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  • Senate By The Texas Legislature In 1857
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    Sam Houston was a great man in our history. He stood up for what he believed was good for the Union not the North or the South. When Sam was rebuked for providing the winning margin for his opponents he said "I know neither North nor South; I know only the Union". He also said everyone. ".. must stand firm to the Union, regardless of all personal consequences". He was fiercely ambitious, yet at the end he sacrificed for principle all he had ever won or wanted. He was a Southerner, and yet he ste...
  • African Americans Their Rights
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    Reconstruction: the period of US history in which the nation tried to adjust to the new conditions created by the Civil War Results: slavery abolished; Freedmen's Bureau provides services for war refugees and freed people (including food, medical aid, and education); Civil Rights Act passed in 1866 - gives federal government power to protect African American rights; the Reconstruction Acts establish Radical Reconstruction; the acts seek to outlaw organizations aimed at denying African Americans ...
  • Adam Smith Believes In Capitalism
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    The impact of the Industrial Revolution was a positive experience for some, but it was a great difficulty for others. Because of the demands for reform and protection for workers arose, government and unions began to take place. That was how the evils of the Industrial Revolution addressed in England in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Unions are voluntary associations joined by workers. The Combination Act of 1800, which hindered the growth of unions, states that every work mans goal, w...
  • Labor Unions
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    h Chapter 26 Terms 1. Government role in RR building- Congress was impressed by arguments supporting military and postal needs and began to advance liberal money loans to two favored cross- continent companies in 1862 and added enormous donations of land and tracks. Within the routes the RR's were allowed to choose alternate mile- square sections in checkerboard fashion 2. Significance of Transcontinental RR- A magnificent engineering feat- most impressive peacetime undertakings. Welded West Coa...
  • Fdr's New Deal
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    The 1930's were one of the most difficult times in American history. It was the time of the Great Depression. Millions of Americans suffered hardships as the economy continued to be in a freefall. Many Americans were unemployed and lost almost everything the owned. This created social and economic unrest as America was ripe for a change. In 1932, America realized it was time for a change, and elected Franklin Delano Roosevelt in a landslide vote. Roosevelt promised to help end the depression and...
  • Native Americans The Indian General Allotment Act
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    The post Civil War era of 1865 to 1900 brought amazing changes to the United States that were all influenced, for better or worse, by all branches of the United State government. Immigrants, African Americans and Native Americans all faced discrimination at the hands of American citizens and government. Labor unions became organized prompting regulation of working conditions, and the railroads burst into transcontinental transportation, which was part of the cause for the surge in industrial gro...

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