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Exam # 2 Baker 1 Rob Baker Identification and Significance: Open Door Policy The Secretary of State, John Hay, spoke to six nations and told them to join the Open Door Policy in 1899. The Open Door Policy gave equal trade opportunities to all of the countries. The policy had three important parts. These stated that nations within the same circle had to respect each other. They could also not discriminate in the ports and with the railroad fees and that the Chinese government could collect tariffs. The American government developed this policy so that China wouldn’t be under so much of an influence. The Open Door Policy was very significant because it made sure that the United States of America would remain as an Asian power if the Chinese split into more circles. (Divine 531) Ghost Dance The messiah Wovoka created the Ghost Dance in the year 1890. Wovoka was the messiah for the Teton Sioux in South Dakota. Ghost Dances were rituals witch were supposed to give the Teton Sioux their land back and it would make all of the white people disappear. They also believed that these dances would bring their buffalo back and it would unite all of the tribes again. There was nothing for the Teton Sioux to stop the white people so these dances were their final tries at stopping them. The Ghost Dances were significant because it showed how much power they had over the Native Americans and how powerful the United States was becoming. (Divine 415) Knights of Labor Uriah S. Stephens and a group of Philadelphia garment workers, called the Knights of Labor, formed one of the most successful organizations in Philadelphia in 1869. They were a secret brotherhood. They would let anyone into the Knights of Labor except for the people known as non-producers. The Knights grew to a large number in the 1850’s but a decade later, their numbers grew smaller and smaller because people found out the weaknesses of the national leaders. The Knights of Labor were significant because they led others to form unions like theirs. (Divine 451) Fifteenth Amendment Congress passed the fifteenth amendment in 1869 and it was ratified by the states a year later. The Fifteenth Amendment “prohibited any state from denying a citizen the right to vote because of race, color, or previous condition of servitude”. The Republican people helped this
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This note was uploaded on 11/29/2011 for the course HIST 1113 taught by Professor Brown during the Fall '08 term at Oklahoma State.

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Exam #2 DONE - Exam # 2 Baker 1 Rob Baker Identification...

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