The political doctrine or belief held by the United States of America, particularly during its expansion, that the nation was destined to expand toward the west.
The act of restoring something to an earlier state.
The policy of forcefully extending a nation's authority by territorial gain or by the establishment of economic and political dominance over other nations.
One who believes in or advocates the absence of government in all forms (compare anarchism), especially one who works toward the realization of such.
A narrow strip of land, bordered on two sides by water, and connecting two larger landmasses.
the legal merging of a territory into another body
important with regards to (a subject or matter); relevant
alfred t. mahan
wrote the influence of the sea power upon history that told of the importance of a powerful navy
the strongest countries survive-its their obligation to take over other nations
Newspapers which publish sensationalist articles rather than well researched and sober journalism.
led the rough riders up San Juan during the Spanish-American war
placed a condition of the United States military in Cube. According to the clause, the U.S could not annex Cuba but only leave "control of the island to its people"
said that the United States was allowed to enter Cuba for any reason
An uprising by members of the Chinese society of right and harminious fists against foreign influence in china, in such areas as trade, politics, religion, and technology.
"big stick" diplomacy
term is used to describe the foreign policy of the U.S at the time, Roosevelt claimed the U.S had the right to oppose European actions in the western hemisphere
said no European nation could set up colonies in the Americans
Said the U.S would exercise "international police power" in response to chronic misconduct by any nation in the western hemisphere
a process of social and economic change whereby a human society is transformed from a pre-industrial to an industrial state
pertaining to less-populated, non-urban areas
related to the (or any) city
Relating to or characteristic of or situated on the outskirts of a city.
a run-down and often over crowded apartment house, especially in a poor section of a large city
a railroad network of trackage that crosses a continental land mass
A group of individuals, created by law or under authority of law, having a continuous existence independent of the existences of its members, and powers and liabilities distinct from those of its members.
A situation, by legal privilege or other agreement, in which solely one party (company, cartel etc.) exclusively provides a particular product or service, dominating that market and generally exerting powerful control over it.
J. pierpont morgan
a great organizer, bought many businesses, including carnegie steel, controlled many RR's, worth billions, banking mogul
childhood: poor, educated himself, became millionaire. Steel monopoly. gave away a lot
set up the standard oil company. Ambitious, great organizer. Cleveland: by a lake, by a railroad, great place to start an oil business
A policy of governmental non-interference in economic affairs.
A person who organizes and operates a business venture and assumes much of the associated risk.
A continuous association of wage-earners for the purpose of maintaining or improving the conditions of their employment; a trade union.
a refusal to work organized by a body of employees as a form of protest
A non-unionized worker hired to replace a striking union worker.
knights if labor
a secret workingmen's organization formed in 1869 to defend the interests of labor
american federation of labor
this was another union. started in 1886, by Samuel Gompers. This union was for skilled workers only (bricklayers, carpenters, etc.)
U.S labor leader. President of the American Federation of Labor
haymarket square bombing
-happened in Chicago
-80,000 workers went on strike
- fights broke out
-police killed a couple of the strikers
-someone threw a bomb in the middle, and killed many
-many people blamed the knights of labor
A former political party in the U.S; formed in 1891 to advocate currency expansion
Early 1900's. Voters will have mare say in selecting candidates. Many people involved in progressive movement.
To put into a new and improved form or condition; to restore to a former good state, or bring from bad to good; to change from worse to better; to amend; to correct; as, to reform a profligate man; to reform corrupt manners or morals.
One who investigates and exposes issues of corruption that often violate widely held values; e.g. one who exposes political corruption or the poor conditions in prisons.
U.S oil businessman
A novel by Upton Sinclair (1906)
Meat inspection act
Government had right to inspect meat
Pure food and drug act
Manufacture and sale of impure food and liquor was forbidden
Employers liability act
Provided accident insurance for railroad workers
Newlands reclamation act
1902, is a united states federal law that funded irrigation projects
The secret ballot system of voting in which voting is done in private on a state-issued ballot and ballots incorrectly marked set aside as invalid.
A primary in which voters directly select candidates for office by popular vote
A new development; a fresh approach to something; a new way of dealing with a problem.
A direct popular vote on a proposed law or constitutional amendment
To remember, recollect.
A vote in deciding a particular question.
glorification of military power
a group of countries who are friendly and make deals to help protect each other
alliance of Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Italy. Later known as the Central Powers.
alliance of France, Russia and Great Britain. Later known as “The Allies”
a strong love for your country
his assassination led to the beginning of World War I
not choosing sides
president of the United States during World War I
very influential manner of trying to make people support their group
British ship sank by the Germans. 1000 people were killed; 100 were Americans
letter sent to Mexico by Germany urging Mexico to help Germany by attacking the United States
the type of warfare used during World War I
a death or injury during a war
Selective Service Act of 1917:
set up the draft
sold during a time of war to raise money for the government
War Industries Board
formed to make war time decisions at home
get ready for war
the big four
President Wilson, David Lloyd George, Georges Clemenceau and Vittorio Orlando met
the agreement made after World War I that was very harsh to Germany
payment for losing the war
League of Nations
part of President Wilsonʼs Fourteen Points that was to be an alliance to prevent another world war from happening again