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20 Cards in this Set

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Plessy v. Ferguson
upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation even in public accommodations (particularly railroads), under the doctrine of "separate but equal".
woman sufferage
political reform movement to get suffrage- the right to vote- to women. 19th Amendment allowed women to vote
In 1914 the United States invaded the port of Veracruz.
Panama Canal
major ship canal connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.The United States, under Theodore Roosevelt, bought out the French equipment and excavations, and began work on May 4, 1904, after helping Panama achieve independence from Colombia. In exchange for U.S. help, Panama would give the United States control of the Panama Canal Zone. The U.S. also paid Colombia as compensation.
Pershing expedition 1916
In response to Mexican violence towards Americans, President Wilson sent army troops under General John “Blackjack” Pershing to defend the border towns and their citizens.
dollar dipolamcy
term used (by those who opposed it)to describe the efforts of the United States, particularly under President William Howard Taft, to further its foreign policy aims in Latin America and East Asia through use of its economic power by guaranteeing loans made to foreign countries.
Spanish influenza
Many of its victims were healthy young adults. many more killed by influenza than in the war.
1901 Roosevelt Corollary
a substantial alteration of the Monroe Doctrine by President Theodore Roosevelt. The extension of the Monroe Doctrine asserted the right of the US to intervene to stabilize the economic affairs of small nations in the Caribbean and Central America if they were unable to pay their international debts.
"A return to normalcy" was Presidential candidate Warren Harding’s campaign promise in the election of 1920
1921 Washington Naval Arms conference
an attempt to prevent destabilizing naval armaments race among the US, Britian, and Japan. plan called for dramatic reductions in the fleets
Kellogg-Briand Pact
was an international treaty outlawing was as an instument of national policy
Dawes Plan
proposed by Charles G. Dawes. attempt following World War I for the Allies to collect war reparations debt from defeated post-World War I Germany. under plan the US would lend $ to Germany, which would use that $ to pay retributions to France and England who would in turn use those funds to repay war debts to the US
Bonus Expeditionary March 1932
congress had approved a bonus for vetrens of WW1. Hoover rejected vetreans appeal to balance the budget. vetrens protested at washington. pres hoover sent in army to clear out some killed
Wagner Act 1935
law that protects the rights of most workers in the private sector to organize labor unions, to engage in collective bargaining, and to take part in strikes and other forms of concerted activity in support of their demands.
Social Security Act
A social insurance program funded through dedicated payroll taxesest pension system. created sytem for unemployment insurance. aslo fed aid to people with disabilitesa and dependent children
Cable Act of 1922
Previously, women lost their U.S citizenship if they married a foreign man, since she assumed the citizenship of her husband-- a law that did not apply to men who married foreign women.
Now women were still citizens if they married a forigen man
automobile age
uniformity, standardization
1913 moving assemly line
Henry Ford the 1st to est moving assembly line where the parts move but the people dont
1921 Federal Highway Act
Initial federal planning for a nationwide highway system.
route 66
Chicago to Los Angeles.After the new federal highway system was officially created, Avery called for the establishment of the U.S. Highway 66 Association to promote the complete paving of the highway from end to end and to promote travel down the highway