Unformatted text preview: Sheppard-Towner Act t 1921 1: Established the ﬁrst federally funded health-care program.
It provided matching federal funds for states to set up prenatal and child health care
centers. Progressivism Kellogg-Briand Pact: aka the Pact of Paris, signed in 1928 it “grandly and naively
renounced war in principle”. Within weeks of its signing, the US commissioned
250million in new battleships. It was essentially meaningless. McNm-Haugen arm Relief Bill: A series of federal farm relief initiatives aimed to prop
up and stabilize farm prices. Immigration Act of 1921: set a max of 357,000 new immigrants each year. Why limit?
Economic factor Religious Fundamentalism: emphasized a literal reading of the bible, rejected the tenets
of modern science, and focused on social and reform activities in the larger community.
Tabloids: devoted mostly to pictures, tabloids focused on sex, scandals, and sports.
Discovered a new audience that had never read newspapers before, mostly poorly
educated working class immigrants or their children. Marcus Garvey: started a movement stressing black economic self-determination and
unity and founded Universal Negro Improvement Association. He attracted many through
parades, rallies, and enforcing black identity. Sinclair Lewis: a popular 19205 writer, known for “Babbitt,” he mocked his characters
that were hungry for success and craved social acceptance. Langston Hughes: African American poet. *nothing in book “Sick Industries”: industries such as textile and railroad that would eventually lead to the
Great Depression. Suburbanization: due ahnost entirely to automobiles, suburban cities grew exponentially
in the 19203 and allowed for lower residential density and larger average lot sizes. Chapter 24 1929-1940 Reconstruction Finance Corporation: was designed to make government credit available
to ailing banks, railroads, insurance companies, and other businesses. Based on the
assumption that credit was the problem and only supply needed to be increased. Most
businesses, though, didn’t want loans since nobody was buying anything. Congress of Industrial Organizations: In 193 8, the Committee of Industrial
Organizations withdrew from the American Federation of Labor(AFL) and reorganized
themselves as the Congress of Industrial Organizations. For the ﬁrst time ever, the labor
movement had gained a permanent place in the nation’s mass-productions industries.
Works Progress Administration: 1935, Harry Hopkins was the leader, oversaw the
employment of more than 8 million Americans on a vast array of construction proj ects:
roads, bridges, dams, airports, and sewers. The most innovative WPA programs were the
community service projects that employed thousands of jobless artists, musicians, actors,
and writers. Tennessee Valley Authority: 1933, an independent public corporation that built dams
and power plants, produced cheap fertilizer for farmers, and most signiﬁcantly, brought
cheap electricity for the ﬁrst time to thousands of people in six Southern states.
Agriculture Adjustment Act: 1933, set up to provide immediate relief to the nation’s
farmers. Established a new federal role in agricultural planning and price-setting. ...
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