Sherman Antitrust Act
The Sherman Antitrust Act (1890) was the first measure passed by the U.S. Congress to prohibit monopolies. Congress did this because monopolies prevent competition on the particular industry by lower the prices so low that small companies could not be able to compete with them, so they drifted into bankruptcy. I would be proud of this because it gave change to small companies to do business.
The Invention of the Light Bulb
This was a good thing because thanks to this people could work in the dark and there were no need to light rooms with fire so it also lowered fires.
The first transcontinental railroad
Chinese Exclusion Act
That was a bad thing because it put Chinese immigrants for different positions than US citizen and it made Chinese immigrants life harder.
growth of cities
Food and Drug Act
Spanish American war
the Panama Canal
Wilson calls for war
It was a bad thing because World War one was not really United States business and they did not fight on their ground so they did not have a good reason for it.
"He Kept us Out of War."
- Democratic slogan used on behalf of President Wilson during the 1916 presidential election.
"The world must be made safe for democracy. Its peace must be planted upon the tested foundations of political liberty. We have no selfish ends to serve. We desire no conquest, no dominion. We seek no indemnities for ourselves, no material compensation for the sacrifices we shall freely make. We are but one of the champions of the rights of mankind. We shall be satisfied when those rights have been made as secure as the faith and the freedom of nations can make them.... It is a fearful thing to lead this great peaceful people into war, into the most terrible and disastrous of all wars, civilization itself seeming to be in the balance. But the right is more precious than peace, and we shall fight for the things which we have always carried nearest our hearts—for democracy, for the right of those who submit to authority to have a voice in their own governments, for the rights and liberties of small nations, for a universal dominion of right by such a concert of free peoples as shall bring peace and safety to all nations and make the world itself at last free."
- President Woodrow Wilson, Address to Congress, 2 April 1917.
"This is not peace. It is an armistice for 20 years."
Selective Service Act
Congress passes the Selective Service Act authorizing the draft. It means that federal government is authorized to raise a national army for the American entry into World War 1. If you were 21 to 30 and you were male you had to go.
This was a bad thing because people who were against war had to go for it if he meets the requirements but necessarily people who stand for it didn't have to go.