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History Ch. 20
Prejudice against foreign-born people
A policy of pulling away from involvement in world affairs
An economic and political system based on a single-party government ruled by a dictatorship
People who opposed any form of government
Sacco and Vanzetti
They were arrested and charged with the robbery and murder of a factory paymaster and his guard in South Braintree, Massachusetts
Set up by the Emergency Act of 1921, this system established the maximum number of people who could enter the United States from each foreign country
John L. Lewis
Leader of the United Mine Workers of America
Warren G. Harding
Described as a good-natured man who "looked like a president ought to look."
Charles Evans Hughes
Secretary of State who urged that no more warships be built for ten years
Raised Taxes on some U.S. imports to 60 percent- he highest level ever.
Harding's Cabinet, cause a great deal of embarrassment
Teapot Dome scandal
The most spectacular example of corruption.
Albert B. Fall
Secretary of the Interior. A close friend of various oil executives. Managed to get the oil reserves transferred from the navy to the Interior Department.
President of the U.S. who fit into the pro-business spirit of the 1920's
The result of workers moving out into urban areas once cars were made in mass production.
Also known as Credit, enabled people to buy goods over an extended period, without having to put down much money at the time of purchase