Tactic used in isolationism--The inward turn from Europe
Author of the book "The Man Nobody Knows," an updated interpretation of scripture that smiled on big business
"The Man Nobody Knows"
A book written by Bruce Barton, an updated interpretation of scripture that smiled on big business
The Red Scare
Labor unions are foreign and foreigners are communist and therefore all unions are communist. But of course.
Quota Act (of 1924)
Limited the number of imigrants that the U.S. would allow anually
Boston Police Strike
A strike of mainly Irish Catholics thought to be associated with the AFOL (American Federation of Labor). It upset people to know that public service could go on strike.
Sent a telegram to Samuel Gompers in response to the Boston Police Strike: "People have no right to strike against the public interest at any time in any place!"
The Ku Klx Klan (KKK)
It was no longer strictly southern, but national, consisting of nativist (anti-foreign) white protestant Americans.
Expressed foreign hysteria when two Italian immigrants in Boston were accused and executed without solid evidence.
A Pig woman finds a preacher and a choral soprano dead on a hill . . . (Punch line somewhere?) They were apparently having an affair--There were love letters strewn around them. The KKK were thought to be to blame, but the case came to a draw.
Prohibition of alcohol.
The "Noble Experiment"
A term referring to prohibition, which was the most avoided law in American history.
Firms that sold illegal alcoholic drinks during prohibition.
Someone who imported and sold alcohol during prohibition.
St. Valentine's Day Massacre
An example of America's organized crime; a gang vs. gang conflict.
Invented the Model-T car, created the assembly line and mass production, and made automobiles affordable for the middle class.
The first model of class-produced cars.
Mass production technique created by Henry Ford.
The type of woman that was prominent during the Age of Normalcy was a woman with short hair and a short skirt. Women had new social and economic positions because they helped run the country while the men were gone at war (WWI).
Women's suffrage--Gave women the right to vote.
The Equal Rights Amendment
"The Monky Trial." Darwinian law was outlawed in Tennessee and [this man] was accused of teaching it. The Tennessee lawyer was William Jennings Bryan. Clarence Darrow was the defense lawyer. [this man] was fined $100 and the law was never enforced again.
William Jennings Bryan
The Tennessee Laywer for the Scopes Trial. Clarence Darrow swept the floor with him, but he still won . . .
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
The defense lawyer for the Scopes Trial. He brought in scientists and researchers and people who could prove the legitimacy of Darwinian Evolution, but he lost because ultimately, Scopes broke the law regardless.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Wrote "The Great Gatsby" and other books about the flaming youth and the idle rich
Wrote "A Farewell to Arms" and "For Whom the Bell Tolls"
Author of "Babbitt." Wrote about the "hells of middle America."
Wrote "The Grapes of Wrath" and "Of Mice and Men."
Wrote "Look Homeward Angel" (Southern Renaissance).
Wrote "A Rose for Emily" (Southern Renaissance)
Wrote "Tobacco Road" (Southern Renaissance)
Wrote "Gone with the Wind" (Southern Renaissance)
Wrote the poem "A Dream Differed" (Harlem Renaissance)
Wrote the play "A Raisin in the Sun" (Harlem Renaissance)
From the Harlem Renaissance. Literature not specified.
Wrote the play "A Streetcar Named Desire" (Harlem Renaissance)
A scathing critic who coined the monkey trail
Conference where they signed the Washington Treaty of 1921
Washington Treaty of 1921
1. There is a limit on all capital ships
2. 5:5:3 ratio of ships for America:Britain:Japan
Charles Evans Hughes
Secretary of State who proposes the limit of ships in the Washington Treaty of 1921
London Conference of 1930
Where they signed the Washington Treaty of 1930
Washington Treaty of 1930
1. Extends the naval holiday for five years
2. It the ratio is violated, ships can be made to balance
All countries must reduce their arms to 1/3. Small powers loved it, but large powers didn't support it, showing that only the large countries matter.
Money that allies owed to the U.S. from WWI
Money that Germany owed to the allies after WWI
Proposed by Charles Dawes, The U.S. lent money to Germany by mortgaging the railroads. Germany then pays Europe back and Europe, in turn, pays us . . . with our own money.
In a good year, debtors pay more; in a bad year, debtors pay less.
Acknowledges the relationship between war debts and reparations. Reduced war debts = reduced reparations.
All war payments will be suspended for one year. Well the Depression happens to go down that year and Finland is the only country to ever pay their war debts.
The agreement that America and France will never go to war with each other.
America will not recognize any nation that changes hands by force. This is a direct reference to Japan's takeover of Manchuria (China).
Good Neighbour Policy
America is ready to help South America IF ASKED; there will be no unwanted intervention.
Philippines will get independence!!! . . . In ten years . . .
Warren Harding's supposed mistress
Shadow of Blooming Grove
Is there black blood in Warren Harding's lineage?
The Unknown Soldier
Warren Harding buried him and got popular for it.
The highest tariff yet, when it was passed during the presidency of Warren Harding.
Veterans of WWI are to be paid a bonus after ten years (but it didn't happen because of the Great Depression)
A scandal during Harding's presidency. Oil reserved for the navy were sold to Sinclair Oil Co.
A book written about the bribes in Washington during Harding's presidency
Harding's circle of untrustworthy friends that he would drink and gamble with (et cetera). "The Gang's all here!"
A nickname for Calvin Coolidge, because he had so little to say.
Would provide navigation support to the Tennessee River, but was vetoed by Coolidge because he thought it was too intrusive for the government. The idea was later used as the basis for the Tennessee Valley Authority.
A farm relief bill that would have called for a decrease in the production of agricultural products (to help the suffering farmers), but was denied by Coolidge because he thought it as too intrusive for government.
Highest Tariff EVER!!! Passed under Hoover, it was highly controversial and the Democrats said it caused the depression.