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Social Studies Final
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granted citizenship to those born in the US
Prohibition of alcohol
Voting age changed to 18
Roe v. Wade
Schenck v. United States
Limited free speech; whenever speech was not serious/a present danger
Plessy v. Ferguson
Created "separate but equal"
Legalized segregation ultimately
Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka, KS
Overruled segregation in public schools
Korematsu v. The United States
Citizens civil rights can be taken away during times of "emergency and peril"
The idea that God had granted the United States to Americans.
The idea that the nation was destined to expand.
A solution to keep the balance between slave/free states.
Missouri became a slave state. Maine became a free state.
Three Branches of Government
What is put in place to ensure no one branch is too powerful?
Checks and Balances
The right to vote
The combining of two railroads to stretch from the east coast to the west coast of America
Workers of the Transcontinental Railroad
US veterans, Irish/Chinese immigrants, miners, farmers, cooks, adventurers, ex-convicts
Attempt to assimilate Native Americans into "white culture" by breaking up their
land and forcing Native Americans to live individually or give the land to settlers
Absorb a group into another culture or population
Japan's version of industrialization
The idea that North America and South America are going to work together
to strengthen the western hemisphere to keep Europe out of American affairs
Showed society how terrible the work conditions of the meatpacking industry were.
Helped to enhance health concerns within the industry.
Influence of Seapower Upon World History
This book brought to the attention of all world leaders that the key to being a strong country was
to have a strong navy. This was occurring during the Progressive Era
Philippines during Roosevelt's presidency
The Philippines was seen as the gateway to trading with countries in Asia
What did America gain from the Spanish-American war?
Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines
Germany, Austria-Hungary, Italy
France, Russia, Great Britain
MAIN reason World War I began
The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria Hungary by the Blackhand Gang
who were hired by Serbia
Non-main reasons for World War I
Zimmerman Telegram affect on society
It brought America into the war because Germany was encouraging Mexico to fight America by
trying to take Texas, Arizona, and New Mexico
The 14 Points
Woodrow Wilson's ideas for the treaty to end World War 1. His most
important point was building the League of Nations
Treaty of Versailles
Treaty of Versailles on society
Completely ruined Germany's economy
Henry Ford's significance
Built the first affordable car for the average everyday American - the Model T. He
used to assembly line to do so
Somewhere someone lived during the Great Depression that had terrible living conditions
Emergency Quota Act
Only 3% of immigrants population from the previous year had the ability to migrate to the US.
Limited all countries but Latin America
The New Deal
FDR's idea on how to get America out of the Great Depression. It circled
around three main themes- relief, (what we can do to help you immediately), recovery (how we can help you for the long term), and reform (what can we change to ensure this never happens again)
What got America out of the Great Depression?
World War 2
Five Manning Turning Points during WW11
1- Battle of Midway 2- Battle of the Atlantic 3- Battle of Stalingrad 4- Guadal
Canal 5- Operation Torch
What specific event pulled America into WW11?
Leader of Soviet Union during WW11
Leaders of America during WW11
FDR mainly and Harry S. Truman
the making of the atomic bomb in the United States. There were
many scientists who worked on this project - such as Albert Einstein who was a Jewish
Main source of problems in Vietnam and Korean Wars
Communism. In both instances, communism controlled the north and the north attempted to
take over the south. In both instances, America stepped in in attempt to contain the communism
When men are put into a lottery system and are legally required to serve in the
Cuban Missile Crisis
When the Soviet Union put missiles in Cuba in an attempt to
threaten the United States. We came to a compromise that if the Soviet Union would remove
their missiles, America would not invade Cuba
You have the right to remain silent. You have the right to a lawyer.
The idea that America will do whatever it can to help the free countries stay free
Countries in North America
Countries in Europe
Countries in Asia
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