OVERVIEW FOR ENTIRE COURSEI. 1890-WW1: Period of Dramatic growth and changeA. Chicago World’s Fair: 1893—highlights the themes of excitement and anxiety over all the changes in the world (technology, values, family)B. Main Events/Trends:1. Industrialization: entire century is about coping with the dramatic changes2. Urbanization: brought on by industrialization; less need for labor on farm, more need for laborin cities; lots of opportunities and lots of problems (leads to the call on government to solve theproblems)3. Spanish American War and Imperial Surgea. Caribbean (Panama Canal, Cuba, Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico); Philippines(open up the Chinese trade market)b. US joins the concert of Europe and becomes a global powerC. Main Impact: turbulence1. Populism (farmers) and Progressivism (urban): both groups trying to make world better and callon government to step in2. setbacks for civil rights (ex. Wilmington 1898)3. increased militarization (comes with US becoming a global power and a better arms industry)4.
This is the end of the preview.
access the rest of the document.