Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
(1848) ended the Mexican-American War (1846-1848) and was signed in its namesake neighborhood of Mexico City. Its most significant result was the "Mexican Cession" transferring California, Nevada, Utah, and parts of four other states to the U.S. It also made the Rio Grande the boundary between Texas and Mexico.
communication medium new to the 1920's
Buying "on margin"
Purching stock with a little money down with the promise of paying the balance at sometime in the future. Contributed to te storck market crash of 1929
A territory in the west central United States purchased from France in 1803; extended from the Mississippi River to the Rocky Mountains, and the gulf of Mexico to Canada. (p. 409)
The Nye Commission report of 1936
reinforced American isolationism by revealing unethical profiteering by American munitions companies durng World War l
George Creel's Office of Public Information
Disseminated American propaganda
Major political issues Congress passed legislation during the years 1877-1892
Civil service reform, Control of the trusts, The coinage of silver, Tariffs
Corrupt Bargain of 1824
Alleged behind-the-scenes deal made between Adams and Clay, in which Clay agreed to swing the election for Adams in exchange for the office of Secretary of State.
Compromise of 1850
Includes California admitted as a free state, the Fugitive Slave Act, Made popular sovereignty in most other states from Mexican- American War Northerneres did not approve the section of the document concerning the Fugitive Slave Law
Strong central government is the enemy of indivdual liberty
Characteristics of modern industrial America after the Civil War
The rapid spread of technological innovation and the factory system, a drop in price levels and a rise in interest rates, and the impulse to drive rivals of out buisness and consolidate monopolistic power
Korematsu v. United States
1944 Supreme Court case where the Supreme Court upheld the order providing for the relocation of Japanese Americans. It was not until 1988 that Congress formally apologized and agreed to pay $20,000 to each survivor.