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US History Ch 9

Study Guide Part 2

Prohibition the period from 1920 to 1933 when the sale of alcoholic beverages was prohibited in the United States by a constitutional amendment
Woodrow Wilson- New Freedom Woodrow Wilson's domestic policy that promoted antitrust modification, tariff revision, and reform in banking and currency matters.
1912 Election political candidates, parties, outcome- Theodore Roosevelt split from the Republican party (Bull Moose ) splitting the Republican vote. Wilson (democrat) won. Importance of third party in elections
Good Trust vs. Bad Trust If a trust controlled an entire industry but provided good service at reasonable rates, it was a "good" trust to be left alone. Only the "bad" trusts that jacked up rates and exploited consumers would come under attack
16th Amendment Amendment to the United States Constitution (1913) gave Congress the power to tax income.
17th Amendment Direct election to the United States Senate
19th Amendments Gave women the right to vote
William Taft President after Roosevelt. Not as powerful or popular as Roosevelt. Still attacked the trusts, didn't get as much credit. Wanted to lower tax's
Seneca Falls Convention marked the beginning of an organized women's rights movement.Participants unanimously agreed on all major issues except the concept of women's suffrage
Workman’s compensation Gave buisnessmen predictable fee for accidents at workplace.Gave workers guarantee of compensation.Safety measures increased
Suffrage The right to vote
Square Deal Roosevelt declared that he would use his powers as president to safeguard the rights of the worker. Called for reforms like the meat packing
Federal Reserve System country's central banking system, which is responsible for the nation's monetary policy by regulating the supply of money and interest rates
1902 Coal Strike Roosevelt afraid people would freeze in winter ntervened. It was the first labor episode in which the federal government intervened as a neutral arbitrator
Graduated income tax A graduated income tax is one that imposes a higher tax rate the higher your income.
“Fighting Bob” La Follette He was also known as "Fighting Bob" and he entered US Senate in 1906. Under his progressive Republican leadership, Wisconsin led the way in regulating big business.
Alice Paul helped found the National Woman's Party, which would become the vanguard organization within the more radical wing of the suffrage and later feminist movements
Arbitration settling a dispute by agreeing to accept the decision of an impartial outsider
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