History Exam 1 Review

History Exam 1 Review - H istory 1312-001 Exam 1 Review 2...

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History 1312-001 Exam 1 Review 2 /15 /2010 Settling of the West, rise of big cities, immigration, labor, finance o First group – railroads; transcontinental railroad. (Settling of the West) Army protects the railroads against the Indians (Battle of Little Big Horn, Battle of Wounded Knee) Buffalo hunters – breaks Indian resistance Miners – mined copper for wires for electricity Ranchers – first open cattle drives and open ranges and after invention of barbed wires, there is the closing of the range Farmers Homestead Act – 160 acres for free if you lived there for 5 years and built a 10 x 12 structure Timber Culture Act – 160 acres for free if you plant ¼ of it in trees Timber and Stone Act – 160 acres for $2.25/acre and government will use money for dams o Rise of Big City Transportation – cable cars, etc. Communication – Marconi’s Wireless, telephone by Bell Sanitation – overcrowded conditions = disease; putting in paved streets, sewer systems Crime prevention by outdoor lighting, fire prevention with creation of professional fire department Rise of higher education process Literature, novels, art (the West, open landscapes) Religious o Big Business Andrew Carnegie – vertical monology controls all means of production
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This note was uploaded on 04/25/2010 for the course HIST 1312 taught by Professor Pinkney during the Spring '08 term at UT Arlington.

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