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Settlement Houses Jane Addams
an approach to social reform in the late 19th century, was a method for serving the poor in urban areas by living among them and serving them directly.
19th amendment
Ratafied in 1920, it declared that "the right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex"
Growth of Railroads
With the growth of railroads, industry can export and import raw materials.
Woodrow Wilson's Fourteen Points[1-7]
Open covenants of peace, openly arrived at, after which there shall be no private international understandings of any kind but diplomacy shall proceed always frankly and in the public view.
Securities and Exchange Commision required companies to publish improtant facts about thier business. It also regulated the activities of stockbrokers and others in the investment business
19th amendment
Ended the woman's suffrage. Right to vote.
Three R's
Relief, Recovery , & Reform
Theordore Roosevelt; internaional policy
Speak softly and carry a big stick
18th amendment
It prohitibed the manufacture, sale, transportation of alcohol beverages. (liquor)
Pearl Harbor
American base in Hawaii that was bombed by Japanese planes on December 7, 1941. The bombing of Pearl Harbor forced the United States to enter the war.
andrew carnegie
set up a trust fund to better mankind.
a journalist who wrote about environmental, social, and political problems Americans faced in the early 1900's
John Steinbeck
The author of the book "The Grapes of Wrath."
U.S. Entrance into WWII
Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor causing FDR to declare war, was our entrance into WWII
Secede or succesion is when the 11 states withdrew from the U.S and created the confederacy.
19th Amendment
Women given the right to vote; women's suffrage.
William Howard Taft; Dollas Diplomacy
A goverment policy of promoting the buiness interest of its citizens in other countries
Securities and Exchange Commision required companies to publish improtant facts about thier business. It also regulated the activities of stockbrokers and others in the investment business
20th amendment
reduce the amount of time between the election of the President and Congress and the beginning of their terms.
Frances Perkins
(born Fanny Coralie Perkins, lived April 10, 1882 - May 14, 1965) was the U.S. Secretary of Labor from 1933 to 1945, and the first woman ever appointed to the cabinet. As a loyal supporter of her friend Franklin D. Roosevelt, she helped pull the labor movement into the New Deal coalition
19th Amendment
It gave American women the right to vote. It's also known as the woman Suffrage Amendment.
Georgia O'Keeffe
American artist that painted flowers and landscapes during the great depression.
Spanish-American War, 1898
was a military conflict between Spain and the United States that began in April 1898.
Causes of the Great Depression
stock market crash, farmings went up, automovil, agriculture,high tarrifs, underconsuption , buying stocks on margins
The Grapes of Wrath
The story follows the fortunes of a poor family as they travel from the Dust Bowl region to California.
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation: A federal guarantee of savings bank deposits initially of up to $2500, raised to $5000 in 1934, and frequently thereafter; continues today with a limit of $100,000
monroe doctrine
the declaration by James Monroe in 1823 warning European powers against future colonization in the western hemisphere or interference in latin americas republic
homes made for the poor
20th amendment
The terms of the President and Vice President shall end at noon on the 20th day of January, and the terms of Senators and Representatives at noon on the 3d day of January, of the years in which such terms would have endedif this article had not been ratified; and the terms of their successors shall then begin.
Roosevelt Corollary
called for an end to European intervention in the American continents (both north and south). This applied only to independent governments in the Americas however, not to areas that were colonies at that time.
Interstate Commerce Act
Approved on February 4, 1887 the Interstate Commerce Act created an Interstate Commerce Commission to oversee the conduct of the railroad industry. With this act the railroads became the first industry subject to Federal regulation.
Treaty of Paris, 1898
The treaty ended at the end of the Spanish american war the got fredom of cuba but didnt got the Independence of the Philippines.America also got the territories of Guam
Supreme Court Packing
The bill called for adding a new justice for every sitting justice that was over 70 years old.
15th Amendment
Passed February 26, 1869, and ratified February 3, 1870. It gave African American the right to vote
Woodrow Wilson; Moral Diplomacy
moraly keep america out of the enternal affairs of other countries
Supreme Court Packing cont.
They wanted to pack the Sumepre Courst with liberal justices who whould favor New Deal programs.
monroe doctrine
invoked in 1865, warned europeans nations that the u.s would not tolerate futher colonization or puppet monarchs.
washington peace conference five power treaty
opened in 1921. They wanted to scrap 30 US warships.
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
During the "roaring" 1920's the economy soared and during the same time, prohibition, the ban on the sale and manufacture of alcohol mandated by the Eighteenth Amendment, made millionaires out of bootleggers and led to an increase in organized crime.
Frances Perkins
Perkins was born in Boston, Massachusetts, to Frederick W. Perkins, the owner of a stationer's business, and Susan Bean Perkins, but spent much of her childhood in Worcester.[1] She attended the Ferry Hall School in Illinois before graduating from Mount Holyoke College in 1902, and from Columbia University in 1910 with a master's degree in sociology. In between, she held a variety of teaching positions and volunteered at settlement houses, including Hull House.
Revolutionary War, 1775
British soldiers and American patriots fought at Lexington, Massachusetts and nearby Concord. In 1783 the Treaty of Paris ended the war. Great Britain was forced to recognize the independence of the 13 colonies of the United States.
Bossism William Tweed
Is a system of political control centering about a single powerful figure (the boss) and a complex organization of lesser figures (the machine). Depends upon manipulation of the voters and thus always has some aspects of corruption and fraud.
18th amendment
Ratified in 1919, it declared that the prohibition of "the manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors" would take effect one year after radafication.
john d. rockefeller
developed a better and cheaper way of refining crude oil
calvin coolidge
the thirtieth President of the United States
spanish-american war, 1898
War Between Spain and America in 1898
general purpose of war boards
committee on public information(CPI) helped sell war to public, War Industries Board(WIB) directed industry productionand made sure supplies and produce were delivered to the military, National War Labor Board worked to settle any labor disputes.
Herbert Hoover
Blamed for depression; hoovervilles
Child labor
Important role in the Industrial Revolution. Employment for childrens under an age determined by law or custom
Declaration of Independence, 1776
Drafted by Thomas Jefferson between June 11 and June 28, 1776.
tennessee valley authority, Tennessee Valley Authority (1933)- Relief, Recovery, Reform- An attempt at regional planning. Included provisions for environment and recreational design; architectural, educational, and health projects; and controversial public power projects; continues today to meet the Tennessee Valley's energy and flood-control needs.
teapot dome scandal albert fall
is a reference to an oil field on public land in Wyoming. Famous Harding Scandal.Oil reserves were sold in Wyoming and California.
treaty or versailles
The treaty negotiated in paris redrew the map of europe, granting self-determination to some groups. some allies sought revenge on germany, insisting on a war-guilt clause and reparations from Germany.
Unalienable rights
Rights that cannot be taken away from you.
dawes plan
The Dawes Plan (as proposed by the Dawes Committee, chaired by Charles G. Dawes) was an attempt following World War I for the Allies to collect war reparations debt from Germany. When after five years the plan proved to be unsuccessful, the Young Plan was adopted in 1929 to replace it.

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