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Why did Congress impeach President Johnson?
deliberatly violated the Tenure of Office Act
What did the Compromise of 1877 result in?
withdrawal of Federal troops in Lousiana and South Carolina by Hayes, Southerner named the post master general,
What did the government give railroad companies to encourage them to build more rail lines?
subsidys, aid, money
What was unique about the way the Pullman Strike ended?
-Federal troops were sent in
-violated Sherman Anti-Trust Act
What was the major election issue in 1896?
currency (gold and silver)
Why did American imperialists want us to keep the Philippines after the Spanish-American war?
opened the door to Chinese markets
What reforms did Populists want?
-free and unlimited coinage of silver
-graduated income tax
-nationalization of railroads
-eight hour workday
-restriction of immigration
How did Sinclair's the Jungle influence federal legislation?
-Meat inspection act of 1906 (Roosevelt)
-Pure Food and Drug act
What was the name of TR's reform proposals during his administration?
-progressivism
Where was Woodrow Wilson from?
-president of princeton university
-gov. of New jersey
-born in Staunton, virginia
What was the immediate cause of WWI?
-assasination of Franz Ferdinand
Why did Wilson want the US to get involved in the war?
-help British out
-prevent German expansion
-establish America as a world power
what was the most controversial aspect of the Versailles treaty in the US?
League of Nations
What immigrant groups were given quotas in the 1920s?
-east asia, people from eastern europe, southern europe
What was the first talking motion picture?
-the Jazz Singer
What event destroyed any hope of Hoover being reelected?
Bonus Army-army of unemployed veterans who wanted their bonus
What caused the Great Depression?
-rising productinvity, less purchasing power
-gold standard
-speculative trading
How did FDR propose to handle the Depression?
-new deal
What areas did Mussolini and Hitler invade? What nation's government did Franco overthrow?
-ethopia, Rhineland,
-Franco overthrew the Spanish government in spain
How did the US raise money for the war?
-taxes
-borrowed from public, war bonds
what battle is the turning point of the conflict in the pacific?
fight for Okinawa
who led the d-day invasion?
Eisenhower
What is the purpose of the United Nations
-maintence of international peace and security
-oversees disagreements between nations
What started the disagreements which led to the cold war?
-violations by soviets of the Yalta agreements
-setup of puppet governments in eastern europe
why did truman fire Macarthur
he wanted to takeover all of korea and china
how did president eisenhower react to the little rock nine situation?
he sent federal troops to escort the students into the building
What ended McCarthy's communist crusade?
charged that the army was soft on communism
What public works project did eisenhower endorse during his presidency?
interstate highway
-st. lawrence seaway
-social security
what ended the summit between Eisenhower and Krushchev in 1960
spyplane crashed in russia
Why did Dr. King organize the march on washington
stand in front of lincolns statue
-demonstrate in nation's capital
What event destroyed any hope of Hoover being reelected?
Bonus Army-army of unemployed veterans who wanted their bonus
What caused the Great Depression?
-rising productinvity, less purchasing power
-gold standard
-speculative trading
How did FDR propose to handle the Depression?
-new deal
What areas did Mussolini and Hitler invade? What nation's government did Franco overthrow?
-ethopia, Rhineland,
-Franco overthrew the Spanish government in spain
How did the US raise money for the war?
-taxes
-borrowed from public, war bonds
what battle is the turning point of the conflict in the pacific?
fight for Okinawa
who led the d-day invasion?
Eisenhower
What is the purpose of the United Nations
-maintence of international peace and security
-oversees disagreements between nations
What started the disagreements which led to the cold war?
-violations by soviets of the Yalta agreements
-setup of puppet governments in eastern europe
why did truman fire Macarthur
he wanted to takeover all of korea and china
how did president eisenhower react to the little rock nine situation?
he sent federal troops to escort the students into the building
What ended McCarthy's communist crusade?
charged that the army was soft on communism
What public works project did eisenhower endorse during his presidency?
interstate highway
-st. lawrence seaway
-social security
what ended the summit between Eisenhower and Krushchev in 1960
spyplane crashed in russia
Why did Dr. King organize the march on washington
stand in front of lincolns statue
-demonstrate in nation's capital
How did the Kennedy-Nixon debate influence the election?
-kennedy looked clam and composed while nixon was sweating
How did Kennedy react when the soviet union tried to put missles in cuba?
-naval blockade of cuba
what was the name of johnson's reform program?
Great Society
What happened at the 1968 democratic convention?
-riots broke out, police used clubs and gas
-riots were started by protesters a mile away
What was the issue at the crux of the watergate scandal
-did the president know about it
Why did the US boycott the 1980 Olympics?
-the soviet union invaded afgahnistan (they boycotted in protest of the invasion)
Who was the catelyst for the Great Awakening?
George Whitefield
What area of Land were the French and British fighting over in the French and Indian WaR?
Ohio River Valley
What things did the first continental congress decide?
Declaration of American rights
-Constitutional Association of 1774
Why is the battle of Saratoga the turning point of the revolution?
made the French realize that the Americans could win
What groups started the first anti-slavery societies?
-Benjamin Lundy-Universal Emancipation
-American Colonization Society
-William Loyd Garrison
What caused Shay's rebellion?
heavy taxes due to war loans
What powers did the Federal government have under the Articles of Confederation?
-foreign affairs
-war and peace
-coinage
-postal service
-indian affairs
-power over western territories
-no power to enforce taxes
Who is the father of the constitution?
Madison
What did the Great Compromise at the constitutional convention decide?
-equal rep in senate
-rep by pop in house of rep
Who was the first Secretary of the Treasury?
Hamilton
Who was the first Secretary of State?
Jefferson
Who was the first Chief Justice?
John Jay
What issue started the nullification crisis?
Tariff of 1828
Who was responsible for bringing the Mormans to Utah?
Joseph Smith Jr
Who wrote Civil disobediance?
Thoreau
Who wrote the Scarlett Letter?
Nathianel Hawthorne
Who wrote Uncle Tom's Cabin?
Harriet Stoweq
Who wrote a Century of Dishonor?
Helen Jackson