Chapter 21: Urban American and The Progressive Era
Progressivism (reformers not revolutionaries for social justice and social control)
Anger over industrial capitalism and urban growth
Emphasized social cohesion
Gary B. Nash argues in his writing, The Forgotten Experience: Indians, Blacks,
and the American Revolution, that we need to recognize that many enslaved,
nonwhite, Americans, took the British side in order to prospect the same goa
2. The 1920's provided something of a roller coaster ride for the American people. Cultural
conflicts and reactionary attitudes toward immigrants revealed deep differences among different
segment of the popula
Nixon to Bush (1968-1992)
A New majority
A. Turmoil, hostility, and blame
Gap between young and old
Who was to blame?
Johnson and the great society
High taxes on the middle class
Ungrateful minorities and poor
KEYWORDS FROM WEEKS 10-15 since 1914: feminist, labor, or conservative.
Military- Industrial Complex
Civil Rights Act of 1964
Watts Rebellion of 1965
Definition of Black Power
1. Hull House
Who, what, when, where
It is a settlement house founded by Jane Addams in
Chicago. It was created in devotion to improving the
lives of the immigrant poor. This house had
kindergartens and playgrounds for children; it had
17 March 2016
Prompt Three: Field of Medicine
The field of medicine has developed greatly between the late eighteenth-century and the
twenty-first century. Martha Ballards diary entries in Laurel
Analysis of a primary source
The Laws of Virginia March 1661
1) Identify the source
Type of source: Print
Title of the book: The Statutes at Large: Being a Collection of all the Laws of Virginia
from the First Session of the Legislature, in the Year 1619.
Chapter 5: The American Revolution
- Benjamin Rush visited Parliament in 1760s.
- Colonists made strong emotional ties with both the British monarchy and the British constitution.
But, they would declare their independence from the British
Chapter 1- The New World
- America was The New World for Europeans.
- Native Americans (first Americans) have lived here before the Europeans came.
The First Americans
- Ancient Americans probably crossed the Bering Strait land bridge from As
Chapter 3: British North America
- People of the American colonies (from different social status, culture, race) created the new
- The Europe, Africa and the Americas were connected by the new and complex Atlantic World.
- The civil
6 April 2014
Prohibition and the War on Drugs
Throughout the United States history there have been many questionable
decisions the government has made. Two of the most controversial are prohibition and
Hist 173 2/27/14
Harry Truman takes presidency after Roosevelts death
o Has to decide to use nuclear weapons against Japanese
o Makes decision to bomb Hiroshima and kills 40k the day of the
o Then bombs Nagasaki and kills around 70k people
It is a settlement house founded by Jane Addams in Chicago. It was created in devotion to
improving the lives of the immigrant poor. This house had kindergartens and playgrounds for
children; it had established employment bureaus and health cl
History 173- U.S: 1877-Present
Instructor: Trevor Griffey, Trevor.Griffey@csulb.edu
Office Hours: Monday, 9:30-10:30 am, FO2-208
Textbooks approach: U.S struggles over the meaning of Freedom
o National identity and the struggles people have been through (
CSULB History Dept. Writing Center
M-Th, 10-6 pm
Slavery and American Freedom
1. Antebellum U.S (1789-1860) as Slave Society
a. Institution based on presumption that ownership is on other people
b. Racial Ideology define
What was Jim Crow Segregation (1890s-1960s)?
o Disenfranchisement: poll tax, literacy test, criminal records, education
o White primary
o Plessy vs. Ferguson (1896)
o Public sites and conveyances
o Ritual lynching and riots
o Whiteness associated with fr
End of Reconstruction
Rise of Social Darwinism
1. Whats at Stake in Reconstruction
a. Political freedom: is there a way that whiteness exists in law?
b. Can cotton plantation system survive end of racial slavery?
c. Can non- racial basis for participation
Opposition to Reconstruction
-Southern Response to Reconstruction
-Resistance to black equality and social mobility
-Resistance to federal centralization, military occupation, and laws
-Defense of Southern honor (as represented by white women's
Spanish American War
Subjects or Citizens?
-Cuba and Platt Amendment
-U.S. Legal protectorate
-Authorized U.S. military intervention whenever it saw fit
-Permanent Military U.S. Base at Guantanamo Bay
-Puerto Rico and the Foraker Act
-U.S. Insular Territo
1. Identify the main groups and ideas that drove the Progressive
2. In what ways did Progressivism include both democratic and
3. How did Progressives foster the rise of the nation-state?
What is History?
-What the present chooses to remember about the past
-History is NOT: a fixed collection of facts/an unchallengeable group of
-Our understanding of history is constantly changing
-Each generation rewrites history t
Industrialization in the Gilded Age
The gap of wealth between rich and poor during the industrial age raised
questions on the meaning of freedom.
-New business models (corporations) and practices accumulated and consolidated
wealth and power
What role did the federal government play in the settlement and
commercial development of the West?
How did Native American ideas of freedom differ from those of settlers
and government officials in this period?
-The Frontier as
The Populist Revolt
-The People's Party captured a million votes in 1892 Presidential Election and
carried four western states
-First agrarian protest to truly challenge the two-party system
-Decline of the People's Party
-1896 Presidential Election: Peop
The Great Depression
1929 was not a pleasant year for America. This was the year America experienced
the biggest market crash in history, which happened on a day known as Black Tuesday.
Just after a short while, on 1930 came the infamous Great Depression,
Lynching: Extra-legal executions performed by white mobs who commonly
targeted black men accused of raping white female children and women
Ida B. Wells: mounted an international movement to end lynching in 1892
-Born a slave in 1862
Chinese Immigration and Labor
Gold Rush pulls immigrants from Southeast China
-Mostly single male migrants
-Gold mines, railroads, laundries, domestic servants
-low wages and discrimination
-1900: 2/3 of Chinese reside in cities
-More than 10,00