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US II Test 3/1/17
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Aimed to restore economic opportunities and correct injustices in American life. They want the federal government to do this.
Journalists who wrote about the corrupt side of business and public life in mass circulation magazines during the early 20th century.
The right to vote.
Susan B. Anthony
A leading proponent/supporter of woman suffrage.
Not elected president the first time. Vice president to McKinley. 1901-1909.
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. A number of African Americans joined with prominent white reformers in NY in 1909 to form this. Aimed for full equality among the races.
Head of the U.S. Forest service under President Roosevelt, took a middle ground.
1913-1921 Reformer governor of NJ who ran for presidency on behalf of the Bull Moose Party.
Clayton Anti-Trust Act
1914 Aimed to strengthen the Sherman Anti-Trust Act(1890) prohibited corporation's to acquire stock from another.
Federal Reserve System
National banking system; 70% of nations banking resources.
Architect, Designed the ten-story Wain Wright Building in St.Louis.
Orvill and Wilbur Wright
Flown the first plane. Bicycle manufacturers from Dayton, Ohio. experimented with new engines powerful enough to keep "heavier-than-air" aloft.
Booker T. Washington
Believed that racism would end once blacks acquired useful labor skills and proved their economic value to society. Tuskegee Alabama.
W.E.B. Du Bois
The first African American to receive a doctorate from Harvard (in 1895), strongly disagreed with Washington's gradual approach. Agreed with African Americans need for education.
Insisted that blacks should seek a liberal arts education so that the African American community would have well-educated leaders.
Ida B. Wells
African American teacher. Reported on racial injustice. Throughout the country especially the South.
Jim Crow Laws
Southern states separated black and white people in public and private places
Plessy v. Ferguson
The Supreme Court ruled that the separation of races in public accommodations was legal and did not violate the Fourteenth Amendment.
Mandatory labor to pay off debt, ancient practice.
"Rural" Free Delivery (RFD)
System that brought packages directly to every home.
-The Bay of Pigs failed miserably.
-Cuban Missile Crisis
-Only Catholic president.
-Youngest man ever elected president.
-"Victory has 100 fathers but defeat is an option"
-"Ask not what your country can do for you, Ask what you can do for your country"
-Former governor of California.
-Former Hollywood actor.
-Credited for winning the Cold War.
-Iran Contra Scandal.
-Visited Hammonton 1983.
-"Government is not the solution to your problem, government is the problem"
-"Mr.Gorbachey tear down that wall!"
Became a supreme court justice after his term.
-Former governor of NJ. President of Princeton University.
-Resurrected the state of the Union address
-Federal Reserve Act 1913.
-Suffered from migraine headaches and could only work 3 hours a day.
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