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GA History Chapter 11 Vocab

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Boll Weevil
a small beetle that destroyed Georgia's primary crop in the 1920's
Great Migration
The mass movement of Southerners to the North
Laissez Faire
The belief that the government did not have to intervene in the economic problems-the economy would fix itself
The New Deal
Franklin D. Roosevelt's plan that was a series of economic recovery and social improvement programs
Isolationism
A nation's decision not to be involved in the affairs of other nations
Holocaust
The term used to refer to the murder of over 6 million Jews and others in Nazi concentration camps
Stock Market
The place where shares in corporations are bought and sold
The Great Depression
The United States major economic downturn in 1929
Minimum Wage
The least amount an employer can pay an employee for an hour's work
Rural Electricity Act
FDR's act that resulted from his first night in Warm Springs, GA
Integrate
To open schools to members of all races
Rationed
When consumption of something is very limited
Collective Bargaining
Discussion between union members and employers regarding wages, hours, and benefits
Appeasement
Giving an aggresor whatever it wants to avoid war
Dictators
Individuals who want to rule through military might
WWII (World War 2)
The war that broke out on September of 1939
Lend-Lease
When the US would lend or lease arms (weapons) to Great Britain
Stretch out
Required workers to do as much work in 8 hours that they had previously done in 12
Subsidies
Grants of money from the government
Relief
Money or goods given to people in special need from natural disasters (think Haiti or Japan)