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United States History: 1877 to 1912: Industrialism, Foreign Expansion and the Progressive Era (Essentials)

United States History: 1877 to 1912: Industrialism, Foreign Expansion and the Progressive Era (Essentials)

Salvatore Prisco

Language: English

Pages: 53

ISBN: 2:00262691

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


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United States History: 1877 to 1912 includes the New Industrial Era, the reaction to corporate industrialism, the emergence of a regional empire, the Spanish-American War, the Americanization of the world, Theodore Roosevelt and progressive reforms, the regulatory state and the ordered society, and the election of Woodrow Wilson.

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John Woolley (Illinois) and Henry Metcalf (Rhode Island) and called for a ban on alcohol production and consumption. They received 209,000 votes. 5.1.3 McKinley Assassination (1901) While attending the Pan American Exposition in Buffalo, New York, the President was shot on Sept. 6 by Leon Czolgosz, an anarchist sworn to destroy all governments. The President died on Sept. 14 after many officials thought he would recover. Theodore Roosevelt became the nation’s 25th president and its youngest to

1913. Although Roosevelt temporarily eased the pressure on anti-trust activity, he made it clear that reform of the economic system to promote free-enterprise capitalism would continue. 6.2.5 St. Louis World’s Fair (1904) The World’s Fair of 1904 celebrated the centennial of the Louisiana Purchase, and brought the participation of Asian nations to promote foreign trade. 6.3 SOCIAL AND CULTURAL DEVELOPMENTS, 1902 – 1907 Debate and discussion over the expanding role of the federal government

pay interest. 7.2.4 New Battleship Contract, 1910 The State Department arranged for Bethlehem Steel Corporation to receive a large contract to build battleships for Argentina. This was an example of Taft’s “dollar diplomacy” in action. 7.2.5 Anti-Trust Proceedings Although a friend to the business community, President Taft ordered 90 legal proceedings against monopolies, and 44 anti-trust suits including the one which broke up the American Tobacco Trust (1911). It was also under Taft that the

isolated reservations. In addition to superior U.S. military force, disease, railway construction, alcoholism, and the virtual extermination of the bison contributed to their defeat. In 1881 Helen Hunt Jackson’s A Century of Dishonor chronicled the tragic policy pursued against the Native Americans. CHAPTER 2 THE REACTION TO CORPORATE INDUSTRIALISM, 1882 – 1887 The rise of big business and monopoly capitalism – especially in banking, railroads, mining, and the oil and steel industries –

manufacturing, the A.F. of L. did not intend violent revolution or political radicalism. 2.2.6 Scientific Management Frederick W. Taylor, the father of scientific management, introduced modern concepts of industrial engineering, plant management, time and motion studies, and a separate class of managers in industrial manufacturing. 2.2.7 Tariff Policy Although still protecting many American industries, the tariff of 1883 lowered duty schedules by an average 5 percent. 2.3 SOCIAL AND CULTURAL

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