a period in the 1920s when African-American achievements in art and music and literature flourished
A writer during the Harlem Renaissance who wrote about the African American experience.
Writers who were disappointed with American values, left America in search of inspiration, settled in Paris.
Writer who named the expatriate writers "the lost generation".
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Expatriate writer of "Tender Is the Night" about people who had been emotionally damaged in WWI.
Famous American expatriate novelist who wrote "The Sun Also Rises" and "A Farewell to Arms"
American novelist who presented view of American culture in "Main Street" and Babbitt"
American writer who wrote Winesburg, Ohio which explored smalltown life in the Midwest.
The Eighteenth Amendment; a total ban on the manufacrue, sale, and transportation of liquor throughout the US.
Passed to provide a means of enforcing the liquor ban.
"drys" and "wets"
Those who supported and opposed prohibition.
Secret bars where alcohol could be purchased illegally
making and selling illegal alcohol -- contributed to the rise of organized crime
Al Capone -- crime boss who controlled organized crime and politics in Chicago.
Another name for prohibition
Repeal of Prohibition in 1933.
The belief that native-born Americans are superior to foreigners.
Ku Klux Klan
Second group of its kind was organized in 1915 and had more targets such as Catholics, Jews, immigrants and other groups.
Emergency quota Act
Established a system to place a limit on the number of immigrants from each country. The law favored northern and western European immigrants.
National Origins Act
Reduced the annual country quota from 3 to 2 percent and based it on census of 1890, excluded Japanese immigrants.
Tennessee passed a law making it illegal to teach this in 1925.
A school teacher who deliberately broke the law against teaching evolution in Dayton Tennessee to challenge its legality.
William Jennings Bryan
Famous lawyer, opponent of evolution, led prosecution in Scopes Trial.
Lawyer who defended John Scopes, Scope's conviction was overturned.
Conservative beliefs in the Bible and that it should be literally believed and applied
President in 1927 who announced he would not run for a second full term.
Respected Republican leader who won the 1928 presidential election by a landslide.
Alfred E. Smith
Democratic presidential candidate (lost against Hoover) , represented Catholics, poor and working class, opposed Prohibition.