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Arts and Humanities
History of the Americas
Terms in this set (52)
An economic and political system based on a single-party government ruled by a dictatorship
After the communist revolution in Russia Americans became scared of communism and attacked anyone thought to be a communist
Attorney general Palmer and his and his assistant j. Edgar Hoover lunched raids that illegally jailed suspected Communist, Socialists, and anarchist
Warren G. Harding
29th president of the U.S. He was president after WW1 and was seen to be a good hearted president that look like he should be in office
Teapot Dome Scandal
Oil rich public lands that were leased to the navy were sold by the navy to Oil companies for a profit
30th president. pro Business , Republican
the banning of alcoholic beverages
fundamentalists were skeptical of some scientific discoveries and theories ( believed every thing in the bible was true)
John T. Scopes, a bio teacher tried to teach evolution in his classroom and was taken to court
An emancipated young women who embraced the new fashion and urban attitude of the day
A following of African American artistic creativity during the 1920s, centered in the Harlem community of New York
(October 29) the sock market completely crashes as shareholders try to sell their stock
A severe economic 10 year recession in the 1930
Established the highest protective tariff in U.S history. designed to protect American farmers and manufacturers from foreign competition
The Drought that began in the early 1930s wreaked havoc on the Great Plains (dust storms)
elected president in 1929 as the 31 president. tried to solve then Great Depression but failed
A group of veterans that wanted their money from the WWI early because of the Great Depressions
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
elected president in 1932 as the 32 president. He established the new deal
programs that created jobs during the Great Depresion
Separated the commercial and investment banks so if one failed they both wouldn't
Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC)
put men age 18 to 25 to work building roads, developing parks planting trees, and helping in soil-erosion and food control projects
He was an early supporter of the New Deal, but he turned against Roosevelt eager to take presidency for himself
Social Security Act
gave retirees 65 or older pension, aid to disabled families and income to the unemployed.
Federal Deposite Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
Promotes public confidence in the U.S financial system by insuring deposits in banks for at least 250000 dollars
Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)
Part of the New Deal a system of dams built along the Tennessee river provided hydroelectric energy and created jobs
what is the public opinion in the U.S after WW1?
the U.S wanted peace so they thought that isolationism was a good idea.
How dose the Klan expand its activities in the 1920s?
They went after Catholics and communism
How is life in the cities different than life in small towns?
cities were more crowded less segregated and not as clean
Dose Prohibition succeed in ending alcohol use in the U.S
How dose life in the 1920 create a conflict between traditional attitudes and modern ways of thinking
The new modern way of thinking was a lot different than traditional attitudes. women where more independent, and wore more revealing clothes and causal dating was more acceptable
What are some of the new ways people entertain themselves in the 1920s?
listening to the radio was a common hobby families would gather around the radio and listen together
How did Zora Neale Hurston's work change the view of African American women in the U.S ?
Broke stereotypes for African American women
What are the 4 causes of the Great Depression?
1. stock market crash of 1929
2.Banks failing, people took out their money
2.drought condiitons. (dust bowl)
4. less purchasing because people had no money
What was American life like for most people during the Great Depression?
People were very poor most people didn't have jobs and it was hard to find employment
What were some of the causes of the dust bowl? What was its impact?
Farmers over produced, the soil was over worked, drought (half natural and Half human made) dust storms
How does Hoover respond to this economic downturn?
he created a special organization to help private charities generate contribution for the poor
Who was in the Bonus Army?
vetrans and their families who marched in the streets
What did the Bonus Army want?
To be paid early with the money they earned in WWI because of the Great Depression
What happens to the Bonus Army?
Hoover wanted to disband them so he sent soldiers to attack them in the streets
Describe the election of 1932
FDR was against Hoover and won by a land slide
What did FDR do to regulate banking and finance?
passed the Glass-Steagall act of 1933, Established the Federal Deposit insurance corp, and reassured millions of americans their money was safe
What did FDR do to create jobs?
Created programs like the New Deal to create jobs like building roads and dams
What did FDR do to help workers?
he established the wagner act which protected the rights of workers to join unions and engage in collective barging with employers
What criticisms did people have of the New Deal programs?
it failed to reach its goals, it failed to help the impoverished, failed to redistribute income and extend equality
In the end, how does the New Deal expand the governments role in the economy?
By infusing the nations economy with millions of dollars, by creating federal jobs by attempting to regulate supply and demand, and by
What did the New Deal do to impact rural life?
Acts like the Agricultural Adjustment act paid farmers to leave a certain amount of acres unseeded
How did the New Deal protect workers rights?
It allowed unions to converse and be protected from previous acts or abuse from the government or bosses
What did the New Deal do to impact the environment?
It established the civilian conservation corps which planted trees created parks and hiking trails
A. Mitchell Palmer is...
U.S Attorney General
J. Edgar Hoover is hired to be...
Palmers special assistant
What is an Anarchist?
someone who is opposed to any kind of government
What does The Dawes Plan do?
The Americans pay the Germans so the British could collect it from them
THIS SET IS OFTEN IN FOLDERS WITH...
Chapter 22 Section 2
New Deal - Section 5: The Impact of the New Deal
Chapter 9 The Great Depression
Chapter 13 U.S History
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