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Chapter 5 Reading Guide Review An Industrial Nation
Sand Creek Massacre-the killing of about 150 Cheyenne by the U.S. Army
Battle of Little Bighorn-battle between the Sioux and the U.S. cavalry; the last victory for the Sioux
Sitting Bull-Sioux leader at the Battle of Little Bighorn
George Armstrong Custer-U.S. cavalry commander at the Battle of Little Bighorn
Wounded Knee Massacre-the killing of about 300 Sioux men, women and children by Army troops
Chief Joseph-Nez Perce leader who tried to flee to Canada with his people
Geronimo-Apache leader who led many raids on the Arizona-Mexico border
Dawes Act-law that broke up some reservations and divided the land among individuals
Chisholm Trail-cattle trail that began in San Antonio and ended in Kansas
Homestead Act-law allowing any head of household over age 21 to claim 160 acres of land
1. Why did Native Americans believe that land should not be bought and sold? buffalo centered lives Buffalo migrated food, clothing, shelter, weapons and tools. free to move with buffalo Nat. Ams believed no man owned the land but was for everyone’s use.
2. What were names the two massacres of Native Americans? The Sand Creek Massacre Wounded Knee Massacre
3. What was the Dawes Act? The Dawes Act - 1887 broke up Indian reservations and sold the land. government sold the best land and gave the rest to the Indians.
4. How many acres of land could the head of a family claim under the Homestead Act? 160 acres
5. Who did the settlers on the Great Plains learn irrigation techniques from? Hispanic and Native American farmers
Govt. seized lands & forced them onto reservations Goal of govt. - break up Nat. Ams’ power and open up their lands for settlement Nat. Ams fought back Expansion vs. survival of their lifestyle I. Conflicts with Native Americans
Americanization - force Nat Ams to give up their way of life and language The Dawes Act = Americanization Geronimo and the Apaches left the reservation and began raiding settlements I. Conflicts with Native Americans cont.
mining camps into towns = overnight success aka Boom Towns Denver Colorado = Boom Town Jobs – Large-scale mining – Cattle ranching II. Mining and Ranching
Entrepreneur-risk taker who starts a new business
Capitalism-economic system in which most businesses are privately owned
Laissez-faire-type of capitalism in which government does not interfere with business
Social Darwinism-belief that people in society compete for survival; the stronger people, businesses, and nations succeed and weaker ones fail
John D. Rockefeller-business leader who made a fortune in oil
Andrew Carnegie-business leader who made a fortune in steel
Cornelius Vanderbilt-business leader who made a fortune in railroads
George Pullman-business leader who made a fortune by designing and building sleeper cars for rail travel
Sherman Antitrust Act-law that made it illegal to form trusts that interfered with free trade; its goal was to limit the power of corporations.
Thomas Alva Edison-inventor of hundreds of useful items
Samuel Morse invented the telegraph; Morse code
Boston was the home to the nation’s first subway system.
1.What made producing steel faster and cheaper during the Second Industrial Revolution? A new process of producing steel called the Bessemer Process.
2. How did the railroads affect settlement of the West? Cut travel time from months to days. Railroads = towns. RR also promoted trade & jobs. time zones.
3. What is capitalism? A system where most businesses are privately owned.
4. What poor conditions led workers to form unions? Child labor Long hours Unhealthy conditions Low pay
5. Name some new inventions from this time period. Streetcars Subways Automobiles Airplanes Telegraph Telephone Typewriter Lightbulb Phonograph (record player) Motion picture camera and projector
I.Industry and Railroads Factories with steel = more production The Bessemer process Chinese Immigrants came to U.S. to work on the RR and find gold The Chinese Exclusion Act ended Chinese immigration for 10 years
II. The Rise of Big Business Entrepreneurs risk $$$ fierce competition in the market Corporation- business with the legal status of an individual. owned by people who buy stock board of directors make decisions.
Competition led corp.’s to form trusts (merged corp.’s A board of trustees ran the companies like a single corporation Rockefeller dominated the oil business (richest American Ever. Carnegie dominated the steel business
II. The Rise of Big Business cont. Department stores Many goods found at one store Rockefeller and Carnegie called “robber barons” b/c of their ruthless competitiveness
Social Darwinism only the strong survive in business POV #1....Poor are poor b/c they are weak. POV #2....Poor stay poor b/c of rich people manipulation.
III. Workers Organize low wages long hours unsafe working conditions no benefits
The Knights of Labor were the largest and one of the most important American labor organizations of the 1880s. goals of the Knights of Labor were eight-hour workdays, end of child labor equal pay for equal work
IV. Advances in Transportation and Communication Communication: telegraphs, telephones, and typewriters Transportation: Streetcars, subways, automobiles The growth of cities led to mass transit systems The nation’s first subway system was in Boston
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