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60 Cards in this Set

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Thomas Jefferson
president who purchased the Lousiana territory
Andrew Jackson
Removed American Indians from the south, sent them on the trail of tears
Dorothea Dix
Reformed the treatment of the mentally ill during the 2nd great awakening
Robert E. Lee
Leader of the confederate army during the civil way. One of the great American generals
Ulysses S. Grant
Leader of the Union Army, later became president
Andrew Johnson
President after Lincoln was assinated, came within one vote of being impeached.
Louisiana Purchase
Purchased from France, doubled the size of the United States
Trail of tears
Name given to the removal the in the Indians removed from the south to the oklahoma territory. some 4000 died along the way
Battle of Gettysburg
Brutal civil war battle, turned the tide in favor of the north
Shermans March to the sea
northern general and his army destroyed much of Georgia, great victory for the North
Where General Lee surrendered, end of the civil war
Underground railroad
Network of people who helped escaped slaves get to the north
war of attrition
military strategy of wearing down the opponent with greater numbers of soldiers and equipment
black codes
southern laws after civil war that kept blacks as second class citizens
sitting bull
leader of the sioux who was victorious at little big horn
Helen Hunt Jackson
wrote "a century of dishonor", critsized the governments mistreatment of american indians
Andrew Carnegie
wealthy steel tycoon who contributed most of his wealth to charities
Jane Addams
assisted the urban poor by creating settlement houses
thomas edison
famous american inventor
Little big horn
place where custers troops were wiped out- Last major victory for American Indians
Dawes Act
Law created to americanize the indians, had to become farmers, american names
Homestead Act
Land act that allowed people to take possision of 160 acres by farming and living on it for five years
Transscontinental Railroad
connected the west and the east
started in Omaha, met in Utah, ended in Sacramento
the process where a minority adapts and blends into another culture
where one company has economic control over an entire industry
settlement housing
homes in urban areas to help the poor by providing shelter, education, and childcare
in inability to read or write
William McKinley
president in office during the spanish american war
theodore roosevelt
leader of rough riders, later a president who had an imperlastic tendacy
franz ferdinand
arch duke of austria-hungry who was assinated by a serb
rough riders
victorious at San Juan Hill in Cuba fighting the Spanish
Central Powers
Alliance formed at start of WWI
Germany, and Austria-Hungry
Allied Powers
Alliance formed by russia, Britian, and France
Sinking of USS Maine
Americans blamed Spanish- sparked the Spanish American War
Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand
Spark that started WWI
Great Migration
Thousands of African Americans migrated north between 1915-1930
League of Nations
organization formed after WWI by countries to end all warfare
a nations quest for power by forming a colonial empire
a countries policy in not supporting either side in a conflict
dollar diplomacy
a foreign policy of using financial influence rather than military might
trench war fare
fighting stategy that often resulted in a stalemate used during WWI
Henry Ford
made cars affordable for many americans by using the assembly line
Al Capone
Gangster in Chicago who made his fortune during the the era of prohibiton
Louis Armstrong
Brought Jazz into the mainstream with his unique voice and his trumpet
Langston Hughes
a well known black poet in Harlem Renassiance
Huey Long
Critic of FDR, share our wealth program- take from the rich and give to the poor
Eleanor Roosevelt
First Lady, Played major role in helping Americans through the Great drepression
Dorothea Lange
Most well known photographer during the great depression, most famous work was "Migrant Mother"
18th amendment that outlawed alcohol, rise in crime rate
harlem renaissance
harlem in the 1920s was the center of growth for the African american arts
Stock Market Crast
October 29 1929 investment bubble burst due to panic selling, factor in the global depression
dust bowl
great drought in the great plains that forced farmers to move and find new jobs
insured bank deposits, provided confindence in the banking system
provided jobs to young americans to develop national parks and forests
regulated the stock market and its investors
helped areas in Tenn. built dams and power stations
installment plan
buy products on credit
margin buying
purchasing stocks on borrowed money
rugged individualsim
the idea that you can do it on your own (hoover)
business cycle
the regular ups and downs of the business world