The bison slaughter of the late 18th century

A really cool link that sums it up: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2268064/From-kings-American-plains-piles-sun-bleached-bones-How-mass-slaughter-hunters-nearly-wiped-buffalo.html

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Links for Industrialization and Urbanization

Bobbin boys and other child laborers: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bobbin_boy

Cartoon about child labor:

Child labor devours its victim

The Great Chicago Fire and its impact: http://www.u-s-history.com/pages/h1854.html

Jane Addams and Hull House: http://www.hullhouse.org/aboutus/history.html

Grace Hill Settlement House in St. Louis: http://www.gracehill.org/content/history.php

The Carnegie Corporation: http://carnegie.org/ Hold your pointer over the programs menu to see all the different aims of this 100 year old philanthropic foundation.

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The Patrons of Husbandry, or the Grange

Ideas and Movements, The Patrons of Husbandry

Oliver Hudson Kelley was an employee of the Department of Agriculture in the 1860s. He made an official trip through the South and was astounded by the lack of sound agricultural practices he encountered. Joining with other interested individuals in 1867, Kelley formed the National Grange of the Patrons of Husbandry, a fraternal organization complete with its own secret rituals. Local affiliates were known as “granges” and the members as “grangers.” In its early years, the Grange was devoted to educational events and social gatherings. Continue reading

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Who were the Big Four?

The men responsible for helping to construct the first transcontinental railroad.

Go here for a good informative paragraph. (http://www.csrmf.org/doc.asp?id=279)

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Thomas Nast on Tammany Hall

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Links for more information:
Thomas Nast biography

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Overview of Grant’s Administration

From the White House site. These are really good reviews for semester finals and AP exams, as well, and I will be using several this chapter given that there are so many presidents discussed.

Here is the one for Ulysses Grant, the first president discussed in Chapter 23:http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/presidents/ulyssessgrant

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Overview of the Administration of Rutherford Hayes

From the White House site. These are really good reviews for semester finals and AP exams, as well, and I will be using several this chapter given that there are so many presidents discussed.

Here is the one for Rutherford B. Hayes, the second president discussed in chapter 23: http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/presidents/rutherfordbhayes

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