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Chapter 19 vocab

U.S. History

TermDefinition
frotier sparsely populated area on the western side of the U.S
Great Plains area from Missouri River to the Rocky Mountains
Homestead Act offered 160 acres for free to anyone who could live on the land for five years and improve it
Dawes Act intended to encourage Native American to give up their traditional cultures and become farmers
Gilded Age late 1800's. rapid economic growth from social conflict
urbanization the growth of cities that result from an industrial change
new immigrants group of southern and eastern European immigrants from 1900's
mass culture a common culture experienced by large numbers of people
leisure free time
vaudeville featured a mixture of song, dance, and comedy
ragtime a blend of African-American and European musical forms. was important a type of new music
Jim Crow set-up the Jim Crow Laws
segragation separation of white and black people in public places
Plessy v. Ferguson declared that "separate but equal" facilities did not violate the 14th Amendment
NAACP National Association for the Advanced of Colored People. played a major part of ending segregation in the 20th century
Populist Party People's Party. wanted to adopt "free silver policy"
William Jennings Bryan nominated to run for president by the Democrats in 1896
progressivism reform government and expand democracy, promote social welfare, and create economic reform
Theodore Roosevelt first progressive president
William Howard Taft Roosevelt's successer. had reputation as a conservative
Woodrow Wilson elected president in 1912
imperialism policy of extending economical, political, or military control over other nations
Spanish-American war in 1898. caused america's overseas empire to grow dramatically
yellow journalism newspaper stories that exaggerated news about spanish cruelty
Platt Amendment gave U.S. the right to intervene with Cuban affairs when they thought "life, liberty and individual liberty" were in danger
Panama Canal construction began in 1904. created shorter trade route between Atlantic and Pacific oceans
Roosevelt Corollary added by president Roosevelt to the Monroe Doctrine - U.S. policy opposing European intervention in Latin America
Fourteen Points plan by Woodrow Wilson to create peace
Great Migration African Americans leaving the south to escape the Jim Crow laws
Created by: justin.yoo