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Test Summary

  • What the test covers and give a rough description of events

Test Essay questions

  • 1. How did Theodore Roosevelt's administration show that America had become a world leader? Include as many events from the Roosevelt Era as you can support your argument.
  • 2. In what ways did social a political reforms in the early 20th century improve life for many Americans? What Americans were left out? Cite as many progressive reform attempts as you can to support your argument.
  • 3. What were the causes of World War I? How was the U.S. able to stay out for so long and how did they finally get involved?
  • 4. What was "roaring" about the 1920s? What types of social changes was taking place and why was the nation like this? What specific things show that there was also a "dark side" of the 1920s. Use as many details as possible.
  • 5. Why did the U.S. become an imperial power during the 1890s? What were American justifications? What are some specific examples of American imperialism during this time period?

Test Questions

  • To alienate fears after the US took over Cuba the United States passed the...
Teller Amendment (Leaving Cuba while the US babysit'd and watched over Cuba's shoulder.)
  • Charles Schank was arrested for...
Violating the espionage act.
  • The first company broken up by the Sherman Anti-trust act was...
Northern Securities (A railroad placeholder company which was one of those companies used as a dummy to funnel funds and public status through, think of those daft economic practices the railroads used especially around the 1870s)
  • The first country to make a declaration of war in World War 1 was...
Austria-Hungary against Serbia (Remember, Serbia said they are unable to agree to Austria's terms.)
  • The Free Silver Campaign received the greatest amount of support from the...
  • The War industries board was responsible for...
Wartime Production management

Test Notes Edit

Chapter 20 Notes (Political Expansion)

Chapter 21 Notes (The Progressive Era)

Chapter 22 Notes (Global Involvements and World War 1)

Chapter 23 Notes (1920 - 1929 Economic Boom)

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1902 Coal Strike

Was a strike by the United Mine Workers (UMW). The union wanted recognition and a degree of control over the industry. T.R. solved it by bringing them together on a mutual agreement.

Big Stick Diplomacy

Was a term used to coin Theodore Roosevelt's Monroe doctrine-like policy. It falls under the theory to try to negotiate carefully, and if not, wave a big stick (the military) at the country of contention.

De Lome Letter

The De Lome Letter was a diplomatic incident.McKinley as a "weak and feeble president". Which was one of the reasons thatstarted the Spanish American War.

Dollar Diplomacy

Was a policy used by the U.S. to further its aims in Latin America and East Asia via Economic power.

Edward Bellamy

Was an American author and socialist famous for his Utopian Novel, Looking Backward. He was a prominent writer in the Gilded Age.

Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Was a women’s right supporter who lead the early women’s movement.

Emilio Aguinaldo

He was a leader in Filipino struggle for independence. During the war of 1898, Commodore George Dewey brought Aguinaldo back to the Philippines from exile to help fight the Spanish. However, after the Spanish surrendered to Americans, America annexed the Philippines and Aguinaldo fought against the American military until he was captured in 1901[1].

Great White Fleet

The GWF was a nickname given to the United States Navy during Theodore Roosevelt's presidency. The US ships had circumnavigated the world under his order to demonstrate American Naval Power.

Harlem Renaissance

Was a black cultural movement that spanned from the 1920s to 1930s and was centered in the Harlem Neighborhood of NYC.

Ida Tarbell

Ida Tarbell was a noticeable author / journalist. She was considered a [muckracker] for her investigative journalism in company monopolies, Standard Oil being the most influential.

Omaha Platform

The Omaha Platform, adopted by the founding convention of the party on July 4, 1892, set out the basic tenets of the Populist movement. It was a party program adopted by the Populist Party in Nebraska. It was a program that advocated for the temperance (restriction, limitations) of corporations and business's sexual practices.

Rough Riders

The RR's were a band of US Volunteer Cavalry. They were used in the Spanish-American War and lead by Theodore Roosevelt.

Social Gospel

The social gospel was a protestant movement with the intent to explain and fix social problems of the era (1900s - 1930s).

Square Deal

Was a domestic program propagated by Theodore Roosevelt. It was based on aimed at the middle class citizen.

Thomas Edison

An American inventor, scientist, and businessman who developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world

Upton Sinclair

Sinclair was a prize winning American author who published muckraking work. He Wrote the famous novel The Jungle which shockingly exposed the American Public to the meat / agricultural practices of the U.S. industry.


WCTU stands for Woman's Christian Temperance Union. This group was mostly Christian with the soul goal to spearhead the prohibition movement and tackle other issues.

William Randolph Hearst

Hearst was a newspaper tycoon who owned several prominent newspapers. He engaged into a popularity war against another Newspaper tycoon which led both to the practice of Yellow Journalism.

Yellow Journalism

Yellow Journalism is a type of media that presents no 'real' or legitimate news and instead is more aimed to opinionate the reader by using eye catching titles or headlines and includes practices such as exaggerating or giving only the 'half scoop'.

“Remember the Maine!”

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