TUESDAY, 20 FEBRUARY

I. Prayer/Attendance

The following Bible verse expresses what I hope to be for you, my dear students:

The Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love. [Psalm 145:8 NIV]

II. Take-home Mid-term Exam

Paper due in class on Thursday, 1 March/

Paper should be 5-7 pages, double-spaced.

Grading will be by means of the material on this wiki page:
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Grading+Rubric

Study Guide will be on the following wiki page:
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/HIST+382+Midterm+S18

III. Term Paper

See the appropriate section in our course syllabus.
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/HIST+382+Syllabus+S18

IV. Homework for the next two sessions:

a. Thursday, 22 February:

Alaska Purchase (1867)
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1866-1898/alaska-purchase

Alaska Purchase
http://www.findingdulcinea.com/news/on-this-day/September-October-08/On-this-Day--The-
United-States-Purchases-Alaska.html

Nellie Bly's trip around the world (1889)
http://www.findingdulcinea.com/news/on-this-day/November/Nellie-Bly-Starts-Her-Around-the-
World-Journey.html

Nellie Bly: Around the World trip
https://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/11/14/nov-14-1889-nellie-bly-begins-trip-around-the-world/

An American Empire
https://edsitement.neh.gov/lesson-plan/question-american-empire

Frederick Jackson Turner
http://www.pbs.org/crucible/tl2.html
http://www.pbs.org/weta/thewest/people/s_z/turner.htm

b. Tuesday, 27 February

Alfred Thayer Mahan's The Influence of Sea Power upon History (Historian of the State Department)
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1866-1898/mahan

Footholds in the Pacific: Hawaii
http://www.smplanet.com/teaching/imperialism/#EP2

Hawaiian Monarchy Overthrown by America-Backed Businessmen (New York Times)
http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/17/jan-17-1893-hawaiian-monarchy-overthrown-by-america-backed-businessmen/

c. Wednesday, 28 February: FYI: [Common Day of Learning]

d.Thursday, 1 March: NO CLASS
[tine to work more on your take-home mid-term exam]

e. Friday, 2 March;
Take-Home Mid-Term Due (5pm)

f. FYI: Following week is Spring Break

V. In class today: reaction to homework

President McKinley Assassinated (1901)
http://www.findingdulcinea.com/news/on-this-day/September-October-08/On-this-Day--President-McKinley-Fatally-Shot-By-Anarchist.html

Anarchy in the US
http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/history_lesson/2000/04/anarchy_in_the_us.html

Learn about Vaudeville
http://www.virtualvaudeville.com/hypermediaNotes/WhatIsVaudevilleF.html

Theodore Roosevelt (Miller Center, University of Virginia)
Life Before the Presidency
http://millercenter.org/president/roosevelt/essays/biography/2
Domestic Affairs
http://millercenter.org/president/roosevelt/essays/biography/

Theodore Roosevelt, "The New Nationalism," address, 1910
http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/pds/gilded/power/text10/text10read.htm

Obama comparison to TR speech (Washington Post)
http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/obama-invokes-teddy-roosevelt-in-speech-attacking-gop-policies/2011/12/06/gIQAEf3yaO_story.html

VI. In class today:new material

Video: Gilded Age (American Experience) (10:06)
https://youtu.be/AeWE_FaIP6k

William McKinley

Video: William McKinley (60-Second Presidents)
https://youtu.be/FOK05f0afto

William McKinley assassination

Video: McKinley Assassination (1:06)
https://youtu.be/bK4Qeri2x9Y

Video: McKinley assassination (3:20) (Ken Burns)
TR notified
https://youtu.be/FhTjdsAB9O8

President McKinley Assassinated (1901)
http://www.findingdulcinea.com/news/on-this-day/September-October-08/On-this-Day-President-McKinley-Fatally-Shot-By-Anarchist.html

Anarchism

Anarchy in the US
http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/history_lesson/2000/04/anarchy_in_the_us.html

Anarchy Archives (Pitzer College)
http://dwardmac.pitzer.edu/Anarchist_Archives/index.html

Vaudeville

Learn about Vaudeville
http://www.virtualvaudeville.com/hypermediaNotes/WhatIsVaudevilleF.html

Video: What is Vaudeville? (3:28)
https://youtu.be/6BHyx8DzlA0

Video: Before there was television, there was vaudeville (5:03)
https://youtu.be/Rm4uiALzTcs

Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt (Miller Center, University of Virginia)
Life Before the Presidency
http://millercenter.org/president/roosevelt/essays/biography/2
Domestic Affairs
http://millercenter.org/president/roosevelt/essays/biography/4


Video: Theodore Roosevelt (60-Second Presidents)
https://youtu.be/3y-8aHZr0Nk

Video: Theodore Roosevelt biography (3:57) (Bio.com)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzm2EBYfyDg&sns=em

Video: Theodore Roosevelt bio (4:49) (American Experience)
https://youtu.be/7_I6xUG0FeE

Theodore Roosevelt (Bruno Mars' "24K Magic" Parody) (Mr.Betts) (3:30)
http://youtu.be/N4hV1OBeC4g

New Nationalism

Motto of the Theodore Roosevelt presidency
  • TR believed government should direct national affairs
  • Government should coordinate and regulate big business
  • Government should not destroy big business.
  • Government should act as an umpire.
  • Roosevelt was a Republican, party of big business.

He was thus in an awkward position.

