Final Exam - Part II
Terms in this set (4)
Explosion of the USS Maine
The United States blames Spain, and declares war. It led directly to the Spanish-American War.
U.S. Involvement in WWI
The United States entered WWI because of Germany's use of unrestricted submarine warfare (the sinking of the Lusitania), and the Zimmerman telegram (asking Mexico to attack the U.S.).
Prohibition/ 18th Amendment
Period in the United States when alcohol was illegal. Many felt that banning booze would reduce and/or eliminate many of societies problems.
Segregation/ Jim Crow
Segregation means separate facilities for blacks and whites. They were rarely equal.
Jim Crow laws were segregation laws. The name Jim Crow comes from a minstrel character that insulted blacks.