Federal Reseve Act
This law created the Federal Reserve Board, which oversaw 12 regional federal banks. The Federal Reserve Board was given the power to issue paper money, thus regulating currency in circulation.
Clayton Antitrust Act 1914
Strengthened the largely ineffective Sherman Anti-Trust Act. Stopped trusts by forbidding price discrimination and interlocking directories. Also legalized strikes as a form of peaceful assembly.
Ship sunk by a German U-boat. Angered Americans and made them want to go to war.
Charles Evans Hughes
Presidential candidatate in the election of 1916. Ran against Woodrow Wilson and lost.
A pledge by Germany saying that no more ships were to be sunk without warning. But then realized this was pointless and withdrew this promise
The "last straw", a note intercepted from Germany that encouraged Mexico to wage war against the U.S.
Wilsons main goals and ideas about the war. Explained a plan for peace after the war even before it was over.
Objectives were to keep up the war's enthusiasm in America. Gave the people public information to get them excited about the war.
Espionage and Sedition Acts
Anti-forgein acts, placed to prosecute spies and sought to prosecute anyone engaging in "seditious" activity. Also pushed the boundaries of the First Amendment
Industrial Workers of the World (IWW)
An international union lead by William D. Haywood. The IWW contends that all workers should be united as a class and that the wage system should be abolished.
This prohibited alcohol
Granted women the right to vote nation wide. Passed in 1920
A. Mitchell Palmer
The attorney General that got the nickname "fighting quaker" by his excess in zeal in rounding up suspects in a drive to root out radicals.
Sacco and Vanzetti
Two men convicted in 1921 for the murder of Massachusetts paymaster and guard. Case dragged on for six years until they were electrocuted. Prejudice jury and judge.
Emergency Quota Act of 1921
This cut the number of immigrants who could enter America to 3% of their nationality's U.S. population in 1910.
Immigration Act of 1924 Johnson Reed Act
This sliced the number down from 3% to 2% of a group's U.S. population in 1890. Closed the door to Japanese immigrants.
Scientists butted heads with traditionalists in a test over Darwin's theory of evolution.
The Jazz Singer
Starring Al Jolson in 1927, a "minstrel" movie with white men dressed as black men, was the first "talkie" (movie with sound).
Started in New York, and was an outpouring of African-American art and culture.
Founded the United Negro Improvement Association to re-locate blacks to their native homeland.