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Jacob Dearing

APUSH

2/20/13

Thesis assignment

1. The American city was changed drastically in the first half of the 20th century with the beginnings of the industrial revolution and the ongoing flow of foreigners into an already crowded United States. 2. Many men around the time of the 20th century had parts in the progressive era reform and were influential in politics and majorly through social conditions. 3. Progressive era reforms were not that prominent in the late 19th century and the early 20th century, although they were a part of the workings of that time the progressives lacked the political power to make any real changes in the state or federal government, the workplace was also a place that has been exaggerated to have more progressivism then it actually did. 4. The Knights of Labor and the Socialist Party of America did much to aid workers in a time where many did not have fair rights and privileges, they used many strategies and tactics to angle into the businesses and protect the rights of the workers. 5. The foreign policy of the United States was not changed much by the Spanish American war but while it did have its affects the most notable were just the dying down of expansionism and the United States and France were not resigning their original treaty while it was an important event in our history it did not lead to any significant changes in foreign policy. 6. The United States raised an army in WW1 because of the recruitment and SSA (selective service act). Which was the act in which was a broad term for recruitment and the process of being drafted.While still discriminatory, the Army was far more progressive in race relations than the other branches of the military. Blacks could not serve in the Marines, and could only serve limited and menial positions in the Navy and the Coast Guard. By the end of World War I, African Americans served in cavalry, infantry, signal, medical, engineer, and artillery units,...
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