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Reconstruction

Period of rebuilding which followed civil war when the defeated confederate states were readmitted to the union
Abraham Lincolns plan
Andrew Johnson took over plan was different

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Carpetbaggers

Northerner who moved to the south after the civil war
Carry bag of carpet like material

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Impeachment

The process of accusing a public official of wrongdoing
Andrew Johnson possibly but doesn't happen bc he wants to punish south

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Sharecroppers

System where landowners give farm workers land, seed, and tools in return for a part of the crops they raise

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Bimetallism

The use of both gold and silver as a basis for national monetary system
Instead of paper money

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Bonanza farm

Enormous farm where a single crop is grown

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Soddy

Home built of blocks of turf
Dirt

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Populism

Demanding ppl have a greater voice in gov. & seeking to advance interests of farmers and laborers
Movement for ppl that needed political help (railroad workers, African Americans
William McKinely tried to deny populism

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Strikes

Work stoppage intended to force an employer to respond to demands

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Interstate commerce act

Federal government right to supervise railroad activities and created 5-member interstate commission to do so
Regulate railroads because of the high taxing the consumers

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Sherman antitrust act

Law intended to prevent creation of monopolies by making it illegal to establish trusts that interfered with free trade

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Vertical integration vs horizontal

V-company's taking over its suppliers and distributors and transportation systems to gain total control over quality & Cost of its product (buying out suppliers)
H-merging of companies to make similar products

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Americanization movement

Education program designed to help immigrants assimilate to American culture

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Settlement house

Community center providing assistance to residents-particularly immigrants-in a slum neighborhood

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Graft

Illegal use of political influence for personal gain

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Patronage

Officeholders power to appoint people-usually those who have helped them get elected-to positions in gov.
Giving a friend a job even though they are not well suited for it

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Pendleton civil service act

Prevented patronage
Had to take tests to be part of a job

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Grandfather clause

Limit African American voters

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Jim Crow laws

Laws enacted by southern states and local govs to separate white and black ppl in public and private facilities
Separate races

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Plessy vs ferguson

Case where Supreme Court ruled that segregation of races in public accommodations was legal, separate but equal

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Columbian exchange

Transfer beginning with Columbus's first voyage-of plants,animals,and disease between Western Hemisphere and eastern

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Articles of confederation

Document that outlined the form of government for the new United States
Constitution

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Monroe doctrine

Policy to US opposition to any European interference in affairs of the Western Hemisphere

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Impressment

Forcible seizure of men for military service
Kidnapping Americans

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Manifest destiny

Belief that US would inevitably expand westward to the Pacific Ocean and into Mexican territory

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Secession

Formal withdrawal of a state from the union

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Popular sovereignty

System where residents vote to decide on an issue
Ppl choose & make own laws

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Assimilation

Minority groups adoption of the beliefs and way of life of the dominant culture
Forcing native Americans to ex cut hair

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Social Darwinism

Philosophy that only the fittest will survive
Good food good service =successful

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Dred Scott

Slave whose owner took him from a slave state ➡️ free state
Free territory=free man
S. Court ruled against