Theodore Roosevelt, "The New Nationalism," address, 1910
http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/pds/gilded/power/text10/text10read.htm

Obama comparison to TR speech (Washington Post)
http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/obama-invokes-teddy-roosevelt-in-speech-attacking-gop-policies/2011/12/06/gIQAEf3yaO_story.html

Regulation of trusts

Major issue in the Roosevelt presidency
  • Industrialization had led to a concentration of great power.
  • Large–scale business combinations were then called "trusts";

Today we would call them conglomerates or multinationals.
  • By 1904, for example, trusts controlled much of American business:

6 large financial groups dominated the railroad industry;
Rockefeller's Standard Oil owned 85% of the oil business.
  • No one really clear on how to deal with trusts:

Let trusts alone since big business is an inevitable part of progress
Distinguish between good and bad trusts
Regulate good trusts (if so, who should be the regulators)
Break up bad trusts into smaller companies.
Theodore Roosevelt sought to regulate the abuses of the worst trusts—the railroads, oil companies, and the meatpacking monopolies.
We still do not have a solution.
We vary between regulation and deregulation






THURSDAY, 15 FEBRUARY 2018

Friday songs on Thursday (11 more weeks and we'll be through)
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Friday+Songs

I. Prayer/Attendance

The following Bible verse expresses what I hope to be for you, my dear students:

The Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love. [Psalm 145:8 NIV]

II. Take-home Mid-term Exam

Paper due in class on Thursday, 1 March/

Paper should be 5-7 pages, double-spaced.

Grading will be by means of the material on this wiki page:
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Grading+Rubric

Study Guide will be on the following wiki page:
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/HIST+382+Midterm+S18

III. Term Paper

See the appropriate section in our course syllabus.
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/HIST+382+Syllabus+S18

IV. Homework for the next three sessions:

a. Tuesday, 20 February:

President McKinley Assassinated (1901)
http://www.findingdulcinea.com/news/on-this-day/September-October-08/On-this-Day--
President-McKinley-Fatally-Shot-By-Anarchist.html

Anarchy in the US
http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/history_lesson/2000/04/anarchy_in_the_us.html

Learn about Vaudeville
http://www.virtualvaudeville.com/hypermediaNotes/WhatIsVaudevilleF.html

Vaudeville: A History
http://xroads.virginia.edu/~ma02/easton/vaudeville/vaudevillemain.html

Theodore Roosevelt (Miller Center, University of Virginia)
Life Before the Presidency
http://millercenter.org/president/roosevelt/essays/biography/2
Domestic Affairs
http://millercenter.org/president/roosevelt/essays/biography/4
Foreign Affairs
https://millercenter.org/president/roosevelt/foreign-affairs

Theodore Roosevelt, "The New Nationalism," address, 1910
http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/pds/gilded/power/text10/text10read.htm

Obama comparison to TR speech (Washington Post)
http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/obama-invokes-teddy-roosevelt-in-speech-attacking-gop-policies/2011/12/06/gIQAEf3yaO_story.html

b. Thursday, 22 February:

Alaska Purchase (1867)
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1866-1898/alaska-purchase

Alaska Purchase
http://www.findingdulcinea.com/news/on-this-day/September-October-08/On-this-Day--The-
United-States-Purchases-Alaska.html

Nellie Bly's trip around the world (1889)
http://www.findingdulcinea.com/news/on-this-day/November/Nellie-Bly-Starts-Her-Around-the-
World-Journey.html

Nellie Bly: Around the World trip
https://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/11/14/nov-14-1889-nellie-bly-begins-trip-around-the-world/

An American Empire
https://edsitement.neh.gov/lesson-plan/question-american-empire

Frederick Jackson Turner
http://www.pbs.org/crucible/tl2.html
http://www.pbs.org/weta/thewest/people/s_z/turner.htm

c. Tuesday, 27 February

Alfred Thayer Mahan's The Influence of Sea Power upon History (Historian of the State Department)
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1866-1898/mahan

Footholds in the Pacific: Hawaii
http://www.smplanet.com/teaching/imperialism/#EP2

Hawaiian Monarchy Overthrown by America-Backed Businessmen (New York Times)
http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/17/jan-17-1893-hawaiian-monarchy-overthrown-by-america-backed-businessmen/

d. Wednesday, 28 February: FYI: [Common Day of Learning]

e.Thursday, 1 March: NO CLASS [tine to work more on your take-home mid-term exam]

f. Friday, 2 March;
Take-Home Mid-Term Due (5pm)

g. FYI: Following week is Spring Break

V. In class today:

a. Reaction to the Karl Rove Election of 1896 video

b. Reaction to homework assignment

Silver vs. Gold: William Steinway's wedge issue of the 1896 election | National Museum of American History
http://americanhistory.si.edu/blog/silver-vs-gold-william-steinways-wedge-issue-1896-election

Posters and Election Propaganda: The Wizard of Oz and the 1896 McKinley-Bryan Campaign
https://www.ithaca.edu/rhp/programs/cmd/blogs/posters_and_election_propaganda/the_wizard_of_oz_and_the_1896_mckinley-bryan_campa/

VI. In class today: videos

Video: Populism (Kip Hughes) (10:00)
https://youtu.be/V6ueX6hqzNk

Video: The Grange (3:00)
https://youtu.be/Gf7NkDFoqVA

Video: Populist Party (Mr. Betts) (4:27)
https://youtu.be/3Uq7znXhOlI

Video: Progressive Era Review (Mr. Betts) (4:57)
https://youtu.be/AILsnLAz6gc

VII. In class today: new material

GILDED AGE

Party Politics
  • Politics was the most popular form of local recreation,

More popular than baseball, vaudeville, or circuses.
  • Political torchlight parades, picnics, and speeches were exciting.
  • Close political party balance.
  • [Commentators compared the 2000 election results to that during the Gilded Age.
  • Neither political party gained clear control for any sizable time.
  • Presidential elections were close
  • Swing states (New York, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois) made the difference.
  • Political party choice dependent on religion and ethnicity.

Republican party
  • Party of evangelical Protestants.
  • Believed government could be an agent of moral reform
  • World must be purged of evil
  • Legislation necessary to protect people from sin.
  • Opposed parochial schools.
  • Supported prohibition of liquor.

