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Arts and Humanities
History of the Americas
Terms in this set (40)
Besides the railroad, what was another viable means of transportation in the West?
Disease was the greatest reason for the decrease in population of what American group?
During strikes, who did business owners hire to beat the striking workers?
During the Civil War, who was the president of the Confederate?
During the first administration, who was the secretary of state?
In 1882, Thomas Edison developed and installed the world's first large central power station in what city?
New York city
In what year did Henry Ford introduce the Model T car?
Jefferson took the opportunity to buy Louisiana from France in the event called ?
Name the act in 1924 that had a controversial political issue stemming from the red scare, for it set quotas on the number of immigrants allowed into the United States?
the immigration act of 1924
Name the construction that cut the journey from New York to San Francisco by 7,000 miles and took 10 years to complete?
Name the president who died of Pneumonia a month after taking office, making him the president with the shortest presidency in history?
William Henry Harrison
Name who was the 3rd president of the United States?
Physicians gathered in 1847 at the Academy of Natural Science and formed what organization?
the American Medical Association (AMA)
The gold rush happened when gold was discovered in what state?
The League of Nations was formed by what treaty?
The Treaty of Versailles
The main reason for the beginning of the slave trade in the south was what?
The south slaves counted as what percentage of the population?
The treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo resulted from what purchase?
California from Mexico
The war of 1812 was between who?
United States & Great Britain
What did Charles Lindberg do?
first person to fly solo and nonstop across the Atlantic Ocean from new york to Paris
What did the 15th amendment do?
granted African American men the right to vote
What did the Emancipation Proclamation do?
declared "that all persons held as slaves" within the rebellious states "are, and henceforward shall be free."
What document was signed on July 4th of 1776?
the declaration of independence
What happened at the Alamo?
200 texans held the Alamo for 10 days from 300 soliders
What is the melting pot?
a mixture of people from different cultures and races who blend together
What was the great compromise?
each state will have two congress man and then the population will determine how many members on the house of representatives
What was the trail of tears from 1835-1838?
when the Cherokee where forced to move home land
What was William Frederick Cody's nickname?
Where did President Lincoln delivered a powerful speech where thousands of soldiers died during the Civil War?
Which president served two terms, but were not consecutive terms?
Who brought sanitary practices as the cause of many deaths particularly in childbirth?
Oliver whendell homes
Who led a group of soldiers named the "Rough Riders" during the Spanish-American War?
Who made his fortune from the Standard Oil Company?
Who said, the government that the government that governs best governs least?
Who used stagecoach to provide mail and banking services for the California gold camps?
Who was the first female physician here in the United States?
Who was the first president of the United States?
Who was the man who killed Abraham Lincoln?
John Wilkes booth
Who was the second president of the United States?
Who were known as the suffragettes?
women nATIONAL AMERICAN WOOMEN SUFFRAGE ASSOCIATION
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