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The election of 1896, was considered one of the most dramatic and complex elections in the American history. The main canadents were William McKinley and William Bryan. McKinley was popular in the North and along the Pacific, while Bryan was popular in the south and around the Rocky Mountains. McKinley won the race at the end of 1896.
The Commity of Citizens, is a group of African Americans trying to get rid of segrigation. They had Homer Plessey, who was 0ne-eighth black and seven-eighths white, sit in the "white" railroad car. When arrested, they went to court after court until they went to the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court rejected Plessey's argument and Ferguson won.
George Pullman owned a railroad car compainy. He created a city for his emploies to work, and cut thier sallary. His emploies went on a strike and lit anything that was flammable on fire. President Grover Cleveland sent troops into the city and broke up the strike.
Andrew Carrnegie left and went to Scotland, as a contract made between the workers and company expired. He left Henry Frick in charge. When the contract expired, they met for a month, to decide what the new contract should be. Workers stood watch around the mill to make sure that no scabes came to take thier jobs. Frick had Pinckertin's National Detective Agencey come to stop the strike. The workers fired at the Pinkerton's. Seven workers and 1 Pinkerton were killed. In November, the workers started working again.
In 1890, an indain, named Wovoka, went around the Sioux indian tribes and told them to do the ghost dance. This caused the white americans to worry. The US sent troops to capture Chief Big Foot. The was short. 300 indians died, incuding Big Foot. Only 25 soldiers were killed.
The Hull House was built by Jane Addams and Ellen Starr in 1889. They made it to house new European immigrants. By 1911, 13 new buildings were made to house immigrants. It is now concidered a U.S. National Historic Landmark.
Angel Island was where about one million Asian immigrants came to the US. In 1882, when the Chinese Exclusion Act was ratified, the Immigration Station was closed down. It was opened again in 1962.
Many things contributed to the end of long cattle drives. One was that settlers were buying the land the cowboys were moving the cattle on, and putting up barbed wire. Another reason was that railroads were coming closer to where they started the drives. This caused the drives to be shorter and the cowboys were paid less.
The battle of little big horn was a battle won by Sitting Bull and his men. Custer was the general of the Seventh Calvary. He split his group into two sections and had them attack the village from opposite sides. It took Custer longer than expected, so by the time he got there, the other group had already retreated. Custer and all the men in his group died.
In 1864, Chivington started a campain against indians. Black Kettle, an indian chief, settled his men near an US fort in hopes that he would not be attacked. Chivington surrounded the indian encampment. His men killed 200 indians, including women and children.
Before the transcontinental railroad was built, it took months to travel across the country. Your options were by wagon, sailing around South America, or sailing to Panama and catch another ship back to California. Two railroad companies started on opposite sides of the country. They met on May 18, 1869 in Promontory Point, Utah.
Sweatshops were places where people worked in poor conditions. These conditions included exposure to harmful materials, hazardous situations, extreme temperatures, or abuse from employers. These factories pay there employees less than what the minimum wages require, and violate the Child Labor Law.
In 1805, Mary White Ovington and Oswald Garrison Villard created the National Association For The Advancement of Colored People( or NAACP) in responce to the violence against colored peoole. Their goal is " to ensure the political, educational, social and economic equality of minority group citizens of United States and eliminate race prejudice.
During the industrial revolution, many new advancements in technology were being invented. Some of the advancements are: the light bulb, the telephone, the steel plow, and scycrapers. Another major advancement happened in the factories. Generators were used to power the factories instead of water, this let owners of factories build away from streams.
Tammany Hall was founded on May 12, 1789. It was the headquarters for the democrates. It played a major role in New York politics and with helping immigrants know about American politics.