Unit 6 study guide
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What was the great migration? What cities saw the most immigrants?
Movement of African Americans from Eastern & Midwest cities
Poet, novelist, playwright, social activist, and columnist from Joplin Missouri. One of the earliest players of jazz
Location of Harlem
Upper Manhattan, Upper East side
Three contributions to the social change in the U.S.
Industrialization, Urbanization, and immigration
What was the cause of the "Red Scare"? How did the U.S government react to this threat?
Fears of strikes,communism, and bomb threats resulting the government arresting over 4,000
What did the 18th amendment do? What did it make illegal?
Prohibition the production distribution. Making the sale of alcohol illegal
Describe the Scoped " Monkey" trial. Who won?
Conflict between religious fundamentalism and modern science, both claiming victory.
October 29, 1929 the stock market crashed
How high did the unemployment rate reach in the U.S?
What was the purpose of FDR's "Fireside Chats"? What did he promote?
To reassure Americans, promoting his new deal
Who was Frances Perkins?
First female cabinet member
Describe FDR's "Court Packing" scheme. What did he want? What was the outcome of this scheme?
Attempts to add 6 judges to supreme court, in result he was criticized
Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC)
provided jobs to build and maintain national parks, roads, bridges, airports, etc.
Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)
Funding to build hydroelectric dams in South
Agricultural Adjustment Act (AAA)
Provides subsides for farmers to NOT grow crops
Zora Neale Hurston
was an American folklorist, anthropologist, and author
John T. Scopes
Tennessee educator found guilty of breaking the law for teaching evolution in his class room.
Sacco & Vanzetti
Italian anarchist who were convicted for murdering a guard and a paymaster during the robbery of Slater and Morrill shoe company.
An American contralto and the first African American to perform with the New York Metropolitan Opera in 1955.
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