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William McKinley
Who was president 1896 to 1901
1890
The Sherman Antitrust Act is passed by congress in
1927
Sacco and Vanzetti are executed after long years of appeal
1933
Hitler comes to power in Germany
1925
Scopes monkey trial
1915
Sinking of the Lusitania
1917
US entry into WWI
1919
Volstead Act
1919
Palmer raids
1925
support for KKK decreases
October 1929
Wall street crash
1931
Great depression begins
1931
Al Capone imprisoned
FDR
Who was president 1933 to 1945
Roosevelt
Who was president 1901 to 1909
Teddy Roosevelt
"Speak softly and carry a big stick"
William Taft
Who was president 1909 to 1913
Wilson
Who was president 1913 to 1921
Harding
Who was president 1921 to 1923
Coolidge
Who was president 1923 to 1929
Hoover
Who was president 1929 to 1933
1933
Congress repeals the volstead act
9
Number of Suprem Court justices
Cleveland
Who was president 1892 to 1896
Tammany Hall
Powerful political machine that supported Democrats, and influenced immigrants to provide it's electoral base
'Wets'
Those opposed to prohibition
'Drys'
Those in favour of prohibition
Carnegie, Rockefeller, Vanderbilt, Morgan
Big Bussiness men
Imperialism
Country's desire to extend it's control over foreign lands
1898
American-Spanish War
Protectorate
A state or territory partly controlled by (but not in the possesion of) a stronger state
Cuba, Philippines, Guam, Hawaii
Countries involved in Spanish War of 1898
Harding
Retrun to 'Normalcy'
America First
Campaigning organisation founded in Chicago in 1940 to promote American Isolationism
Bear Market
A time when stock market prices are constantly falling
Bull Market
A time where stock market prices are constantly rising
G-Men
Agents of the FBI
Gold standard
The policy of tying the national currency to the value of the gold reserve to ensure financial stability
Open door policy
Policy of maintaining equal trade opportunities for all countries
Roosevelt Corollary
Extension of the Monroe Doctrine, 1904
Veterans
Ex-soldiers
IWW
Radical trade union organisation formed in 1905
Isolationism
A policy of remaining out of foreign affairs
Closet imperialist
FDR's foreign policy
Fundamentalism
Protestants who refused to accept the findings of science if they clashed with the liberal interpretation of the bible
American Civil Liberties Union
Offered to defend anyone who wished to oppose the Butler Law
World Christian Fundamentals association
Set up in 1919, led by William Jennings Bryan, campaigned to make teaching evolution illegal
Butler Act
A 1925 Tennessee law prohibiting school teachers from teaching evolution
Truman
President from 1945