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US American History

1865 to the present

Technological innovations post-Civil war contributing to national growth economic growth- the beginning of capitalism, and industrialism, the importance of natural resources, a demand for labor, a stable banking system. territorial expansion- brought about a host of new inventions in the areas of communication, transportation
Rockefeller Vertically integrated oil company trusts. This meant that he owned all everything needed to dig and produce the oil.
J.P Morgan Owned over half of the train track and continued to acquire more track.
Andrew Carnegie He own and operated the steel business with Vertical Integration.
Cornelius Vanderbilt Consolidation of the Railroads
Henry Ford Used the assembly line to bring the automobile to the masses.
American Capitalism Late 19th and early 20th century capitalism has also been described as an era of "monopoly capitalism," marked by movement from laissez-faire ideology and government policies to the concentration of capital into large monopolistic or oligopolistic holding
Growth of monopolies and trusts in America corporate monopoly organized under the legal device of trusteeship for the purpose of eliminating competition in an area of business and of controlling the market for a product. Specifically, a trust was a particular technique developed in the late 19th
Immigrants groups post Civil War tended to be poor, catholic, and unskilled
How did working conditions of immigrants lead to developments of the American labor legislation and unions They lived in the slums, were ruled by bosses The AFL focused on hours, wages, working conditions, and union recognition by management. It also favored use of economic weapons such as strikes and boycotts.they feared also that immigrants would work for l
Social Darwinism Natural selection and evolution. A natural competition for survival exists in the world. The poor are poor because they are unfit thus the rich carry on the race.Social Darwinism was the application of Charles Darwin's scientific theories of evolution and
Social Gospel Proponents of the Social Gospel warned of dire social changes if some steps not taken to alleviate the ills of poverty, overwork, and underpayment.They preached on behalf of just wages, and profit sharing while they denounced the concentration of wealth,
Populist movement impact on American Farmers in the late 19th and 20th century They were absorbed by the democratic ticket thus falling apart as many of their platforms were being picked up
Political Machines influence of the American politics Political party machines dominated political life in most American cities in the decades between the Civil War (1861-1865) and the Great Depression (1930s).local political party organization capable of mobilizing or “manufacturing” large numbers of votes
Beginning of the Civil Rights Movement political, legal, and social struggle by black Americans to gain full citizenship rights and to achieve racial equality. Many believe that the movement began with the Montgomery bus boycott in 1955 and ended with the Voting Rights Act of 1965, though ther
how did the labor movement play and role in collective bargaining and unions play, federal government increase in labor issues and disputes and why
Impacts of the socialist thought on the political system and what influenced this thought
Perceived impacts of the US and European imperialism
The relationship between Latin America and the United States after the Spanish-American War Under this arrangement, the U.S. took over the management of tariff collections in 1905. This meant that whenever a Latin American nation was overdue on a debt to a European power, the U.S. would intervene. America would pay off the foreign debt, and then
Why the United States entered WW1
What were the reasons the US did not enter the League of Nations
US Isolationism- factors that lead to it
Great Depression/causes/social impact
Key elements of the New Deal Roosevelt
The reason for the shift from state rights to federal rights
Why was Pearl Harbor attacked?
How did alliances abroad shape the entry of the US into WWII
Battle of the Atlantic Fall of the Philippines Normandy Okinawa Battle of the Bulge
Impact of WWII on civilian Americans
Technological changes in the atomic age
Pro and Con arguments for use of the Atomic Bomb in WWII
Original purposes of the United Nations
Marshall Plan and why was it implemented Truman
Policy of Containment in response to the Soviets expansionist policies
Cold War- Factors of the US involvement 1947-1989
proliferation of nuclear arms influence US foreign policy
Us Policy towards China post WWII
US Involvement in Korean conflict
Why did the US enter into armed conflict with North Vietnam?
Great Society program and impact on US Social structures
Scandals after WWII that involved government officials
Public attitudes towards overseas military deployment to increasing media coverage
How did the 1944 GI Bill of Rights reshape access to higher education in the US?
Cultural Changes in the US post WWII? Driving forces of these changes? Television Media Drugs technology economic shifts
What principle provisions of specific civil rights legislation were covered in the middle 20th century?
Goals of the Civil Rights Movement Factors leading to events Migrant workers activities sit-ins Marches in the south 1963 March on Washington Wounded Knee
Key individuals in the US Civil Rights Movement and philosophies
Sub-Populations Changes in the economic conditions caused by Civil Rights Movement
Counter-culture Movement and reasons for its rise
Impacts of anti-Vietnam protests in the US in the 60-70's
How did the proliferation of both legal and illegal drug usage in the US since the 1950s impact American culture?
How was consumerism impacted contemporary American society?
How has computers and the internet impacted American society?
Significant events of recent US presidents
How has environmental issues effected US behavior? recycling energy conservation environmental protection laws land management policies wilderness designation
How has terrorism affected the US?
Biases in current coverage
How does society's perception of current events impact its attitudes towards other societies? with example.
Collective Bargaining is the process whereby workers organize together to meet, converse, and compromise upon the work environment with their employers. In various national labor and employment law contexts, collective bargaining takes on a more specific legal meaning. In a br
Populism United States agrarian movement of the late 19th century that developed mainly in the area from Texas to the Dakotas and grew into a Farmer-Labor political coalition
Political Machine n based on patronage, the spoils system, "behind-the-scenes" control, and longstanding political ties within the structure of a representative democracy.local political party organization capable of mobilizing or “manufacturing” large numbers of votes on
Imperialism Proponents of this view hold that states are motivated to dominate others by the need to expand their economies, to acquire raw materials and additional sources of labor, or to find outlets for surplus capital and markets for surplus goods.practice by whi
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