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Freedom’s Boundaries, 1890-1900.   Farmer’s Alliance-Formed in Texas, late 1870s, in 43 states by 1890  Loaned money to farmers  Sell produce  Wanted.

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1 Freedom’s Boundaries,

2   Farmer’s Alliance-Formed in Texas, late 1870s, in 43 states by 1890  Loaned money to farmers  Sell produce  Wanted govt loans for farmers  Evolved into People’s Party (Populists), a political party  Some forged an alliance with black farmers  In 1894 white Populists and black Republicans won control of North Carolina  Other states used violence/stuffed ballot boxes to keep Populists out of govt  In 1892, Populist Presidential Party carried 5 states, Cleveland won the election (Democrat) The Populist Challenge

3   Presidential Campaign of 1896  First modern presidential campaign, p. 687  McKinley election committee spent $10 million  William Jennings Bryan-$300,000  Populists joined Democrats to support Bryan  Hard vs. Soft Money Debate  Bryan demanded “free silver”, which would increase prices and the money supply and decrease the value of debts  He favored helping “ordinary” Americans  Progressive income tax  Banking regulation  Right to form unions  “Evolution” of democratic party-They now supported farmers and laborers more than businessmen like they did under President Cleveland (remember prior to this Populists aligned themselves with Republicans)  McKinley won the election, but not by a landslide The Money Question

4   In 1900, southern per capita income was only 60% of the national average  Why was the South poor?  Sharecropping  Convict Labor  Low wages/ low taxes  States cut spending on hospitals, education for both races The Segregated South

5   Black voting/office holding did not end in 1877  Gradual process of restricted voting  Between 1890 and 1906 every southern state enacted laws meant to eliminate the black vote  Poll tax  Literacy Tests  Grandfather Clause (invalidated by Supreme Court in 1915)  White leaders presented disenfranchisement as a “good government” measure to end fraud, violence and manipulation of voting.  Poor whites as well as blacks lost the right to vote. Blacks and Voting

6  130,000 black voters1894 1,342 black voters1904 Louisiana 80,000 whites also lost their right to vote

7   Civil Rights Cases- the Supreme court invalidated the Civil Rights Act of 1875, which had outlawed racial discrimination by public facilities  1896-Plessy vs. Ferguson-Court gave its approval to states laws requiring separate facilities for blacks and whites  After 1896 segregation laws were passed in all states (including northern and western states)  Laws affected Native Americans, Hispanics and Chinese as well as African Americans The Law of Segregation

8  Georgia386 Mississippi373 Texas335 Louisiana313 Alabama276 Arkansas214 Lynching: States with over 200 Lynchings,

9   The effective nullification of the laws and amendments of Reconstruction and the reduction of blacks to the position of second class citizens reflected nationwide patterns of thought and policy p. 697  “Restricted” definition of nationhood  “Modern” white man of Anglo-Saxon heritage (Western Europe), lesser groups were primitive: Chinese, Hispanic, black, immigrants from Southern/Eastern Europe, Irish  Immigration Restriction League, founded 1894, supported barring the illiterate from the U.S. (Law was vetoed by Pres. Cleveland)  1875-Prostitutes barred from entry  1882-mentally ill and disabled barred (called lunatics and those most likely to become a public charge.) Redrawing the Boundaries

10   1875-Chinese women barred from entering U.S.  1882-Chinese Exclusion Act (became a permanent law in 1902)  California had segregated schools for Chinese children  All Asian immigration (except Filipino) was not barred until 1917 Asian Immigration

11   Atlanta Speech, 1895  Argued that blacks should accept segregation and find employment in agriculture and as servants  Founded the Tuskegee Institute, a vocational school for African Americans  Early twentieth century African American rights activists like Marcus Garvey and W.E.B. DuBois criticized Washington for going along with racism instead of fighting for equal rights Booker T. Washington

12   1874, Women’s Christian Temperance Union founded  Supported ban of alcohol  Economic/political reforms  Right to vote  Laws were passed in late 19 th century that gave married women control over their own wages, property and the right to sign separate contracts and wills  National American Woman Suffrage Association, founded 1890  “Extending the right to vote to native born women would help to counteract the growing power of the “ignorant foreign vote” in the North and.. A second Reconstruction in the South.” –Carrie Chapman Catt, president The Women’s Era

13   Age of Imperialism: European powers carved up the rest of the world  “Sun never set on the British Empire”  Invention of Quinine to treat malaria enabled European powers to take over Africa’s interior  Shift of power: South and Central America gain their independence from Spain and Portugal, Great Britain colonizes parts of Africa, India, the Middle East and Australia,  Japan, France, Netherlands (Dutch) and Germany also have colonies throughout Asia and Africa and island nations  U.S. expands and gains overseas possessions Becoming a World Power

14  Year of Independence of Countries in Latin America

15  British World 1900

16  European Rule of Africa, 1914

17  Japanese Expansion

18   Japan was heavily influenced by Western Culture (European and United States)  Became a world power by the early 20 th century  Adopted industrialization, Western dress, Western style of government including a constitution  Gentleman’s Agreement of 1908-Japanese immigration banned in exchange for segregation to end in California’s schools for Japanese children (U.S. had a good relationship with Japan until after WWI)  Japanese immigrated in large numbers to Hawaii and California, late 20 th century  Often treated as second class citizens like the Chinese Japan

19  U.S. Expansion

20   1893-American planters overthrow Hawaiian kingdom  1898-U.S. annexes Hawaii and it becomes a territory  Traditional territory vs. insular territory (colony or possession)  Hawaii could achieve statehood  Insular territories (like the Midway Islands) could not become states and participate in American democracy  See map p. 711-U.S. annexes Pacific Islands Hawaii

21   Monroe Doctrine-1823-Warned European powers not to interfere with Western Hemisphere  Spanish American War-1898-U.S. entered war for Cuban Independence after the Spanish accidentally sunk the American ship Maine  U.S. gained the Philippines (Filipinos), Puerto Rico and Guam from Spain (they became insular territories with no say in U.S. government)  Platt Amendment-1903-U.S. could interfere militarily with Cuba whenever it saw fit  Cuba achieved independence but was under “U.S. sphere of influence”  Roosevelt Corollary to Monroe Doctrine, 1905-U.S. could interfere with Latin America, but Europe could not  See p. 771 (Ch. 19) for a map detailing U.S. intervention in Latin America from 1905 onward U.S. Imperialism

22   Open door policy, 1899-European powers forced China to trade with them after the Opium Wars, U.S. wanted their trade as well  U.S. sent troops to suppress Boxer Rebellion in China in 1900 (Chinese killed Christians and stormed foreign embassies)  U.S./Filipino war  100,000 Filipinos died, 4,200 Americans  Filipinos failed to gain independence  Howard Taft became Governor General of the Philippines in 1901 (later became president of U.S.) Interference with China and Philippines

23   Democrats opposed to the Philippine War  Anti-Imperialists believed the war was “un- American”  McKinley won the election again in 1900 on a platform of “benevolent imperialism abroad and prosperity at home” Criticism of U.S. Imperialism

24   Know key terms, timelines and review tables  Presidents, : 17. Andrew Johnson Gen. Ulysses S. Grant Rutherford B. Hayes James A. Garfield 1881-(Died in Office) 21. Chester A. Arthur Grover Cleveland Benjamin Harrison Grover Cleveland William McKinley Theodore Roosevelt William Howard Taft Woodraw Wilson Ch. 15 to 18


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