US History Midterm Review
TUESDAY March 25th
Upton Sinclair was a muckraker who exposed the
wrong doing of the meat packing industry.
Mary had a little lamb,
And when she saw it sicken,
She shipped it off to Packingtown,
And now it’s labeled chicken.
Women gained the right to vote with the
19th Amendment at the end of the
Progressive Era
Jim crow laws
were designed to
keep blacks and
Before Theodore Roosevelt’s presidency the US
government paid very little attention towards
Two main areas of fighting in the
Spanish-American War
Cuba and the Philippines
Primary purpose in building the Panama Canal
was to allow the American Navy to travel quickly
from coast to coast
This cartoon represents the
Zimmerman Telegraph
The Zimmerman Telegraph was a telegraph that the
German ambassador sent to the Mexican ambassador
to prompt them to attack the US in hopes that this
would distract the US from WWI in Europe.
This political cartoon
represents the
Espionage and
Sedition Act that was
passed during WWI
16th Amendment – Income
17th Amendment – Direct
election of senators
18th Amendment –
Prohibition (outlawed
19th Amendment – Voting
rights for women
The main concern for Americans
regarding the Treaty of Versailles was
the possibility of being dragged into
another war
Sacco & Vanzetti were
Italian immigrants and
anarchists who were
convicted of robbery and
murder in a controversial
Henry Ford was able to see affordable cars
primarily because his company used an efficient
assembly line method of mass production.
Bank failures increased between 1929
and 1933 because after the stock
market crash, many people panicked
and withdrew their money
from banks.
were called
Homerville's to
make fun of
continuing lack of
about the severe
crisis, his limited
help, and his
opposition to
federal relief.
Two basic causes
of the Dust Bowl
of the 1930s was
over farming and
severe drought
President Roosevelt’s “fireside chats” were
a way of improving the national morale
and hope for a better future
The Wagner Act was part of the New
Deal that allowed workers to go on
strike in order to bargain with their
The TVA (Tennessee Valley Authority)
provided electricity through hydroelectric
power plants in south as well as built roads
into rural areas
When the
Supreme Court
started to rule
parts of the New
he tried to add
justices to the
Supreme Court
The Social Security Act was part of the New
Deal in which a % is taken out of each paycheck
and put towards a retirement account
“Every qualified individual shall be entitled to receive . . .on the
date he attains the age of sixty-five…and ending on the date of his death, an
old-age benefit…”
Eleanor Roosevelt’s,
the First Lady, could
be described as her
husband’s “eyes and
ears,” traveling the
country to observe
social conditions and
advising him on ways
to help with the
Before entering into
WWII the US tried to
stay isolated from the
war by passaging the
Neutrality Acts which
forbid arms sales or
loans to nations at
war or nations
engaged in a civil war
The attack on Pearl Harbor brought
together all Americans, even those
who had previously opposed getting
involved in war.
The Battle below is from the battle of
Iwo Jima in the Pacific Theater
Allied troops cross the English Channel on
D-Day (June 6, 1944) to attack Nazi
occupied France
President Truman
made the decision
to drop atomic
bombs on Japan
primarily because
an invasion of
Japan would result
in enormous
The main purpose of governmentordered rationing during World War II
to conserve raw materials for the war
One major difficulty the
U.S. faced during the
first several years of
WWII in delivering
weapons and other
supplies to troops in the
European Theater was
the German subs
because they sank
many ships in the
The Manhattan Project was started to
develop an atomic bomb
The 1896 Plessy v. Ferguson case, the
Sacco & Vanzetti trial in the
1920s, and the internment of
Japanese-Americans during World War II,
are all similar events in the US because
they show that nativism and racism
sometimes override the ideals of
constitutional democracy
Iwo Jima could be described as the ‘Sulfur Island’ that was heavily
defended spot with more than 20,000 Japanese in tunnels and caves.
More than 6,000 Marines died taking this island in 1945