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Weeks Nine and Ten Assignments

Weeks Nine and Ten Assignments

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Weeks Nine and Ten Assignments
1.
____________________________-________________________ industries fueled muchof the economic boom from 1922 to 1929.
2.
By the mid 1930s, every city and most small towns had movie theaters, and_____________ became the nation’s chief form of mass entertainment.
3.
____________________ _________________________ was the first president toaddress the nation by radio.
4.
In November 1930, the _________________________ gained their first national victorysince 1916, winning a majority in the House and enough gains in the Senate to control itin coalition with western agrarians.
5.
One of the problems that compounded the economic woes of the U.S. in 1931 was thatEuropean nations began to abandon the gold standard because of a shortage of __________________ ___________________.
6.
In 1932, Congress set up the ________________________ ______________________ ___________________________ with $500 million (and authority to borrow $2 billionmore) for emergency loans to banks, life-insurance companies, building-and-loansocieties, farm-mortgage associations, and railroads.
7.
Franklin D. Roosevelt and his advisers believed that the mistakes of the 1920s showedthat the only way to operate an integrated economy at capacity and in the public interestwas through efficient federal regulation and central planning, not by breaking up huge__________________________.
8.
The sharp decline in _______________________ prices after 1929 meant that manyfarmers could not afford to plant or harvest their crops.
9.
The ____________________ ___________________________ Act created theAgricultural Adjustment Administration, which sought to raise prices for crops and herdsby paying farmers to reduce production.
10.
One solution to overproduction was that the government sponsored a program of ______________________ under crops and killing off large numbers of livestock.
11.
Between 1932 and 1935, farm income increased by 58 percent due to a drastic reductionin crop reduction. One of the reasons for his decline was the _________________ ___________________ that occurred in the Midwestern United States during this period.
12.
The ________________________ _____________________ Act omitted processingtaxes and acreage quotas but provided benefit payments for soil-conservation practicesthat reduced the planting of soil-depleting crops, thus indirectly achieving crop reduction.
13.
The industrial counterpart to the AAA was the _______________________ _____________________ ___________________________ Act, the two major partswhich dealt with economic recovery and public-works projects.
 
14.
For a time the NRA worked, but as soon as economic recovery began, business ownersexpressed growing hostility toward the constraints of the NRA ____________________.
15.
However progressive Franklin Roosevelt was on social issues, he failed to assault long-standing patterns of racism and segregation for fear of alienating southern Democrats inCongress. As a result, many of the New Deal programs were for _____________________ only.
Week Ten
1.
The Supreme Court decision in
Grovey v. Townsend 
was a major setback in theNAACP’s war against ____________________ ________________________.
2.
By 1936, many ______________________voters were fast transferring their politicalloyalty from the Republicans (the “party of Lincoln”) to the Democrats and would voteaccordingly in the coming presidential election.
3.
FDR’s Republican competition for President in 1936 was ____________________ ________ _______________ of Kansas who had endorsed many New Deal programs.
4.
Many __________________-______________________ voters whose property had beensaved by New Deal welfare measures flocked to support Roosevelt, as did intellectualsstirred by the ferment of new ideas coming from the government.
5.
The major roadblock to Roosevelt’s second New Deal was the _________________ __________________.
6.
FDR’s plan to add more justices to the Supreme Court and additional federal judgesnationwide in order to remove judicial opposition to the second New Deal is known asthe ___________________-_____________________ plan.
7.
Because of FDR’s scheme to add more justices and federal judges,_____________________ in large numbers began to oppose Roosevelt for the first time.
8.
The spirit of _____________________in the 1920s and 1930s expressed itself in terms of higher tariffs on foreign imports, the Red Scare, and restrictive immigration laws withwhich the nation all but shut the door to newcomers.
9.
Probably nothing did more to heighten American isolationism—or anti-American feelingin Europe—than the _____________________-____________________ tangle.
10.
President Hoover declared a _____________________ on German war debt repaymentsbecause of the financial strain that the German nation was in during the year 1931.
11.
After World War I, neither the U.S. nor England wanted a naval arms race. But both of these world powers were concerned about the alarming growth of ____________________ power.

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