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US History Unit 7

America on the Move 1865-1900

Homestead Act(1862) up to 160 acres of land for a minimal filing fee if you used the land for 5 years
The Great Plains areas east of the Mississippi River to the Rocky Mountains
Plains Indians mostly nomadic people, follow buffalo, did not farm
Dawes Act (1887) -land given to individual and families -goal to make Natives independent farmers and ranchers -destroy communal living -sell left over land to settlers
Free Enterprise entrepreneurs create new products and bussinesses
Laissez-Faire the government keeps its hands off-does not regulate business
Pacific Railway Act (1862) created the transcontinental railroad-connects America from coast to coast
Robber baron rich thieves, treat workers/America poorly
Captain of Industry positive leader of innovation, good for America
Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919) steel industry, Bessemer process
John D. Rockefeller (1839-1837) standard oil trust
Vertical Integration owning different businesses used for production of your final product
Horizontal Integration undersell and bankrupt competing companies
Labor Unions organized workers seeking improvements
Knights of labor (1869) 1st national union for all workers
Created by: Mrs.Ingerick