History Project

By Ryan Hearne

The Fair Labor Standards Act

The Fair Labor Standards Act stated the national minimum wage, and was signed and put into effect by Teddy Roosevelt.
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Development of Innovative Machinery

The development of innovative machinery played a huge role in the overall development of the economy, and society. I believe it was beneficial to the Us economy and society in general, because it created more jobs.
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Political Industrialization- The Transcontinental Railroad

The Transcontinental Railroad was a 1,907 mile long path of steel that connected the west with the east.It was fueled by The idea of westward expansion, And served as the beginning of urbanization of travel over long distances.
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Economic Industrialization- The great Depression

The great depression was a 10 year period of debt and bankruptcy. Thousands of jobs were lost. and the median household income decreased significantly over the 10 year course. This can be described as one of the lowest times in The history of the United States.
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Social Economics- Immigration

Old immigrants brought new ideas, beliefs, and a large dedicated workforce to the United States. New immigrants brought disease, unemployment, and poorer working skills than the old immigrants.
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Immigration Political- Chinese Exclusion Act

A federal law passed on may 6, 1882 that prohibited all immigration of Chinese laborers. Many Chinese laborers were fired as a result for companies images. The act was eventually erased, and chinese laborers were allowed to Immigrate into America.
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Immigration Economic- Industrial Revolution

The industrial Revolution transformed traditional agricultural society's, into urban areas which boosted job growth and raised the GDP income.
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Immigration Social- Ellis Island

Established January 1 ,1892 It served as the main immigration building , and passed over 50 million people.
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Political Urbanization- Yellow Journalism

A type of journalism that relied upon crude exaggeration and overreacting. It was often used to sell an item to people, or to boost support for war efforts.
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Economic Urbanization- Urban Development

The astonished rate of growth by the upper and middle class put a major strain on the economy. It helped pave the way for the Great Depression.
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Social Urbanization- Political Machines

Political machines dominated the middle and lower class. They would support the lower class with financial help in order to achieve an agreement of certain goal. Political machines often controlled political parties.
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Political Progressivism- Muckrakers.

The Muckrakers were a select group of Americans who encouraged good-doings in society. They revealed the country's problems, and problems in society.
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Economic Progressivism- Muckrakers

The Muckrakers exposed the evil companies and monopolies, and gave smaller businesses a chance to grow.
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Political Imperialism- Annexation of Hawaii

The annexation of Hawaii in 1898 gave the United States legal rights to the government, Economy, military, and production of build-able land.It further Imperialize(d) the United States as a powerful country.-
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Economic Imperialism- Control of territory

Imperialism opened up the economic power of the United States, by giving it control of Alaska and Hawaii.
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World War 1 Political- US enters World War 1

The United States entered World War 1 on April 6, 1917, Americans were not in favor of entering the war, even with the recent attacks.
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World War 1 Economic- Lever Food control act

The Lever Food Control Act authorized the President to regulate price, production, and distribution of goods within the free market.
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World War 1 social- Deaths

The deaths of Americans during the war broke up families, Put families into debt, and caused an international state of mourning that is still with us to this day in history.
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