Republicans and the Bible
http://projects.vassar.edu/1896/goldbible.html

Democratic party

Party of immigrant Catholics and Jews.
Opposed interference by government in

Matters of personal liberty
Use of leisure time
Celebration of Sunday.
  • Supported parochial schools
  • Opposed prohibition of liquor

ELECTION OF 1896

Major realigning election in U.S. history
Winner: William McKinley—a Republican

McKinley conducted a traditional "front porch" campaign
McKinley supported the gold standard.
Republican platform emphasized
  • Federal government support of the economy
  • The virtues of the urban–industrial society
  • Progress and prosperity: a full dinner pail
  • Loser: William Jennings Bryan—a Democrat

Bryan broke with tradition; traveled across the country
Bryan supported free silver
Bryan argued for an older America
  • Farms as important as factories,
  • Rural and religious life outweighed sinfulness of the city
  • Common people, not corporations, still ruled.
  • Election of 1896 realigned national politics.

Old split: North versus South

Election of 1896
The "Bloody Shirt"
Vote as you shot
Reconciliation after Civil War
Lost Cause
Connection to monuments discussion these days

New split:

East versus West
City versus farm






TUESDAY, 13 FEBRUARY 2018

I. Prayer/Attendance

The following Bible verse expresses what I hope to be for you, my dear students:

The Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love. [Psalm 145:8 NIV]

II. Take-home Mid-term Exam

Paper due in class on Thursday, 1 March/

Paper should be 5-7 pages, double-spaced.

Grading will be by means of the material on this wiki page:
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Grading+Rubric

Study Guide will be on the following wiki page:
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/HIST+382+Midterm+S18

III. Term Paper

a. General guidelines for paper:

Due on the last day of final exam week.

(20% of your grade): 1,500 words (not counting the footnotes and bibliography), typed (hard copy), double-spaced, with properly documented footnotes and bibliography (at least 15 solid sources).

b. Grading Rubric
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Grading+Rubric

c. Topic selection and content analysis

Think of your paper as a case study.

I want you to gain an understanding of how bureaucratic/political decisions get made by people--not in a vacuum and usually messy--and how those decisions are then critiqued, attacked, and defended (spin control) in our political system.

Take one event from our timelines.

Try to get at the following:
Who, what, when, where, why, how
What result
What effect

Example of a possible term paper topic:
What were the factors/people/controversies involved in the U.S. decision to invade Mexico in 1915?

How to get your sources:

Use Washington Post and New York Times as base resources.

Use the Lexis Nexis (Lexis Nexis) database for other articles
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZg3tqBC17E&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Different points of view to round out your coverage.

Finding Opinions, Editorials, and Opposing Viewpoints (University of Texas)
http://www.lib.utexas.edu/students/find/findoped.html

Leanings of Magazines and Newspapers (Lorain County Community College)
http://libguides.lorainccc.edu/c.php?g=29395&p=183699

Get further articles from APU database search

IV. Homework for Thursday, 15 February

Silver vs. Gold: William Steinway's wedge issue of the 1896 election | National Museum of American History
http://americanhistory.si.edu/blog/silver-vs-gold-william-steinways-wedge-issue-1896-election

Posters and Election Propaganda: The Wizard of Oz and the 1896 McKinley-Bryan Campaign
https://www.ithaca.edu/rhp/programs/cmd/blogs/posters_and_election_propaganda/the_wizard_of_oz_and_the_1896_mckinley-bryan_campa/

V. In class today: reaction to homework

Why McKinley's 1896 Election Is Relevant Today | RealClearPolitics
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2015/11/27/why_mckinleys_1896_election_is_relevant_today_128827.html

What does McKinley’s election in 1896 teach us about today? - The Washington Post
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/what-does-mckinleys-election-in-1896-teach-us-about-today/2015/12/08/640ee8a6-7ce0-11e5-beba-927fd8634498_story.html?utm_term=.4dca0a6c809f

William Jennings Bryan (Today in History, Library of Congress)
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/today/mar19.html

VI. FYI

Pinkertons [Thanks to Curtis for this link]
http://www.history.com/news/history-lists/10-things-you-may-not-know-about-the-pinkertons

Panic of 1893
http://www.ohiohistorycentral.org/w/Panic_of_1893

Henry Clay Frick
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Clay_Frick

VII. In class today: new material

Video: Karl Rove and the Election of 1896 (46:02)
https://youtu.be/So2gCW659SE






THURSDAY, 8 FEBRUARY 2018

Friday songs on Thursday (12 more weeks and we'll be through)
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Friday+Songs

I. Prayer/Attendance

The following Bible verse expresses what I hope to be for you, my dear students:

The Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love. [Psalm 145:8 NIV]

II. Take-home Mid-term Exam

III. Term Paper

IV. Homework for next week:

a. Tuesday, 13 February

Why McKinley's 1896 Election Is Relevant Today | RealClearPolitics
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2015/11/27/why_mckinleys_1896_election_is_relevant_today_128827.html

What does McKinley’s election in 1896 teach us about today? - The Washington Post
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/what-does-mckinleys-election-in-1896-teach-us-about-today/2015/12/08/640ee8a6-7ce0-11e5-beba-927fd8634498_story.html?utm_term=.4dca0a6c809f

William Jennings Bryan (Today in History, Library of Congress)
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/today/mar19.html

b. Thursday, 15 February

Silver vs. Gold: William Steinway's wedge issue of the 1896 election | National Museum of American History
http://americanhistory.si.edu/blog/silver-vs-gold-william-steinways-wedge-issue-1896-election

Posters and Election Propaganda: The Wizard of Oz and the 1896 McKinley-Bryan Campaign
https://www.ithaca.edu/rhp/programs/cmd/blogs/posters_and_election_propaganda/the_wizard_of_oz_and_the_1896_mckinley-bryan_campa/

