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48 Cards in this Set

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Forbidding by law the making and selling of alcoholic beverages
A tax on the minerals taken from the land
severance tax
To remove of suppress
Huey Long's economic program that promised to eliminate poverty by giving every family a minimum income
Share Our Wealth program
The depression that began in 1929 with the stock market crash and lasted into the 1940s
Great Depression
A New Deal program that provided work for men with families; the men built schools, courthouses, parks and other public builidngs
Civilian Conservation Corps
The name given to the programs enacted by Congress during President Roosevelt's terms to deal with the problems and hardships caused by the Great Depression
New Deal
An organization that worked to stop the sale of alcoholic beverages
Women's Christian Temperance Union
A secret, racist organization that used violence and intimidation against those, especially immigrants and minorities, whose behavior or actions it did not like
Ku Klux Klan
A New Deal program that provided work for single young men between the ages of 18 and 25
Works Progress Administration
A state commission whose job it was to regulate transportation and communication companies
Public Service Commission
To approve or make valid
To ration something is to ...
allow a person only a limited amount of it
Was the Cold War a fighting war?
Under a civil service system, government jobs are awarded ...
based on the results of a text
Sabotage is ...
deliberate damage or destruction
In a blackout, people must ...
make sure no light shows outdoors at night
Under the state's right-to-work law, workers ...
did not have to join the union to get and keep jobs.
Victory gardens were those planted ...
by people during World War II.
A royalty is a fee paid ...
when oil is extracted from the land.
In the late 1940s, the Dixiecrats ...
opposed President Truman's stand on racial issues.
During World War II, the United Service Organizations were ...
a home-away-from-home for service people.
The removal of federal rules and restriction
A section of the constitution that guarantees basic rights
Bill of Rights
Neighborhoods on the outer edges of cities
Transporting students to schools out of their neighborhoods in order to create racially balanced schools
Ideas, facts, or rumors spread to help a cause or to hurt an opposing cause
Multilane, limited-access highways that extend through more than one state
interstate highways
A refusal to deal witha person, store, or organization, usually to show disapproval or to force the acceptance of certain conditions
The 1954 U.S. Supreme Court case that resulted in the ruling that segregation was unconstitutional
Brown v. the Board of Education of Topeka
The process of opening facilities to people of all races or ethnic groups without restrictions
An organization formed after the Brown decision to support segregation
Citizens' Council
A federal law that ended segregation by prohibiting discrimination in public facilities and in employment
Civil Rights Act of 1964
The idea that the state legislature could place itself between the federal government and the people
A written description of the rules or standards of good conduct under which an organization or profession should operate
code of ethics
A federal law passed in 1965 that outlawed literacy tests and poll taxes and that sent registrars into the southern states to register black voters
Voting Rights Act
An organization formed in 1909 to work for equal rights for African Americans
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
A law that requires all government meetings, involving both elected and appointed groups, be public
sunshine law
A demonstration where a person or group enters a facility and refuses to leave until they are recognized or their demands are met
In the 1970s and early 1980s, an "organization of countries that produce oil" succeeded in raising the price of crude oil up to its highest levels.
Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries
Governor Roemer established teh state position of "an official in the executive branch who was concerned with uncovering fraud and waste in government."
inspector general
In the 1980s, many people had to declare "that they were unable to pay their debts and had to have someone manage their financial affairs for them."
The "federal government program that pays for medical care for people over 65" is a public insurance program that is financed in part by payroll deductions.
Funds from "the educational trust fund established in 1986" are used to provide money throughout the state for worthwhile projects to improve education."
Young people today must be familiar with "the practical use of scientific knowledge, especially in business and industry" if they wish to find and succeed in the jobs available in the future.
During the 1980s, the high oil prices led to a worldwide "temporary downturn in economic activity."
The program "that provides health care for the poor, partly funded by the federal government and partly by the state" was established in the mid-1960s as part of the Social Security Act.
In the 1980s, ordinary citizens organized to work for changes. One group was "an organization that lobbied the state to change laws to increase the penalties for driving while intoxicated."
Mothers Against Drunk Driving