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AP U.S. History

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1. Exempted those who owned or oversaw twenty or more slaves from service in the Confederate Army; 'rich man's war but a poor man's fight'

2. River traffic - road building - canals (esp. Erie) - rise of NYC

3. Hired to photograph ordinary Americans experiencing the depression

4. John Brown and his sons slaughtered five men as a response to the election fraud in Lawrence and the caning of Sumner in Congress

5. Belief in minimal government so as to allow the people their own free reign - lower taxes to stimulate economy - &c.

6. National Liberation Front - guerilla militia from south Vietnam fighting alongside the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam)

7. Veterans from WWI sought their pensions before they were too old to use them; they were denied and were run out of Washington (violently - by MacArthur)

8. Secretary of state - policy to liberate captive people in Eastern Europe by political pressure and propaganda; massive retaliation to counter SovietlChinese aggression with nuclear weapons; brinksmanship to be persistent to solve crises (even to the

9. Pushed through northern Georgia - captured Atlanta - 'march to the sea' (total war and destruction) - proceeded to South Carolina

10. Prohibited testing of nuclear bombs above ground to slow the nuclear arms race and the release of nuclear fallout into the atmosphere

11. Agreement between US and Britain to remove armed fleets from the Great Lakes

12. Part of 'Second' New Deal Programs (1935-1938) - used withheld money from payrolls to provide aid to the unemployed - industrial accident victims - and young mothers; principle of government responsibility for social welfare

13. Supreme Court legalized the 'separate but equal' philosophy

14. Soviets cut Berlin off from the rest of Germany by blockade; US organized airlift to drop supplies into Britain; blockade lifted in May 1949

15. Created in 1961 as example of liberal anticommunism in third world countries; 'reform-minded missionaries of democracy'

16. Edmond Genet contributed to polarization of the new nation by creating his American Foreign Legion in the south - which was directed to attack Spanish garrisons in New Orleans and St. Augustine

17. Tweed Leader of Tammany Hall - gained large sums of money through the political machine - prosecuted by Samuel Tilden and sent to jail

18. Protected rights of individual from the power of the central government

19. In reaction to the Boston Tea Party; closing of Boston Harbor - revocation of Massachusetts charter (power to governor) - murder in the name of royal authority would be tried in England or another colony

20. Roosevelt's plan that aimed to regulate corporations (Anthracite coal strike - Dept. of Commerce and Labor - Elkins and Hepburn Acts) - protect consumers (meat sanitation) - and conserve natural resources (Newlands Reclamation Act)

21. Americans feared Soviet infiltration into Latin America - placed secret police and military forces to prevent it

22. Protestant church led by the king of England - independent of Catholic Church; tended toward Catholicism during reign of Catholic royalty

23. Political muckraking cartoonist - refused bribes to stop criticism

24. First attempt of Cherokees to gain complete sovereign rule over their nation

25. Required of members of the Puritan Church; took the place of baptism required by the Catholic Church

26. Planes hijacked by terrorists for destruction; blame pinned on Al Qaeda and Osama bin Laden - sought out in attempt to completely destroy terrorism

27. Gorbachev announced Soviet withdrawal of power from all of Eastern Europe - including Berlin (wall torn down - free movement - &c.)

28. Equal representation in unicameral congress

29. Coxey and unemployed followers marched on Washington for support in unemployment relief by inflationary public works program

30. Warned of dangerous military-industrial complex (newly-found power of the military to affect the path of democracy)

31. Brought in Mexicans for temporary jobs - concentrated in southern CA - given extremely poor working conditions (as they were not American citizens)

32. Uncovered the 'dirt' on corruption and harsh quality of city/working life; heavily criticized by Theodore Roosevelt; Ida Tarabell (oil companies) - David Graham Phillips (Senate) - Aschen School (child labor photography) - mass magazines McClure's

33. Strong central government - separation of powers - 'extended republic'

34. Pushed for Assumption (federal government to assume state debts) - pushed creation of the National Bank (most controversial) - loose interpretation of Constitution - leader of Federalist Party

35. Provided housing and recreation to city youth - imposing Protestant morals - unable to reach out to all youth

36. Politely demanded from the king a ceasefire in Boston - repeal of Coercive Acts -. guarantee of American rights

37. Decided to punish war crimes - established program for de-Nazification of Germany

38. 'I have a dream' 25 -000 people (including whites) convened for political rally - MLK's speech to historical event; attempted to push civil rights bill through Congress

39. Loose interpretation allowed for implied powers of Congress (such as the National Bank) - strict interpretation implied few powers to Congress

40. Slavery to be barred in all territory ceded from Mexico; never fully passed Congress

41. Reagan called the Soviet Union an 'evil empire'; Korean passenger plane shot down near Moscow (increased anti-Soviet rhetoric); Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) used space-based lasers as defense from nuclear attack

42. Defined process for territories to become states (population reached 60 -000) - forbade slavery in the new territories

43. 'Corrupt bargain' and backroom deal for JQ Adams to win over Jackson

44. CIA attempt to institute Cuban support to overthrow Castro; cover-up uncovered - became representation of Cuban resistance to American aggression

45. Led railroad workers in Pullman Strike - arrested; Supreme Court (decision in re Debs) legalized use of injunction (court order) against unions and strikes

46. Supported by women and churches - instituted by Volstead Act - lacked enforcement; bootlegging and speakeasies - Al Capone and John Dillinger gangsters and organized crime (casual breaking of the law)

47. Held in New York - agreed to not import British goods until Stamp Act was repealed

48. New generation of writers outside of Protestantism - resentment of ideals betrayed by society; Fitzgerald (despised materialism - Great Gatsby) - Hemingway (disillusionment - war experience) - Lewis (against upper class Babbit and Mainstreet) - Fau

49. Dance music - slave spirituals adapted into improvisation and ragtime; jazz migrated along with blacks in the Great Migration

50. Mao Zedong (communist) defeated nationalist forces of Kai-Shek (supported by US); seen as defeat for US - not officially fully recognized until 1973