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causes of WWI (general)
imperialism, nationalism, militarism, industrialism, entangling alliances, international anarchy
reasons for US entry into WWI
Lusitania, Zimmerman Letter, undeclared submarine warfare, Russia dropped out
Attorney General A. Mitchell Palmer
directed the controversial Palmer Raids; Red Scare, Palmer Raids, Communism
three immigration laws of the 1920's
Emergency Quota Law (1921), Immigration Act (1924), and National Origins Act (1929)
Prohibition (what was it designed to deal with?)
limitation in manufacture, consumption, and transportation of alcohol
famous for his non-stop solo flight from NYC to Paris; awarded Medal of Honor; infant son was kidnapped and murdered
flapper (what was it?)
brash women after WWI; "new breed" of women; wore short skirts, bobbed hair, and listened to jazz
cultural movement of the 1920's and 30's; "New Negro Movement"; centered in Harlem neighborhood of NYC
Esch Cummins Transportation Act
Railroad Transportation Act; returned railroads to private operation after WWI with much regulation
Washington Naval Conference (what did it deal with)
reduced naval arms after WWI; resulted in Five Powers Treaty, Nine Powers Treaty, etc.
Five Powers Treaty
limited naval construction and prevent an arms race among those victorius in WWI; created naval ratios
Teapot Dome Scandal
Secretary of Interior rented gov't land to oil companies in return for personal loans and gifts
National Recovery Adminstration
provided codes of fair competition and to give labor the right of collective bargaining, blue eagle
Congress of Industrial Organizations; federation of unions that organized workers into industrial unions
Supreme Court Packing Plan
Justices over 70 that won't retire will cause the hiring of new Justices, maxing out at 15 (FDR)
Reciprocal Trade Agreement Act
if other countries will lower their trade barriers, the U.S. will do the same
Munich Conference (what did it do and who was there?)
Hitler acquires Sudatenland and the world is given a promise; Hitle (Germ.), Mussolini (Italy), Chamberlain (GB), Daladier (France)
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