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16 Cards in this Set

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undertaking risk on stocks or real estate for the chance of profit.
Father Divine
M. J. Divine
A Harlem evangelist who opened soup kitchens that fed hungry thousands every day.
something pledged as security for a loan Ex house
Scottsboro Boys
Nine African American Youths accused and unfairly tried and convicted of raping two white woman in Alabama in 1931; 8 of the 9 were quickly convicted by an allwhite jury and sentenced to die wihtout being given the chance to hire a defense lawyer.
Eleanor Roosevelt
Wife of Franklin D. Roosevelt
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
President of the United States
installment buying
a method of paying for an expensive item over many months in installments and including interest.
Norman Thomas
won 881,951 votes in 1932, about 2.2 percent of hte total vote
welfare capitalism
Industrial policy of meeting workers' needs with increased pay and benefits for the purpose of preventing labor union organization.
buy on margin
practice of buying stocks by paying 10 to 50 percent of the full price and borrowing the rest; common in the 1920s before the stock market crash of 1929.
real wages
value of income adjusted to account for inflation; used to compare wages in different time periods.
called for gradual social and economic cahnges rather than revolution.
Gross National Product(GNP)
Total amount of goods and services a nation producesl used to gauge economic strength.
Herbert Hoover
31st president of the US 1929-1933; worked to aid Europeans during World War I; responded ineffectively to 1929 stock market crash and Great Depression
houses built by the homeless during the Great Depression.
Dow Jones industrial average
An average of the prices of the stock of leading industries taht gauges the health of the stock market.