5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- Fall of France
- Boston Police Strike
- The Great Crash of 1929
- Fair Labor Standards Act
- a Chinese president who drove the communists out of Shanghai; leadr during WWII, When Mao Zedong won the Chinese civil war in 1949, this leader of nationalist Chinese republicans withdrew to the island of Taiwan.
- b The name for the period lasting from October 29th to November 13th in 1929 during which the stock market dropped violently, losing much of its value and contributing to the start of the Great Depression, was the impetus for a great number of reforms and regulations related to securities trading.
- c June 1940 France and most of Europe was conquered by Germany. Left Britain alone against Hitler
- d June 25, 1938- United States federal law that applies to employees engaged in and producing goods for interstate commerce. The FLSA established a national minimum wage, guaranteed time and a half for overtime in certain jobs, and prohibited most employment of minors in "oppressive child labor," a term defined in the statute. The FLSA is administered by the Wage & Hour Division of the United States Department of Labor.
- e the Police Force in Boston, MA went on a strike, and in fear of communism, President Coolidge (then governor at the time) fired them and called in the militia to be the police force
5 Multiple choice questions
- Known as "Old Blood and Guts," George S. Patton, Jr. was one of the most colorful generals of World War II. During World War II he served in North Africa and Sicily before becoming the commander of the Third Army.
- June 6, 1944 - Led by Eisenhower, over a million troops (the largest invasion force in history) stormed the beaches at Normandy and began the process of re-taking France. The turning point of World War II.
- Was the U.S. Secretary of Labor from 1933 to 1945, and the first woman ever appointed to the US Cabinet. As a loyal supporter of her friend Franklin D. Roosevelt, she helped pull the labor movement into the New Deal coalition. She and Interior Secretary Harold Ickes were the only original members of Roosevelt's cabinet who remained in offices for his entire Presidency
- Rural Electrification Administration: made electricity available at low rates to American farm families in areas that private power companies refused to service
- April 1942, American soldiers were forced to march 65 miles to prison camps by their Japanese captors. It is called the Death March because so may of the prisoners died en route.
5 True/False questions
Ku Klux Klan → founded in the 1860s in the south; meant to control newly freed slaves through threats and violence; other targets: Catholics, Jews, immigrants and others thought to be un-American
Share Our Wealth → A program to take the money from the wealthy through highly steep income taxes and give it to the poor, who would have a minimum of a $5K estate and an annual income of $2.5K. As a result, enormous amounts would be taken from the rich, limiting their incomes to $1 million and their inheritances to $5 million.
Five Power Treaty → (1922) treaty resulting from the Washington Armaments Conference that limited to a specific ratio the carrier and battleship tonnage of each nation. It created a moratorium for 10 years, during which no battleships would be built. The countries agreed to refrain from further fortification of their Pacific Possessions. The five countries were: US, Britain, Japan, France, and Italy
Four Power Treaty → legislative program focusing on reform begun by FDR in 1935 when the first attempt to end the Depression failed
Conservative Coalition → In 1934 Senator Gerald P. Nye of North Dakota held hearings to investigate the country's involvement on WW1; this committee documented the huge profits that arms factories had made during the war