V. In class today:reaction to homework

8-Hour Work Day
https://www.loc.gov/item/today-in-history/august-20/

Apple’s iPad and the Human Costs for Workers in China (New York Times)
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/26/business/ieconomy-apples-ipad-and-the-human-costs-for-workers-in-china.html?_r=1&pagewanted=all

VI. In class today: new material

LABOR

Video: Workers and labor unions (6:00)
https://youtu.be/l_tE26TUNgc

Changing status of labor
  • Industrialization changed the nature of work
  • Power of employers increased
  • Worker independence and self-respect declined
  • Industrial workers were employees rather than crafts persons
  • Robot-like tasks made them feel like machines.
  • Emphasis on quantity over quality dehumanized the workplace
  • Workers resisted these trends
  • Worker resistance only led employers to tighten restrictions

Iron law of wages
  • Employees paid according to conditions of supply and demand.
  • Employers would set wages as low as possible

At a level where some persons would accept the work

Companies hired women and children to further cut costs
  • Prevailing free–market views stifled protective legislation for workers
  • Employers denied responsibility for employees' well–being.
  • Repetitive work decreased concentration and caused industrial accidents.

Child Labor in America, 1908-1912 (History Place)
http://www.historyplace.com/unitedstates/childlabor/index.html

Video: Child Labor in the Industrial Revolution (Sound Smart)
https://youtu.be/ejc8oDOcN_o

No workers' comp at the time.
If you got hurt, tough luck.
  • Is beating down the worker a prerequisite for industrialization? Should we care how Thailand runs its factories today?
  • Courts reinforced iron law of wages

Denied workers the right to bargain collectively
Wages a private negotiation b/n employee & employer.

THE UNION MOVEMENT

Out of frustration, some workers began to participate in unions
Unionization efforts took various directions

A. Knights of Labor

Key name: Terence Powderly

Terence V. Powderly (Ohio History online)
http://www.ohiohistorycentral.org/entry.php?rec=307

Knights of Labor was broadly based: Accepted all workers

Knights of Labor (Ohio History online)
http://www.ohiohistorycentral.org/entry.php?rec=910&nm=Knights-of-Labor

Skilled
Unskilled
Women
African–Americans
  • Opposed the idea of strikes.
  • Envisioned a cooperative society

Laborers would own the companies

2. American Federation of Labor (AFL)

Key name: Samuel Gompers

Samuel Gompers (Ohio History online)
http://www.ohiohistorycentral.org/entry.php?rec=158&nm=Samuel-Gompers

American Federation of Labor was a craft (skill) union.

American Federation of Labor (Ohio History online)
http://www.ohiohistorycentral.org/entry.php?rec=835&nm=American-Federation-of-Labor

Did not accept unskilled workers
Pressed for concrete goals:

Higher wages
Shorter hours
Right to collective bargaining.

Willing to work within the capitalist system.

Haymarket Riot (1886)

Riot protested police brutality against labor demonstrators.
Police killed by a bomb thrown by supposed anarchists (want no govt)
Revived middle–class fears of unions.

Video: Haymarket Riot (Sound Smart)
https://youtu.be/ZT_ZWCB_1cM

Videos: Haymarket Riot (15:00)
3 parts
https://youtu.be/_OQxncb2ihQ
https://youtu.be/8w-z8ud_9QU
https://youtu.be/VKkEl9XzjFc

The Homestead (1892) and Pullman (1894) Strikes
http://projects.vassar.edu/1896/strikes.html

Video: Homestead Strike (22:00)
https://youtu.be/njBIcYa4F6M

Video: Pullman Strike of 1894 (10:17)
https://youtu.be/fIzpvrwk160






TUESDAY, 6 FEBRUARY 2018

I. Prayer/Attendance

The following Bible verse expresses what I hope to be for you, my dear students:

The Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love. [Psalm 145:8 NIV]

II. Homework for Thursday, 8 February

8-Hour Work Day
https://www.loc.gov/item/today-in-history/august-20/

Apple’s iPad and the Human Costs for Workers in China (New York Times)
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/26/business/ieconomy-apples-ipad-and-the-human-costs-for-workers-in-china.html?_r=1&pagewanted=all

III. In class today:

Video: Gilded Age Review (Mr. Betts)
https://youtu.be/ISNYstqOET8

a. Cornelius Vanderbilt=railroads

Cornelius Vanderbilt as Robber Barron
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/29/books/29garn.html?pagewanted=all

Video: Cornelius Vandebilt (6:32)
https://youtu.be/FwH0ekDc01A

Video: Transcontinental Railroad (10:32)
https://youtu.be/wvQyBcbHJkg

Video: Transcontintal Railroad (Mr. Betts)
https://youtu.be/44Xusv2gdGY

Video: Business Legends: Cornelius Vanderbilt (1:02)
https://youtu.be/xYd-yRABI-M

b. Thomas Edison

Thomas Edison obituary (New York Times)
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/bday/0211.html

Video: Business Legends: Thomas Edison
https://youtu.be/pMqJB4Mbaqw

Video: Thomas Edison (Bio.com)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQ2RJC1a8T0

Thomas Edison Develops Incandescent Light-Bulb (On This Day, Finding Dulcinea)
http://www.findingdulcinea.com/news/on-this-day/Oct/Thomas-Edison-Develops-Incandescent-Light-Bulb.html

Thomas Edison Announces Invention of Phonograph (On This Day, Finding Dulcinea)
http://www.findingdulcinea.com/news/science/On-This-Day--Thomas-Edison-Announces-Invention-of-Phonograph.html

c.Frederick Taylor=efficiency expert

Emphasis on efficient production using
Scientific management methods
Time studies.

