or immigrants.
  • Assembly Line

    A group that works together in which each have a different job to complete the end result