U.S. SLO Review
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the quality of being believable or trustworthy
Agreement in which people give up absolute freedom to live under a government.
Created a system of government for Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, and Wisconsin.
The division of power between the national government and state governments
Checks and Balances
a system in which each branch of government is able to check, or restrain, the power of the others
Separation of Powers
The division of government authority between executive, judicial, and legislative branches
principle in which ultimate political authority rests with the people.
James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and other people who approved of the US Constitution and wanted it to be ratified.
People who thought the US Constitution should be rejected, or at least have some changes made before ratification.
a government that has been limited in power by a constitution, or written agreement
Development of a system which supports machine production of goods
a group of workers organized to protect the interests of its members
the policy of favoring the interests of native-born Americans over those of immigrants
State laws in the South that legalized segregation.
Journalists who attempted to find corruption or wrongdoing in industries and expose it to the public
The policy in which stronger nations extend their economic, political, and/or military control over weaker territories
A position of not taking sides in a conflict
allowing people to decide for themselves under what government they wished to live
lasting from 1919 to 1920, a campaign launched by U.S. attorney general Mitchell Palmer and implemented by Justice Department attorney H. Edgar Hoover to arrest communists and other radicals who promoted the overthrow of the U.S. government
large-scale buying, much of it on credit
Mass movement of African Americans from the South to the North during WWI for economic opportunities
an era of heightened creativity among African American writers, artists, and musicians who gathered in Harlem during the 1920s
President Franklin D. Roosevelt's domestic program from 1933 to 1939, which aimed to bring about immediate economic relief from the Great Depression
A policy of nonparticipation in international economic and political relations
the process by which large numbers of people are organized for a political activity
something that discourages or hinders
a weapon that produces tremendous power by splitting atoms
after World War II, the U.S. foreign policy practice of attempting to restrict the expansion of Soviet influence around the world
the practice of publicly accusing people of subversive activities without evidence to back up the charges; named for Senator Joseph McCarthy, who began such a practice in the early 1950s as part of the search for communists in the U.S. during the early Cold War
The US theory that stated, if one country would fall to Communism then they all would.
agreement by a group of nations to defend the other in case of an attack on any member