US History II Final Exam Study Guide
Railroad connecting the west and east coasts of the continental US
the development of industries for the machine production of goods
an organization formed by workers to strive for better wages and working conditions
The U.S. growing larger to the west.
a ship canal 40 miles long across the Isthmus of Panama built by the United States (1904-1914)
wilson’s plan for world peace following world war I
a law forbidding the sale of alcoholic beverages
reform movements that sought to raise living standards and correct wrongs in American Society
Belief that all life was created by God
the process by which species gradually change over time
gave women the right to vote
Pure food and drug act
the act that prohibited the manufacture, sale, or shipment of impure of falsely labeled food and drugs
clayton anti trust act
law that made monopolies illegal and proctected rights of labor unions
a period of general fear of communists
hostility toward immigrants
the social process of absorbing one cultural group into harmony with another
the economic crisis beginning with the stock market crash in 1929 and continuing through the 1930s
the historic period (1933-1940) in the U.S. during which President Franklin Roosevelt’s economic policies were implemented
social security act
created a tax on workers and employers. That money provided monthly pensions for retired people.
world war 2
war between allies (australia, belguim, brazil, canada, china, france, mexico, US, UK, USSr) and the Axis (Germany, hungary, japan, italy, ) from 1939-1945
A national policy of avoiding involvement in world affairs
allied forces under dwight d. eisenhower landed on the beaches of normandy in history’s greatest naval invasion.
A national policy of actively trading with foreign countries to foster peace and prosperity
policy of providing economic and military aid to any country threatened by communism or totalitarian ideology
A conflict that was between the US and the Soviet Union. The nations never directly confronted eachother on the battlefield but deadly threats went on for years.
a war between North and South Korea
a war between the communist armies of North Vietnam who were supported by the Chinese and the non-communist armies of South Vietnam who were supported by the United States
1964, LBJ’s policies of fighting poverty and racial injustice
President Kennedy’s plan aimed at improving the economy, fighting racial discrimination, and exploring space.
plessy vs ferguson
a case that was brought to supreme court by black lawsuits to challenge the legality of segregation. The court ruled that segregation was legal as long as it was “equal”
roe vs wade
Supreme Court declared abortion to be a private decision, Right to Abortion
Scandal involving illegal activities that led ultimately to the resignation of President Nixon in 1974
American President during WWI – had 14 point plan – key figure in League of Nations
United States industrialist and philanthropist who endowed education and public libraries and research trusts
Became president when FDR died; gave the order to drop the atomic bomb
president of the U.S from 1923-1933 leader of the US in the beginning of the great depression. He didn’t want the gov involved in the peoples lives and thought that the people should express their individual rights.
dwight d eisenhower
leader of the Allied forces in Europe then was elected to be Pres. of the USA
john f kennedy
President during Bay of Pigs, and Cuban Missile Crisis. Strong image icon. Creator of Civil Rights Act.
lyndon b johnson
the US president who wanted to stay out of Vietnam but sent soldiers because his goal was to stop the spread of communism
withdrew American soldiers from South Vietnam.37th president
Tennessee highschool teacher who violated a state law by teaching evolution
United States politician who unscrupulously accused many citizens of being Communists
she wrote the book called The Feminine Mystique during the womens rights movement
founder and original publisher of Ms. magazine, and was an influential co-convener of the National Women’s Political Caucus.