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American Vision Chapter 18 Vocab
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Alfred E. Smith
The Democratic opponent of Herbert Hoover; the four-time governor of New York. The first Roman Catholic to win a major party's nomination for President.
The exchange system in which companies sell portions of their business to shareholders.
A long period of rising stock prices
A way to buy stocks with a small down payment
Demand by a broker that investors pay back loans made for stocks purchased on margin
An involvement in risky business transactions in an effort to make a quick or large profit.
October 29, 1929; date of the worst stock-market crash in American history and beginning of the Great Depression.
A situation in which many depositors simultaneously decide to withdraw money from a bank
A plan where purchasers could make small down payments and pay off the remainder of the item's price in monthly installments.
A 1929 law that raised the average tax on imports to the highest level in American history
An officer of the court who ejected non-paying tenants
A nickname for the Great Plains regions hit by drought and dust storms in the early 1930s
Wanderers who traveled the country by walking, hitchhiking or "riding the rails."
Movie producer who brought Mickey Mouse to life and produced the first feature-length animated film (Snow White and the Seven Dwarves)
Daytime radio shows sponsored by laundry detergent companies
An author who wrote a story of Dustbowl victims who travel to California to look for a better life, exemplifying the misfortune of the time. Book: The Grapes of Wrath
An author who used the 'stream of consciousness' technique, showing what characters are thinking, to expose hidden attitudes of Southern whites and African Americans. Book: Samuel and the Fury
A 1930s painter whose styles emphasized traditional American values and painted a famous Midwestern painting. Painting: American Gothic
Government-financed building projects
Reconstruction Finance Corporation
Agency established in 1932 by Herbert Hoover to provide emergency relief to large businesses, insurance companies, and banks.
To take possession of a property from a mortgagor because of defaults on payments.
A group of WWI veterans that marched to D.C. in 1932 to demand the immediate payment of their goverment war bonuses in cash
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