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Unit 3 vocab.

american history

QuestionAnswer
Virtues Very high moral Behavior.
Teapot Dome Scandal The Teapot Dome scandal was a bribery scandal involving the administration of United States President Warren G. Harding from 1921 to 1923.
League Of Nations An international organization to promote world peace and cooperation that was created by the Treaty of Versailles (1919): dissolved April 1946.
Reparations the making of amends for a wrong one has done, by paying money to or otherwise helping those who have been wronged.
Washington Naval Conference International conference called by the United States to limit the naval arms race and to work out security agreements in the Pacific area.
Implementation the process of putting a decision or plan into effect; execution.
Scientific Management management of a business, industry, or economy, according to principles of efficiency derived from experiments in methods of work and production, especially from time-and-motion studies.
Urbanization the process of making an area more urban.
Urban in, relating to, or characteristic of a town or city.
Rural in, relating to, or characteristic of the countryside rather than the town.
Modernism a movement toward modifying traditional beliefs in accordance with modern ideas.
Fundamentalism a form of a religion, especially Islam or Protestant Christianity, that upholds belief in the strict, literal interpretation of scripture.
quota system a system, originally determined by legislation in 1921, of limiting by nationality the number of immigrants who may enter the U.S. each year.
Cultural diversity the existence of a variety of cultural or ethnic groups within a society.
18th amendment The Eighteenth Amendment (Amendment XVIII) of the United States Constitution established the prohibition of "intoxicating liquors" in the United States.
bootleggers people who brought in illegal foreign brews.
speakeasy a secret drinking establishment made for selling and drinking brews illegally
racketeering dishonest and fraudulent business dealings.
Renaissance a revival of or renewed interest in something.
Oppression prolonged cruel or unjust treatment or control.
aspiration a hope or ambition of achieving something.
Jazz a type of music of black American origin characterized by improvisation, syncopation, and usually a regular or forceful rhythm, emerging at the beginning of the 20th century.
Prosperity the state of being prosperous.
Bull market a market in which share prices are rising, encouraging buying.
Margin call a demand by a broker that an investor deposit further cash or securities to cover possible losses.
Speculation investment in stocks, property, or other ventures in the hope of gain but with the risk of loss.
Recession a period of temporary economic decline during which trade and industrial activity are reduced, generally identified by a fall in GDP in two successive quarters.
Federal reserve Federal Reserve is the central banking system, which is responsible for setting policy on monetary matters such as money supply and interest rates.
N.C.C National Certification Corporation
R.F.C Reconstruction finance Corporation
Public Works the work of building such things as roads, schools, and reservoirs, carried out by the government for the community.
Fire Side Chats one of a series of radio broadcasts made by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt to the nation, beginning in 1933.
F.D.I.C FDIC was created in 1933 in response to the thousands of bank failures that occurred in the 1920s and early 1930s.
S.E.C The Securities and Exchange Commission was established in 1934 to regulate the commerce in stocks, bonds, and other securities.
W.P.A The Works Progress Administration was an American New Deal agency, employing millions of job-seekers (mostly unskilled men) to carry out public works projects, including the construction of public buildings and roads.
Social Security Act The Social Security Act was signed into law by President Roosevelt on August 14, 1935.
C.C.C The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was a work relief program that gave millions of young men employment on environmental projects during the Great Depression.
Escapism the tendency to seek distraction and relief from unpleasant realities, especially by seeking entertainment or engaging in fantasy.
Commentary a descriptive spoken account (especially on a broadcast) of an event or performance as it happens.
Discerning having or showing good judgment.
Impoverished (of a person or area) made poor.
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