What you need to know about the US

since 1880 to 1920

Industrialization

Eradicate of Buffalo

The US adopted the policyofelimination the buffalo in order to make the Native American submit to the Americanization and the Dawes act which was adopted by Congress in 1887. If the buffalo were all dead, the Indian way of life was dead. The US allowed buffalo hunters to find protection and Army forts to shoot buffalo.

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Arms production

during the WWI, men left the industries, to fight at the front. It for this raison that the government needed workforce to product arms, war machines, and food for soldiers. So companies was still open to product big quantities.
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The technological explosion

The electricity was an example of many others inventions during this period. The power of electricity found in 1876 by Thomas Alva Edison affected the very way people lived and worked.
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Immigration

The chinese Exclusion Act of 1882

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 immigrations of chines laborers.
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Gold Rush

In January 24th 1848, people found gold in California. A great Immigration started at this moment, and people started to live in this part of America. New houses had to build and infrastructure to live.
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settlement houses

Settlement houses was create by Jane Addams, and it was community centers in slum neighborhoods that provided assistance to local residents, especially immigrants.
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Urbanization

The political machine

Party politics was controled by political machines which is a group designed to keep a particular political party. They controlled activities of a political party, offered services to voters or buisnesses, in exchange for political or fincancement support.
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New workforce

In the later 1800s, many US towns and small cities grew into big industrial centers. Several innovations made this growth possible. It was for this reason that needed lot of workforces to build all those infrastrucutre.
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Urban opportunities

Migration from country to city. Most of the immigrants who streamed into the US in the late 19th century became city dwellers because cities were the cheapest and most convenient place to live.
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Progressivism

Labor Act of 1916

Laws passed over many decades, beginning in the 1830s, by state and federal governments, forbidding the employment of children and young teenagers, except at certain carefully specified jobs.
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meat inspection in the industries

Meat Inspection Act of 1906 means the U.S. legislation, signed by President Teddy Roosevelt on June 30, 1906, that prohibited the sale of adulterated or misbranded livestock and derived products as food and ensured that livestock were slaughtered and processed under sanitary conditions.
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New reform for the women suffrage

19th Amendment passed in 1920 granting women full suffrage. The right of women to the ballot was officially made a part of the Constitution of the United States.
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imperialism

Platt Amendments

On March 2, 1903 the Platt Amendment passed which amended the 1901 Army Appropriations Bill. It stipulated seven conditions for the withdrawal of United States troops remaining in Cuba at the end of the Spanish–American War, and an eighth condition that Cuba sign a treaty accepting these seven conditions.
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The US acquires Alaska

On march 30, 1867, the US buy Alaska from the Russians for $7,2 million. They had acquired a land rich in timba, minerals, and oil.
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expansionism

In the late 19th century, advances in technology enabled American farms and factories to produce far more than American citizens could consume. Now the US needed raw materials for its factories and new markets for its agricultural and manufactured goods
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World War I

Selective Service Act

The Selective Service Act of May 1917 required men to register with the government in order to be randomly select for military service.
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reconversion companies

During the war, some companies changed their way of production, to switch with armements companies, to product tank, guns, and lot of other war machine to help for the war effort.
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Propaganda

Before the war, the US needed to recruite soldiers. It for this reason that the gouvernment started to make political cartoon, to encourage people to join the army.
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