US History Ch. 12 - Politics of the Roaring Twenties

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Nativism
a policy of favoring native inhabitants as opposed to immigrants
Isolationism
the belief that a country should not be involved with other countries
Communism
a way of organizing a society in which the gov. owns things that are used to make and transport products
Anarchists
people who believe that government and laws are not necessary
Sacco and Vanzetti
Italian-born anarchists who were accused of murdering a guard and paymaster during an armed robbery
Quota System
restricted immigration into the United States
John L Lewis
American leader of organized labor; President of United Mine Workers
Warren G. Harding
29th President of the United States; fraught with The Teapot Dome Scandal
Charles Evans Hughes
Secretary of State to Harding
Fordney-McCumber Tariff
raised American tariffs on many imported goods in order to protect factories and farms
Ohio Gang
gang of politicians and industry leaders closely surrounding Harding
Teapot Dome Scandal
a bribery incident that took place in the US during Harding's presidency
Albert B. Fall
infamous for his involvement in the Teapot Dome Scandal
Calvin Coolidge
30th President of the United States, led the US through the Roaring Twenties
Urban Sprawl
a multifaceted concept of community planning relevant to developed nations involving topics from high income areas to low density rural lands
Installment Plan
an arrangement for payment by installments