Significant events of the 1880-1920

By Cody Lehman

Election of 1896

It was an election between McKinley and Bryan, the election was a close battle and a heated discussion over bimetallism. And the Untied States of America were proud of this event because it allowed more currency.
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Bimetallism

It was a political fight for more money and bimetallism allowed silver to be added to the currency which allowed us to pay off more debts. We are proud of this and it is still in use to this very day.
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Mr. Bell and His Telephone

They had made great inventions and he was the first person to have his invention patent so that no one could steal it. And we should be proud of his great work because we use an upgrade fashion of it.
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Chinese Exclusion act

California blamed the Chinese for disease and banned them from the United States of America. We should be ashamed of this because jumped to kicking them out insted of coping with it and fixing it.
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Political Machines

they are organized group that controlled the local contractors to benefit them and to get a little bit more money from them. We should be ashamed of this because it put a lot of small business out of work.
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Melting pot

It is a mixture of people from different cultures in one area of a city. We should be proud of this because it allowed other people to experience different cultures by just walking down the street.
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Pure Food and Drug act

The United States of America enacted a law in 1906 to halt the sale of bad food and drugs. We should be proud of this because it took away a lot of diseases and allowed people to trust the medicine they are taking.
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Americanization Movement

It is an education program used to teach the Indians English and math. We should be proud because we tried to help them.
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Tenements

Very small apartments for all the new immigrants that were causing problems with their health. We should be ashamed of this because we could have avoided this by making them a little bigger.
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NAWSA

It was an organization in 189-1920 to gain women voting. We should be proud of this because they gained women voting by only using pacifist ways.
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Federal Reserve System

It was a banking system used through out all of America established in 1913. We should be proud of this because we still use it today.
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Meat inspection act

Act passed to regulate the quality of meat sold. We should be proud of this because we had stopped a lot diseases from spreading.
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Yellow Journalism

It is an extracted way of writing news to make biased opinions. We should be ashamed of this because it caused a lot of terror and a war.
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Open door policy

It was a policy that allowed all countries to trade freely with China. We should be proud of this because it allowed every country to have the same possibility as us.
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Dollar Diplomacy

This was Tart's foreign policy, which took an economic standpoint. We should be proud of this because it made a lot of money for the United States of America.
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Militarism

The building up of armed forces which causes tension. We should be ashamed of this because it had caused many wars.
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Propaganda

The spreading of an idea using ads that use your emotions against you. We should be ashamed of that because we used this for all the wrong things.
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Conscientious Objector

People that didn't want to go to war because of their religion but were still forced to go to war. We should be ashamed of this because we forced people to do something they did not want to do.
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