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The 19th century doctrine or belief that the expansion of the us throughout the American was both justified and inevitable
Land grant of 160 acres
$18 legal fee
5 years of productive settlement
Lumber and supplies provided
The homestead act
Allotment of 160 acres per family
Must farm/ ranch land
Granted citizenship after 25 years
Remaining land sold to white settlers
What happened when the Dawes act failed?
1924 citizenship act: all Native American granted citizenship
1934: Indian Reorganiztion act: reservation lands were reclaimed
Bureau of Indian affairs: sort of like cops like abusive environments
What does it mean to be gilded? Why would we refer to a period in history as Gilded Age?
Cover something in gold leaf of gold paint. America on the surface looked good but in reality it was corrupted
How did the govt respond to public opinion about the immigration problem?
Chinese exclusion act
Abolished slavery in the USA
Granted citizenship and all rights to citizens born in the USA not including natives Americans
Suffrage to all African American men
Jim Crow laws
How did states disenfranchise African Americans?
Jim Crow laws
What did the majority of justice say about laws that try to abolish racial prejudice?
Is powerless to eradicate racial instincts
Our constitution is color blind?
Is that the rights apply to all races despite races. Colored citizens are inferior and degraded to white.
How does the ideal of social Darwinism compare to the idea of individualism?
Social Darwinism devalues the lower class while individualism supports the lower class and that anyone can be rich
How did the standard of living differ between workers and employers?
Infrastructure was improving
Why did some critics of social Darwinism think that the laissez faire economics came at too high of a social cost?
Laissez faire lets wealthy man do whatever they want. Doesn't give them rules and poor wands rules and govt involvement.
4 factors to achieving industrilization
A large work force
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