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1942A H & P US Histo

Final Study Guide Flash Cards for Part 2 of the exam

TermDefinition
Manifest Destiny The idea the God predestined the United States to stretch from the Atlantic to the Pacific
Statement in Monroe Doctrine Colonization and intervention in the Western Hemisphere by European Powers was over.
Cities in the 1800s In 1800 most Americans led a rural lifestyle, but by the mid 1800's, cities were increasing in population, there was an expansion of transportation systems, factories replaces small scale production,
Political Machines Term given to describe corrupt organizations where politicians would reward people who voted for them with jobs and work contracts.
American Cities in the 1800s People who could afford to move out of the cities moved into suburbs, it was difficult to find housing in cities, and city housing was often overcrowded, and unsanitary.
Age of Enlightenment Many leaders in the fight for independence were influenced by Enlightenment Philosophies of France and England
Industrialization Technological advances, children and adults worked very long days, and cities grew.
The Fourteen Points Woodrow Wilson wrote them.
The Great Compromise Involved the creation of the House of Representatives and the Senate, and it involved larger states wanting a Congress based on population, whereas smaller states wanted Congress to be equal in all states.
Muckrakers Investigative journalists of the Progressive Era
The Enlightenment Movement An era of reason
Civil War The North had transportation advantages over the South during the war.
Declaration of Independence The people have the right to alter or abolish a government if that government violates natural rights.
Sugar Act Reduce colonial smuggling
Events in the American Revolution Stamp Act, Intolerable Acts, Boston Tea Party along with several others.
Reconstruction The period immediately following the Civil War
Characterization of Industrialization Poor working condition, Rapid growth of cities, and New technological inventions
President Lincoln's thoughts on slavery President Lincoln thought that the government was a union of people and not of states. Therefore, since it was a union, they should act like a union and not individual states.
Homestead Act of 1862 The Homestead Act and the Pacific Railway Act were passed to develop the Midwest and western parts of the country.
Mercantilism Placed restrictions on trading
Mayflower Compact Along with the House of Burgesses and the Fundamental Orders of Connecticut, these are all examples of the use of democratic practices in government.
Common Sense Pamphlet written by Thomas Paine which aided the American cause in the Revolutionary War because it persuaded individuals who were undecided to support independence.
Progressive Era The period in United States history where there were amendments concerning the income tax, direct election of Senators, Prohibition, and women's suffrage movement.
Progressive Movement Increased government regulation of business
Square Deal and Great Society similarity They both increased the role of the Federal Government in dealing with social and economic problems.
Created by: Mrs. Stubbs