Unit 4 Lesson 3 (AH2) Flashcards


A policy or attitude of letting things take their own course, without interfering.

New Deal

Economic program implemented by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR).

Women's Suffrage

The right of women to vote.


A period of time between 1920-1933 when the law prohibited the
selling, making, and/or transportation of alcohol in the United States.


Popular but illegal liquor-serving bars where you had to give a
password to enter, hence the name


The United States decided to pull back from involvement in outside
economics or politics

Hands off attitude

The government policies of the 1920's supported the "hands
off" attitude to the US economy.

Herbert Hoover

A 1920s president who believed in Laissez-Faire policies or a
"hands off" approach to managing the US economy.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt

The 32nd president of the United States who lead the country during
the 1930s and the Great Depression. Founded policies such as the New
Deal and Social Security.

Social Security Act

A federal act passed in the 1920s that guaranteed federal payment for
retired persons 65 years of age and older.


To reverse a law or policy.

Al Capone

A crime leader from the 1920s who committed crimes and broke the laws
of prohibition.

18th Amendment

A constitutional amendment that outlawed the buying, selling, and
transportation of alcohol in the United States.

19th Amendment

A constitutional amendment passed in 1919 that became law in 1920 and
gave women the right to vote.