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The Last West and the New South
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first discovered in 1858 by Henry Comstock, some of the most plentiful and valuable silver was found here, causing many Californians to migrate here, and settle Nevada.
Chinese Exclusion Act
(1882) Denied any additional Chinese laborers to enter the country while allowing students and merchants to immigrate.
vast grassland between the mississippi river and the rocky mountains
The argument by Frederick Jackson Turner that the frontier experience helped make American socity more democratic; emphasized cheap, unsettled land and the absence of a landed aristocracy.
A territory that was once set aside for use by Native Americans that was thrown open for settlement in 1889.
George Custer; Little Bighorn
United States Army officer and cavalry commander in the American Civil War and the Indian Wars who today is most remembered for a disastrous military engagement known as the Battle of the Little Bighorn.
a chief of the Sioux who resisted the invasion of the Black Hills and joined Sitting Bull in the defeat of General Custer at Little Bighorn (1849-1877)
a chief of the Sioux NOUN
EX. took up arms against settlers in the northern Great Plains and against United States Army troops; he was present at the battle of Little Bighorn (1876) when the Sioux massacred General Custer's troops (1831-1890)
A Century of Dishonor
Written by Helen Hunt Jackson, it detailed the injustices made to Native Americans during US expansion
Dawes Severalty Act
Bill that promised Indians tracts of land to farm in order to assimilate them into white culture. The bill was resisted, uneffective, and disastrous to Indian tribes
Spiritual revival in 1890 by Indians that would lead to the massacre at Wounded Knee
In 1890, after killing Sitting Bull, the 7th Cavalry rounded up Sioux at this place in South Dakota and 300 Natives were murdered and only a baby survived.
Indian Reorganization Act
1934 - Restored tribal ownership of lands, recognized tribal constitutions and government, and provided loans for economic development.
Term that identified southern promoters' belief in the technologically advanced industrial South
crop lien system
System that allowed farmers to get more credit. They used harvested crops to pay back their loans.
Farmers Southern Alliance
By 1890, it had more than one million members. It rallied behind political reforms to solve farmers' economic troubles.
Colored Farmers National Alliance
More than 1 million southern black farmers organized and shared complaints with poor white farmers.
Jim Crow Laws
Limited rights of blacks. Literacy tests, grandfather clauses and poll taxes limited black voting rights
Bishop who formed International Migration Society in 1894 to help American blacks emigrate to Africa.
Ida B. Wells
Women activist who lead the lynching act
Booker T. Washington
African American progressive who supported segregation and demanded that African American better themselves individually to achieve equality.
National Grange Movement
Organized in 1868 by Oliver H. Kelley as social and educational organization for farmers and their families.
A set of laws designed to address railroad discrimination against small farmers, covering issues like freight rates and railroad rebates.
Interstate Commerce Act
Established the ICC (Interstate Commerce Commission) - monitors the business operation of carriers transporting goods and people between states - created to regulate railroad prices
Late-nineteenth century groups that worked to improve the condition of farmers in the West and the South
groups of farmers of those in sympathy with farming issues, whosent lectures from town to town to educate people about agriculural and rural issues,
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