USHIST2 - 2/18/08 Key Terms: Pink collar jobs Mass...

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2/18/08 Key Terms: Pink collar jobs Mass migration Vice/VD/disease Spanish flu pandemic 1919- nationwide strikes Red scare- 1919-1921 Soviet Union- 1917 Mitchell Palmer J. Edgar Hoover- Bureau of Investigation Alexander Berkman World’s largest creditor Warren Harding Laissez faire Corporate tax cuts “normalcy” reforms- 8 hr day, child labor laws, food and drug laws, prohibition Stock market Unity, sacrifice, patriotism serves purpose of keeping economy going and stabilizing patterns that have existed since after the civil war 3 rd pt of de-stabilization: military Storyville- major brothel, unofficial gov’t sanctioned Progressives thought war would serve to undermine the American character Vice/VD- men were all very healthy and made susceptible to the Spanish flu, in days before penicillin, if injured in battle you would probably die During WWI- 51,000 American men died in battle, 62,000 died from disease (not including Spanish flu) Spanish flu starts in the US in Kansas- 800,000 people died in US, population at that time was around 1,000,000 WWI- 1 American veteran left, 1 French veteran left, 3 British veterans
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