Major events in American History
During the time period of 1880-1920.
The U.S strived in the years 1880-1920. Especially in industrialization. Industrialization was extremely important because it was a period of social and economic change. It involved a period of re-organization of an economy and a whole new purpose of manufacturing. I think this was definitely a plus to American society because it completely reshaped how we did things and made stuff. Yes, there were some downsides like cheap labor, poor working conditions, and dangerous jobs. But without going industrial, then we wouldn't be in this advanced society that we are in today.
Immigration was a big step in American society that we are proud of today. It brought many different new types of jobs and brought people from all over mainly from southern and eastern Europe. But of course with all the influx of new people big cities like New York were over populated and run down with slums. Even though these people came here to work and make more money here then in their home country, they still had to endure tough working conditions, low wages, and poor housing.
Due to urbanization factories were booming and brought streets up and opened many ideas for people. Because of so many people taking over urban areas, settlement houses were created to house the thousands of new people. Trees and other types of nature began to be disturbed to make a "concrete playground" basically.
Progressivism was a time for women's equal rights, political corruption, and competition for power. Alice Paul was one of the woman suffragists to fight for equal rights, voting, and equal pay. This was a time to be proud of women for achieving these rights for us and fighting for what is right.
Anti-Imperialists included a prominent amount of people an they thought it was wrong for the U.S rule others. Imperialism was the idea of extending a nations authority over other countries by economical power, or military means. Woodrow Wilson tried a learning approach to foreign relations introducing self-determination into American foreign policy and the use of democratic ideas.
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World War I
WWI started in 1914. The U.S stayed neutral until 1917 after the sinking of the Lusitania which had 150 Americans or so on board. The U.S really should have joined the League Of Nations because there would have been less problems . That was a negative part of the U.S's part. But since the U.S joined the war in WWI it had a better outcome.
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