1880 to 1920 Main Events
By: Holly Clarke
Laissez-Faire is free trade without interference from the government. It's a policy of controlling the overseas market. I'm proud of this because the people and consumers get the lowest possible prices, and the highest possible quality of the product someone is trading or purchasing.
Workers formed labor unions which is an association of workers that pushed for benefits and reform. The labor unions were outlawed by the government. I'm proud of people standing up for what they believe in and what they think they deserve. The people were hard workers and deserved what they were fighting for.
Slums were heavy populated urban settlement houses that were normally over crowded, had diseases, and poor sanitation. I'm not proud of this because the places people lived in were unorganized and unsafe especially for the many children that had to live in them.
The Chinese Exclusion Act was a United States federal law signed by President Chester A. Arthur. It put restrictions and prohibited all immigration of Chinese laborers. I'm not proud of this act being passed because it was racist and uncalled for in my opinion.
Political machines helped immigrants get jobs and proper housing. One of the most famous in politics was Boss Tweed. That helped with fraud and scandal within cities. I'm proud of political machines because it gave immigrants free citizen ship which helped them acclimate to their new country.
Some political machines turned people into doing fraud. It tempted people with jobs in exchange for votes and political boss ran the city. I'm not proud of this because it was a trick that some people didn't know they were getting into.
Urban migration is the process of people moving from rural areas to the city. Cities began to have a lack of infrastructure and services the people expected. I'm not proud and I'm proud because it enriched some people with growing incomes but some people in quality had decreased living conditions as a result.
The structures and facilities needed for the operation of a society or enterprise made cities more organized. I'm proud of this because some engineering in coastal waters made navigation safer and easier.
Mechanization is the process of changing from working by hand or with animals to doing that work with machinery. I'm proud of mechanization because it's a more efficient and productive way to produce and mass make products.
The Clayton Antitrust Act prohibits prohibits certain actions that lead to anti competitiveness. It allowed labor unions to be exempt from anti-trust laws. I'm proud of this act being passed because it strengthened provisions against unfair price cutting.
When the U.S. was founded, only white men were able to vote. Many women demanded suffrage with the suffragist movement. The suffrage movement was the struggle for the right for women to vote and run for office. I'm proud of this movement because after years of trying to get women suffrage it finally happened and it was the fair and right thing to do.
Muckrakers were the movement of the middle class who objected paying taxes to corrupt city governments. They were used in the Progressive Era to characterize reform minded journalists who wrote largely for all popular magazines. Im proud because i think the muckrakers were doing the right thing to try and get a message through the journalists to the people.
The American Anti Imperialist League was an organization established to battle the American annexation of the Philippines as an insular area. Im not proud of this because they were fighting to annex immigrants because they didn't want to expand anymore than they already did.
The German military knew that Germany was going to expand and take land from colonial powers. Most go Germanys colonies were occupied by its enemies in the first weeks of World War I. Im proud of Germanys expansion.
The Doctrine of Imperial Right was the dilemma that faced Western leaders and the Western intellectual community since the collapse of the Soviet Union. There was a reflexive justification for every resort to force and terror. I'm not proud of this because of the Soviet Union collapsing and the force and terror that was used.
Political World War I
Wilsons 14 points were taken as the basis for peace negotiations at the end of the war. Europeans generally welcomed the President Wilsons 14 points but his main Allied colleagues were skeptical of the applicability of Wilsons idealism. Im proud of President Wilsons 14 points because he was trying to make peace after to war.
Economic World War I
Competition with capitalist group was a growing working class that increasingly insisted on sharing the fruits of industrial production and competition among existing firms. It lead to markets and resources of foreign rivals. Im proud of this because it protected with competition with each other and the average industrial plant in the country employed seven workers.
Social/ Cultural World War I
Not only did the war cause drastic changes in economic production, it also required new methods of financing that production. The government, because of its massive purchases of armaments, replaced the individual household as the chief consumer of the nation's goods and services. I'm proud of this because even though the war caused big changes, we still found a way to work with financing.