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Arts and Humanities
History of the Americas
Terms in this set (23)
Journalists who looked for scandal and corruption, uncovered practices in beef industry, oil companies, governments, social problems, etc.
William Taft- Republican, Woodrow Wilson- Democrat, Theodore Roosevelt- Progressive, Eugene Debs- Socialist, Wilson won
Election of 1912
A book about the filthy conditions of the meat packing industry in Chicago, Sinclair went undercover as a worker to reveal all of this
Impact of "The Jungle"
People who believed industry and urbanization caused social problems, agreed gov't should take more active role in society, gov't had to be fixed to fix problems, faith in science and technology, worked on child labor laws, pushed for worker's compensation, strongly against alcohol
The Progressive Era
Members of the Black Hand who were related to Serbia assassinated Austria's leader, Franz Ferdinand, because they both wanted Bosnia. This caused Austria to declare war on Serbia.
Spark of WWI
Wilson wanted the League of Nations badly, along with Germany to be able to recover. His main goal was to prevent war at all in the future.
Austria-Hungary, Germany, Bulgaria
Militarism, Alliances, Imperialism, Nationalism
Causes of WWI
Germany sends message to Mexico saying if they joined with Germany against US they would win back NM, TX, and AZ. British intercepted the Zimmerman telegram and US declared war on Germany.
Reasons US entered WWI
On promises of better pay, African Americans moved north from south for jobs, and they had the right to vote.
People were paid more, worked less, bought more, making the economy at an all time high, credit was not bad.
How Americans were able to buy so much in the 20's
Lasted from 1929-1939. Was the worst economic downturn in history of industrialized world. Began after the stock market crash of 1929, which sent Wall Street into a panic and wiped out millions of investors.
Unemployment rate at height of Great Depression
How dairy farmers tried to raise milk prices during Great Depression
Poured out milk to raise the demand and lessen the supply so they could sell it for more money.
FDR; a series of programs put in place by FDR to recover from the Great Depression
About John Steinbeck's real life visits with homeless and unemployed--Dust Bowl during the Great Depression.
"Grapes of Wrath"
President during Great Depression, created Hooverville's
Hoover and Great Depression
December 7, 1941
Attack on Pearly Harbor
Hitler's ultimate goal
To take over the world
Mass persecution and prejudice towards Jews from Nazis.
Germany, Italy, Japan
What was the purpose of Hitler remilitarizing the Rhineland, and how did Great Britain and France respond?
All the German speaking countries surrounding Hitler that he wanted to take back over after Germany lost them in the Treaty of Versailles.
Schenk v. United States
Schenk passed out anti-war materials and was arrested, he argued he had freedom of speech, court ruled against Schenk because the war was a "clear and present danger"
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