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20 Cards in this Set

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What casued the stock market to crash in 1929?
More investors sold stocks than bought them, and prices fell sharply.
When did the Japanese attack the United States at Pearl Harbor?
December 7,1941
What was Roosevelt's plan to end the Great Depression?
the New Deal
What new forms of entertainment were popular in the 1920s?
listening to the radio, playing sports, and going to the movies
What new technology was used for the first time in World War II?
antiaircraft weapons, radar, penicillin, sulfa, DDT
How did the United States help fight communism?
by giving military and economic help to other countries
When did World War II begin?
September 3, 1939
In what countries did dictators rule after World War I?
Germany, Italy, Japan, the Soviet Union, and Spain
What happened during the Great Depression?
Businesses and banks failed; people lost jobs and became hungry and homeless.
Why did President Roosevelt order the army to put Japanese Americans in relocation camps?
Some military officials believed Japanese Americans would help Japan invade the United States.
What was Hitler's final solution?
to destroy the Jewish people
What did the government do to produce war supplies and feed its soldiers?
set up controls on prices and wages
What happened on D day?
The allies invaded Normandy
What was the Harlem Renaissance?
a time of great interest and activity in the arts among African American writers, musicians and artists
What was President Roosevelt's Alphabet Soup?
programs created during the New Deal to put people to work
Who was Charles Lindbergh?
the first person to fly across the Atlantic Ocean alone.
Why did Japan surrender to the United States?
The United States dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki
What led to a boom in the economy in the 1920s?
consumer goods, advertisements, and installment buying
What other industries grew in the 1920s?
rubber, oil, steel, electric power
How did Henry Ford change the automobile industry?
He used a moving assembly line to mass-produce cars.