Events in American History

By; Alex Smith

Industrialization: Political

The building of the railroads created more job opportunities for workers and also railroads helped create national markets because of the easier transportation. I am proud but also not proud of this because it did help the economy however the workers had to force thr Indians that were living on that property move.

Industrialization: Economic

The Dawes Act allowed the president to break up reservation land, which was held by members of a tribe, into small lots to be parceled by individuals. I am not proud of this because the government was stealing land from the Native Americans when it was their land first.

Industrialization: Social/Cultural

The Indian Citizenship Act was an act that the U.S government grants citizenship on all Native Americans born within the territorial limits of the country. I am proud of the government for this because the Indians were now Americans of our country.

Immigration: Political

Push/Pull factors was when a person wanted to leave their home country wanted to come to a new country. Push factors were circumstances that make person want to leave. (famine, no jobs, etc.) Pull factors were advantages a country has that make a person want to live there. (religious freedom, arable land, etc.)

Immigration: Economic

Americanization is when immigrants were automatically expected to become more American when they arrived from their home country. I am not proud of this because it was assimilation, forcing them to switch cultures and forget their home culture.

Immigration: Social/Cultural

The experience of the new immigrants were poor. They were discriminated especially Chinese, Irish, and Jewish immigrants. They were unemployed and living in tenement housing which were run-down apartments. I am not proud of this because the immigrants moving to America should have been treated better and greeted better.

Urbanization: Political

Political machines were groups of politicians that got the group's own candidate elected to all of the top jobs in the city government so they can have all the power. Once they were in control of the city government, they would use power to make the leaders of the organization rich. I am not proud of this because they were dishonest and using people to get money and power

Urbanization: Economic

People started to migrate from rural to urban. They would move from the farms to the cities to get higher paid jobs. The cities would be overcrowded and polluted. Also the cities lacked infrastructure and services. I am not proud of this because no one would do anything to help better the environment of the city.

Urbanization: Social/Cultural

There was a dramatic increase in the population due to the improvements of the Agricultural Revolution. There was a decline of famines, warfare, and illness and an increase in food sources.

Progressivism: Political

Teddy Roosevelt made the Square Deal which regulated businesses, consumer protection, rights for workers, and protection of natural resources. I am proud because Roosevelt was trying to better the economy for everyone.
A square deal for every man and every woman" Theodore Roosevelt 3rd July 1913

Progressivism: Economic

The working conditions for the working class was unsafe and poor. An example is the Triangle Shirt waist factory fire on March 11th, 1911 with 146 deaths. Also there was no employment insurance or workers compensation. I am not proud of this because the conditions could have been better and not as many deaths in the factory would have happened.

Progressivism: Social/Cultural

Social Reformers wanted government ownership of railroads and utilities that were originally owned by the city Also reformers wanted to equalize tax burden and have better housing for people. I am proud because they wanted better housing which is safe and healthy and ti not live in unsafe conditions.

Imperialism: Political

Secretary John Hay presented the Open Door Policy to secure international agreement to the U.S policy for international trade and commerce in China and respect for China's territorial integrity. I am proud of this because we were getting the resources that we needed from China.

Imperialism: Economic

The purpose of the dollar diplomacy was to further its aims in Latin America and East Asia through the use of America's economic power by guaranteeing loans made to foreign countries. I am proud of this because the U.S gained financially from other countries and also it opened up new markets and lowered prices.

Imperialism: Social/Cultural

There was a debate over imperialism because of the need for markets and resources. People were needing to garb territory while it was still left. I am proud of this because we always need resources and the markets to get those resources.

World War I: Political

The U.S entering the war was primarily due to Germany and German U-boats sinking American ships and the sinking of the Lusitania and also the Zimmerman telegram. I am proud for the U.S joining the war because we needed to step up for ourselves and not let Germany step on us.

World War I: Economic

New weapons were being introduced into the war for example machine guns, poison gas, and air planes. All these helped the U.S to win the war against Germany. I am proud of the U.S because they didn't give up, they fought for what we believe in.
WW1 - Weapons and Technology

World War I: Social/Cultural

The treaty of Versailles was a peace treaty between the allies and Germany. The U.S senate rejected president Wilson's side of the treaty, specifically the League of Nations. The senate believed that the U.S would give up too much power under the League of Nations. I am not proud of this because we would have been at peace if the Senate passed it and agreed with the other nations.