American between 1880 and 1920

Noah Orr

Industrialization

Political

Economies that provide for themselves with manual labor were being taken over by industry and machine manufactoring. American Federation of Labor focused on securing for its members with better working conditions, higher wages, and less work hours. i am proud of what happened in America because this will give people more hope for life and they have something took look forward to.
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Economic

Robber barons an American capitalist who get a fortune by ruthless means. Carnegie's legacy was of real and permanent good, he led the expansion of the American steel industry. "The Gospel of Wealth", called upon the rich to use their wealth and make society better. I am proud of this because this make economy more equal by distribution of the rich and their wealth.
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Social/Cultural

work enviornments turned from rural to urban. Urban areas were a lot worse because working enviornments were harsh also hours working. i am not proud of what America did by doing this because it made life even worse for people by increasing hours and horrid conditions.
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Immigration

Political

Chinese exclusion act of 1882, the most significant restrictions on free immigration ever in US history. Prohibits all Chinese Laborers. i am not proud that America did not let chinese immigrants into the US because of over population.
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Economic

Immigration took over most jobs in which did not pay much. Would also mean more room was to be made for housing. i am not proud of this because this increased the numbers of people and decreased the amount of jobs and also decreased the wages.
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Social/ Cultural

Push Factors, pushing citizens out of their country. Pushing people out of Europe with high taxes and no where to live. Pull factors, being the positivities of America and what it has to give to immigrants (housing, land, free taxes, jobs, etc.). I am proud of what America did by giving people a reason to come here with opportunity.
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Urbanization

Political

The fueling of the Industrial Revolution which moves workers to manufacturing. Cities grew up instead of out by the invention of steal and elevators. I am proud of america for doing this because this created a better working enviornment and not as much hours.
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Economic

The rural population was displaced by creating more agricultural efficiency. Began The Great Immigration of african americans coming to America. I am proud of America for doing this because it is making America more diverse.

Social/ Cultural

During this time period, immigration almost single-handedly accounted for the explosive growth of the Catholic Church in the U.S. With the influx of nearly 20 million people, the different cultures, customs, and religions of these latest newcomers strained the culture of the region. Many first generation families kept their culture and customs from their homeland, but worked hard to become "Americans".
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Progressivism

Polictical

17th amendment giving people the right to direct elections of senators. I am proud of what America did for this because it gives people the opportunity to have a say in the direct election of Senators.
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Economic

19th amendment, women suffrage. was awakened with women wanting the right to vote and suffered doing so. I am proud of what happened by creating women suffrage because i believe women also have the right to vote because they are people to.

Social/ Cultural

Muckrakers, publicized, the the middle class, social injustice, political corruption, and economic privilege. They exposed Standard Oil Company (by Ida Tarbell).I am proud of what Muckrakers have done by exposing the awful conditions people were in.
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Imperialism

Political

The establishment of puppet governments that the US and the Soviet Union used during this time period. Is dependent upon an outside power, controlled by foreign power.I am not proud of this because an outside power could control a particular country.
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Economic

Exploiting forced Labor and pillaging local resources to make other dominant countries richer and stronger than they once before.I am no proud of what America did by taking advantage of smaller countries to become a bigger power.
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Social/ Cultural

The spread of Christianity and the dominance of American and European in poor countries to make them more like there own own countries. Getting the other countries used to there lifestyles.I am proud of the US for doing this because we were expanding our Culture to other places and increasing the belief in christianity.
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World War 1

Political

"Freedom of the seas", provoking Woodrow Wilson from sending his soldiers to Europe and from competing in trench warfare that gained an advantage. I did not like this because it gave Europe an advantage against US.

Economic

"Astonished to hear with what composure and how glibly members talk of a European war", (by Winston Churchill). The people are not talking much of the European war, like it is nothing. I am proud of this because it gave the US more confidence.
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Social/ Cultural

Most people were going into war believing in heroism and nobility, but came out thinking otherwise. The Defense of the Realm Act gave the government a wide range of powers including requisition buildings or land needed for war effort.I am not proud of people thinking this prior to war because it is not realistic.