Frederick Taylor (NY Times obituary)
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/bday/0320.html






THURSDAY, 1 FEBRUARY 2018

Friday songs on Thursday (13 more weeks and we'll be through)
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Friday+Songs

I. Prayer/Attendance

The following Bible verse expresses what I hope to be for you, my dear students:

The Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love. [Psalm 145:8 NIV]

II. Homework for Tuesday, 6 February

Cornelius Vanderbilt as Robber Barron
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/29/books/29garn.html?pagewanted=all

Thomas Edison obituary (New York Times)
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/bday/0211.html

Frederick Taylor (NY Times obituary)
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/bday/0320.html

III. In class today: reaction to homework and new material

ANDREW CARNEGIE=steel

Video: Andrew Carnegie (8:39)
https://youtu.be/3ye1-6X-NrE

Andrew Carnegie, The Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie
http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/pds/gilded/progress/text7/carnegie.pdf

J.P. MORGAN=investment banking

J.P. Morgan
[Read down to the heading "Unsuccessful Ventures"
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._P._Morgan

Video: JP Morgan (9:55)
https://youtu.be/CGDvFBJ2aKU

HENRY FORD=Mass production of the automobile.

Henry Ford (Today in History, Library of Congress)
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/today/jul30.html

Assembly–line methods (1913)
Model T cars cheap and readily available.

The First Model-T Ford Is Produced
http://www.findingdulcinea.com/news/on-this-day/September-October-08/On-this-Day--The-First-Model-T-Ford-Is-Produced.html

Video: Business Legends: Henry Ford
https://youtu.be/vUXol6aUr1M

Driving a Ford Model T
http://youtu.be/MLMS_QtKamg






TUESDAY, 30 JANUARY 2018

I. Prayer/Attendance

The following Bible verse expresses what I hope to be for you, my dear students:

The Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love. [Psalm 145:8 NIV]

II. Homework

a. Thursday, 1 February

Andrew Carnegie, The Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie
http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/pds/gilded/progress/text7/carnegie.pdf

Andrew Carnegie obituary (New York Times)
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/bday/1125.html

J.P. Morgan
[Read down to the heading "Unsuccessful Ventures"
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._P._Morgan

Henry Ford obituary (New York Times)
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/bday/0730.html

Henry Ford (Today in History, Library of Congress)
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/today/jul30.html

b. Tuesday, 6 February

Cornelius Vanderbilt as Robber Barron
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/29/books/29garn.html?pagewanted=all

Thomas Edison obituary (New York Times)
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/bday/0211.html

Frederick Taylor (NY Times obituary)
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/bday/0320.html

III. In class today: reaction to homework

Don’t think Trump will ever pass a Muslim Exclusion Act? Just ask Sen. James G. Blaine.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2015/12/08/the-gop-front-runner-wants-to-ban-a-whole-group-of-people-this-isnt-the-first-time-thats-happened/

Donald Trump meet Wong Kim Ark, the Chinese American cook who is the father of ‘birthright citizenship’
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2015/08/31/donald-trump-meet-wong-kim-ark-the-chinese-american-cook-who-is-the-father-of-birthright-citizenship/

Social Darwinism versus Social Gospel (NHC)
http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/pds/gilded/power/text9/text9read.htm

Horatio Alger (NHC)
http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/pds/gilded/people/text3/text3read.htm

Horatio Alger
https://web.stanford.edu/dept/SUL/library/prod/depts/dp/pennies/1860_alger.html

John D. Rockefeller obituary (New York Times)
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/bday/0708.html

IV. In class today: new material

Nativism response to immigration

Distrust of foreigners by "natives" a consistent theme in U.S. history.

New immigrants were particularly seen as utterly alien
Threaten "American" values based on their language, religion, and culture.

Protestant Paranoia: The American Protective Association Oath
http://historymatters.gmu.edu/d/5351/

GROWTH OF BIG BUSINESS

Video: American innovation (7:18)
https://youtu.be/COdwYw39MAI

Video: The age of big business (7:47)
https://youtu.be/7RmmdZuSOmI

U.S. had extensive natural resources
  • Coal, iron, timber, petroleum, and waterpower.

U.S. had abundant labor
  • Ex–farm families
  • Immigrants.

U.S. became the largest free trade market in the world.
  • Role of the railroad in knitting the country together.
  • A nationwide transportation network.

Investors liked the profit outlook.

Government at all levels helped business:
  • Money
  • Land
  • Stability
  • Upheld private property
  • Laissez–faire approach.

Accelerated technological innovation: new inventions

U.S. had capable business leadership

  • Called captains of industry by their admirers
  • Called robber barons by their critic

ROBBER BARONS or CAPTAINS OF INDUSTRY

Video: Robber Barons Sing Pharrell's "Happy" - @MrBettsClass
https://youtu.be/kc-zU9WHVO0

Video: Robber barons and the industrial age (8:39)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=st3_8LEQvck

SOCIAL DARWINISM

Social Darwinism versus Social Gospel (NHC)
http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/pds/gilded/power/text9/text9read.htm

HORATIO ALGER

Rags to Riches stories

Horatio Alger (NHC)
http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/pds/gilded/people/text3/text3read.htm

Horatio Alger
https://web.stanford.edu/dept/SUL/library/prod/depts/dp/pennies/1860_alger.html

JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER=oil

Video: John D. Rockefeller bio (9:13)
https://youtu.be/rv9AcwHHUCw

John D. Rockefeller obituary (New York Times)
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/bday/0708.html

First Oil Well in U.S. Strikes Oil
http://www.findingdulcinea.com/news/on-this-day/July-August-08/On-this-Day--First-Oil-Well-in-U-S--Strikes-Oil.html

Standard Oil Ordered to Dissolve
http://www.findingdulcinea.com/news/on-this-day/May-June-08/On-this-Day--Standard-Oil-Ordered-to-Dissolve.html






THURSDAY, 25 JANUARY 2018

Friday songs on Thursday (14 more weeks and we'll be through)
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Friday+Songs

I. Prayer/Attendance

What I hope to be for you, my dear students:

The Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love. [Psalm 145:8 NIV]

