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Arms Race
arms race
Gilded Age
rapid industrial development changed nature of workforce and workplace number of agricultural workers declines accompanied by major technological transformations
Sherman Antitrust Act
1890 limit monopolies. Prevent companies from taking over
Populist Party
People's party. Wanted government ownership of railroads, telegraphs and telephone system.Independent third parties of 1890s. Aimed at reforms that major political parties had ignored.
Progressive Era
social activism and political reform that flourished from the 1890s to the 1920s.[1] One main goal of the Progressive movement was purification of government. Ideas spread through women workers muckrackers. Goals were protect women & children in workplace, public education, housing, country life
American investigative reporters, novelists and critics from the late 1800s to early 1900s, who investigated and exposed societal issues such as conditions in slums and prisons, factories,
Expand. Increase U.S. domination, U.S. is world power. Increased tensinos in Asia. U.S. believed in national mission. Responsibility for helping others.
Open Door policy
1899. equal trade and investment policies in foreign countries. Aimed to promote U.S. dominance in foreign market. RESULT: promotes informal economic empire
League of Nations
intergovernmental organization founded as a result of the Paris Peace Conference that ended the First World War. It was the first permanent international organization whose principal mission was to maintain world peace.
Treaty of Versailles
Peace treaty. End of WW1. 1919. Germany caused the war and had to pay countries money they didnt have.
Red Scare
Strong anti-communism after WW1.
Great Migration
1910-30. 6 million blacks move from south to NE W and MW.
Great Depression
unequal distribution of wealth. poorly managed & regulated banks. Unemployment skyrockets
shantytowns built by homeless people
New Deal
FDR. addresses banks & stock market. gives relieft to people and economic recovery.
Second New Deal
addresses relief and reform.longterm- didnt cure depression
Emergency Banking Act of 1933
ly Federal Reserve-approved banks to operate in the United States of America.
June 6, 1944. Allie troops land in Normandy France.
Land-Lease program
1941-45. U.S. supplied UK with weapons.
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