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History Ch. 20

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Nativism
Prejudice against foreign-born people
Isolationism
A policy of pulling away from involvement in world affairs
Communism
An economic and political system based on a single-party government ruled by a dictatorship
Anarchists
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
Quota System
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
Fordney-McCumber Tariff
Raised Taxes on some U.S. imports to 60 percent- he highest level ever.
Ohio gang
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.
Calvin Coolidge
President of the U.S. who fit into the pro-business spirit of the 1920's
Urban Sprawl
The result of workers moving out into urban areas once cars were made in mass production.
Installment Plan
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