The following are the most important of the terms that have been discussed in class. Study the terms on this list and you will stand a good
chance of doing well on our exam.
Spanish Flu Red Scare Warren Harding
Normalcy Roaring 20's William J Bryan
A Philip Randolph Scopes Trial/Fundamentalism
Dawes Plan Teapot Dome Herbert Hoover
Stock Market Crash Margins
Great Depression Hoovervilles
Bonus Army Franklin Roosevelt New Deal
Bank Crisis Fireside Chats AAA & NRA
Social Security Act Court Packing
Nye Committee Neutrality Acts
Carl Vinson Third Term for FDR Destroyer Deal
Lend Lease Homefront Rationing
Double V Tuskegee Airmen Nisei
Germany First Dwight Eisenhower Chester Nimitz
Midway Dual Advance Douglas MacArthur
The following are possible Short Answer Questions; your answers MUST be based on class material, NOT the textbook!
1. Franklin Roosevelt was one of the most significant figures in 20th Century US History. Discuss his presidency up through the start of
World War II. How was he different from previous presidents (and I do not mean in terms of his health)? What were the most significant
developments of this part of his presidency and how did he react to them?
2. Foreign Policy was not as obviously important in the US between 1920 and 1941, yet several important things took place. Discuss at
least two significant foreign policy developments during this period - how did they affect the United States' position in the world and why
were they so important?
3. Economic issues shaped much of American life in the 1920’s and 1930’s. Discuss the rise and fall of the economy during this period.
What were the most significant developments and how did they affect the nation?