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SS8 Midterm Review

SS 8 Midterm Review

Poll Tax Pay a tax in order to vote. Many southern states passed poll taxes in an effort to keep African Americans from voting
Immigration Process of moving to a different country to live
Urbanization increasing number of people that move into cities
Mass Production The manufacture of goods in large quantities by machinery and by use of techniques such as the assembly line and division of labor
Muckraker exposed corruption in government and business
Imperialism a policy of extending a country's power and influence through diplomacy or military force. Larger nations take over weaker nations for economic and political benefit.
Yellow Journalism journalism that is based upon sensationalism and crude exaggeration.
14 Points President Wilson's plan for peace in order to prevent future wars
Harlem Renaissance a revival of African American culture, particularly in the creative arts, and the most influential movement in African American literary history (1918–37)
Stock Market Crash It started on October 24 ("Black Thursday") and continued until October 29, 1929 ("Black Tuesday"), when share prices on the New York Stock Exchange collapsed.
Great Depression The Great Depression was the worst economic downturn in the history of the industrialized world, lasting from 1929 to 1939. It began after the stock market crash of October 1929, which sent Wall Street into a panic and wiped out millions of investors.
Hoovervilles Shanty towns that the unemployed built in the cities during the early years of the Depression;
19th Amendment granted women suffrage
13th Amendment Abolished Slavery (Freedom)
14th Amendment All persons born or naturalized in the United States are citizens of the United States and granted equal protection under the law (Equality)
15th Amendment Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's "race, color, or previous condition of servitude".
Buying on Margin borrowing money from a broker to purchase stock. Margin trading allows you to buy more stock than you'd be able to normally.
Installment Plans Installment plans were credit systems where payment for merchandise/items is made in installments: items included automobiles, household appliances, radios, phonographs, pianos, and furniture
Dust Bowl Extremely dry region of the Great Plains, including parts of Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Texas, where a combination of drought and soil erosion created enormous dust storms in the 1930s.
New Deal A plan by President Franklin Roosevelt intended to bring economic relief, recovery, and reforms to the country after the Great Depression
Monopoly Complete control of a product or business by one person or group
Trust a combination of firms or corporations formed by a legal agreement, especially to reduce competition
Consumer A person who purchases goods and services for personal use
Progressive Era a period of widespread social activism and political reform across the United States that spanned from the 1890s to the 1920s; eliminating problems caused by industrialization, urbanization, immigration, and political corruption
18th Amendment Prohibited the manufacture, sale, and distribution of alcoholic beverages



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