GA History Chapter 11 Vocab

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Boll Weevil

a small beetle that destroyed Georgia's primary crop in the 1920's

Great Migration

The mass movement of Southerners to the North

Laissez Faire

The belief that the government did not have to intervene in the economic problems-the economy would fix itself

The New Deal

Franklin D. Roosevelt's plan that was a series of economic recovery and social improvement programs

Isolationism

A nation's decision not to be involved in the affairs of other nations

Holocaust

The term used to refer to the murder of over 6 million Jews and others in Nazi concentration camps

Stock Market

The place where shares in corporations are bought and sold

The Great Depression

The United States major economic downturn in 1929

Minimum Wage

The least amount an employer can pay an employee for an hour's work

Rural Electricity Act

FDR's act that resulted from his first night in Warm Springs, GA

Integrate

To open schools to members of all races

Rationed

When consumption of something is very limited

Collective Bargaining

Discussion between union members and employers regarding wages, hours, and benefits

Appeasement

Giving an aggresor whatever it wants to avoid war

Dictators

Individuals who want to rule through military might

WWII (World War 2)

The war that broke out on September of 1939

Lend-Lease

When the US would lend or lease arms (weapons) to Great Britain

Stretch out

Required workers to do as much work in 8 hours that they had previously done in 12

Subsidies

Grants of money from the government

Relief

Money or goods given to people in special need from natural disasters (think Haiti or Japan)

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