US History II Final Review

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US History II Final Review


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  • 1. 
    What reform focused on urban problems such as the plight of workers, poor sanitation, and corrupt political machines?
  • 2. 
    Investigative journalists who wrote about corruption in business and politics hoping to bring about reform
  • 3. 
    A national magazine that had been founded in 1893 publishing stories that explored corruption in politics and business as well as social problems such as slums and child labor
  • 4. 
    In 1911 some 140 workers perished in this event, which led to the increase of safety regulations within businesses
  • 5. 
    The system under which the government or worker cooperatives own most factories, utilities, and transportation and communication systems
  • 6. 
    Leader of the American Federation of Labor (AFL)
  • 7. 
    Brilliant African-American thinker whose view contrasted sharply with that of Booker T Washington
  • 8. 
    This amendment gave voters the power to elect their senators directly
  • 9. 
    A nominating election in which voters choose the candidates who later run in a general election
  • 10. 
    Roosevelt's 1904 campaign slogan which called for limiting the power of trusts, promoting public health and safety, and improving working conditions
  • 11. 
    The writer of The Jungle, a novel that depicted the wretched and unsanitary conditions at a meatpacking plant
  • 12. 
    Wilson's program of the 1912 campaign made proposals to help small businesses and also called for a return to an America where people where free from the heavy hand of big business and government
  • 13. 
    Wilson helped draft this act of 1913 which created a three-tiered banking system (Federal Reserve Board > 12 Federal Reserve Banks > Private Banks)
  • 14. 
    This gives voters the power to initiate, or introduce, legislation
  • 15. 
    This secures a specified number of signatures on a petition and the citizens can force the legislature to place a recently passed law on the ballot, allowing voters to approve or veto the measure
  • 16. 
    This enables voters to remove an elected official from office by calling for a special election
  • 17. 
    This group was a leading force in the suffrage movement and was led by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony
  • 18. 
    This amendment granted women full voting rights and was ratified in 1920
  • 19. 
    This party adopted a platform based on the New Nationalism and nominated Roosevelt as their presidential candidate which was also called this, after Roosevelt
  • 20. 
    President: 1901 - 1909Charles W. Fairbanks
  • 21. 
    President: 1913 - 1921Thomas R. Marshall
  • 22. 
    President: 1909 - 1913James S Sherman
  • 23. 
    This queen, sister to Kalakaua, petitioned for the United States to annex Hawaii
  • 24. 
    Britain, France, Germany, and Russia carved out these -- regions where a particular country has exclusive rights over mines, railroads, and trade
  • 25. 
    In 1899 Secy. of State John Hay called for this policy which could give all nations equal access to trade and investment in China
  • 26. 
    In 1900, a secret society called the Fists of Righteous Harmony attacked Western missionaries and traders in northern China, known as this which was also supported by some Chinese government
  • 27. 
    What warship was destroyed, sparking the Spanish-American war?
  • 28. 
    This agreement started that once Cuba won its independence from Spain, the United States would "leave the government and control of the Island to its people"
  • 29. 
    Jones Act of 1916 granted whom the right to elect both houses of their legislature?