II. Homework

a. Tuesday, 30 January

Don’t think Trump will ever pass a Muslim Exclusion Act? Just ask Sen. James G. Blaine.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2015/12/08/the-gop-front-runner-wants-to-ban-a-whole-group-of-people-this-isnt-the-first-time-thats-happened/

Donald Trump meet Wong Kim Ark, the Chinese American cook who is the father of ‘birthright citizenship’
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2015/08/31/donald-trump-meet-wong-kim-ark-the-chinese-american-cook-who-is-the-father-of-birthright-citizenship/

Social Darwinism versus Social Gospel (NHC)
http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/pds/gilded/power/text9/text9read.htm

Horatio Alger (NHC)
http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/pds/gilded/people/text3/text3read.htm

Horatio Alger
https://web.stanford.edu/dept/SUL/library/prod/depts/dp/pennies/1860_alger.html

John D. Rockefeller obituary (New York Times)
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/bday/0708.html

b. Thursday, 1 February

Andrew Carnegie, The Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie
http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/pds/gilded/progress/text7/carnegie.pdf

Andrew Carnegie obituary (New York Times)
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/bday/1125.html

J.P. Morgan
[Read down to the heading "Unsuccessful Ventures"
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._P._Morgan

Henry Ford obituary (New York Times)
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/bday/0730.html

Henry Ford (Today in History, Library of Congress)
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/today/jul30.html

c. Tuesday, 6 February

Cornelius Vanderbilt as Robber Barron
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/29/books/29garn.html?pagewanted=all

Thomas Edison obituary (New York Times)
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/bday/0211.html

Frederick Taylor (NY Times obituary)
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/bday/0320.html

III. In class today: Videos about Angel Island

Angel Island: Pacific Coast equivalent to Ellis Island

Video: Story behind the poems at Angel Island
https://youtu.be/f_EQY-0ThOM

Video: Angel Island Official Tour
https://youtu.be/ZnpgiUY5ip4

IV. In class today: reaction to homework

Immigration to the US
http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/presentationsandactivities/presentations/timeline/riseind/immgnts/

Chinese Immigration
http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/presentationsandactivities/presentations/timeline/riseind/chinimms/

Mark Twain on Chinese immigration
http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/presentationsandactivities/presentations/timeline/riseind/chinimms/twain.html

Denis Kearney
http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/presentationsandactivities/presentations/timeline/riseind/chinimms/holton.html

Ministry to Chinese in SF
http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/presentationsandactivities/presentations/timeline/riseind/chinimms/pond.html

New material:

Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882:
Video
https://youtu.be/lQ8FJY-Ylxs
Text
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1866-1898/chinese-immigration

Immigration Act of 1924
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1921-1936/immigration-act






TUESDAY, 23 JANUARY 2018

I. Prayer/Attendance

II. Homework for Thursday

Angel Island: Pacific Coast equivalent to Ellis Island
Video: Story behind the poems at Angel Island
https://youtu.be/f_EQY-0ThOM

Video: Angel Island Official Tour
https://youtu.be/ZnpgiUY5ip4

Immigration to the US
http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/presentationsandactivities/presentations/timeline/riseind/immgnts/

Chinese Immigration
http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/presentationsandactivities/presentations/timeline/riseind/chinimms/

Mark Twain on Chinese immigration
http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/presentationsandactivities/presentations/timeline/riseind/chinimms/twain.html

Denis Kearney
http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/presentationsandactivities/presentations/timeline/riseind/chinimms/holton.html

Ministry to Chinese in SF
http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/presentationsandactivities/presentations/timeline/riseind/chinimms/pond.html

III. In class today: reaction to homework

Leaving Home for the "Promised Land", 1894
http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/promisedland.htm

A Chinese immigrant makes his home in America
http://historymatters.gmu.edu/d/41/

IV. In class today: new material

Video: Ellis Island
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8X4CypTaOQs&feature=youtu.be

Video: Isle of Hope, Isle of Tears
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yluUCjH6ONs&feature=youtu.be

IMMIGRATION

Review of past homework assignment as necessary:

Roman Catholics and Immigration in Nineteenth-Century America (National Humanities Center)
http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/tserve/nineteen/nkeyinfo/nromcath.htm

Antwerp to Ellis Island: Journey of a Lifetime
https://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/28/arts/design/antwerp-to-ellis-island-journey-of-a-lifetime.html

Video: Growth, Cities, and Immigration: Crash Course US History #25
https://youtu.be/RRhjqqe750A

Push factors:of immigration

Wars
Unemployment
Food shortages
Anti–Semitism (Poland and Russia).
German Jews versus Polish/Russian Jews

Pull factors:

America as a land of opportunity
Patterns of settlement and adaptation.
Role of chain migration.
Role of return migration.

The "new" immigration.

Change in origin:
Scotch-Irish and German earlier
Irish during famine time (1848)

The new immigrants (1880-1920)
Catholic and Jewish
http://www.ushistory.org/us/38c.asp

U.S. has always had immigration: Asylum of liberty.

Source of immigration changed.
Prior immigrants: northern and western Europe and the British Isles.
New immigrants: eastern and southern Europe.

Characteristics of newer immigrants (1890-1900)

Generally poor
Often illiterate
Jewish or Catholic
Catholicism became largest American religion
Had very different customs.
Most settled in eastern cities
Few settled in South.

Great material from Mapping History website: Immigration and Population
Introduction
http://mappinghistory.uoregon.edu/english/US/US27-00.html
Population Maps
http://mappinghistory.uoregon.edu/english/US/US27-01.html
Foreign-Born Population
http://mappinghistory.uoregon.edu/english/US/US27-02.html
Graph of Immigration
http://mappinghistory.uoregon.edu/english/US/US27-03.html
Summary
http://mappinghistory.uoregon.edu/english/US/US27-04.html

Immigrant cultures

Role of ethnic enclaves: preserve culture

Ethnic associations
Newspapers
Schools (tied to religion: parochial and rabbinical)
Churches
Restaurants
Stores

How to strike a balance between assimilation and ethnic identity
Melting pot or salad bowl as appropriate metaphor?

