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Buying on margin
An option that allowed investors to purchase a stock for only a fraction of its price and borrow the rest
Hated not only blacks but also jews, catholics, immigrants, and groups believed to represent "Un-American" values.
Hawley Smoot Tariff
charged a high tax for imports thereby leading to less trade between America and foreign countries along with some economic retaliation
U.S. President, who led USA into WWI. He proposed the 14 points. He attended the peace conference at Versailles.
Articles of Confederation
the document that created the first central government for the United States; it was replaced by the Constitution in 1789
an American foreign policy opposing interference in the Western hemisphere from outside powers
the withdrawal of eleven Southern states from the Union in 1860 which precipitated the American Civil War
Passed in 1862, it gave 160 acres of public land to any settler who would farm the land for five years.
a U.S. warship that mysteriously exploded and sank in the harbor of Havana, Cuba on February 15, 1898
a pamphlet written by Thomas Paine that claimed the colonies had a right to be an independent nation
Three fifths compromise
agreement at the constitutional Convention that 3/5 of the slaves in any state be counted in its population
given to U.S. for a payment of $20 million; very controversial because we had promised independence
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