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Fisher US Review 6

US History Regents Review Packet 6

Prohibition Period of time in alcohol was banned in the US
Temperance Movement Attempt to end the manufacturing, distribution, sale, and consumption of alcohol
Woman's Christian Temperance Union Organization formed to ban alcohol in the US
18th Amendment 1919 addition to the Constitution prohibiting the manufacture, sale, and transportation of alcohol
21st Amendment 1933 repeal of Prohibition
Roaring 20's Period of time in the 1920's characterized by great changes in culture and society in the US
Return to Normalcy President Warren Harding's campaign promise to restore the US to its way of life before WWI, including neutrality
Teapot Dome Scandal Secretary of the Interior under Warren Harding caught accepting bribes from oil companies to drill public land
Harlem Renaissance Cultural, social, and artistic movement in New York City highlighting the talents of black authors, musicians, and artists
Langston Hughes A leader of the Harlem Renaissance; famous poet, author, and playwright
Louis Armstrong Famous musician during the Harlem Renaissance
Booker T Washington Civil rights leader who supported progress for blacks towards economic equality through vocational education
W.E.B. Dubois Civil rights leader who supported immediate social equality for blacks through higher education
Susan B Anthony Leading advocate of women's suffrage movement to gain women the right to vote
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Civil rights activist who promoted suffrage for women
Suffrage The right to vote
National Woman Suffrage Association Organization formed by Susan B Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton to promote suffrage for women
19th Amendment 1920 granted women the right to vote
The Great Depression Worst economic collapse in US history, occurring during the 1930's
Speculation Buying high risk stocks in the hope of getting rich quickly
Buying on the margin Borrowing money from a stockbroker to buy stocks
Overproduction Too many goods being produced, causing a drop in prices and the eventual failure of businesses leading to unemployment
Stock Market The buying and selling of shares of corporations
Gross National Product The dollar value of all final goods and services sold in the US in one year. A measure of economic health
Herbert Hoover US President 1929-1933. Led the country at the start of the Great Depression, supported laissez-faire economics
Trickle Down Theory Hoover's belief that the leaving businesses alone to recover rather than regulating them would improve the economy
Franklin Delano Roosevelt US President 1933-1945. Led the country out of the Great Depression and into WWII
22nd Amendment 1947 limited President to two terms of office. Passed after FDR died during his 4th term in office
New Deal Programs and agencies created by FDR to end the Great Depression
Three R's of the New Deal Relief: stabilize economy. Recovery: improve economy. Reform: make economy more secure
Schechter Poultry Corp v US Supreme Court case declaring FDR's National Recovery Administration to be unconstitutional
US v Butler Supreme Court case declaring FDR's Agricultural Adjustment Act to be unconstitutional
Court Packing Plan FDR's attempt to increase the number of Supreme Court justices to make the court more supportive of his New Deal
Good Neighbor Policy FDR's plan to improve US relations with Latin America by promising more trade and less political intervention
Dust Bowl Drought and overfarming in the Great Plains caused massive dust storms and played a role in causing the Great Depression
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