Generational divide

First generation: not speak English
Second generation: not speak native tongue
Third generation: aware of heritage






THURSDAY, 18 JANUARY 2018

Mood Music

Maple Leaf Rag - Scott Joplin (1899) Ragtime Piano Roll Legend
http://youtu.be/O_dI6BZt06U

Scott Joplin playlist
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL921C7047A01B29BA

Friday songs on Thursday (15 more weeks and we'll be through)
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Friday+Songs

I. Prayer/Attendance

II. FYI (For Your Information)

You’re Sorry for Someone’s Loss. But How Do You Say It?
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/24/smarter-living/condolence-letters-how-to.html

III. Homework

a. Tuesday, 23 January

Leaving Home for the "Promised Land", 1894
http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/promisedland.htm

A Chinese immigrant makes his home in America
http://historymatters.gmu.edu/d/41/

b. Thursday, 25 January

The Social Gospel and the Progressive Era
http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/tserve/twenty/tkeyinfo/socgospel.htm

IV. In class today: reaction to homework

George Washington Plunkitt of Tammany Hall (National Humanities Center)
http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/pds/gilded/power/text7/plunkitt.pdf

Jane Addams (National Women's History Museum)
http://www.nwhm.org/education-resources/biographies/jane-addams

Roman Catholics and Immigration in Nineteenth-Century America (National Humanities Center)
http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/tserve/nineteen/nkeyinfo/nromcath.htm

Antwerp to Ellis Island: Journey of a Lifetime
https://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/28/arts/design/antwerp-to-ellis-island-journey-of-a-lifetime.html

V. A note about my approach to our material

I don't want you to think I'm just reading to you when we go over an article.
I want you to practice an important skill: close reading.
I pick short, tightly-written articles.
It is tempting for all of us to merely skim them.
But the meat of our course is in these articles.
So rather than me lecturing or doing power points, I am developing the material through the close reading of the articles.
A great advantage for you is to be able to reread the article to review for our exams.

VI. In class today: new material

Political Machines/Political Bosses

Urban growth strained city government.

Video: Political Machines (5:08)
https://youtu.be/QJiJUlIKO-Y

Political machines and their bosses filled in the cracks for immigrants
Solving problems of everyday life:
Son arrested
Husband needed a job
Family needed coal for furnace
Traded such favors for votes

Political bosses made money on:
Public contracts (trash collection, for example)
Utility or streetcar franchises
Distribution of city jobs

Video: Boss Tweed (Justin Bieber's "Baby" Parody) (Mr. Betts)
http://youtu.be/BKRkEKi0Qw0

Video: Thomas Nast's crusade against Boss Tweed: exploring the power of the editorial cartoon
https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=Xz6I-Nk3Tas

George Washington Plunkitt of Tammany Hall (National Humanities Center)
http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/pds/gilded/power/text7/plunkitt.pdf

George Washington Plunkett
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_W._Plunkitt

Social workers: Settlement Houses

Video: Jane Addams
https://youtu.be/Tw4GZeABlNI

Key name: Jane Addams

Hull House in Chicago (1889).

Located in center–city, immigrant neighborhoods.
Staffers: young; middle–class; college–educated; white women.

Emphasis placed on:.
English language classes
Courses in cooking, sewing, and household skills
Infant welfare clinics
Bathhouses

Jane Addams | National Women's History Museum
http://www.nwhm.org/education-resources/biographies/jane-addams

Video: Jane Addams & The Hull House
http://youtu.be/11QWd-1thPQ







TUESDAY, 16 JANUARY 2018

Mood Music:

Maple Leaf Rag - Scott Joplin (1899) Ragtime Piano Roll Legend
http://youtu.be/O_dI6BZt06U

Scott Joplin playlist
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL921C7047A01B29BA

I. Prayer

My cataract operation on Wednesday went well. On Thursday morning, the doctor took off the patch.

II. Attendance

Let's make sure I have a card for everyone who is registered.

III. Homework for Thursday, 18 January 2018

George Washington Plunkitt of Tammany Hall (National Humanities Center)
http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/pds/gilded/power/text7/plunkitt.pdf

Roman Catholics and Immigration in Nineteenth-Century America (National Humanities Center)
http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/tserve/nineteen/nkeyinfo/nromcath.htm

Jane Addams (National Women's History Museum)
http://www.nwhm.org/education-resources/biographies/jane-addams

Antwerp to Ellis Island: Journey of a Lifetime
https://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/28/arts/design/antwerp-to-ellis-island-journey-of-a-lifetime.html

IV. In class today: review of the homework assignment

I have debated whether a) to push forward with new material (by assuming you watched each video carefully and understood the implications of what is contained in each video or b) to go a bit slower and review the videos in class, commenting on them as we go along. I think it may be best for me to do the latter.

So sit back, put on your thinking caps, and begin with me our semester journey together ..

a. Video: The Emergence of Modern America: The Gilded Age (33:26)
http://youtu.be/yCZtNE3g_sQ

b. Video: Gilded Age Politics (Crash Course US History 26) (13:50)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Spgdy3HkcSs&feature=youtu.be

Video: Political Machines (5:08)
https://youtu.be/QJiJUlIKO-Y






THURSDAY, 11 JANUARY 2018

REMEMBER: NO CLASS TODAY. I had my cataract operation yesterday.

Work on the "HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT FOR NEXT TUESDAY, 16 JANUARY 2018."

Just watch the videos. There is nothing you need to turn in.

Video: The Emergence of Modern America: The Gilded Age
http://youtu.be/yCZtNE3g_sQ

Video: Gilded Age Politics (Crash Course US History 26)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Spgdy3HkcSs&feature=youtu.be

Video: Political Machines
https://youtu.be/QJiJUlIKO-Y

Take care.






