Over time America has made quite a few changes. We went through a technical revolution where things such as computers, internet, and cell phones came to be known. We have become so dependent on these technologies that we find it hard to picture our lives without them. Many people would be lost without their computers. Computers are so common now; it’s rare if someone doesn’t have one. However, life in America was not always like this. In fact, before 1976 it was rare if someone did have a computer in their home. The world’s first computer weighed over 30 tons, and was the size of a small house! Later, in 1959, a man named Robert Noyce made the first integrated circuit. An integrated circuit is a complete electronic circuit on a single chip of silicon. Then, in 1968, Noyce and his colleague Gordon Moore formed Intel, which was a company that changed computers by combining many integrated circuits containing memory and computing functions on a single chip. These new chips were called microprocessors. Microprocessors reduced the size of computers and increased their speed. In 1976, a man named Stephen Wozniak and his friend Steven Jobs built a smaller computer that could be used for personal use. This computer became known as the Apple Computer. Their invention of the Apple Computer influenced competition. In 1981 International Business Machines(IBM) came up with its own small computer called the “Personal Computer” (PC). Competition hasn’t stopped yet, and computers continue to become more and more advanced. One of these advancements came when a man named Bill Gates co-founded Microsoft to design PC software, which were the instructions used to program computers to perform certain tasks. Microsoft, itself, has changed America. Since the invention of Microsoft, almost every business in America uses at least one computer. Along with computers came the internet. The internet has definitely changed American culture. Research that once took months and years to come up with now takes only minutes. No matter what it is you want to look up, you can find it somewhere on the internet. Decades ago people would pay thousands of dollars for a 32-volume set of encyclopedias, which had limited information. Now, just to get that information and more, it takes about 30 seconds. Americans have become spoiled with information now that we have the internet. Not only does the internet give us the information we want, it also makes it easier for us to communicate and keep in contact with our friends and family. Instead of writing letters, or simply using the telephone, we can now communicate through
U.S. History Timeline
a. Northwest Ordinance-Created 6 states, Minnesota, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, and Wisconsin
b. Louisiana Purchase- Doubled the size of the United States
c. War of 1812- Even though America did not gain or lose land, this was gave Americans newfound confidence and pride in their nation
-William Coddington born 1601 Boston Lincolnshire England, died November 1, 1678 Rhode Island U.S colonial governor and religious dissident who had founded Newport Rhode Island in 1639
10. Who did your colony send the First Continental Congress? The second Continental Congress? To the Constitutional…
In 1776, the United States independence from Britain, the territory of the US only has 13 states along the Atlantic Ocean. How the United State expand her land so much in such a short time? During the 19 century, the federal government promoted westward expansion by using a variety of methods, such as purchase, cession, annexation, war or treaty. This expansion changed the shape and character of the country. More and more territory lead the United States became one of the largest countries in the…
U.S. History I
FINAL: THURSDAY JUNE 27TH
A. Spanish Exploration of America: Model of colonization: 3G’s GOD, GOLD, GLORY
1. Developed model of colonization in America based on 3 key concepts
a. Spain’s monarchy maintained firm control over its colonies with virtually no autonomy granted to American colonies.
b. Men made up the majority of early colonists, taking the Indians first and later African women as wives or concubines.
Ch 14 Test
Missouri Compromise-Created in 1820, this created a "line" that banned slavery north in the Louisiana Purchase-(36 degrees-30' North latitude).
Kansas-Nebraska Act-Created Nebraska and Kansas as states and gave the people in those territories the right to chose to be a free or slave state through popular sovereignty. REPEALS MISSOURI COMPROMISE
Freeport Doctrine-Doctrine developed by Stephen Douglas that said the exclusion of slavery in a territory could…
Expantion of RAILROADS
3. government ENCOURAGED IMMIGRATION
A GREAT MANY IMMIGRANTS TO THE U.S. WERE PUSHED FROM THEIR HOMELANDS BY...
1. POLITICAL UPHEAL AT HOME
2. RELIGIOUS DISCRIMINATION
3. CROP FAILURES
ENTREPRENEURS FUELED INDUSTRIALIZATION IN THE LATE 1800S
1. The American system of CAPITALISM in which individuals own MOST BUSINESSES
2. These ENTREPRENUERS invest money in products in order to make PROFITS
2 or 3 stories made of brick or brownstone
-these houses were a measure of social standing
Plush furniture, drapes, antiques, curios signaled status and refinement of their owners
Loaf of bread required 24 hours
25% urban households had live-in servants to help work
On call 100 hours a week, off one evening and part of Sunday averaged $2 to $5 a week
Middleclass life reflected a rigid social code called Victorianism named for Britain Queen Victoria
-to tame the turbulent urban industrial…
The Jeffersonian Republican stance was characterized from the acceptance of the constitution up until the beginning of Jefferson’s presidency as very strict interpretation of the constitution, but during Jefferson and Madison’s time in office, this characterization changed dramatically; in terms of the republican view of constitutional interpretation, the republicans during Jefferson’s and Madison’s presidencies were completely different than they were before, however, they only loosened their interpretation…
Study Guide #5
Readings Ch. 19, pp. 606-612
Ch. 20, all, p. 644, docs 20.1,2,4,5,7,9
1. How did TR become President?
Elected as McKinley’s vice president in 1900 and became president after McKinley’s assassination.
2. Bully pulpit- term used by Teddy Roosevelt to describe the office of the presidency. Roosevelt believed that the president should use his office as a platform to promote his programs and rally public opinion.
3. “Square Deal”- was President Theodore Roosevelt's domestic program…
Tribute: The practice of collecting goods from conquered peoples. Primarily used by the Aztecs and the Incas as a form of trade.
Matriarchy: A gendered power structure in which social identity and property inherited through the female lines.
Animism: Spiritual beliefs centered on the natural world. Animists do not worship a supernatural god however they payed homage to spirits and spiritual forces.
Patriarchy: A gendered power line in which property and social identity descend through the…