USA 1890-1920

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Politics, Economy & Society
The USA had a clearly defined two-party system by 1890. The Republicans & The Democrats. Both parties were heavily influenced by the American Civil War, 1861-1865. In the early days, neither party was united. They were both loose coalitions linked to
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What did the Republicans stand for?
The Republicans were formed in 1854 as part of the anti-slavery movement. As time went on the party became increasingly pro-business but it did have a reformist wing that was influenced by progressivism. It promoted anti-trust laws, social justice an
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Who were the key Republicans?
 Mark Hanna – Political Analyst and ‘Mastermind’ of Republican Political Campaigns.  Theodore Roosevelt – Vice-President from 1901, President from 91901-1909 & Leader of the Bull Moose Progressive Party.  William Taft – President 1908-1912.  War
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What did the Democrats stand for?
The Democrats claimed to be the oldest political party in America, the Civil War Party. The Civil War changed the party. After the Civil War, the Democrats power base depended on western farmers and the white southerners. The ‘solid south’ voted Demo
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Who were the key Democrats?
 William Jennings Bryan – Dominant Political Personality During The Opposition Years.  Woodrow Wilson – President 1912-1920.  Franklin D. Roosevelt – President 1928-1944.
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Where did the immigrants come from?
By 1890, there were already 9 million foreign-born Americans; immigration however had not yet reached its peak. Most immigrants were from southern (Spain, Portugal Italy) and eastern Europe (Jews from Russian Empires). Previous immigrants had come fr
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Why did the immigrants come to America?
Many of the immigrants were lured to America by the dream of improving their lives. The growing US economy could offer jobs to the immigrants; many had employment within hours of arriving on American soil. Advances in new technology, such as the stea
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During which period did immigration reach its peak?
During the period, 1900-1914, immigration reached its peak. The peak year 1907, saw 1,285,000 immigrants enter the USA. Of these, 11 times more came from Italy, Russia, and half as many came from Britain and France compared to 1882.
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What impact did immigration have on American society?
The result of the massive emigration worried many Americans. They argued that immigrants from southern and eastern Europe did not embrace American culture as easily as their northern counterparts. They also brought with them ‘radical and dangerous’ p
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The Republicans were formed in 1854 as part of the anti-slavery movement. As time went on the party became increasingly pro-business but it did have a reformist wing that was influenced by progressivism. It promoted anti-trust laws, social justice an

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What did the Republicans stand for?

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 Mark Hanna – Political Analyst and ‘Mastermind’ of Republican Political Campaigns.  Theodore Roosevelt – Vice-President from 1901, President from 91901-1909 & Leader of the Bull Moose Progressive Party.  William Taft – President 1908-1912.  War

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The Democrats claimed to be the oldest political party in America, the Civil War Party. The Civil War changed the party. After the Civil War, the Democrats power base depended on western farmers and the white southerners. The ‘solid south’ voted Demo

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 William Jennings Bryan – Dominant Political Personality During The Opposition Years.  Woodrow Wilson – President 1912-1920.  Franklin D. Roosevelt – President 1928-1944.

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