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35 Cards in this Set

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name the 9 northeastern states
Pennsylvania, Maine, New York, Cennecticuit, Vermont, Rhode Island Massachucetts, New Jersey, New Hampshire.
name the 14 southeastern states
West Virginia, Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Gerogia, Florida, Mississippi, Arkansas, Louisiana, Alabama, Maryland, Delaware.
name the 12 midwestern states
North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan.
name the 4 southwestern states
Arizona, Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma.
name the 6 rocky mountain states
Montana, Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, Nevada. Colorado.
name the 3 pacific states
Washington, Oregon, California.
name the 2 noncontiguous states
Alaska, Hawaii.
name the descriptions that would identify the geography and climate of the Great Plains of North America
~flatlands that rise from East to West ~Low rainfall ~Eroded by wind and water ~frequent dust storms
How did people on the Great Plains adapt to the challenges they faced living and farming there?
~farming ~living ~ranching ~transportation
lack of rain
~windmills ~dry farming ~drought resistant
tough sod
steel plow
animals grazing freely on the open range
barbed wire
open grasslands and limited water
~barbed wire ~windmills
Transcontinental Railroad
list the reasons for western expansin following the Civil War
~opportunity for land ownership ~homestead act ~advances in transportation ~gold/silver ~adventure ~new biginnings-particularly for ex-slaves and civil war soldiers
name the reasons for increased immigration to teh United States in the late 1800's and the early 1900's
~better life ~religious freedom ~escape from opressive governments ~jobs, Jobs, JOBS! ~adventure
what led to the development and growth of cities during the late 1800's and the early 1900's
~immigration ~movement from rural urban areas ~INDUSTRIALIZATION (steel, automobile, and electic) ~new inventions
list the inventions which fostered industrial growth in the United States
~Henry Ford-Automobile
~Thomas Edison-Bulb/generator
~Alex G.Bell-Telephone
what were the results of the growth of URBAN areas
~increased crime ~overcrowding ~tenement housing ~unsanitary conditions ~growth of political machines ~NASTY!
list the efforts to solve the problems faced by immigrants during the late 1800's
~settlement house-Jane Addams/Hull House ~Laws limiting # of immigrants ~Chinese Exclusion Act
what are the following cities known for.. Pittsburg, Pennsylvania-Detroit, Michigan-Chicago, Illinois
Pittsburg, Pennsylvania-steel
Detroit, Michigan-Automobile
Chicago, Illinois-meatpacking
list three groups whose interaction with Americans led to conflict
Name:Native Americans Conflict:Indian policies anbd war 1.reservations 2.battle of little big horn3.chief joseph name:chinese and irish conflict:discrimination 1.chinese exclusion act`
name a major native american leader who tried very hard to negotiate with the US government, failed in that attempt and gained much respect when he lead his people into Canada
Chief Joseph-Nez Perce
in what battle did General George Custer loose his life
battle of little big horn-a.k.a~ custar's last stand
the series of battles which occurred between the Native Americans are known as the...
the indian wars
what became US government policy due to the fact that Americans wanted Indian land
Placement of Reservations
what led rise and prosperity in big business(in the late 1800's and early 1900's
~advances in trasportation (trains, steamships, and autos) ~the captains of industry (robber barons, industrialists) ~lower production costs due to the assembly line ~advertising
who were the "captains of industry" or "robber barons"
~John D. Rockefeller-OIL
~Andrew Carnegie-STEEL
what factors caused ther growth of industry
~raw materials/natural resources ~access to enery sources ~availibility of jobs ~inventions ~financial resources
how did industrialization and the rise in big business influence life on American farms
~machines reduced the need for farm labor and increased production of crops farmers could plant more crops because the machines made it easier, faster, and cheaper ~industrial development in cities created increased labor needs new inventions =increased demand for these items=more jobs ~mail order catalogs was created
what were the negative effects of industialization
~child labor ~low wages, long hours ~unsafe working conditions
how did workers respond to the negative effects of industrialization
~formed labor unions-knights of labor-af of l. ~strike (homestead strike)
what lead to the formation of labor unions
low pay, bread and butter issues
what were reasons for the spanish-american war
~protection of american business interests in cuba ~american support for cuban rebels to gain independence from spain ~rising tension as a result of the sinking of the u.s.s maine ~yellow journalism
what were the results of the spanish-american war
~the u.s emerged as a world power ~cuba gained independence from spain ~the u.s gained territorial possesion of the phillipenes, guam, and perto rico imperalism/expansionism