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anaconda plan
The Anaconda Plan was drawn up by General Winfield Scott to end the American Civil War in favor of the North. The plan was adopted in 1862, involving four main parts.
Andrew Carnegie
United States industrialist and philanthropist who endowed education and public libraries and research trusts (1835-1919)
a temporary agreement to end fighting
assembly line
production line: mechanical system in a factory whereby an article is conveyed through sites at which successive operations are performed on it
Black Tuesday
day the stock market crashed
bull market
a long period of rising stock prices
Charles Lindburgh
first person to play plan across Atlantic ocean
cotton gin
a machine that removed seeds from cotton fiber
credibility gap
a lack of trust or belief
Cyrus McCormick
United States inventor and manufacturer of a mechanical harvester (1809-1884)
Cyrus McCormick
U.S. inventor and manufacturer of a mechanical harvester (1809-1884)
dien bien phu
Most significant victory of the Viet Minh over French colonial forces in 1954; gave the Viet Minh control of northern position of Vietnam. (p. 1040)
Emancipation Proclamation
Freed the slaves
Emancipation Proclamation
freed the slaves
business men who take chances
spying especially to find out government secrets
executive branch
executive branch- The branch of government in charge of enforcing and executing the laws.
Federalist papers
A series of essays written by Alexander Hamilton, John Jay and James Madison that were published to support the adoption of the proposed United States Constitution.
Frederick Douglas
born Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey, c. 1818 – February 20, 1895) was an American abolitionist, editor, orator, author, statesman and reformer. Called "The Sage of Anacostia" and "The Lion of Anacostia," Douglass was the most prominent African-American of his time, and one of the most influential lecturers and authors in American history.
gold standard
a monetary standard in which one pounce of gold equaled a set number of dollars
the acquisition of money in dishonest ways
Great Railroad Strike
Since the building of railroads they were the advance agents of industrialism, opening a national market for the first time and themselves providing a market for iron, steel, coal, and the products of related industries. But by 1877 construction of new track and rolling stock had virtually halted, related industries were sagging, and wages were slashed for railroad workers.
Harlem Renaissance
a movement in the south by African americns in which they embraced the arts and music
Harlem Renaissance
a movement in the South by African Americans in which they embraces the arts and music
Huey Long
African American poet during Harlem renaissance
freedom from prosecution
the desire to take over smaller weaker countries
political system in which power is devided between the national and state governments
interchangeable parts
uniform pieces tha can be made in large quantities to replace other identical pieces
music developed from rag time and blues uses syncopated rhythms and melodies
Judicial branch
This entry contains the name(s) of the highest court(s) and a brief description of the selection process for members.
Ku Klux Klan
a racial group in the south
Ku Klux Klan
a racial group in the South
French term to let do (not much government)
Legislative branch
The General Assembly of Illinois, charged by the Constitution to make the laws of the state.
the hanging of African Americans by large groups of white racists
manifest destiny
ideas in the 180s that the country must expand its boundaries to the Pacific Ocean
buying a stock by paying only a fraction of the stock price and borrowing the rest
Missouri Compromise
an agreement in 1820 between pro-slavery and anti-slavery factions in the United States concerning the extension of slavery into new territories
Missouri Compromise
an agreemtn in 1820 between pro-slavery and anti-slavery factions in the U.S. concerning the extension of slavery into new territories
preparing an army for battle
total control over a type of industry by one person or company
Nat Turner
United States slave and insurrectionist who in 1831 led a rebellion of slaves in Virginia; he was captured and executed (1800-1831)
hostility towards immigrants
the belief that nature can be understood through scientific observation and that society functions best with some governmental regulation
over landers
someone who travels overland to the west
Panama Canal
A waterway that cuts across the Isthmus of Panama, linking the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean.
in which government jobs or favors are given out to political allies or friends
plantation owners who owned more than 20 slaves
Platt Amendment
a rider appended to the U.S. Army appropriations bill (March 1901), stipulated the conditions for the withdrawal of United States troops remaining in Cuba since the Spanish-American War, and defined the terms of Cuban-U.S. relations until 1934. Formulated by the U.S. Secretary of War Elihu Root, the amendment was presented to the Senate by, and named for, Connecticut Republican Senator Orville Platt (1827-1905).
plessy vs. ferguson
a landmark United States Supreme Court decision in the jurisprudence of the United States, approving de jure racial segregation in public facilities, and ruling that states could prohibit of the use of public facilities by African Americans.
the spreading of ideas about an institution or individual for the purpose of influencing opinion
public work project
project set up to give people work
the ideology of governing a nation as a republic
robber barons
Robert E. Lee
(January 19, 1807 – October 12, 1870) was a career army officer and the most successful general of the Confederate forces during the American Civil War. He eventually commanded all Confederate armies as general-in-chief. Like Hannibal earlier and Rommel later, his victories against superior forces in an ultimately losing cause won him enduring fame. Lee remains an iconic figure of the Confederacy to this day.
Rough Riders
a village of homeless people who live in houses made out of cardboard
sky scrapper
big buildings created out of metal and a form of plastic
Ulysses Grant
Union general
USS Maine
US ship which exploded in Havana in 1898 resulting in the death of 260 sailors. Although there was no real proof the United States blamed Spain and used the event as an excuse to start the Spanish-American War.
fighting for veitnam during Vietnam war
fighting for Vietnam during Vietnam war
Virginia Plan
a proposal for the structure of the United States Government at the Constitutional Convention of 1787. Proposed by Edmund Randolph, but written largely by James Madison, it called for a strong central "national" government. The original plan included a three-branch government, just as there is today. ...
Virginia Plan
a propsal for the structure of the U.S. governmetn and the constitutional Convention of 1787. Proposed by Edmund Randolph, but written largely by James Madison, it called for a strong central "national" government. The original plan includes a three-branch governemtn, just as there is today
W.E.B. DuBois
an activist for African Americans
Walt Disney
made first movie
Walt Disney
made first movie
writ of assistance
a search warrant enabling a customs officer to enter any location to look for evidence of smuggling