Warren G. Harding
Elected in 1920. Horrible choice of a cabinet. Teapot Dome Scandal. Dies of a heart attack.
Takes over for Harding and adopts policies that help prosperity. Quiet Guy.
Charles G. Dawes
Plan to help Germany pay back its reparations to Britain to France was proposed by him.
Uses the assembly line first in his plant at Highland Park, Michigan.
Made the first transatlantic solo flight in 1927.
Secretary of Commerce under Harding and Coolidge. Cooperative Individualism where the govt. encourages business to forms trade unions. Wins election of 1928 against Alfred E. Smith.
Writer that defines the Lost generation with books such as For Whom the Bell Tolls and A Farewell to Arms
Negro Nationalism, wants blacks to go back to Africa. Seperation and Independence from whites.
Writes books about poverty and misfortune. Grapes of Wrath. California.
The Sound and the Fury. Writes in Multiple first person narrative.
American Gothic painter that focused on the rural midwest and south.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Elected to four terms. President during great depression. Fireside chats. President for most of WWII. Democrat. Suffered supposedly from Polio
John Maynard Keynes
His economics say that that govt should spend heavily in a recession to jumpstart the economy.
Soviet leader after Lenin Dies. Fights with Trotsky for power. 5 year plans.
Fascist leader in Germany. Nazi.
Appeasement was his main thing when dealing with people such as Adolph Hitler. He was Prime Minister of Britain.
Prime Minister of Britain that would not give in to Hitler which resulted in the Battle of Britain.
Admiral Chester Nimitz
Leader of Navy in the Pacific.
Gen. Douglas MacArthur
Leader of the Army and Marines in the Pacific.
Gen. George S. Patton
Leads the tank corps through Africa and Europe.
Gen. Dwight David Eisenhower
Draws up the D-Day attack plan. Eventually becomes president.
economic theory that lowering taxes will boost the economy and invest the money more therefore increasing the tax revenue without raising taxes
hostility towards immigrants
Achohol is no longer allowed.
Migration of Blacks from the south to the north during WWII to work in factories.
The Arts within Harlem become very prominent for black equality
act of buying stocks at great risks with the anticipation that the price will rise.
The Middle of the U.S. has a drought and it turns the great plains into a sand and dust bowl
Securities Exchange Commission
Regulate the stock market and prevents fraud
Works Progress Administration
Headed by Harry Hopkins. Largest public works program of New Deal. Includes the Federal Number One.
Guarantees the right to organize unions and to bargain collectively.
Social Security Act
Security for the older retired workers and for unemployed workers. Collect when you stop working at 65.
FDR wanted to add more Supreme Court Judges so they would stop striking down his acts
headed by a dictator that calls for extreme nationalism and racism and no tolerance of opposition
A national policy of avoiding involvement in the world
Germany, Italy, Japan, and originally Russia, but that changes when Germany invades Russia.
Lighting War conducted by the Germans in which they bomb strategically, send tanks, and then send in the infantry.
The conference where the Nazis decided to use concentration and extermination camps to kill jews and other minorities.
Allows U.S. to lend or lease arms to any country who was seen as vital to the defense of the United States.
Battle of Midway
Turning point for the U.S. in the Pacific
The invasion of France at Utah and Omaha Beach by American forces
The Project to make the atomic and hydrogen bomb.
Hiroshima & Nagasaki
At Hiroshima and Nagasaki they use the atomic bomb in order to conclude the war