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John T. Scopes (on the test)
biology teacher in Tennessee who was indicted for teaching evolution in the classroom, found guilty and paid a fine of $100
on the test
A. Mitchell Palmer
Attorney General during the “red scare” who rounded up nearly 6000 pro-Russian suspects, was known as the “Fighting Quaker”
Sacco and Vanzetti
two men convicted of the murder of a Massachusetts paymaster because the jury and judge were racist, prejudice against Italians, atheists, anarchists, and draft dodgers
Warren G. Harding
became president in 1921, was a nice easygoing man, but a horrible president, he could never tell who the liars were
Albert Fall (on the test)
senator from New Mexico who became secretary of the interior, was bad because he was an anticonservationist
on the test
Harry M. Daugherty (on the test)
was Attorney general who was a big time crook in the “Ohio Gang,” and was supposed to prosecute wrongdoers, but often did nothing
on the test
Calvin Coolidge
became president when Harding died, he was an old style president, but he also was pro-active business
Herbert Hoover (on the test)
became president in 1928, who was a self made millionaire who was an ideal president for the businessperson
on the test
Alfred E. Smith (on the test)
was 4 time governor of New York who was a democratic presidential nomination in the election of 1928, was an alcoholic and prejudice
on the test
Hawley-Smoot Tariff
was the highest protective tariff in the nations peacetime history that caused the average duty on nonfree goods to go from 38.5 % to 60%
Reconstruction Finance Corporation
established in 1932, was a government lending back aimed at providing indirect relief by assisting insurance companies, banks, agricultural organizations, and railroads, called “the millionaires dole” because it helped large corporations
Bonus Army
evicted rioting WWI veterans wanting their bonus carried out by Gen. Macarthur
Eleanor Roosevelt
Traveled countless miles with Franklin or on his behalf in all his campaigns, was an enormous popularity and influence during FDR’s presidency
Harry Hopkins
In charge of the Federal Emergency Relief Administration which granted about $3 billion to the states for direct dole payments or preferably for wages on work projects
Frances Perkins
first woman cabinet member, served as secretary of labor under Roosevelt
Father Coughlin (on the test)
a Catholic priest from in Michigan who began to broadcast his ideas about “Social Justice,” he was anti-Semitic, fascistic, and demagogic
on the test
Huey Long
Louisiana senator and governor, “share our wealth” program ($5000 taken from the rich) assassinated in 1935
George Norris (on the test)
Nebraska senator whose ideas were put into effect in the TVA
on the test
Hundred Days
President Roosevelt summoned Congress for a special 100 day session in which they would deal with the national emergency at hand
“The Three R’s” (on the test)
Roosevelt’s new deal program – Relief, Reform, Recovery – the short term goals were relief and immediate recovery, while the long term goals were permanent recovery and reform.
on the test
Glass-Seagall Act
by the Hundred Days Congress, provided the FDIC which insured individual deposits up to $5,000 which ended the epidemic of bank failures
Civilian Conservation Corps
provided employment in fresh-air government camps for about 3 million uniformed young men
Works Progress Administration
spent $11 billion on thousands of public buildings, bridges, and hard surfaced roads
National Recovery Act
designed to assist industry, labor, and the unemployed, a code of “fair competition” was worked out between companies and a max amount of labor hours
Public works Administration
intended for both industrial recovery and for unemployment relief, long range recovery was primary purpose and in time over $4 billion was spent on some 34,000 projects
Agricultural Adjustment Act
establish “parity prices” parity gave the same real value during 1909-1914, paid growers to reduce their product acreage
Dust Bowl
weeks of no rain and high winds created an enormous drought that stretched from Colorado-Missouri
Securities Exchange Commission
designed as a watchdog administrative agency with the stock markets operating more as trading marts and less as gambling casinos
Tennessee Valley Authority
passed by the Hundred Days Congress, the far most revolutionary of all the New Deal schemes, which developed the resources of the Tennessee Valley
Federal Housing Authority (on the test)
building industry stimulated by small loans to householders, both for improving their dwellings and for completing new ones
on the test
Social Security Act
provided security for old age, specified categories of retired workers were to receive regular payments from Washington
Wagner Act (on the test)
created a powerful National Labor Relations Board for administrative purposes and reasserted the right of labor to engage in self-organization and to bargain collectively through representatives of its own
on the test
Court-packing scheme
after the Supreme Court overturned parts of the New Deal, FDR tried to appoint more justices from 9 to 15