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American Expeditionary Force, 1917 - YouTube

Army.mil - The United States was at war! We officially entered World War I on April 6, 1917. Less than a month later, on May 2, Major General John J. Pershin...
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We should be proud because not only did our troops help improve the war effort, but it also set up a model to influence how our army today is structured.

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The United States, Cuba, and the Platt Amendment

The United States, Cuba, and the Platt Amendment | American History 1880-1920 | Scoop.it
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We should be ashamed of this amendment because the US government forced its presence into Cuban affairs.

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Our Documents - Keating-Owen Child Labor Act of 1916 (1916)

Our Documents - Keating-Owen Child Labor Act of 1916 (1916) | American History 1880-1920 | Scoop.it

OurDocuments.gov. Featuring 100 milestone documents of American history from the National Archives. Includes images of original primary source documents, lesson plans, teacher and student competitions, and educational resources.

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We should be proud of this act. It put an age restriction on the minimum age that companies can hire children.

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The Urban Transformation - YouTube

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We should be ashamed of the deplorable living conditions in major urban cities. 

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Nativism

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We should be ashamed of the attitudes of nativists during this time, because their ancestors (grandparents, etc.) were also immigrants.

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Sherman Anti-Trust Act

This historical movie slideshow explains the foundation of American business competition. Visit http://www.ftc.gov/YouAreHere to learn more about the slidesh...
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We should be proud because this act was the first step to busting trusts.

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Sussex Pledge Political Cartoon

Sussex Pledge Political Cartoon | American History 1880-1920 | Scoop.it
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We should be ashamed of the Sussex Pledge and the events that lead up to it, because they showed that despite what the US said about staying neutral, we showed favoritism towards Britain.

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Portsmouth Peace Treaty, 1905

Portsmouth Peace Treaty, 1905 | American History 1880-1920 | Scoop.it
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We should be proud the US"s involvement in this peace treaty, because it created three decades of peace and prevented a possible world war.

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Meat Inspection Act

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We should be proud of the Meat Inspection Act. It made sure that the meat sold to the American public was thoroughly inspected and safe to eat beforehand.

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Urbanization Changing the Landscape - YouTube

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We should be proud because the creation of skyscrapers lead to many new opportunities for US cities.

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Tenement Housing

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This is an example of tenement housing taken by Jacob Riis. We should be ashamed of the deplorable living conditions that America had to offer to these poor immigrants and their families.

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Invention of the Lightbulb Video - Modern Marvels - HISTORY.com

Invention of the Lightbulb Video - Modern Marvels - HISTORY.com | American History 1880-1920 | Scoop.it

Thomas Edison gave us the light bulb, but it wasn't easy. See how multiple failures lead to a revolution that helped light up the world.

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We should be proud of Edison's lightbulb, because it opened up many possibilities for economical growth as well as opportunities for citizens to enjoy certain activities after dark.

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