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US History midterm study guide
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The ___ ___ supported government ownership of railroads
The ___ ___ opposed the gold standard
The ___ ___ supported increasing the money supply
The ___ ___ supported Bryan for president in 1896
___ drove their cattle from Texas along the ___ trail to ship their cattle to markets in ___ cities
Cowboys, Chisholm, eastern
Many people came to ___ in search of ___
The National ___ was an organization made up mainly of policies that helped farmers and the ___ people
The rising tide of migration to the ___ in the 1800s brought settlers in conflict with ___ ___.
west, American Indians
When was the Homestead Act in place?
___ builders faced major ___, including rough ___, attacks from American ___, and ___ of workers.
Railroad, challenges, terrain, Indians, shortage
When was the Dawes Act in place?
making one cultural group the same as another in order to make everyone similar
Railroads hurt ___ by increasing ___ by bringing ___ to the West, hurting yields by running through rich farmland, and charging ___ rates.
farmers, competition, immigrants, excessive
The availability of ___ was a ___ factor that drew European ___ to the US after the Civil War.
farmland, pull, immigrants
People encountered a ___factor to leave Europe because they were reeling from a famine.
Upon arriving in the New York Harbor, who went through immigration inspections?
decreased the amount of immigrants by passing laws against coming to America
they had the worst ride to America, the trip was uncomfortable, strictly because they were poor
When was the Chinese Exclusion Act passed?
What did the Chinese Exclusion Act cause?
Chinese immigration fell dramatically
Who mostly came to Ellis Island?
Who mostly came to Angel Island?
Salad bowl/Melting pot
phrases describing the US because of the multiple cultures living here
Why did English Protestant Separatists sail on the Mayflower to the colonies?
yearning for religious freedom
Allowing white, male landowners to vote is an example of what?
it is significant to day because it provided the first written framework for self-government in what is now the US
poor settlers who gave up their freedom for three to seven years in exchange for passage to America
Who was chosen as a commanding general of the Continental Army when it was formed in 1775?
When was the Continental Army formed?
Treaty of Paris
1738 document officially ending the American Revolution and recognizing the US as an independent nation
Articles of Confederation
papers drafted n 1777 and were supposed to be the nation's new government, but was weaker than it was designed to be as it wasn't around for long
occurred in 1786 in Massachusetts and demonstrated that the Articles of Confederation were too weak and the US needed a stronger federal government
passed in 1787, it specified how western lands would be governed
a group of individuals made up of electors from each state who would cast cotes to elect the president and vice president
supporters of the new US Constitution in 1787
concerned about the Constitution due to the lack of a bill of rights
Many people disagreed with the ___ ___ because they thought it was unconstitutional for the president to purchase ___ from a foreign country.
Louisiana Purchase, land
used to describe Andrew Jackson's practice of rewarding his supporters with government positions
Who's invention of the ___ ___ increased the South's dependence on slavery?
Eli Whitney's cotton gin
Who wrote Uncle Tom's Cabin?
Harriet Beecher Stowe
made it so that Kansas and Nebraska entered the Union and were organized based on their popular sovereignty
What was the event that finally caused the South to secede from the Union?
Abraham Lincoln's election
1863, intensified the fighting of the Civil War by declaring all slaves living in the states
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