U.S. History Final Exam (About the end of WWI forward)

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College History Flashcards on U.S. History Final Exam (About the end of WWI forward), created by Brittany Martine on 04/29/2014.

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Flapper Dresses flapped; stopped going places with men; smoking; flaunted sexuality
Isolationism America felt tricked into the war by Britain and France; they began pulling back from the world to basically do their own thing
Washington Conference (1921) Idea of global disarmament that President Harding holds; he feared naval competition between U.S. and Britain; cut number of warships and have a no build period of ten years; affected U.S., Britain, France, Japan, and Italy
Wilson's 14 Points WWI; freedom of the seas, global disarmament, no secret treaties, give ethnic groups their own countries, League of Nations
Fireside Chats FDR had weekly talks with the American public; it sort of soothed them
FDR Promised "vigorous action;" already seen as a reformer; "Brain Trust" made up of unofficial advisers on economics; from old money; struck by polio but he tried to hide it so he wouldn't appear weak
FDR's First 100 Days Banking holiday-emergency banking act closes banks; Glass-Stegall Act forbid investment banking to be divided in private investment; separates stocks and loans/checking accounts/ etc; he tried packing the court with more people that he chose...this failed but it scared the original court
Fascism against communism & market capitalism; stresses strong leader; society has to be radically pure
First Fascist State Italy: Benito Mussolini voted in, marches on Rome
Yalta Agreement within a year there would be free elections in German dominated countries; west Europe be allies; East Europe be friendly with Russia; Yalta Conference-a divided Europe on a napkin
Marshall Plan U.S. gives financial aid and building materials to Europe but it can't be used on weapons, budgets can be seen by U.S. advisers; June 1947
George Kennan Mr. X; July 1947 issue of Foreign Affairs; feared he was in the minority but this wasn't the case; thought the USSR wouldn't stop until they met an unstoppable force
Berlin Airlift 1948: blockade begins; Germany cut into 4 areas of occupation; Truman responds to blockade with airlift-delivers over 12,000 tons; the Candy Bomber began tossing out candy to the kids from his plane
GI Bill Veterans get 3 paid years of college education
Who participated in Freedom Rides? CORE (Congress on Racial Equality) and SNCC (Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee)
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