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a process by which citizens prosper legislation or constitutional amendments
initiative
a system whereby party members choose their parts canidates for public office
primary system
a tax that assigns higher tax rates to ppl with highre income
progressive tax
a ban on the manufactoring and sald of alcoholic beverages
prohibition
the procedure by which a public official may be voted out of office by the next election.
recall
a process by which the people vote directly on proposed legislative.
referandum
the right to vote
suffrage
a law passed in 1914 tha strengthened the Sherman Antitrust Act by defining unfair business practices.
Clayton Antitrust Act
the law passed in1913 establishing the Federal reserve Bank system
Federal reserve act
a comminsion created by congress in 1914 ti ensure that corporations obey antitrust laws
Federal trade Commission
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. An organization established in 1909 to secure the legal rights of black Americans
NAACP
a 1902 law permitting the use of preceeds from the sale of federal lands in the West to build dams and irrigation projects.
National Reclamation Act
the Federal inspection of meat companies
Meat Inspection Act
a 1913 law that lowered tariffs on hundreds of items
Underwood Tariff
a Latin American dictator
Caudillo
an 1850 agreement between the US and Britian in which the 2 nations agreed that any central American canal would be politically neutral
Clayton-Bulwer Treaty
a policy of the US begun under president Taft that aimed to encourage American investment in Latin America
dollar diplomacy
the 1901 agreement between the US and Britian which granted the US the sole right ot build a canal in Central America
HAy-Pauncefote Treaty
a 1904 corolary to the Monroe Doctrine in which the US claimed the right to intervine in the affairs of the other nations of the Western Hemisphere
Roosevelt Corollary
a statement issued by Great Britian in 1917 supporting the establishment of a national homeland for the Jews in Palestine
Balfour Declaration
the World War I alliance of Germany, Austria-Hungry and the Ottoman Empire
Cental Powers
an organization of nations established at the end of World War I to maintain world stability
League of Nations
the 1918 treaty between Germany and russia that took Russia out of World Was I and gave much of its western territory to Germany
Treaty of Brest
the peace agreement that formally ended World War I
treaty of Versailles
a secret message sent to Mexico in 1917 by the German Foreign minister, proposing an alliance between Germany and Mexico if Germany and the US went to war.
Zimmermann note