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Kala Stevenson

Chapter 12 vocabulary

TermDefinition
nativism Prejudice against foreign-born people.
isolationism A policy of pulling away from involvement in world affairs.
communism An economic and politicial system based on a single-party government ruled by a dictatorship.
anarchists People who opposed any form of government.
Sacco and Vanzetti Were arrested and charged with robbery and murder of a factory paymaster and his guard in South Braintree, Massachusetts.
quota system This established the maximum number of people who could enter the U.S from each foreign country.
John L. Lewis The new leader of the United Mine Workers of Americans.
Warren G. Harding Was described as a good-natured man who "looked like a president ought to look." Ohio senator elected as president in 1921.
Charles Evans Highes Urged that no more warships be built for ten years. He suggested that the five major navel powers scrap big ships.
Fordney- McCumber Tariff Raised taxes on U.S imports to 60 percent, the highest level ever.
Ohio gang The president's poker-playing cronies, who would soo cause a great deal of embarrassment.
Teapot Dome scandal Secretary of the Interior Albert B. Fallks secret leasing of oil-rich public land to private companies in return for money and land.
Albert B. Fall Thh Secretary of the Interior, a close friend of varius oil executives. He managed to get the oil reserves transferred from the navy to the Interior Department.
Calvin Coolidge The new presidnt, fit intyo the pro-business spirit of the 19209s very well.
Urban sprawl The unplanned and uncontrolled spreading of cities into surrounding regions.
installment plan This enabled people to buy goods over an extended period, withought having to put down much money at the time of purchase.
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