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Historical Understandings

SS3H3 The student will describe how life changed in America at the turn of the Century. 

 

a. Describe the role of the cattel trails in the late 19th century; include the Black Cowboys of Texas, the Great Western Cattle Trail, and the Chisholm Trail.

 

b. Describe the impact on American life of the Wright brothers (flight). George Washington Carver (science), Alexander Graham Bell (communication), and Thomas Edison (electricity).

 

c. Explain how William McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt expanded America’s role in the world; include the Spanish-American War and the building of the Panama Canal.

 

d. Describe the reasons people emigrated to the United States, from where they had emigrated, and where they settled.

e. Describe the impact of westward expansion on Native Americans; include the Battle of the Little Bighorn and the relocation of Native Americans to reservations.

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    Students, study your chapter 4 study guide, Effects of Reconstruction on American Life. Test Thursday, September 28th!

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