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Unformatted text preview: 9.What was the Dawes Act? PEOPLE, POWER AND POLITICS – STUDY GUIDE 10.How did the United States get Mexican lands? 11.Why was the invention of the cotton gin in the late 18th century so important? 12.What was the justifying ideology for slavery? 13.What were the main reasons for the mass immigration from Europe? 14.Why was the steamship so important for immigration? 15.Where did most of the 8 million immigrants who cam to America between 1840 and 1880 come from? 1880_1930? 16.What was the critical role that immigrant labor played in the development of American capitalism? 17.The labor of immigrants and racial minorities were relegated to different economic sectors. What were they?...
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- Indian Removal Act, late 18th century