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History 106: Test 3

Hoover vs. Al Smith, 1928 election
Hoover - dominated, won TX Smith - won deep south; Catholic (KKK = anti-catholic)
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Stock Market Crash, October 1929
causes: speculative boom, borrowing $$, margin buying, lack of diversity in econ: auto & construction
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Great Depression
Worst depression in US history; spurred by crash of 1929 and lasted until WWII; false valuations in banks
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Banks failed
unbacked investments
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unemployment
25%
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Reconstruction Finance Corporation (RFC)
HOOVERS ATTEMPT TO HALT DEPRESSION federal prog est 1932 under pres Herbert Hoover to loan money to banks and other institutions to help them avert bankruptcy
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Federal Home Loan Banks
HOOVERS ATTEMPT TO HALT DEPRESSION This was in order to provide funds to "building and loan" institutions, providing liquidity and making mortgages available.
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Bonus Expeditionary Force, 1932
Thousands of WWI veterans, who insisted on immediate payment of their bonus certificates, marched on Washington in 1932, violence ensued when President Hoover ordered their tent villages cleared
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Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1932-1945
inc fed spending direct support to ag New deal
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New Deal
FDR's campaign promise, in his speech to the Democratic National Convention of 1932, to combat the Great Depression with a "new deal for the American people"; the phrase became a catchword for his ambitious plan of econ progs
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Glass-Steagall Act, 1933
separated commercial banking pwrs from investment banking powers discouraged banking competition "reg que" Est FDIC and included banking reforms, some designed to contorl speculation.
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Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
public confidence in banks restored result of Glass-stegall Gave the FDIC authority to provide deposit insurance to banks Gave the FDIC the authority to regulate and supervise state nonmember banks
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National Recovery Act (NRA)
experimented w/wage & price control min wage, max work hours, child labor excluded domestic workers & ag workers declared illegal in 1935
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Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
Its goal is to increase public trust in the capital markets by requiring uniform disclosure of information about public securities offerings.
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Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC)
organized under army to employ young men in nat'l parks $$ earned sent home to help families
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Works Progress Administration (WPA)
umbrella agency - provided various work progs, from construction to artists
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Social Security Act, 1935
largest most important new deal act cornerstone of new deal excluded farmers and domestic workers created the social security system with provisions for a retirement pension, unemployment insurance, disability insurance, and public assistance
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Wagner Act, 1935
est fed law to guarantee unions right to strike and bargtain est nat'l labor relations board
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Dust Bowl
5 years, drought and poor farm practice 1 million ppl relocated from area's affected,moved to cali
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TVA - Tennessee Valley Authority
electricity to rural areas in US hydroelectric pwr, esp in Appalachians
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John Maynard Keynes
focused on heavy gov't involvement and spending in tough times
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1936 election landslide
FDR dominated landon dems owned House & Senate
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from corporate welfare to public welfare
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basic economic security
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court-packing plan, 1937
replace supreme court judges over 60 FDR 9 to 15 judges in order to save his second new deal prog
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German American Bund & American Nazis
was an American Nazi organization established in the 1930s. Its main goal was to promote a favorable view of Nazi Germany.
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House Un-American Activities Committee, 1938
martin dies formed in 1938 to investigate subversives in the government; best-known investigations were of Hollywood no tables and of former State Department official Alger Hiss, who was accused in 1949 of espionage and Communist party membership
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Marian Anderson, 1939
black singer, constitution hall concert stopped by daughters of American Revolution Anderson sing @ Lincoln Memorial on Easter Sunday
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Germany - NADAP (Nazis) - 3rd Reich
beginning of hitler taking power
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Reichstag fire, 1933
hitler takes power
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Gleichachaltung
the process by which the Nazi regime successively established a system of totalitarian control and tight coordination over all aspects of society; assimilation; synchronization
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symbols, flags, unforms, ceremonies
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blood (race), language (culture), Will
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paramilitary SA and SS
SA storm troopers; internal members (brown) SS personal bodyguards for Hitler (black)
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"Triumph of the Will"
is a propaganda film made by Leni Riefenstahl. It chronicles the 1934 Nazi Party Congress in Nuremberg
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failure of League of Nations in China & Abyssinia
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Nuremburg Laws, 1935
antisemitic laws in Nazi Germany introduced at the annual Nuremberg Rally of the Nazi Party. After the takeover of power in 1933 by Hitler, Nazism became an official ideology incorporating scientific racism and antisemitism. There was a rapid growth in German legislation directed at Jews.
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1936 Olympics & Jessie Owens
Owens not congratulated by Hitler
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1936 Rhineland occupation
Germany reoccupies Rhineland, started Spanish Civil War
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1936 Spanish Civil War & Guernica
Germany uses planes to bomard Spanish Villages
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Anchluss
the occupation and annexation of Austria into Nazi Germany in 1938.[2]
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Sudetenland
The Sudetenland was initially put under military administration, with General Wilhelm Keitel as Military governor. On 21 October 1938, the annexed territories were divided, with the southern parts being incorporated into the neighbouring Reichsgaue
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Munich Agreement
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Appeasement
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Nazi-Soviet Non-Aggression Pact
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Axis nations vs. Allied nations
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Stalingrad
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Pearl Harbor
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Pacific island hoping campaign
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Japanese-American internment camps
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Nisei 442nd Regiment
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D-Day
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Battle of the Bulge
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Yalta Conference
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V-E Day, May 8, 1945
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Hiroshima & Nagasaki
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V-J Day, September, August 15, 1945
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Holocaust
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