Notes On World History And The Great Depression Test Corrections

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Great Depression Test Corrections

1. Immigration Quota Act- The objective of this act was to temporarily limit the numbers of immigrants to the United States. The government imposed quotas on immigrants based on their country of birth. 2. Red Scare- It was the growing fear among Americans about communism taking over the US capitalist society by revolution and political loonies. 3. Salem Witch Trials- The Salem witch trials were the result of a period of Puritan paranoia which led to the deaths of about twenty citizens. The witch trials ended with intervention of the equivalent of the governor visiting Salem and finding himself appalled at what had become of Salem. 4. Headright System- A system of obtaining land in colonial times in which one received fifty acres of land for every emigrant to America one sponsored. The headright system began in Jamestown, Virginia in 1618 as an attempt to solve labor shortages due to the advent of the tobacco economy, which required large plots of land with many workers. 5. Bacon’s Rebellion- It was a popular revolt in colonial Virginia in 1676, led by Nathaniel Bacon. Bacon commanded two unauthorized but successful expeditions against the tribes and was then elected to the new House of Burgesses, which Berkeley had been forced to convene. 6. Protestant Reformation- The Protestant Reformation was a 16th century movement that altered the course of European and world history in a number of different ways. This movement led to the eventual influence and demise of the previously powerful Catholic Church. 7. Plymouth Colony- One of the greatest twists of fate in human history occurred on that epochal voyage. The Pilgrims were originally bound for Virginia to live north of Jamestown under the same charter granted to citizens of Jamestown. Fate charted a different course. Lost at sea, they happened upon a piece of land that would become known as Cape Cod. After surveying the land, they set up camp not too far from Plymouth Rock. They feared venturing further south because winter was fast approaching. 8. Great Puritan Migration- Puritans came from England in the 1630s and by 1643 there were more than 20,000 Puritans arrived Massachusetts, in what is called the Great Migration. Puritans also settled in Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Virginia during the colonial period. 9. Henry Cabot Lodge- He was a US senator who spoke about how good "owning" Cuba would be, and the economic success it would bring because of its convenient trade location, natural resources, etc. 10. Fundamentals Orders of Connecticut- It was the basic law of the Connecticut colony from 1639 to 1662, formally adopted by representatives from the towns of Hartford, Wethersfield, and Windsor, meeting at Hartford. It was not "the first written constitution that shaped a government," as it has been popularly called; nor did it mark the beginning of a "commonwealth democracy"—another misconception fostered by 19th-century historians straining hard to mark the foundations of American democracy. 11. FDR – Franklin D. Roosevelt served for 4 terms, died on the 4th. He spearheaded the successful wartime alliance between Britain, the Soviet Union and the United States and helped lay the groundwork for the post-war peace organization that would become the United Nations. 12. Frances Perkins - Appointed by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Frances Perkins became the first woman to serve in the cabinet. She came to the position of secretary of labor with extensive experience in public service. 13. Robert Wagner - He was a strong believer in the social welfare state and sponsored many federal laws that have shaped U.S. law and society. In the 1930s he worked closely with President Franklin D. Roosevelt and helped to implement much of Roosevelt's new deal agenda. 14. Harry Hopkins - was one of Franklin