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Midterm review-social studies
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Who became president when Abraham Lincoln was assassinated?
President Johnson was found ________ at his impeachment trial
What amendment abolished slavery everywhere in the United States?
___________ ___________ guaranteed citizenship to all people born in the U.S., as well as equal protection of the law
The fifteenth amendment forbids a state to deny any citizen the right to _________ because of race.
Ku Klux Klan
The ____ _____ _____ was a secret society the used violence to keep African American and white republicans out of office in the south.
__________ is the legal separation of people based on racial, ethnic, or other differences.
Jim Crow Laws
Laws that seperated people of different races in public places in the south were known as ________ _______ ____
Plessy vs. Ferguson
____________ was the 1886 Supreme Court decision they ruled that segregation in public facilities was legal as long as the facilities were equal
A Poll Tax
__ _______ ______ is a tax required before a person can vote
An examination, to see if a person can read or write that was used in the past to restrict voting rights was known as _________.
_______ were important to the Plains Indian culture because they provided the with food, clothing, and shelter.
_________ _________ opposed white settlers who lived westward because they forced them to give up their homes
___ ____________ is a limited area set aside by the United States government as a place for Native Americans to live
It was common for Boom Towns to spring up when gold was found in an area. Many of these mining towns turned into ______ Towns when the gold was gone
In 1862, congress passed the __________ ____. This law gave 160 acres of land to pioneers who agreed to farm it for at least five years.
The cowboy way of life came to an end because of the invention of _______ wire.
The idea of the moving assembly line was first developed by _________ ________ to be used in the ____________ industry.
It made producing goods faster and it would cost less.
How did it make his product more affordable to the average American.
A business owned by investors is known as ________.
Corporations sell shares in a bussiness, which are called _________, to investors known as _________.
_________ ___________ was the bussiness man who created and ran the Standard Oil Company.
_________ __________ was the bussinessman who became known as the "steel king" after he introduced the idea of "vertical integration" in the steel industry.
Low, long, poor
Some of the problems that workers faced were ______ wages, _______ hours, and _____ working conditions.
It created safety laws
The triangle shirtwaist fire was a horrible tragedy for workers. How did this disaster have a positive effect for other factory workers?
Sherman Anti-Trust Act
The ________ ______-_______ Act was a law that banned the formation of trusts and monopolies.
A term describing bussiness that crosses state lines is _______-______ _______.
Chinese and Irish
After the first ______-_____ _________ was completed at Promontory, Utah in 1869, interstate commerce began to expland nationwide. Although they were not publicaly given crefit, ___________ immigrants played a huge role in building this new transportation route.
In 1892, ______ ________ was opened to process immigrants arriving on the Atlantic coast of the United States
A major pull factor for immigrants was the availability of ______ in the factories of U.S. Cities
Many immigrants were forced to live in run down areas of the city in apartment buildings called ________
Who was the author who photographed the poor living conditions of the urban slums for his book called "How The Other Half Lives"?
Sadly, some immigrants faced __________ because of their ethnic heritage. Often this meant that they were picked on and denied housing or jobs.
What is the process of holding onto older traditions while adapting to a new culture?
Area known as "Chinatown" or "Little Italy" began to appear in U.S. Cities as immigrants tried to preserve the __________ of their homeland.
Hull House was a Chicago settlement house established by who to offer help and medical care to the urban poor?
Evidence of the impact that _________ have made on American culture can be seen in such areas as the types of food that we eat, last names of families we may know, and even the names of some of the towns or streets where we live.
The ________ Exclusion Act and the Gentlmens Agreement were laws that limited immigration from the continent of ______.
_______ were 20th century authors who wrote about the evils on American society and industry.
Upton Sinclair was the author of a book called __________. This book exposed the unsanitary practices of the ______________ industry.
______ _______ was a corrupt "boss" who stole $100 million from the city of New York.
Progressive reforms known as "initiative", "referendum", and "recall" we're all designed to make improvements in the _________ power of the people by giving them a stronger voice in their government.
The purchase of _______ by Secretary of State William Seward was often referred to as "Seward's Folly". Many who thought it was useless, called this land area an "ice box"
In the early decades of the 1900's, the United States chose to _________, or to get directly involved in, affairs of several Latin American nations including Cuba, Nicaragua, and Panama.
The policy of powerful countries seeking to control the economic and political affairs of weaker countries or regions is known as _________.
Sphere of Influence
A ______ _____ _________ is an area, usually around a Chinese seaport, where a nation had special trading rights in China.
The goal of the ______ ______ Policy if the United States was to allow the US trading rights in China.
Spanish - American
To attract readers, newspaper publishers Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst used reporting that relied on sensational stories and headlines. This is known as ________ ________. An example of this would be the Hearst telling a reporter "You furnish the pictures; I'll furnish the war". This type of reporting helped cause the _______-__________ War
Puerto Rico , Guam, Philippines
As a result of the Soanish-American War, the United States gained control of the island of _______ ______ in the Carribean as well as _______ and the _____________ in the pacific.
The _______ Corollary to the Monroe Doctirine is often referred to as Theodore Roosevelts "Big Stick Policy". It got its name because President Roosevelt thought it was better to show the strength of your _________ rather than Threaten other nations with words. By issuing this policy Theodore Roosevelt was claiming that the US had the right to intervene in ________ America
An example of our use other the "Big Stick Policy" was when the United States intervenes in a revolution in _________ because we wanted to build a final there. This canal shortens the route between __________ and _________ oceans.
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