Civilian Conservation Corps
3 million men between the ages of 18-25.
WORK DONE: Plant trees, build roads, build parks, build bridges, flood
Overwhelming SUCCESS: Improving the lives of workers and fixing the
More Spending Cash + Interesting and Useful new inventions
Increase in demand for goods, which leads to. . .
an increase in production, which leads to. . .
A VERY PROSPEROUS DECADE
Post War Trends
White Mans Burden to help those less fortunate than us.
Anglo-Saxon Mission to spread our civilization.
- Josiah Strong
Find new markets to increase our wealth. Open Door Policy
- John Hay
Survival of the Fittest countries
Divisions in Society
Following WW1 many rural communities saw a surge in fundamentalism
This was an example of the urban/rural clash of cultures
Fundamentalists launched a campaign throughout the country to ban the
teaching of Darwi
We could not leave them to themselves they were unfit for self-government, and
would soon have anarchy and misrule worse than Spains was . . . There was
nothing left for us to do but to take them all, and to educate the Filipinos, and up
Open Door Policy
Imperialist nations had been carving out spheres of influence in China
throughout the late 1800s
America sent letters (Open Door Notes) to all those nations asking for equal
trading rights in China for all nations
American Imperialism in
Drawing closer to war
BACKGROUND: The war in Europe created opportunities for Expansionist Japan
in the Pacific. They began seizing colonies owned by allied nations.
Areas of conquer included: Manchuria, parts of China, French Indochina and
The War to End All Wars
Wilsons Fourteen Points
American President, Woodrow Wilson, anticipated the end of the war and
hoped to inspire a peace plan that would solve the long-term problems that
caused the war.
He drafted a proposal called The Fourteen Poi
The Great Depression
Most Americans had NO savings.
Many Americans were in debt.
OVERSPECULATION OF STOCKS
Demand for stocks goes UP!
Prices of stocks go UP!
Stocks are overpriced!
Margin Buying - Borrowing money to invest in the market.
Thank you, Mr. Ho
The Spanish-American War
The ROOTS OF WAR:
The Monroe Doctrine = Divides the world into Spheres of Influence.
Cuba= Colony of Spain.
Spain= Once powerful Empire.
U.S.= Up and coming world power.
A desire to become a world power and protect
Abraham Lincoln Notes
Lincoln wrote to the antislavery editor Horace Greeley in August 1862,
even as he was about to announce the Emancipation Proclamation:
If I could save the Union without freeing any slave, I would do it;
and if I co
PRESIDENT ANDREW JOHNSON
Remained loyal to the Union during the Civil War.
Lincoln chose him as his VP to help with the Souths Reconstruction.
Supported Lincolns Plan?
Engaged in a power struggle with Congress over who would lead the
country through Recon
Similar to Slave Codes.
Restricted the freedom of movement.
Limited their rights as free people.
As southern states were restored to the Union under President Johnsons
plan, they began to enact Black Codes, laws that restricted freedmens right
Ku Klux Klan refers to a secret society or an inner circle
Organized in 1867, in Polaski, Tennessee by Nathan Bedford Forrest.
Represented the ghosts of dead Confederate soldiers
Disrupted Reconstruction as much as they could.
Majority of transportation
Lincoln, a military novice.
Asks Robert E. Lee to command Union troops and declines
Believe war is about slavery and preserving the Union.
American Progress by John Gast, 1872
The Republic of Texas
The Story of Texas
Election of 1844
1837 Texas applies for statehood. Congress denies request. Too
many slave states.
Whigs lead this parade Lets just develop the land
Sharecroppers were Freedmen and poor Whites who stayed in the South and
continued to farm.
Freedmen signed a work contract with their former masters .
Picked cotton or whatever crop the landowner had.
Freedmen did not receive 40 acres and
As a result of the Second Great Awakening (a series of revivals in the
1790s-early 1800s), the dominant form of Christianity in America
became evangelical Protestantism
Membership in the major Protestant churchesCongregational,
Sectionalism both reflected and contributed to changes in the American political
The Jacksonian Era redefined and expanded American democracy and changed
political parties and practices.
Congress and the early administrat
1. The Aftermath
3. President Andrew Johnson
4. Power Struggle: Johnson vs. Congress
Presidents plan: gentle-1865 to 1867
Radical Republicans-opposed Johnson
Congresss plan: harsh-1867 to 1876
1607 TO 1789
Americas isolation and distance
Weakened Englands authority
o Produced rugged and independent people
o Allowed Colonies to govern themselves
(made their own laws and taxes)
o Produced a new civilization and culture
Once the New World is discovered, the Big 5 European countries
begin competing for control of North America and the world.
This power struggle ultimately leads to several wars.
Columbus - Italian
A Continent of Villages
Settling the Continent:
By first contact with Europeans in 15th c., the Native-American
population was a diverse mixture of cultures and languages, existing
through adaptation to many different regional environments.
1767 - 1845
President:1829 - 1837
Why the growth in Common Man democracy?
1. Western Expansion created a sense of national pride and self-reliancy.
2. New western states granted universal manhood suffrage, and older states
Small farmers angered about being jailed and seizure of their
land for inability to pay taxes and debt.
Rebellion put down by a private militia
US Govt. too weak to put down rebellion
Americans feared gov
The Empire Strikes Back
In the mid 1700s, newspapers become the voice of the colonies. Words begin to
flow of a conspiracy of the British to quell the liberties and independence of the
ENGLIGHTENMENT IDEAS of Popular Sovereignty, Natural Rights,
The Road to Revolution
First Continental Congress (1774)
55 delegates from 12 colonies hoped to avoid war and favored a
policy of economic coercion.
Agenda Decide acceptable forms of colonial protest.
Result: Place SANCTIONS on Britain involving
1763 Treaty of Paris
France lost her Canadian possessions, and claims to lands east of the Mississippi
Spain got all French lands west of the Mississippi River, New Orleans,
but lost Florida to England.
England got all French lands in Canada, exclu
The Northern Campaign (Part I)
o British push south from Canada
o British push north from New York
Aug-Oct 1776 Brits take NYC
December 25, 1776 Trenton
Fighting prevents British push from NYC
Phase II: Northern Campaign (Part I
Advanced Placement United States History
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