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Cultural Literacy

Social Studies Test

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Teddy Roosevelt 26th President, Imperialistic
Langston Hughes Black American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, columnist
Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong Black American trumpeter and singer from New Orleans, LA
Jim Crow Laws State and local laws in US between 1876-1965 mandating racial segregation in all public facilities in southern states of the former Confederacy
Panama Canal Strategic short-cut between the Atlantic and Pacific
League of Nations Intergovernmental organization founded as a result of the Paris Peace Conference that ended the first WWI
Volstead Act National Prohibition Act • Enacted to carry out and enforce the 19th amendment which established Prohibition in the US • No making, selling, transporting liquor in US
Scopes Monkey Trial A fake case to bring publicity to a small Tennessee town about not being able to teach evolution in classrooms
Speakeasies • An establishment that sold alcohol illegally
The New Deal • Series of economic programs enacted in the US between 1933-1936 • Done through FDR’s executive orders or passed by Congress during his first term
Fireside Chats • Series of 30 evening radio addresses given by FDR between ’33-’44 during the great depression to make people not as scared
Mein Kampf My Struggle” or “My Battle” • Combines elements of Hitler’s autobiography and political ideology
Woodrow Wilson "Woody" Guthrie • An American singer-songwriter and folk musician whose musical legacy includes hundreds of political, traditional and children’s songs, ballads, and improvised works
Bull and Bear Markets • A market trend • Bull increases investor confidence and spending anticipating increased prices Bear is a general decline in stock
Black Tuesday • October 29th, 1929 Stock Market Crash symptom/cause to Great Depression Hoovervilles
Hoovervilles • Shantytowns made up of grouped together old boxes and other debris where people lived after losing their home in the Great Depression
Okies • Dispossessed (homeless ) cotton farmers (usually went to California for jobs)
“We have nothing to fear but fear itself.” FDR
“Speak softly and carry a big stick. Teddy Roosevelt
Ellis Island Busiest immigration inspection station 1892-1954 where it served as a gateway for millions of immigrants in Upper NY Bay
Great Depression Preceded WWII as the most sever economic downturn in history • It varied across nations, but generally started in 1930 and lasted through WWII
Created by: briannab10