American Society and Government

1880-1920 James White

Daws Act

The Dawes act of 1887 adopted by Congress in 1887, authorized the President of the United States to survey American Indian tribal land and divide it into allotments for individual Indians.Those who accepted allotments and lived separately from the tribe would be granted United States citizenship.
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Transcontinental Railroad

The Transcontinental railroad was constructed between the years of 1865-1869 the railroad went though the Mississippi and the Missouri the rail road was constructed during manifest destiny and its purpose was to cross the country from the atlantic to the pacific

Eradicate the buffalo

The plains indians people who lived across north america had to move west during manifest destiny because Americans killed off the buffalo the indians main living tool to get them to be able to build the railroad
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Chinese exclusion act

The Chinese Exclusion Act was a United States federal law signed by President Chester A. Arthur on May 6, 1882. It was one of the most significant restrictions on free immigration in US history, prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The act followed the angel treaty of 1886 to suspend Chinese immigration.
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Poor work act

People worked fourteen to sixteen hours a day for six days a week. However, the majority were unskilled workers, who only received about $8-$10 dollars a week, working at approximately 10 cents an hour. This act helped the conditions better.
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Labor unions

In late 1920, the American labor movement was at a critical juncture. Having been valued as a partner in achieving victory in World War One, it was now vilified as anti-American, demanding, and guilty of putting its goals ahead of the general welfare.
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Ruel to urban migration

Durring the industrialization farmers in rule areas started migrating to the city to find new jobs. farming started loosing its money flow during WW1 and people had to find new ways to get money.
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political machine

As cities and their problems grew rapidly the political environment changed. No longer did politicians run small manageable cities. These were big cities with big city problems and the government structures designed to cope with these problems grew. As the government grew it became the livelihood for many professional politicians. Some would argue that these politicians were corrupt, they would argue that they provided a needed service.
Immigrants, Politics, and Political Machines

Child Labor act

The Keating-Owen Child Labor Act of 1916 also known as Wick's Bill, was a short-lived statute enacted by the U.S. Congress which sought to address child labor by prohibiting the sale in interstate commerce of goods produced by factories that employed children under fourteen, mines that employed children younger than sixteen, and any facility where children under sixteen worked at night or more than eight hours daily.
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Total War

Total war is warfare that includes any and all civilian-associated resources and infrastructure as legitimate military targets, and justifies using weapons and tactics that result in significant civilian or other non-combatant casualties, whether collateral damage or not.
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Monroe Doctrine

    The monroe doctrine was a U.S. foreign policy regarding domination of the American continent in 1823. It stated that further efforts by European nations to colonize land or interfere with states in North or South America would be viewed as acts of aggression, requiring U.S. intervention.

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Philippine Insurrection

The conflict arose from the struggle of the First Philippine Republic to secure independence from the United States following the latter's acquisition of the Philippines from Spain after the Spanish American War of 1898.The war was a continuation of the Philippine struggle for independence that began in 1896 with the Philippine Revolution.
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Sandford Dole

Sanford Ballard Dole1926 was a lawyer and jurist in the Hawaiian Islands as a kingdom, protectorate, republic and territory. An enemy of the Hawaiian royalty and friend of the elite immigrant community, Dole advocated the westernization of Hawaiian government and culture. After the overthrow of the monarchy, he served as President of Hawaii until his government secured Hawaii's annexation by the United States.
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Treaty of Versailles

The Treaty of Versailles was one of the peace treaties at the end of World War I. It ended the state of war between Germany and the Allied Powers. It was signed on 28 June 1919, exactly five years after the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand.
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League of Nations

The League of Nations was an intergovernmental organisation founded on 10 January 1920 as a result of the Paris Peace Conference that ended the First World War.
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Triple alliances

The Triple Alliance was a military alliance among Germany, Austria–Hungary, and Italy. It lasted from 20 May 1882 until World War I in 1914. Each member promised mutual support in the event of an attack by any other great power, or, in the case of Germany and Italy, an attack by France alone.
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