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Level 349

Louisiana in the Twentieth Century


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Anti-Longs
a person who did not support Huey Long.
bond
A certificate issued by the government guaranteeing payment of the original investment plus interest at a specified future date.
civil service system
Applicants for government jobs have to take an exam, and positions are awarded to applicants with the highest exam scores.
Civilian Conservation Corps
A New Deal agency that completed many conservation projects.
communism
Government leaders, not citizens, control industry and wealth.
filibuster
The use of obstructionist tactics, especially prolonged speech-making, for the purpose of delaying legislative action.
Flying Tigers
the 1st American Volunteer Group that fought in China during World War II.
Great Depression
The economic crisis beginning with the stock market crash in 1929 and continuing through the 1930s.
Higgins Boat
A landing craft used in Wold War II to take soldiers and supplies to beaches.
homestead exemption
A law that allowed citizens to pay taxes on only part of the value of their property.
kickback
Part of a monetary payment that is secretly returned to the government, typically as a result of pressure, coercion, or a secret agreement.
Kingfish
A nickname for Huey Long
Longs
Huey P Long supporters. Received government jobs and special treatment.
Louisiana Maneuvers
Military training exercises in western Louisiana during World War II.
Louisiana Scandals
A period of corruption during which an estimated $100 million in taxpayers' money was stolen .
New Deal
A government program that created large amounts of jobs aimed at ending the Great Depression.
Old Regulars
A New Orleans politician who supported Huey Long.
Round Robin
A document that pledged legislators to vote for acquittal for Huey Long no matter what evidence was presented.
Share Our Wealth
A plan developed by Huey Long. Individuals or families that made over a certain amount paid an income tax and that money was given to other Americans.
severance tax
A tax on natural resources.
suffragist
A person who fought for voting rights.
Works Progress Administration
A New Deal agency that built dams, post offices, hospitals, and other buildings.
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