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Im in grade 10 history right now. I need help finding these terms. I dont got the answers cause my teacher is stupid and we dont have text books :(.

Anyways... I have some but not sure, I'm not good at taking notes. Any help would be great! Thanks.

Roosevelt -
Open Door Policy -
Nationalist -
Imperialist -
Subsidies -
Capitalist -
Naval Service Bill -
Alverstone - made the crucial vote regarding the Alaska boundary dispute in 1903.

Rooservelt - Either your reffering to one of the presidents of America... either 32nd (Fraklin Rooservelt) or 26th (Theodore Roosevelt).. but looking at the other things you've asked for.. could even be talking about the "New Deal" - which is something Franklin Rooservelt introduced to counteract the great depression.

Open Door Policy - Notion on equal trading rights brought into action over in China. Think these were introduced near the end of the 19th century - don't know the exact date sorry.

Nationalism - erm.. probably best described as a country tying to become independant... another meaning could be being proud and devoted to your country (patriotism)

Imperialist - One group of people extending their rules/ethics over other countries... i.e. one country having power over another other. (look up colonian america)

Subsidies - Somone giving someone else money to help them out. i.e. getting getting funded for something.

Capitalist - Someone who supports capitalism...

Naval Service Bill - The bill which was passed through the house of commons to get Canada an independant Navy in 1910 (Sir Wilfrid Laurier)... you'll probably find that this is linked to Alverstone.


Some of those are something along the lines of a dictionary deffintion.. which leads me to think that it's not what you wanted cos you could have easily looked it up in a dictionary... hmm.


Tabula Rasa

Stranger Than Kindness
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Originally posted by bman™
Franklin D. Roosevelt

Assuming the Presidency at the depth of the Great Depression, Franklin D. Roosevelt helped the American people regain faith in themselves. He brought hope as he promised prompt, vigorous action, and asserted in his Inaugural Address, "the only thing we have to fear is fear itself."

Born in 1882 at Hyde Park, New York--now a national historic site--he attended Harvard University and Columbia Law School. On St. Patrick's Day, 1905, he married Eleanor Roosevelt.

Following the example of his fifth cousin, President Theodore Roosevelt, whom he greatly admired, Franklin D. Roosevelt entered public service through politics, but as a Democrat. He won election to the New York Senate in 1910. President Wilson appointed him Assistant Secretary of the Navy, and he was the Democratic nominee for Vice President in 1920.

In the summer of 1921, when he was 39, disaster hit-he was stricken with poliomyelitis. Demonstrating indomitable courage, he fought to regain the use of his legs, particularly through swimming. At the 1924 Democratic Convention he dramatically appeared on crutches to nominate Alfred E. Smith as "the Happy Warrior." In 1928 Roosevelt became Governor of New York.

He was elected President in November 1932, to the first of four terms. By March there were 13,000,000 unemployed, and almost every bank was closed. In his first "hundred days," he proposed, and Congress enacted, a sweeping program to bring recovery to business and agriculture, relief to the unemployed and to those in danger of losing farms and homes, and reform, especially through the establishment of the Tennessee Valley Authority.

By 1935 the Nation had achieved some measure of recovery, but businessmen and bankers were turning more and more against Roosevelt's New Deal program. They feared his experiments, were appalled because he had taken the Nation off the gold standard and allowed deficits in the budget, and disliked the concessions to labor. Roosevelt responded with a new program of reform: Social Security, heavier taxes on the wealthy, new controls over banks and public utilities, and an enormous work relief program for the unemployed.

In 1936 he was re-elected by a top-heavy margin. Feeling he was armed with a popular mandate, he sought legislation to enlarge the Supreme Court, which had been invalidating key New Deal measures. Roosevelt lost the Supreme Court battle, but a revolution in constitutional law took place. Thereafter the Government could legally regulate the economy.

Roosevelt had pledged the United States to the "good neighbor" policy, transforming the Monroe Doctrine from a unilateral American manifesto into arrangements for mutual action against aggressors. He also sought through neutrality legislation to keep the United States out of the war in Europe, yet at the same time to strengthen nations threatened or attacked. When France fell and England came under siege in 1940, he began to send Great Britain all possible aid short of actual military involvement.

When the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, Roosevelt directed organization of the Nation's manpower and resources for global war.

Feeling that the future peace of the world would depend upon relations between the United States and Russia, he devoted much thought to the planning of a United Nations, in which, he hoped, international difficulties could be settled.

As the war drew to a close, Roosevelt's health deteriorated, and on April 12, 1945, while at Warm Springs, Georgia, he died of a cerebral hemorrhage.

Originally posted by bman™
Devotion to the interests or culture of one's nation.
The belief that nations will benefit from acting independently rather than collectively, emphasizing national rather than international goals.
Aspirations for national independence in a country under foreign domination.

Originally posted by bman™
A supporter of capitalism.
An investor of capital in business, especially one having a major financial interest in an important enterprise.
A person of great wealth


An economic system in which the means of production and distribution are privately or corporately owned and development is proportionate to the accumulation and reinvestment of profits gained in a free market.

The opposite of Socialism.

Originally posted by bman™

The policy of extending a nation's authority by territorial acquisition or by the establishment of economic and political hegemony over other nations.
The system, policies, or practices of such a government.

- Threads Merged, Benny :p


Secret Goat Fetish
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dam it you all beat me to it................... i guess a lot of us did history..........or know how to copy/paste from Google ;)

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