5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- 1st New Deal
- Tripartite Pact
- a Signed between the Axis powers in 1940 (Italy, Germany and Japan) where they pledged to help the others in the event of an attack by the US
- b Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation: A federal guarantee of savings bank deposits initially of up to $2500, raised to $5000 in 1934, and frequently thereafter; continues today with a limit of $100,000
- c The Office of Price Administration, a New Deal organization created to control prices after the outbreak of WWII to control inflation and stabilize prices. It also had the power to ration scarce goods such as tires, automobiles, shoes, sugar, and gasoline among other things. It was abolished in 1947.
- d Civilian Conservation Corps. It was Relief that provided work for young men 18-25 years old in food control, planting, flood work, etc.
- e FDR reformed the banking system and the stock market and made them safe. He created the National Recovery Administration to improve wages, working conditions and protect consumers. The codes were later struck down by the Supreme Court. He created a series of public works programs. Because of some programs such as the TVA which built dams, the government was denounced as a public utility and regional planner. A conservative government shut down many ideas and it didn't help unemployment. The next deal passed the Social Security Act of 1935 which helped unemployment, families and old-age pensions. Later, FDR tried to cut funding and it led into disasters.
5 Multiple choice questions
- After World War I 1919-20s, when Harding was President, the US and Britain returned to isolatoinism. The US economy "boomed" but Europe continued to struggle. It was the calm before the bigger storm hit: World War II
- a mob king in Chicago who controlled a large network of speakeasies with enormous profits. His illegal activities convey the failure of prohibition in the twenties and the problems with gangs.
- These were the categories into which the New Deal was split. Relief defined by the acts implemented in the area of aid to the unemployment. Recovery put forth measures that would help aid in the speedy recovery of areas hit hardest by the depression. Reform tried to recreate areas that seemed faulty
- John Steinbeck's novel about a struggling farm family during the Great Depression. Gave a face to the violence and exploitation that migrant farm workers faced in America
- 1921. Treaty between the US, Great Britain, France, and Japan to maintain the status quo in the South Pacific, that no countries could seek further territorial gain.
5 True/False questions
Banking Holiday → American fundamentalist minister; he used colorful language and powerful sermons to drive home the message of salvation through Jesus and to oppose radical and progressive groups.
Boston Police Strike → 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
Assembly Line → An illegal bar where drinks were sold, during the time of prohibition. It was called a Speakeasy because people literally had to speak easy so they were not caught drinking alcohol by the police.
20th amendment → Amendment which ended the Prohibition of alcohol in the US, repealing the 18th amendment
Rosie the Riveter → A propaganda character designed to increase production of female workers in the factories. It became a rallying symbol for women to do their part.