TUESDAY, 9 JANUARY 2018

Welcome to HIST 382: Emergence of Modern America

I'm Dave Lambert.

1. Prayer

I will pray for us every class and ask if you have a prayer request or a praise you feel comfortable offering publicly.

My church: Grace Church (Baptist) in Glendora (the Spanish-language ministry)

My wife's church: St. Dorothy's Catholic Church in Glendora

2. Thorn in the Flesh
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Thorn+in+the+Flesh

Integrating my faith into our class is natural for me. So I want to start off the semester doing so.

3. Info card
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Info+Card

4. Syllabus
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/HIST+382+Syllabus+S18

NO CLASS THURSDAY: I have a cataract operation tomorrow.

Here are some highlights:

a. You need to bring your laptop to every class session.

b. No hard-copy text is required. We will use all online sources and websites.

c. Grade is based on Take-home mid-term, take-home final, term paper, and participation.

d. Attendance is required. Any absences over two will mean a deduction to the grade.

5. Learning Professor wiki
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/home

Here is how it is organized and what is available on it.

6. Our Class Page (Please put this on your Quick Links)
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/HIST+382+Today+S18

Always turn to this page for our daily schedule
[This outline is on that page.]

7. High Fives (why I like to do it as you leave class each day)
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/High+Fives



INTRODUCTION TO OUR COURSE

All the material for our semester is on the following wiki page:
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Today+HIST+382

But for today's introductory class session, here an the outline of what we will cover during our semester together.

Gilded Age

Social Darwinism: applied to foreigners in our midst and to imperialism notions as well

Social Gospel

GROWTH OF CITIES:
Political Machines/Political Bosses
Social workers: Settlement Houses

IMMIGRATION:
General material
Immigration:
Ellis Island
Angel Island
Chinese in California
Japanese
German
Italian
Irish
Push/pull factors in immigration
The "new" immigration.
Characteristics of newer immigrants (1890-1900)
Immigrant cultures
Generational divide
Nativism response

INDUSTRIALIZATION:
U.S. advantages in growth of big business
Business leaders: Robber barons or captains of industry
Horatio Alger=rags-to-riches
John D. Rockefeller=oil
Andrew Carnegie=steel
J.P. Morgan=investment banking
Henry Ford=mass production of the automobile.
Cornelius Vanderbilt=railroads
Thomas Edison=(dc—direct current)
Frederick Winslow Taylor=father of scientific management

LABOR:

Changing status of labor
The union movement:
National Labor Union
Knights of Labor=Terence V. Powderly
American Federation of Labor (AFL)=Samuel Gompers
Industrial Workers of the World (IWW)=Big Bill Haywood and Eugene Debs

Panic of 1873
Railroad Strike of 1877: Great upheaval
Haymarket Riot (1886):anarchism
Homestead Strike (1892): Carnegie Steel/Henry Frick
Panic of 1893
Columbian Exposition in Chicago [1893]
Coxey's Army march on Washington (1894)
Pullman Strike (1894):Eugene v. debs

ELECTION OF 1896/VASSAR WEBSITE
http://projects.vassar.edu/1896/1896home.html

Gilded Age politics in general
Republican Party
Democratic Party
Election of 1896

Election of 1896
William McKinley
Mark Hanna
William Jennings Bryan
Political Parties in the 1896 Presidential election campaign:
The Republican Party (main page)
The Democratic Party (main page)
The Populist Party (main page)
Bryan and the Bible
McKinley Supporters and the Bible
Antisemitism
Women suffrage
Women in the Campaign
Bicycles
The Currency Issue: Gold versus Silver
Farmers and Laborers
Uncle Sam
Temperance
Racial prejudice
Civil War and Slavery
Lynchings and Jim Crow in the South
Plessy versus Ferguson (1896)
Sectional Interests
US Foreign Relations
Socialism
Tariffs

President William McKinley

President Theodore Roosevelt
New Nationalism
Trusts and monopolies
Sherman Anti-Trust Act (1890)

President William Howard Taft (1909-1913)

EYES ABROAD MODULE:

American Imperialism
Dreams of an American empire (Albert Beveridge)
Worldwide scramble for empire
1890 census
Frederick Jackson Turner
Race to get colonies.
Alfred Thayer Mahan (President of the Naval War College)
The Influence of Sea Power upon History
Alaska (1867)
Hawaii
Nelly Bly (1889)
Newsies Strike (1899)

Spanish-American War (1898)

Debate over acquisition of the Philippines
Manifest Destiny (maybe put these earlier)
White Man's burden

Philippine–American war (1898–1902)
Emilio Aguinaldo

Open Door in China
John Hay
Spheres of influence
Boxer Rebellion (1900)
Protestant missions in China

Japanese rivalry with U.S.:
Matthew C. Perry
Beginnings of a Japanese empire
First Sino–Japanese War (1894-1895):: Japan beat China: gained Taiwan
Russo-Japanese war (1905):: Japan beat Russia: gained Korea
TR helped negotiate treaty. Won Nobel Peace Prize.

U.S.–Japanese relations in America were touchy.
San Francisco school segregation of Asian students (1906)
Gentlemen's Agreement reduces Japanese immigration
San Francisco earthquake (New York Times)
Great White Fleet (1907)

US intervention in Latin America:
Roosevelt Corollary (1904)
Panama Canal (1904-1914)
U.S. Troops invade Mexico (1914)
John J. Pershing

HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT FOR NEXT TUESDAY, 16 JANUARY 2017

Watch the following videos. There is nothing you need to turn in.

Video: The Emergence of Modern America: The Gilded Age
http://youtu.be/yCZtNE3g_sQ

Video: Gilded Age Politics (Crash Course US History 26)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Spgdy3HkcSs&feature=youtu.be

Video: Political Machines
https://youtu.be/QJiJUlIKO-Y