America 1880-1920

pros and cons

What we are discussing

In this flyer we will be discussing what happened during America from 1880-1920 that were both a positive and negative towards citizens and other countries


  1. Industrialization
  2. Immigration
  3. Urbanization
  4. Progressivism
  5. Imperialism
  6. WW1

I. Industrialization

I. Political

During this America time of there had been an abundance of Labor unions and monopolies. Labor Unions were legally recognized by the government that brought up problems and complaints by employees to have them be fixed or justified. Monopoles were a group of business that almost had control of the entire market of their product.
A Brief History Of Unions

I. Economic

In this time America because of Labor Unions started to become the middle class, and when that middle class spent money it would go straight into back into the economy. Because of this more and more Americans became middle class members and the economy continued to grow.
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I. Social/Cultural

This era had taken place after the Civil War, people believed that the morals and nationalism as a whole for America still existed and they could once again raise up as one. They would attach old morals to new theories.
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II. Immigration

II. Political

During immigration there was a vast number of people from all ethnicities coming to America. In politics at the time there was a majority of whites because of when Britain settled the coast first and populated there.
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II. Economic

In economy there where a difference from the immigrants that came first and the newer ones to come. Older immigrant usually came from north and western Europe, protestant, were literate and skilled and were quick to assimilate in to the country with money to get started. New Immigrants were quite opposite the came from southern and eastern Europe, Catholic, or Jewish, were illiterate and unskilled, had no money and did not assimilate very easy
Immigrants Old vs. New

II. Social/Culture

With a numerous amount of people coming in from different backgrounds there was no surprise there would be some racism especially to the Chinese. In 1882 the Chinese exclusion act was introduced which prohibited all immigration on Chinese laborers.
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III. Urbanization

III. Political

Urbanization was a very important part in America history. It consisted of Farm land folks moving into rapidly growing cities. For the political view demographies were taken and infrastructure became a big factor for our government to apprehend. Demographies are are analysis of the population growth within a certain area. Infrastructure is the basic physical and organizational structures and facilities.
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III. Economic

Economy changed a lot primary because mechanization. Mechanization is the change from doing work by hands or with animals to using machines. This caused products to be produced faster with better results to sell more and increase economically
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III. Social/Culture

Everyday lives changed completely. People had to travel quite distance to go to work. This changed our travel system to having to create underground subways.
Boston History in a Minute: First Subway in America

IV. Progressivism

IV. Politics

During the progressive era there were an abundance of political machines controlled by political bosses. Political machines were a system designed to flaw and cheat the democracy system with bribery. Political bosses hired new incoming immigrants as long as they obeyed his command on who to vote for in an election. Their cotes varied to whoever gave the political boss more money. One of the most famous Bosses was known as Boss Tweed
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IV. Economics

A big changed occurred for america and its money during this time. The bimetallism concept was brought up making gold and silver a qualified currency to used.
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IV. Social/Culture

One of the biggest aspects in our history would be woman's suffrage. Lead by the famous Alice Paul women all around US protested their thoughts on women's right to vote. After many years of trying and trying Woodrow Wilson finally accepted this and constituted the 19th amendment.
Kendall Jenner Explains History of Women's Right to Vote

V. Imperialism

V. Political

During the imperialism era America had helped Cuba in return for America to regulate them and put naval bases on their land. In order to get this done America had to make the Cuban Plat Amendment.
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V. Economic

America had created the panama canal. The Panama Canal was created in order to make shipping from coast to coast much easier

V. Social/Cultural

Society had follow our president who had created the Moral Diplomacy. The Moral Diplomacy is the system in which support is given only to countries whose moral beliefs analogous to that nation.

VI. Political

VI. Political

In WWI there were a few causes of the wars. The causes of the word is MAIN.

M: Militarism A. Alliances I.Imperialism N. Nationalism

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VI. Economic

During the war, style of warfare changed a lot. We started to create machine guns, air planes, and tanks. Our economy went straight into funding our self for the war for the two years we were in the war.
World War 1: The U.S. Homefront - Economy, Labor, and Regional Migration

VI. Social/Culture

During the war we drafted men from as young as 18 years old. Mostly all the women an children who were left behind had to help work and support our troop for the war