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1

Describe the Teapot Dome Scandal?

The Secretary of the Interior was being bribed for control of oil reserves

2

What happened on Black Thursday?

The stock market collapsed

3

Describe Laissez Faire Economics?

1. Laws restricting companies from selling untested products
2. Passing legislation that restricts commerce
3. Increasing taxes on companies

4

What best describes the dull phase in the economy after WWI?

The economy was still transitioning from a war time economy to a peace time economy

5

Describe the difference between the farm like in the 1920's?

people turned towards their faith through revivals and christian living

6

What is stock pooling?

It is when large investors sell & buy stock to draw in small investors so that they can sell and make large profits

7

What is Margin Buying?

It is when an investor borrows a majority of the money from a lender in hopes to make a quick profit and repay back the money borrowed

8

What is a Hooverville?

They are shack communities typically built near railroads during the Great Depression and named after Hoover

9

Explain why there is a farm crisis after WWI?

The demand for food worldwide drops causing crop prices to drop

10

What lifestyle adjustments were made during the Great Depression?

1. Cut out luxuries
2. Grown their own gardens
3. Sew their own clothes

11

Who makes up the Ohio Gang?

Harding's advisors and friends

12

How was the dust bowl created?

1. A lack of plant life to hold soil together
2. Overgrazing
3. Continuous drought

13

What was the Dust Bowl?

An area in which huge dust storms were created due to arid (dry) conditions

14

What was the common form of entertainment during the 1920's?

Radio

15

What made it possible for more Americans through the 20's to make large purchases such as cars, fridges, washing machines, etc?

The ability to gain credit

16

Why were authors like Fitzgerald and Hemmingway considered to be part of the Lost Generation?

Their writing had been influenced by war ad gave their work a cynical outlook

17

Who is John Scopes?

He was on trial in Tennessee for teaching evolution
(Inherit the Wind)

18

When farming was on the decline in the first quarter of the 20th century what drew people to the cities?

Job opportunities

19

What type of Music was popular in the 1920's?

Jazz

20

What will Harding's Presidency be remembered for?

Scandals

21

Who was the first man to successfully fly across the Atlantic Ocean?

Charles Lindburg

22

What is the Bonus Army?

WWI veterans who wanted their bonuses early and protested in Washington DC to get it

23

What are some reasons why the Stock Market Crashed?

1. Overproduction
2. High tariffs and war debt
3. Banking system too vulnerable

24

Which President is known for his New Deal?

Roosevelt

25

What is an Okie?

A farmer who has fled west out of the Dust bowl in search of work

26

What did Hoover do to help suffering Americans?

provided jobs through public works

27

What is the time period called when alcohol was ILLEGAL to sell, manufacture or transport?

prohibition

28

What was the government not ready for when they outlawed alcohol to better society?

1. Enforce the law
2. Stop bootlegging
3. Fight organized crimes

29

Be able to analyze two cartoons

Look in your notes

30

Be able to complete a US map of the states and capitals

See Mrs. Krumpelman if he want blank practice sheets