Unit 2 History Ch. 28

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America: A Narrative History

  
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1.  During the 1932 presidential campaign, the Republican and Democratic candidates both promised generally to balance the budget.
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2.  The Twentieth Amendment moved the presidential inauguration date from March to January.
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3.  Early in his presidency, Roosevelt carried through on his promise to end Prohibition.
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4.  The CCC addressed the problem of overcharging by doctors and others in the medical and health professions.
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5.  John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath told of Wall Street businessmen brought to their knees after Black Tuesday.
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6.  The AAA required farmers to donate surplus crops and livestock to feed the poor.
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7.  By 1935, the NRA had become unpopular.
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8.  The American Liberty League opposed New Deal measures as violations of personal and property rights.
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9.  FDR made black civil rights a major priority, ordering that New Deal programs not practice racial discrimination.
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10.  The Wagner Act helped dramatically boost union membership.
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11.  FDR called the Social Security Act the “supreme achievement” of the New Deal.
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12.  Eleanor Roosevelt was a shy person who shunned attention, but she did much work behind the scenes to raise support for her husband’s New Deal.
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13.  By the end of the 1930s, FDR’s New Deal had pushed the country a large way toward socialism.
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14.  Despite the New Deal, full recovery from the Depression did not come until the crisis of World War II.
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15.  The Fair Labor Standards Act forbade racial discrimination in hiring.
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16.  Franklin D. Roosevelt:
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17.  In the presidential election of 1932:
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18.  Whose campaign song was “Happy Days Are Here Again”?
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19.  The main purpose of the Civilian Conservation Corps was to:
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20.  This organization sought to set workplace standards, such as child labor restrictions:
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21.  All of the following writers but two (listed as a pair below) found work writing travel guides for the Federal Writers’ Project:
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22.  The goal of the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1933 was to raise farm income mainly through:
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23.  Among the objectives of the Tennessee Valley Authority were all the following EXCEPT:
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24.  Codes of fair practice were part of:
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25.  Huey Long:
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26.  In the case of Schechter Poultry Corporation v. United States, the Supreme Court:
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27.  The National Labor Relations Act:
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28.  Which of the following statements about the Social Security Act is NOT true?
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29.  The Revenue Act of 1935 (sometimes called the Wealth-Tax Act):
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30.  In the case of Norris v. Alabama, the Supreme Court:
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31.  What made the dust storms worse than normal was the transition during the early twentieth century from:
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32.  In the presidential election of 1936:
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33.  Roosevelt’s court-packing scheme became unnecessary when:
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34.  The “sit-down strike” was used successfully in 1937 by:
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35.  Labor’s new direction in the late 1930s was toward:
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36.  The 1937 economic slump was caused in part by:
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37.  By the end of 1937, which group had coalesced against the New Deal?
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38.  In the elections of 1938:
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39.  The Farm Security Administration:
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40.  The conservative Democratic opposition to the New Deal in the late 1930s:
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41.  Charles E. Coughlin:
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42.  Who was the economist whose ideas provided a theoretical justification of the New Deal?
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43.  The Indian Reorganization Act:
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44.  The literary work that best captured the ordeal of the Depression was The Grapes of Wrath by:
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45.  Richard Wright:
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46.  Just before his election to the presidency in 1932, Franklin D. Roosevelt was serving as:
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47.  At the outset of his presidency, to deal with the banking crisis, Roosevelt:
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48.  The social worker who headed the WPA at its creation in 1935 was:
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49.  The fair practices codes of the NRA did all of the following EXCEPT:
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50.  The dust bowl can be associated with:
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51.  Eleanor Roosevelt:
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52.  Huey Long’s program to end the Depression:
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53.  Which is true of the 1936 presidential election?
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54.  In early 1937, FDR proposed to reform the Supreme Court by:
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55.  The Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938:
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56.  The Marx Brothers:
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57.  In 1938, Martin Dies, a congressman from Texas, used ________ to brand New Dealers as ________.
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58.  One drawback of the Tennessee Valley Authority was that:
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59.  One third of the “Okies”:
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60.  To earn the federal payments for reducing crops:
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61.  During the Depression, the U.S. government deported 500,000 Mexican Americans and their American-born children because:
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62.  Who came up with the metaphor of a government “frozen in the ice of its own indifference”?
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63.  All of the following is true of the National Youth Administration EXCEPT:
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64.  It set up technical training programs
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65.  FDR said that “the only thing we have to fear, is”:
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