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Semester 1 - Essential Questions - Wednesday, December 18th
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What are the 'Reconstruction Amendments' and how did they impact America?
13th" Abolished slavery, impacted America by freeing slaves and allowing them to have the same opportunities
14th: Granted Citizenship to all U.S. Born people. Impacted by opening more opportunities to new citizens.
15th: Rights to vote no matter race or religion.
What is the most important innovation of the Industrial Revolution and how did it affect society?
Machinery. Machines aided in speeding up the production on manufactured items. EXAMPLE: Steam engines that powered trains and steamboats, and factories.
How did Westward Expansion impact Native American civilizations? Describe the short term and long term effects.
Because of the large amount of poepole moving to the west, Native Americans were forced to relocate and he gove broke any existing treaties between them.
Short term: Assimilate or die
Long term: Change of lifestyle due to assimilation.
Describe how political corruption undermined democracy during the Gilded Age?
Political Machines were organizations/people that were designed to keep certain political parties and politicians in power. These parties provided support for people in exchange for votes.
Support: Jobs, Homes, Gov.
What was the biggest issue of the Gilded Age? Use facts to back up your opinion.
There was too many people that were wealthy, financially stable, although they were in distress economically.
WHat was the most important accomplishment from the Progressive Era and how did this change shape the America we live in today?
That they fixed many of the problems that came from Industrial Urbanization and Political Corruption.
Change: 19th Amendment - Women were made legal to vote changed women's rights forever.
How did the mass production of the automobile transform America? State at least 3 examples.
Opened up many jobs...
1. Gasoline sales went up
2. Insurance started
3. Rubber sales went up for tires
4. Cities grew bigger due to roads
7. Steel sales
What was the main cause of the Great Depression? Is it the government's job to fix the economy and help its citizens during an economic downturn? WHy or why not?
People bought many things on credit which they couldn't end up paying back. Which made everyone use up all their money to try and pay off their debts. Many people lost their lives and others went homeless. It's the people's fault for getting themselves into this mess but I think it's the government's job to help everyone out of this economic distress.
How did the powers of the federal government grow during the New Deal? DId this hurt or benefit the nation? Explain our answer.
FDR passed a multitude of bills that gave power to the government. This benefited the nation because it gave the citizens something to rely on to get back to financial stability while also improving the public.
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