Not So Civil Constitution Western Expansion Industrious Men Can't We All Just Get Along?
100
What is Dred Scott v. Sandford?
This court case ruled that a black person was not a citizen and had no right to sue in Federal Court.
100
What are the Bill of Rights?
The first ten amendments to the US Constitution.
100
What is the Homestead Act?
This 1862 Act gave people 160 acres of land to anyone who promised to farm it for 5 years.
100
Who is John D. Rockefeller?
With Henry Flagler, he was the founder of Standard Oil. His pipeline helped cause the railroad crisis that contributed to the Panic of 1893.
100
What is the Monroe Doctrine?
The Roosevelt Corollary is seen as an extension of this 1823 policy that established European interference in North or South America would be seen as an act of aggression.
200
What is the Missouri Compromise?
Nullified by Dred Scott, this 1820 legislation dictated that no NEW state north of Missouri's southern border could be admitted as a slave state.
200
What is the 19th Amendment?
This amendment gave women the right to vote.
200
What is the Dawes (Severality) Act?
This 1887 Act sought to make Western Expansion easier for settlers and railroads by breaking up Native American lands. It also sought to "assimilate" Native Americans into White society.
200
Who is J.P. Morgan?
Banker, son of a banker, who loaned both the United States and German governments money, at different times. He backed Thomas Edison's electric light bulb invention.
200
What is the Spanish-American War?
This war started when yellow journalism mistakenly reported the USS Maine was destroyed by Spanish forces in Havana Harbor.
300
What is South Carolina?
This was the first state to secede from the United States of America after the election President Lincoln in 1860.
300
What is the 18th Amendment?
This amendment outlawed the manufacture and sale of alcohol in the United States.
300
What is Manifest Destiny?
The idea that the United States is destined to stretch from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean.
300
Who is Andrew Carnegie?
Apprentice to Thomas A. Scott, this poor Scotsman partnered with Henry Bessemer to create a faster way to produce steel. He sold his company for $480M and became a well known philanthropist.
300
What is the Mexican-American War?
This war started as a border dispute caused by American troops stationed on the border of land the US Government thought should belong to the US as a part of Manifest Destiny.
400
What is the South (or Confederacy)?
This faction of the civil war depended heavily on agriculture. It had a long, strong history of military history and many of the US military leaders came from here.
400
What are the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments?
Known as the Reconstruction Amendments, these three amendments outlawed slavery, established former slaves as citizens and allowed black men to vote.
400
What is Exoduster?
The term given to African Americans who left the South in large numbers to settle the West.
400
Who is Cornelius Vanderbilt?
The "Commodore" whose first business was a ferry from Staten Island to Manhattan, traded his shipping wealth on the gamble that railroads were the way of the future.
400
What is World War I?
Historians list militarism, nationalism, alliances, and imperialism as the primary causes of "The War to End All Wars"
500
What is the North (or Union)?
This faction of the Civil War had a large industrial complex and believed the war would be short because of weapons manufacturing and sheer numbers of people willing to fight.
500
What is the 21st Amendment?
This amendment repealed the 18th Amendment.
500
What is dry farming?
This farming technique allowed farmers in the Great Plains to compensate for lack of rainfall. It also contributed directly to the Dust Bowl.
500
Who is Henry Ford?
This man's development of the assembly line revolutionized industry in the United States. He was the first to offer $5/day wage and an 8 hour day.
500
What is the Open Door Policy?
The United States proposed this policy to keep Great Britain, France, Russia and Japan from taking over and splitting up China's assets, primarily so that the US could keep trading with China.




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