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14 Cards in this Set

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policy of avoiding political or economic alliances with foreign countries
program in which the nations of the world voluntarily give up their weapons
a numerical limit
intense fear of communism and other politically radical ideas in the 1920s
Red Scare
system of government where all land and property is owned by the government
agreement in 1928 in which nations agreed not to threaten war against each other
Kellogg-Briand Pact
scandal during the Harding administration; gov't officials took bribes to allow private companies to drill for oil on gov't land
Teapot Dome Scandal
How did overspeculation in the stock market endanger the economy?
Speculation resulted in many stocks being purchased with borrowed money. Stock prices were high but had no solid foundation.
Why did the Great Depression in the U.S. affect countries worldwide?
The Great Depression made it difficult for other nations to pay their war debts to the U.S. and international trade slowed.
What events of 1919 caused the Red Scare? How did the gov't respond?
Labor strikes and terrorist acts. The gov't responded with the Palmer raids.
Why did the Supreme Court decision in "Schenk vs. U.S." justify jailing radicals?
The Supreme Court said that Schenks's actions were "a clear and present danger" to the U.S.
How did the Fordney McCumber Tariff of 1922 reflect a policy of isolationism?
It raised import taxes, which slowed trade with other nations. It made it difficult for other nations to pay their war debts to the U.S.
What events brought disgrace on the Harding presidency?
Harding appointed dishonest friends to high office. They were corrupt, causing scandals such as the Teapot Dome Scandal.
How did Coolidge restore respect to the presidency?
Coolidge was respected for his actions as governor of Massachusetts, he had no part in the Harding scandals, and he was a skilled public speaker.