Chapter 21 American History

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1. During the Roosevelt administration, the Democratic Party emerged into a coalition that included all the following except:

The business elite

2. Liberalism during the New Deal came to be understood as:

Active government to uplift less fortunate members of society

4. In his 1932 campaign for presidency, Franklin Roosevelt promised Americans a policy change he called the:

New Deal

5. During the 1932 election:

FDR called for a balanced government and criticized Hoover for excessive government spending

6. The New Deal:

Included a reliance on economic planning

8. The first thing that Roosevelt attended to as president was the:

Banking crisis

9. Which act or organization bard commercial banks from becoming involved in the buying and selling of stocks?

The Glass-Steagall Act

12. The Civilian Conservation Corpse:

Put young men to work in national parks

14. The Tennessee Valley Authority:

Combined economic regional planning with relief

15. The Agricultural Adjustment Act:

Raised farm prices by establishing quotas and paying farmers not to plant more

16. New Deal housing policy:

Was a remarkable departure from the housing policies of previous administration

17. The First New Deal:

Was a series of policy experiments

18. Which two New Deal programs to the Supreme Court rule unconstitutional?

Agricultural Adjustment Act and National Recovery Administration

19. By 1935, the New Deal:

Faced mounting pressures and criticism

20. What factor contributed to the growth of union membership in the 1930s?

Workers militantly and the tactical skills of a new generation of leaders

21. During 1934, the great wave of labor strikes included all of the following groups except:


22. . Which was not a New Deal program?

The Congress of Industrial Organizations

23. The Congress of Industrial Organizations:

Creative unions of skilled workers by craft

25. The sitdown strike in Flint, Michigan, was:

A tactic pioneered by the CIO

28. The Share Our Wealth Movement was:

Led by Louisiana senator Huey Long and gained a national following

30. The Second New Deal:

31. The Works Progress Administration:

Included projects in the arts

32. Which program employed white-collar workers and professionals, including doctors, writers, and artist?

The Works Progress Administration

33. The Wagner Act:

34. The Social Security Act of 1935:

Included pensions and unemployment relief

35. Which statement about the New Deal is true?

Social Security was a Second New Deal program

37. The New Deal concentrated power in the hands of:

The executive branch

38. In fireside chats and public addresses, President Roosevelt connected freedom with:

economic security

39. The American Liberty League:

Protested president Roosevelt’s policies

41. In the presidential election of 1936:

The so-called New Deal coalition reelected FDR in a landslide

42. Roosevelts "court packing" plan:

Was criticized by many

44. The Fair Labor Standards Act instituted all of the following changes except:

It established the 50 hour work week

45. Keynesain economics:

Relied on large scale government spending

46. Which phrase best describes Eleanor Roosevelt’s tenure as First Lady?

Redefined the role of First Lady, championing women’s rights, civil rights, and human rights

47. Under the New Deal, women:

48. Under the New Deal reform, African-Americans:

Were mostly excluded from Social Security benefits

50. Which statement about the Indian New Deal is false?

It Continue the policy of the Dawes Act

52. Federal housing policy:

Reinforced residential segregation

53. The Popular Front:

54. The Scottsboro case:

Reflected the racism that was prevalent t in the south during the 1930s

55. Which group welcomed black members and advocated the passage of anti-lynching legislation and the return of voting rights to Southern blacks?

The Congress of Industrial Organizations

56. What replaced liberty of contract as the judicial foundation of freedom by the end of the New Deal?

Civil liberties

58. Fearing the growth of the Communist Party in America, Congress passed the:

Smith act

59. What ended the Great Depression?

World War II spending

60. The New Deal failed to generate:


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