US History Review

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The Red Scare

The Red Scare began after the Bolshevik-Russian Revolution as anarchist agitation aggravated national, social, and political tensions.

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Volstead Act

Enabled legislation to provide for the implementation of the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which established National Prohibition of alcoholic beverages.
(also known as the National Prohibition Act)

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Harlem Renaissance

A time of jazz, speakeasies, gangsters, radio and movies. Dancing and singing to music was extremely popular during this time.

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Great Migration

A long-term movement of African Americans living in the South, moving up to northern urban living.

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"Return to Normalcy" (President Harding)

The country needed to slow down and focus on putting the country back together and go back to the old ways of doing business.

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Bonus Army

Congress enacted a bill that would reward veterans of the conflict a cash bonus for their service.

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Civilian Conservation Corp (CCC)

The CCC was designed to provide employment for young men who had difficulties finding jobs.

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Social Security Administration (SSA)

Social insurance program consisting of retirement, disability, and survivors' benefits. To qualify for these benefits, most American workers pay Social Security taxes on their earnings.

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Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)

Provided navigation, flood control, electricity generation, fertilizer manufacturing, and economic development in the Tennessee Valley, a region particularly affected by the Great Depression.

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Public Works Administration (PWA)

The building of dams, bridges, schools and hospitals. The Act was meant to provide jobs for Americans as well as revive the country.

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Frances Perkins

The first woman appointed to the U.S. Cabinet. She also helped pull the labor movement into the New Deal coalition.

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Isolationist Policy

The political idea of a country neither affecting nor being affected by events in the world.

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Holocaust

The persecution and murder of nearly 6 million Jews by the Nazi regime.

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Manhattan Project

The research and developement project which produced the first atomic bomb during World War II.

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Iron Curtain

A term used to describe the boundary that separated the Warsaw Pact countries from the NATO countries during the Cold War.

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Containment

A strategy to limit and prevent Soviet expansionism. The US did not want communism to spread to other countries.

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Dixiecrats

A racist group agaisnt the idea of integration.

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Bay of Pigs

An unsuccessful action by a CIA-trained force of Cuban exiles to invade southern Cuba, with support and encouragement from the US government, in an attempt to overthrow the Cuban government of Fidel Castro.

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Brown vs. Board

Case of deciding to segregate public schools.

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Rosa Parks

African American woman who refused to give up her seat and therefore began the Montgomery Bus Boycott.

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Black Panthers

An African American revolutionary group who wished for equality in: education, housing, employment and civil rights. They were also willing to use violence to get what they wanted.

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Ku Klux Klan (KKK)

An extremist group who used violent and extreme methods to protest civil rights and other issues.

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McCarthyism

The practice of making accusations of disloyalty, subversion,or treason without evidence.

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22nd Amendment

Set a limit of two terms for the president of the United States.

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Great Society

A set of domestic programs promoted by Lyndon Johnson. The goal of the program was to eliminate poverty and racial injustice.