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History Chapter 20- the 20's


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Return To Normalcy
Warren G. Harding
What did the unemployment rate reach in 1921 after the war had ended?
11.9 percent
What had become a profitable market during the war, but after only became a burden? and why?
Agriculture--the farmers were growing more food for the war effort and war torn countries, but after the war they were left with too much food and not many placed to send it.
What were some other reasons agriculture was hurt so bad after the war?
1) farmers had bought a lot of land and equipment and had a large amount of debt.

2)the excess of food caused the prices to plummet and farmers to get less back for their produce.
What was another change America had to face once the war ended?
the discarding the emotions rasied by newspapers, war posters, rallies, and songs.
Who talked of overthrowing the U.S. Government ever since the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia in 1917?
the Communists and Anarchists
The violent activities of a few leftists stirred this fear and created a temporary panic called what?
Red Scare
How did the Red Scare start and in what year?
Started in 1919--some anarchists sent small packages containing bombs through the mail to various govt officials and businessmen who had opposed their actions by breaking strikes and prosecuting suspected leftists.
Who received a bomb that had close political ties with Wilson?
his attorney general--A. Mitchell Palmer.
May Day
A communist holiday
What was the general theme of American foreign policy in the 1920's?
The U.S. faced 2 foreign policy tasks in the 20's. What were they?
1)to maintain world peace

2)stabilize the worlds economy
America did not want foreign conflicts to do what two things?
1)draw their sons into war

2)didn't want foreign economic problems and policies to endanger American business
What was 1 thing that did not come to a halt because of the Armistice?
the build up of sea power sparked by the war didn't come to an abrupt halt
Washington Naval Conference
brought foreign diplomats to the nations capital to negotiate an agreement to limit the growth of naval power.

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