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AMH Ch 21

A leading opponent of American imperialism was
William Jennings Bryan.
Which was not one of the "voices of protest" heard in the United States during the mid-1930s?
Mary Lease's "raise less corn, and more hell" movement
Which of the following was not a key factor in Franklin Roosevelt's landslide victory over Herbert Hoover in 1932?
Voters were impressed by the elaborate blueprints for Roosevelt's New Deal program
The initial flurry of legislation during Roosevelt's first three months in office is called
the "Hundred Days."
The National Recovery Administration (NRA), headed by Hugh S. Johnson, set codes that set prices and wages in many American industries; the NRA's symbol, which stores and factories that abided by the code displayed, was
the blue eagle.
In the mid-1930s, Unions of industrial workers, led by John L. Lewis, founded a new labor organization, called
the Congress of Industrial Organizations.
In March 1933, Congress established the federal government as a direct employer of the unemployed when it authorized the hiring of young men to work on projects to improve national parks, forests, and flood control, called
the Civilian Conservation Corps.
Which of the following was not a contributing factor in the winding down of New Deal reform by the late 1930s?
a belief that the New Deal, having vanquished the Great Depression, was no longer necessary
Which of the following was not a theme of Popular Front radicalism?
The denial of civil liberties must be challenged wherever it arises—from capitalist America to communist Russia
The Commissioner of Indian Affairs who launched an "Indian New Deal" that ended a policy of forced assimilation and allowed Indians unprecedented cultural autonomy, and who secured the passage of the Indian Reorganization Act of 1934, was
John Collier.
Which was not the case with regard to American labor and workers in 1934?
Farmers from California to Maine led a general strike for shorter hours, better pay, and improved working conditions.
The Civil Works Administration (CWA), employed more than 4 million persons in
construction of tunnels, highways, courthouses, and airports.
The emphasis of the Second New Deal was on
economic security, in an effort to protect Americans against poverty and unemployment.
At a time of widespread hunger in the United States, the Agricultural Adjustment Act (AAA) did all of the following, except
ordered a vast expansion in the production of cotton, wheat, barley, and corn across the Midwest in an effort to stave off hunger and starvation.
Who authored The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money and asserted that large-scale government deficit-spending was appropriate during economic downturns?
John Maynard Keynes
Which of the following was not a significant motivation behind the New Deal?
reviving America's commitment to family values at a time when they seemed to be in decline
What 1935 law outlawed "unfair labor practices," and was known at the time as "Labor's Magna Carta"?
the Wagner Act
Which is not true of Franklin D. Roosevelt?
He served as governor of Massachusetts in the 1920s.
Who was not a member of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's "brains trust" at the outset of his presidency?
Andrew Mellon
A major slogan of popular protest during the 1930s was
"Don't buy where you can't work."
In addressing the sense of crisis in the nation, Franklin Delano Roosevelt sought to reassure the public in his inaugural address, declaring
"the only thing we have to fear is fear itself."
Conservative critics of the New Deal regularly argued that
all of the above.
Which was not created by the Social Security Act of 1935, which launched the American welfare state?
minimum wage and child labor laws
The effort undertaken on the part of the federal government to supply cheap electrical power for homes and factories in a seven-state region, preventing flooding, and putting the federal government in the business of selling electricity by building a series of dams was called
the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA).
Franklin Roosevelt appointed who, a prominent educator, as special adviser on minority affairs?
Mary McLeod Bethune
Which of the following was not a key thrust of the Second New Deal?
guaranteed health care for every American citizen
Which of the following series of events is listed in proper sequence?
National Industrial Recovery Act; labor upheaval of 1934; Wagner Act; Flint sit-down strike
Which was not a decision of the United States Supreme Court in 1934-1936 concerning New Deal legislation?
It declared the Civilian Conservation Corps constitutional, insofar as it abided the interstate commerce clause in the United States Constitution.
The House of Representatives' Un-American Activities Committee, established in 1938, set out to investigate disloyalty with an expansive definition of "un-American" that included all of the following groups, except
the right wing of the Republican Party.