Anti- Imperialistic League
Group of influential Americans who disliked expansionists believed the U.S. should not deny other people the right to govern themselves.
A system in which society, usually in the form of the government, owns and controls the means of production.
Journalists who wrote about corruption in business and politics in order to bring about reform.
Coal Strike of 1902
Strike by Union Coal Workers of America to have more control of the industry; Teddy Roosevelt intervenes and settles the dispute.
Interstate Commerce Act
Established the ICC (Interstate Commerce Commission) - monitors the business operation of carriers transporting goods and people between states - created to regulate railroad prices
Pure Food and Drug Act
The act that prohibited the manufacture, sale, or shipment of impure of falsely labeled food and drugs; established by Teddy Roosevelt and enacted after publishing of "The Jungle" by Upton Sinclair.
A person who favors the protection of natural resources and protects the environment.
Federal Reserve System
The country's central banking system, which is responsible for the nation's monetary policy by regulating the supply of money and interest rates. 12 regional banks, all backed by the government. Started from the Federal Reserve Act during Wilson's presidency.
1920; Women's suffrage.
A promise, or pledge, Germany made to America after Wilson threatened to sever ties, to stop sinking their ships through submarine warfare without warning.
League of Nations
An association of countries established in 1919 by the Treaty of Versailles to promote international cooperation and achieve international peace and security. Later becomes the United Nations.
A 1920 operation coordinated by Attorney General Mitchel Palmer in which federal marshals raided the homes of suspected radical communists and the headquarters of radical organization in 32 cities.
Daylight Savings Time
To conserve energy, the Fuel Administration, ran by Harry Garfield, shortened workweeks for factories that did not make war materials and introduced.
National Origins Act
Act which restricted immigration from any one nation to two percent of the number of people already in the U.S. of that national origin in 1890. Severely restricted immigration from Southern and Eastern Europe, and excluded Asians entirely.
Elected Vice President and succeeded as 30th President of the United States when Harding died in 1923; Rejected the idea of the government having minimal business regulations, low taxes, and high tariffs.