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assertion
declaration or statement
We could not believe John's assertion that he had never seen Star Wars.
clarity
clearness in thought or expression
Carol spoke with such clarity that her two year old son understood exactly what she wanted him to do.
cogent
convincing, reasonable
Christina's argument was so cogent that even her opponents had to agree with her.
cohesive
condition of sticking together
Erik's essay was cohesive because each point flowed nicely into the next point.
didactic
intended to instruct
The tapes were entertaining and didactic because they both amused and instructed children.
discourse
verbal expression or exchange; conversation
Their discourse varied widely; they discussed everything from Chaucer to ice fishing.
eloquence
the ability to speak vividly or persuasively
Cicero's eloquence is legendary; his speeches were well-crafted and convincing.
emphasize
to give special attention to something; to stress
During English class, our instructor emphasized the importance of learning vocabulary.
fluid
easily flowing
The two old friends' conversation was fluid; each of them was able to respond quickly and easily to what the other had to say.
implication
the act of suggesting or hinting
When your mother says, "Where were you raised, in a pigsty?" the implication is that you should clean your room.
lucid
easily understood, clear
Our teacher does a good job because he provides lucid explanations of difficult concepts.
pundit
an authority who expresses his or her opinions
The political pundit has made many predictions, but few of them have come true.
rhetoric
the art of using language effectively and persuasively
Since they are expected to make speeches, most politicians and lawyers are well versed in the art of rhetoric.
Adkins v. Children's Hospital
Reversed Muller v. Oregon
women can't have special minimum wage
Esch-Cummins Transportation Act
encouraged private combinations of railroads and pledged the International Commerce Commission to guarantee their profitability. (Pro-trusts)
Merchant Marine Act of 1920
authorized the Shipping Board, which controlled about fifteen hundred shipping vessels
The Railway Labor Board
ordered a wage cut of 12%, provoking a 2month strike, ended by Daugherty
Veterans Bureau
authorized to operate hospitals and provide treatment
The American Legion
founded by Colonel Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. 1919, renew old hardships, military patriotism, demanded veteran benefits
Adjusted Compensation Act
gave every former soldier an insurance policy due in 20 yrs (adding $3.5 bill total cost of war) (vetoed by Coolidge, overrode by cong)
Disarmament Conference
1921-22, invitation to all major powers
The 5-Power Naval Treaty
proposed by Hughes, 5:5:3 ratio on battleships (GB,US,JP)
- Br and Am conceded that they would refrain from fortifying their Far Easter
Possessions, including the Philippines.
The 4-Power Treaty
bound Jp, Br, Fr, and US to preserve the status quo in the Pacific
The 9-Power Treaty
open the Open Door in China
Kellogg-Briand Pact (Pact of Paris)
by Kellogg, Sec. of State under Coolidge, ratified by 62 nations, prevent armament
Fordney-McCumber Tariff Law
boost from 27% (Wilson’s Underwood Tariff) to 38.5%
Sign- hurt not only Am goods but also European (one more step to the rise of Hitler)
Teapot Dome
Fall leased the lands to the oilmen Harry F. Sinclair and Edward L. Doheny receiving bribes from Doheny and Sinclair