American government decisions, 1917-32

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Lever Act
1917 - Banned the use of grain in drinks.
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Eighteenth Amendment
1919 - Banned the sale, transportation and manufacture of liquor.
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Nineteenth Amendment
1920 - Gave women the vote.
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Budget and Accounting Act
1921 - Departments had to present their budgets to the president for approval.
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Sheppard-Towner Act
1921 - Gave federal aid to states to develop infant and maternity health programmes.
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Emergency Immigration Act
1921 - Imposed an annual ceiling on immigration from any European country, limiting it to 3% of the nationals from that country living in the USA in 1911.
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Johnson-Reed Immigration Act
1924 - Banned immigration from Japan and set an absolute ceiling of immigration at 150,000 per year.
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Agricultural Marketing Act
1929 - established a nine-person Federal Farm Board with funds of $500 million to create farmers' marketing co-operatives called "stabilisation corporations".
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Moratorium on foreign debts
1931 - The USA would postpone the collection of debts for 18 months if other countries would do the same.
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National Credit Corporation
1931 - Held the task of helping failing banks survive.
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Federal Home Loan Bank Act
1932 - A series of Federal Home Loan banks was set up to help loan associations to provide mortgages.
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Reconstruction Finance Corporation
1932 - Had authority to lend up to $2 billion to rescue banks, insurance companies, railroads and construction companies in distress.
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Emergency Relief and Construction Act
1932 - Authorised the RFC to lend up to $1.5 billion to states to finance public works.
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