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Home. Sir20105254 chap1. The Metropolitan Frontier: Cities in the Modern American West - Carl Abbott - Google Books. Eagleton Institute of Politics. Log In to Canvas. Evolutionary history of Pacific salmon in dynamic environments. About: History of Willamette. The Age of Imperialism. During the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the United States pursued an aggressive policy of expansionism, extending its political and economic influence around the globe.

The Age of Imperialism

That pivotal era in the history of our nation is the subject of this online history. Expansion in the Pacific A Letter to an Emperor Footholds in the Pacific The Spanish-American War Remember the Maine Yellow Journalism A Splendid Little War A Gift from the Gods The Boxer Rebellion Spheres of Influence Fists of Righteous Harmony The Panama Canal President Roosevelt Joining the Waters U.S. Teddy's Legacy The End of an Era Image Credits Bibliography Teacher's Guide now available Alfred Thayer Mahan After temporarily resolving the problems of Reconstruction and Industrialization, Americans began to resume the course of expansion.

A leading expansionist, Captain Alfred T. Commodore Matthew Calbraith Perry American ships had long been active in the Pacific. Commodore Matthew C. [Return to Top] A Letter to an Emperor U.S.S. Capt. Antiwar and Radical History Project. Aquatic "invasion" of Fort Lewis, July 13, 1969, copyright (c) Steve Ludwig Antiwar movements have never been separate from movements for civil rights, union recognition, and social change.

Antiwar and Radical History Project

In the Pacific Northwest, labor unions and socialists played a large part in the movement against World War I, while civil rights activism paved the way for the growth of the antiwar movement during the Vietnam era. Vietnam veterans and soldiers saw their antiwar struggle as part of a larger one involving black power, anti-racist, and student activism. These Vietnam-era antiwar activists, in turn, helped develop Seattle's women's movement in the 1970s and organized against nuclear weapons in the 1980s. Seattle Civil Rights & Labor History Project. Bracero History Archive. The Bracero Program, which brought millions of Mexican guest workers to the United States, ended more than four decades ago.

Bracero History Archive

Current debates about immigration policy-including discussions about a new guest worker program-have put the program back in the news and made it all the more important to understand this chapter of American history. Yet while top U.S. and Mexican officials re- examine the Bracero Program as a possible model, most Americans know very little about the program, the nation's largest experiment with guest workers.

Indeed, until very recently, this important story has been inadequately documented and studied, even by scholars. The Bracero Program grew out of a series of bi-lateral agreements between Mexico and the United States that allowed millions of Mexican men to come to the United States to work on, short-term, primarily agricultural labor contracts. American Indians of the Pacific Northwest. Home » American Indians of the Pacific Northwest Collection "For 500 generations they flourished until newcomers came... much was lost; much was devalued, but much was also hidden away in the hearts of the dispossessed... ...Their voices insist upon a hearing and the cumulative wisdom of their long residence in this land offers rich insights to those willing to listen.

American Indians of the Pacific Northwest

Washington Rural Heritage. Shington State Archives - WA Secretary of State. Mainstream Republicans of WashingtonMainstream Republicans of Washington. The Black Past: Remembered and Reclaimed. ED_GUIDE_FINAL. Pacific Northwest History - United States History - Research Guides at University of Washington Tacoma. 1896: The People's Party. The Rise of Populism The People's Party (or Populist Party, as it was widely known) was much younger than the Democratic and Republican Parties, which had been founded before the Civil War.

1896: The People's Party

Agricultural areas in the West and South had been hit by economic depression years before industrial areas. In the 1880s, as drought hit the wheat-growing areas of the Great Plains and prices for Southern cotton sunk to new lows, many tenant farmers fell into deep debt. This exacerbated long-held grievances against railroads, lenders, grain-elevator owners, and others with whom farmers did business. By the early 1890s, as the depression worsened, some industrial workers shared these farm families' views on labor andthe trusts. In 1890 Populists won control of the Kansas state legislature, and Kansan William Peffer became the party's first U.S.

Library of Congress Home. Idaho Historical Society. Idaho Yesterdays. Official Washington State Visitors' Guide. Daily Life In Colonial New England. The first houses in New England were simple wooden huts.

Daily Life In Colonial New England

They had timber frames covered in clapboard with thatched roofs. Rather than glass windows had sheets of paper soaked in oil. The first chimneys were of logs covered in plaster - an obvious fire hazard! The earliest houses were crowded, dark and drafty. However people soon built more substantial houses. In the late 17th century the main room in a prosperous New England home was called the keeping room.

In New Amsterdam buildings were, at first, made of wood but in time houses of stone or brick were erected. Colonial Food and Drink In the 17th century it was not safe to drink water, it was too dirty. In the early 17th century colonists relied mainly on corn for food. Northwest History. Washington State Heritage Center.