AP World History: Period 7
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American Expeditionary Force
Troops sent to Europe under General John J. Pershing to help fight World War l.
Migrated to the United States for better work opportunities and joined the U.S. army and helped serve during World War l.
On August 6, 1945, the United States dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima.
Germany, Italy, and Japan became know as the Axis Powers and fought against the Allies in World War ll.
During this period Harlem was a cultural center, drawing black writers, artists, musicians, photographers, poets, and scholars.
Author F. Scott Fitzgerald labeled the period from the end of the Great War to the Great Depression as the "Jazz Age" as much for the cultural change it brought about as the music that defined it.
League of Nations
An international organization established after World War I under the provisions of the Treaty of Versailles that brought about much international cooperation on health, labor problems, and refugee affairs.
A group of government programs and policies established under President Franklin D. Roosevelt to help the Great Depression.
A major United States naval base in Hawaii that was attacked without warning by the Japanese air force.
Fundamentalism is defined as strict adherence to some belief or ideology, especially in a religious context, or a form of Christianity where the Bible is taken literally and obeyed in full.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Commonly known as FDR, he guided American through one of the greatest crisis in American History since the Civil War.
A war between Spain and the United States that begun after the U.S. intervened on behalf of Cuba and the mysterious sinking of the Maine.
During World War l, President Wilson believed in neutrality and making the world "safe for democracy."
Women's Rights Movement
Women, like Susan B. Anthony, began advocating for woman's suffrage and more opportunities in society.
Clayton Anti-Trust Act
A law passed by Congress that attempted to prohibit monopolies from buying out the competition.
A form of American foreign policy.
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Preserved the public's confidence in the banking system by insuring deposits.
Laws passed from 1935-1939 to limit U.S. involvement in any future wars.
Plessy v. Ferguson
Upheld the constitutionality of state laws requiring racial segregation in public facilities under the claim of "separate but equal."
Federal Reserve Bank
Was created to provide a safe, flexible, and stable financial system.
Social Security Act
A law enacted by FDR to create a system to transfer payments in which younger, working people would help support retired people.
National Recovery Administration
Wanted to eliminate cutting out the competition by creating codes of "fair practices."
A sum of money granted by the government to assist an industry or business so that the price of a commodity may remain competitive.
The act of preserving something such as wild life.
An economic and social system in which all property and resources are collectively owned.
One of the biggest economic crisis in American History in which there was a long recession.
Booker T. Washington
Founder of the Tuskegee Institute, Washington advocated for African Americans focusing on education believing that it would eventually lead to equal political and civil rights.
Women's Christian Temperance Union
Sought to abolish saloons and alcohol (prohibition).
Fear of foreigners.
Until the late 1920's, motion pictures were silent until the Warner Brothers introduced the first movie with sound in 1926.
A political philosophy or worldview founded on ideas of liberty and equality
First Red Scare
Fear of communism after communist took over Russia.
The widespread movement of African Americans to the North from the South to escape discrimination and poverty.
A organization that promotes conservation of the natural environment.