1880-1920 Almanac

The good and bad By: Kiele Miller

Industrialization

Political

The homestead act of 1862 encouraged westward expansion. Any American born male could receive up to 160 acres of government land. If the people lived on the land for 5 years they would receive the land almost entirely free. I believe that this act had a positive impact on the United States.

Economic

Transcontinental railroad is a railroad that stretches across the continental US. The Central Pacific and the Union Pacific Railroad Companies were asked to build a transcontinental railroad that would link the United States from east to west. The act of building the rail road not only made hailing goods and cattle easier but also joined the two sides together.
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Social/Cultural

On May 4, 1886, a labor protest rally near Chicago’s Haymarket Square turned into a riot after someone threw a bomb at police. At least eight people died as a result of the violence that day. The Haymarket Riot was viewed a setback for the organized labor movement in America, which was fighting for such rights as the normal workday.
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Immagration: Political

Life on Angel Island was brutal. This island was home to the Asian immigrants who wanted to come to the US for a better life. The poor people who stayed here were kept there for very long periods of time. It could be weeks or years. It is the complete opposite of what happened at the other immigration island, here they were only kept a couple hours tops. I am ashamed of this part Immigration history.
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Econimic

The factories at this Time were very unsafe. The Immigrants who worked at the factories were taking a risk with their life at rimes when working at these factories. There was unsafe machinery that was very close to the workers. There were more industrial accidents In the late nineteenth century in the US then any other industrial country in the world.
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Social/Cultural

The anti-immigration sentiment protected native born Americans and older immigrants from the harsh immigration discrimination. The US citizens were very rude to the immigrants because of their origin .
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Ubanization: Political

Political Boss: a leader in a political party who controls votes and dictates appointments. These men had control over most to all of the average citizen and their day to day life. He could dictate whether a person had a place to sleep at night. I believe that the political bosses were a corruption at this time.
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Economic

At the time during Urbanization the infrastructure became a major part of building cities. Because of this invention the cities could be built up more than out. It also aloud buildings to go up faster than before. This invention had a positive effect on the Urbanization of America.
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Social/cultural

The invention of the subway was a major factor in the success of urbanization in the US. This aloud people to live further away from work but still be able to get there quickly.

Progressivism: political

The 19th amendment is the right for women to vote. To get this right to vote women of the time had to go through a lot. they had to protest and rally to the government officials.
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Economic

The National Parks, a scenic or historically important area of countryside protected by the federal government for the enjoyment of the general public or the preservation of wildlife.. Teddy Roosevelt helped to form the National Parks.
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Social/cultural

Alice Paul was a women suffragist who was one of the main reasons hat women have the right today. She was he person who went on the hunger strike in jail which helped the ladies get out of jail.
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Imperialism: Political

“Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far.” - Teddy Roosevelt. This quote is where the saying " big stick" diplomacy came from. It was used to show the dominance of the United States.
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Economic

The panama canal is a canal that goes through panama. As easy as that sounds it took a long time and effort to get this canal for America to use to cut across the continent instead of going all the way around south America. This helps to make trade easier and also for passenger liners to have a shorter trip. This had a major positive impact on the economy of the US.
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Social/Cultural

Moral diplomacy:a form of diplomacy proposed by Us President Woodrow Wilson in his 1912 election. Moral Diplomacy is the system in which support is given only to countries whose moral beliefs are analogous to that of the nation. This is cultural because we would give support to countries who' "culture" was one we agreed with.
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World War 1: Political

The selective service act, the drafting of young men to fight in the war. However, it was common for wealthy men to hire substitutes to fulfill their service obligation. Initially targeting male citizens age 21 to 30, the draft was eventually expanded to include all able-bodied men age 18 to 45.
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Economic

Issued by the U.S. Government, they were first called Defense Bonds. The name was changed to War Bonds after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Known as debt securities for the purpose of financing military operations during war time, the bonds yielded 2.9 percent return after a 10-year maturity.
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Social/Cultural

The Argonne Forest, France, 8 October 1918.
After his platoon suffered heavy casualties, Alvin York assumed command. Fearlessly leading 7 men, he charged with great daring a machine-gun nest which was pouring deadly and incessant fire upon his platoon. In this heroic feat the machine-gun nest was taken, together with 4 German officers and 128 men and several guns.
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