The United States had survived our worst war, but the end of the __ left Americans to deal with a set of pressing __. The status of some 3.5 million former __ people had yet to be decided. Nor had the terms by which the former __ states would rejoin the union. How Americans would handle these problems would __ the future of our country.
federal government, civil rights, equal opportunity
Debate over the rightful power of the __ and the states continues to this day. Americans continue to wrestle with the problem of providing __ and __ to all citizens.
Differences over how __ should be carried out divided the government.
After the Civil War, the South had to __ not only its farms and roads, but its social and political __ as well.
Jim Crow laws __ segregation.
Pioneers continued to spread across the continent, and __ flocked to industrial centers.
buffalo herds, transcontinental railroad lines, white settlers
Native Americans lived on the Great Plains along with the __ that were their primary source of food. Then beginning in 1869, the __ opened the West to __, forever changing the Native Americans way of life.
plowing, planting, harvesting, meat, grain
Settlement of the Great Plains came along with the development of machines for __, __, and __. This combination made the Midwest a leader in supplying __ and __ to the world.
gold, silver, West
Discoveries of __ and __ drew thousands of fortune seekers to the __.
Following the Civil War, settlers began to move west in __.
During the late 1800s, whites and Native Americans fought while the Native Americans tried to preserve their __.
Also in the late 1800s, __ began to band together in groups and associations to fight their problems.
technology, business combinations
Innovations in __ and new __ helped the United States develop into a great industrial power.
Innovations in technology and economies have transformed national and regional economies into a __ economy.
Developments in __ and __ have made international trade and economic driving force in today's world.
By the year 1900, the United States industrial production was the __ in the world.
A growing __ spread people, products and information across the nation.
__ improved the transportation and communication networks that were vital to the nation's industrial growth.
Business growth was driven by the formation of __ and the ambition of their owners.
better pay, working conditions
Workers organized to demand __ and __
By 1914, as many Americans lived in __ as in __ areas.
modern city life, poverty, crime, inadequate, daily newspaper, libraries, public parks
During the years of urban growth, many aspects of __ emerged. Problems aros such as __, __ and __ housing. Benefits shuc has __, __, and __ appeared as well.
By the late 1800s and early 1900s, the pattern of __ was changing.
Cities in the United States expanded __ in the late 1800s.
The states worked to expand and improve the system of __.
__ reforms affected many areas of American life.
The spirit of __ gained strenght in the late 1800s and thrived during the early 1900s.
progressives, government, quality of life
The reformers were called __ and they were confident in their ability to improve the __ and the __.
progressive movement, change
Many men and women became part of the widespread movement to bring about reform called the __. They wanted to wrap their hands around __.
vote, working conditions, temperance
Women worked for the right to __, for improved __ and for __.
any free man could vote
direct election of senators
womens right to vote
big business, labor problems
Presidents during the Progressive Era worked to control __ and to deal with __.
William Howard Taft
had to turn his attention overseas
Progressive reform did little to expand the rights and opportunities for __.