View Full Version : I need help in history!

02-08-2003, 05:33 PM
Ok, here is the deal! I'm in US history and I can't afford to fail this one particular assignment! I'll just get to the point.

I need definitions of the following terms, any help will be apreciated! The chapter in the history book is "The New DeAL".!
Brain Trust
New Deal
The Hundred Days
Fireside Chats
Bank Holiday
Glass-Steagall Banking Act
Federal Securities Act
21st Amendment
Alphabet Soup
Wagner Act
Fair Labor Standards Act
Social Security Act
March on Washington
*Battle of the Running Bulls
*Great Sit-Down Strike
Father Charles Coughlin
Huey Long
Frances Perkins
Mary McLeod Bethune
Marion Anderson
Hoover’s philosophy on handling the Depression
FDR's philosophy on handling the Depression
Court-Packing Scheme (causes & effects)
Roosevelt Coalition
New Deal and Minorities
New Deal and Workers
Evaluation (successes & failures) and lasting impact of the New Deal

YES I know, maybe I should have been taking notes, too busy programming!

Anyway if you see a term answeared don't answear it again unless you got a better answear!

Thanks to you all!

02-08-2003, 05:39 PM


la·zy ( P ) Pronunciation Key (lz)
adj. la·zi·er, la·zi·est

Resistant to work or exertion; disposed to idleness.
Slow-moving; sluggish: a lazy river.
Conducive to idleness or indolence: a lazy summer day.
Depicted as reclining or lying on its side. Used of a brand on livestock.

Synonyms: lazy, fainéant, idle, indolent, slothful
These adjectives mean not disposed to exertion, work, or activity: too lazy to wash the dishes; fainéant aristocrats; an idle drifter; an indolent hanger-on; slothful employees.

02-08-2003, 05:50 PM
Please! Don't do this to me I got till monday 13:38 eastern pacific!

02-08-2003, 05:57 PM
So you've got a day and a half to do your homework. I suggest looking in the glossary int he back of your book. Either that or read your chapter.

Nobody's going to do your homework here for you. We've got better things to do...

Mister C
02-08-2003, 06:16 PM
Location: I live everywhere, mostly forums and chat rooms.

Maybe you should be doing work instead. I have many stories I could tell of student who "blew it" at college/univ for being internet junkies!!!

Travis Dane
02-08-2003, 06:18 PM
Just a simple google search coughed up this

*cough cough*

American History Glossary (http://www.socialstudiesforkids.com/wwww/us/uslist.htm)

02-08-2003, 06:24 PM
Originally posted by Mister C
Maybe you should be doing work instead. I have many stories I could tell of student who "blew it" at college/univ for being internet junkies!!!

History always repeats itself :D

You shouldn't focus on one area too much, you'll become very one dimensional.

Companies are always looking for programmers who are more than just some "computer nerd", and you have the rest of your life to learn how to program. I suggest putting more effort into your other studies.

Good luck,

02-08-2003, 06:28 PM
teacher didn't give us a book because he have only a class set!

Travis Dane
02-08-2003, 06:34 PM
Originally posted by Liger86
teacher didn't give us a book because he have only a class set!

Come again? You can use google can't you? A dozen of sites
came up when i searched for 'american history glossary'.

02-08-2003, 06:34 PM
as if you took the time to friggin type out those terms instead of actually looking for definitions of them. Along with lazy, look up asinine.

Travis Dane
02-08-2003, 06:37 PM
Haha, Both meanings are cruwl, Really...

02-08-2003, 07:53 PM
I don't know all of these, but I'll see what I can do (and some of them are even true! Sorta. I'll say it again. STFW.).

> Brain Trust
A document you sign that donates your brain to science after you die.

>The Hundred Days
The first 100 days of FDR's presidency

>Fireside Chats
Also known as the "birds and the bees" speech that parents give to their children.

>Bank Holiday

>Alphabet Soup
All those little organizations below this on your list.

Fordy's dorky roommate

>Huey Long
Later changed his surname to "Lewis" and made a band with the "News"

>Court-Packing Scheme (causes & effects)
The courts were empty, so strippers were introduced to draw a crowd.

> Anyway if you see a term answeared don't answear it again unless you got a better answear!

Hi. Screw you. We'll do YOUR HOMEWORK anyway we please.

02-08-2003, 09:11 PM
AAA: American Automobile Association, founded during the Great Depression to help poor car owners.

GovtCheez had some good answers, and here are some more:

Social Security Act: Required that every American have one of those xxx-xx-xxxx-numbered cards for identification purposes.

New Deal and labor: Labor exists to serve the managerial elite.

Wagner Act: The Wagner Act enforced the New Deal attitude towards labor.

21st Amendment: Outlawed interstate prostitution.

March on Washington: Hitler's troops nearly took our nation's capital.

Father Charles Coughlin: Famous Catholic priest radio personality. He was later arrested for child molestation.

FDIC: Federal Duck Inspection Corporation. This government agency was charged with making sure duck meat was top notch. Approved meat was FDIC insured. It later merged into the Food and Drug Administration.

02-08-2003, 09:27 PM
Hoover's plan for the Great Depression: distribute hoover vacs for "Hoovervilles" with "Hoover blankets". (The last two terms there actually have interesting histories.)

FDR's plan for the Great Depression: buy hoover vacs, "Hoovervilles", and "Hoover blankets", for up to 2 times what they cost.

02-09-2003, 05:18 AM
Court-Packing Scheme

Advertising the contents of particulaly interesting/juicy cases in advance to ensure a full house?

02-09-2003, 11:14 AM
Battle of the Running Bull -- A euphemism for the huge loads of "bull" present on capital hill during the '30s

FDIC -- Fsck this, I Cwit.

I never knew helping someone do their homework was so much fun! I hope your teacher finds this as much fun as I do.

02-09-2003, 12:26 PM
Missed the easy one:
March on Washington - The month between February and April in Washington.

02-09-2003, 01:22 PM
Wagner Act

A part of an opera by Richard Wagner (1813 - 1883).

rick barclay
02-10-2003, 05:11 AM

Nice answers, people.

02-10-2003, 05:28 AM
so, govt, were they nice strippers? :D

02-10-2003, 11:40 PM
>>so, govt, were they nice strippers?
I think I can answer that.. the courts are full aren't they?

dP munky
02-10-2003, 11:42 PM

02-11-2003, 09:18 AM
FDR is Franklin Delenoar Roosevelt
But seriously man, do your own homework.