History 2112 Study Guide

History 2112 Study Guide - Essay I) Intro II) Committee on...

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Essay I) Intro II) Committee on Un-American Activities A)Blackmailed American citizens B)Disregarded the rights of the accused C)Disregarded the standard rules of a court of law III) The Proxy War in Chile A) Aided the military coup of democratically elected socialist Salvador Allende B) Allowed the torture and murder of thousands of Allende's supporters C) Supported a brutal and bloody dictatorship under General Augusto Pinochet IV) The Anti-French War of Resistance A) Refused a request for aid in becoming a sovereign nation by Ho Chi Minh B) Supported the oppressive French colonial government C) Refused to allow democratic elections in South Vietnam V) Civil Rights and Voting Rights Acts A) Civil Rights Act barres public discrimination based on race or gender B) Voting Rights Acts bans any law that would hinder a citizen's right to vote based on race. VI) Equal Pay Act A) Ended pay discrimination in the workplace based on sex B) Set a trend for gradually decreasing discrimination in the workplace. VII) Roe v. Wade A) Deprived the unborn of all rights B) Made a form of murder legal in the United States VIII) Conclusion
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The First Hundred Days 1933 The First Hundred Days refers to the first hundred days of FDR's presidency during which Congress instituted an unprecedented plethora of government agencies in an effort to reverse the Great Depression. These actions took place in 1933. The First Hundred Days was significant because they forever altered the role of national government in the U.S. Unprecedented power and responsibility was placed on the central government. While they did not recover the American economy, they halted the decline and saved the banking system from complete failure. Lastly, they made the government the lead player in this U.S. Economy as opposed to leaving economic fate in the hands of the major corporations. Wagner Act 1935-The New Deal The Wagner Act outlawed the firing and blacklisting of union organizers and brought democracy into the American workplace by empowering the National Labor Relations Board to supervise employee elections of union representation. The Wagner Act was passed in 1935 as part of FDR's New Deal. The Wagner Act was significant because it gave unions the legal right to exist and was an important step in protecting working Americans from “unfair” practices by their employers. It was a demonstration that the American government was now siding with the common worker as opposed to the employer. Finally, it led to higher wages, and increase in buying power, and consequently aided in economic recovery. Social Security Act 1935 The Social Security Act set up a state-controlled welfare system and a national old-age pension system that was funded by taxes on employees and employers. This act was passed in 1935. The Social Security Act was significant because it was a dramatic departure from the traditional
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This note was uploaded on 05/26/2011 for the course HIST 2112 taught by Professor Sutter during the Spring '07 term at University of Georgia Athens.

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History 2112 Study Guide - Essay I) Intro II) Committee on...

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