Digital flyer 1880-1920
By: Harrison Owens
The interstate comercer act of 1887 was to make sure rail roads wouldn't set prices to high. It requires that rates be just and faire.I am proud of this because it alows more people to be able to use the railroads efficiently.
John D. Rockefeller created a massive oil industry that soon became a monopoly over everyone else. This monopoly ruled over every other oil company so the other companies had no other choice but to take part in the monopoly. I am not proud of this because monopolies create and unfair economy for other companies trying to make money.
the invention of the automobile powered by a gasoline engine was on Jan 29th of 1886. This revolutionised the way people and goods were transported to different places. I am proud of this because it shows the inovation of the time and how the United States was developing different technologies
Political machines formed a sort of system in which they would provide the new immigrants with jobs places to live and simple necessities. These helped the immigrants that came over with nothing to start a life in the Americas. But in return they expected that they would vote for them so they could keep their stronghold on the government of the area. I am both ashamed and proud because they are helping people but expecting something in return.
As immigrants pourd into the United States the east coast started to become more and more crowded leading to tenement housing. These houses or more like apartment buildings had very small rooms sometimes only one room and most did not have toiletries in the room but a public bathroom, they were very unsanitary living areas.I am ashamed of how the new immigrants were forced to live until they could make some of theIr own money.
The Chinese exclusion act of 1882 made it to where Chinese could no longer move into America. President Chester A. Arthur signed this federal law on may 6th of that year. It was the largest stop of free immigration in U.S. history. I am ashamed of this because it is stoping people from living the American dream.
Presedent Teddy Roosevelt created 5 national parks 1901-1909 in order preserve the land from humman destruction.these parks were Crater Lake, Oregon; Wind Cave, South Dakota; Sully's Hill, North Dakota; Mesa Verde, Colorado; and Platt, Oklahoma. this is a major possitive for me because it saves the land from rapid urbanization.
the homestead act of 1862 encouraged western migration and provided 160 acers of land for people to pay a small fee and live on the land for 5 years befor obtaining ownership.Signed into law by President Abraham Lincoln. I am proud of this because it provided people with cheap land.
the creation ofslums was anything but a new concept having thousands of people in a small space was the only thing they accomplished. people mostly immigrants were forced to live in very small living spaces in close quarters to one another. I am not proud of this because it awas a large cause of disease.
the pure food and drug act was one of many acts passed in this era which helped the public well being. there were many progressive thinkers behind this movement to help people. I am proud of this because all of the acts passed were to help the public and the well being of the public.
the 16th amendment is the graduated income tax passed in 1909.Let congress will have th epower to lay and collect taxes on incomes from any source. I am proud of this because it alows for government to pay off debt that they have.
Alice Paul was a very important protester for the woman sufferage push. Without her they wouldent have acomplished their goal as soon as they had wanted. She was very persistant with her protesting. I am proud of this because it shows what you can acomplish when you try.
Teddys big stick policy was to ensure that european countries did not interfier with any part of the americas. The united states would collect any debt other countries owed to european countries. I am proud of this because at this point it shows the role the U.S. now has as a world powe.
the U.S. adding the Panama canal to their areas of control alows for much quicker travel from the pacific ocean to the atlantic ocean. which means shipping goods over seas is much shorter and more efficient. Iam proud of this because now we can have a much large oppertunity for trade with other countries.
At the end of the Spanish Amercian war the United States aquired three areas that they now controll including the Philippines, Guam, and Puerto Rico these countries were used as coaling staions for ships. I am proud of these because it opened trade even more and extended our navys range
World War 1 (political)
the treaty of versailles was the treaty to end all wars. it was president Wilsons child in a way. he worked on the treaty and created the leage of nations. but in the end the United States ddid not participate in the signing of the treaty because the senate did not agree apon the terms of the leage of nations. I am proud of this because our government decided not to participate in the treaty.
World War 1 (economic)
the United states joind the war effort against Germany and needed funding for the army so they created war bonds to get the American citizens to invest in the war. I am proud of this because it was a creative way to fund the cause.
World War 1 (social/cultural)
once the war effort was full blown in the United States there were many tactics put into place to help the war such as rationing, giving out food stamps, and converting civilian factories into wartime factories like car factories into amunition factories. I am proud of this because it shows the dedication the citizens have for their country.