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Indian tribes are sovereign governments (considered domestic dependant nations
1887 law which gave all Native American males 160 acres to farm and also set up schools to make Native American children more like other Americans
1862 - Provided free land in the West to anyone willing to settle there and develop it. Encouraged westward migration.
1880's political movement favoring nationalizing banks and railroads to protect farms and rural towns from the private power and corruption of big corporations.
A state-level method of direct legislation that gives voters a chance to approve or disapprove proposed legislation or a proposed constitutional amendment.
2,000 mile-long whiche stretched from places such as Independence, Missouri, or Council Bluffs, Iowa, west into Oregon Country
A notion held by a nineteenth-century Americans that the United States was destined to rule the continent, from the Atlantic the Pacific.
wrote When Grizzlies Walked Upright; relationship with bears--whenever a person was killed by a bear theyd burn the body and then throw a rock on the spot to mark the place of death; obedience
Cheap and inexpensive way to mark land and keep cattle enclosed. Revolutionized land ownership in the American Plains and helped bring an end to the long drives.
Anonymous voting method that helps to make elections fair and honest
(1882) Denied any additional Chinese laborers to enter the country while allowing students and merchants to immigrate.
Completed in 1869 at Promontory, Utah, it linked the eastern railroad system with California's railroad system, revolutionizing transportation in the west
part of the 17th amendment which states that each state should have 2 senators in the House of Senate and they can be changed or re-elected every 6 years. The house of Senate is divided up in a way so that 1/3 of the house is up for re-election every 2 years. At first, it was the state legislature who elected the senators, but after reform, it changed to the people electing the senators for their state.
Process through which voters may propose new laws.
William Jennings Bryan
United States lawyer and politician who advocated free silver and prosecuted John Scopes (1925) for teaching evolution in a Tennessee high school (1860-1925)
A Farmers' organization founded in late 1870s; worked for lower railroad freight rates, lower interest rates, and a change in the governments tight money policy
the federal government made available to settlers vast stretches of fertile plains formerly occupied by the Indians in the district of Oklahoma; scores of overeager Sooners illegally jumped the gun and entered the Oklahoma territory, they were evicted repeatedly by federal troops
Wounded Knee Massacre
In south dakota white took starving sioux s whites killed them with machine guns
Areas of federal land set aside for American Indians
Leader of Nez Perce. Fled with his tribe to Canada instead of reservations. However, US troops came and fought and brought them back down to reservations
According to Piaget, the process by which new ideas and experiences are absorbed and incorporated into existing mental structures and behaviors
Little Big Horn
Battle between Custer's Seventh Cavalry and the Sioux, Custer's Seventh was decimated, 1876; Sitting Bull defeats Custer's troops
Santa Fe Trail
A trail that extends from Missouri to New Mexico; an important route for settlers moving west in the 19th century.
An association formed by farmers in the last 1800s to make life better for farmers by sharing information about crops, prices, and supplies
A community experiencing a sudden growth in business or population
Frederick Jackson Turner
(1861 - 1932) He was an American historian in the early 20th century. He is best known for The Significance of the Frontier in American History, where he stated that the spirit and success of the United States is directly tied to the country's westward expansion. According to Turner, the forging of the unique and rugged American identity occurred at the juncture between the civilization of settlement and the savagery of wilderness.
Head of half the band of the Modocs, He shot and killed the men at the negotiation, including Camby, There was a public execution of him afterwards.
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.
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