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U.S History Final

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Yellow Journalism Journalism that is based upon sensationalism and crude exaggeration.
Prohibition The action of forbidding something, especially by law.
Imperialism a policy of extending a country's power and influence through diplomacy or military force
Double Standard a rule or principle that is unfairly applied in different ways to different people or groups.
Platt Amendment Legislation that severely restricted Cuba's sovereignty and gave the U.S the right to intervene if Cuba got in trouble.
Speakeasy (during prohibition) an illicit liquor store or nightclub
Treaty of Paris a treaty that ended the American Revolution and the Spanish-American war.
Fundamentalist a form of religion, especially Islam or protestant Christianity, that upholds belief in strict, literal interpretation of scripture.
Dollar Diplomacy the use of a country's financial power to extend its international influence.
Clarence Darrow famed criminal lawyer; worked in "Monkey Trial", made William Jennings Bryan appear foolish.
Bootlegger a person who carries illegal beer into America
William Jennings Bryan fundamentalist; was made to appear foolish by criminal lawyer Clarence Darrow
Lost Generation the generation reaching maturity during and just after World War I, a high proportion of whose men were killed during those years.
Settlement Houses an institution in an inner-city area providing educational, recreational, and other social services to the community.
Nationalism a patriotic feeling, marked by a feeling of superiority over other countries.
Militarism the belief or desire of a government or people that a country should maintain and strong military
Alliances a union or association formed for mutual benefit, especially between countries or organizations
Andrew Carnegie created company for steel
Thomas Edison an American inventor and business man. Invented electrical light bulb
Alexander Graham Bell scientist, engineer, inventor ; patented first telephone
John D. Rockefeller business man; co-founder of the standard oil company, which dominated the oil industry..
Mary Harris Jones American school teacher and dressmaker. Helped coordinate major strikes and cofounded the Industrial workers of the world.
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