Upton Sinclair's book about the meat packing industry
the method by which Ford was able to produce cars more quickly and cheaply, making his cars affordable for the average man
workers who organized to bargain with employers for better wages and working conditions
grew during the Great War due to influx of African Americans fleeing Southern discrimination and seeking jobs
intercepted message from the German government to Mexico offering to help regain lost territories from the US.
the style that embodied the spirit of the liberation of women in the 1920's
the 1917 communist revolutions in Russia causing fear of communist takeover, suspicion of immigrants and mistrust of those with different political beliefs .
Espionage and Sedition Acts
used to punish Americans that spoke out against the war, draft, or war bonds by making it treason
Wartime labor shortage
gave women, African Americans, and Mexican Americans the opportunity to enter the workforce
The Great Migration
movement to urban areas in search of job opportunities and the promise of a better life
epidemic that killed many in 1917 and 1918
motto that promoted isolationism and neutrality
an artistic movement among African Americans
Wilson's peace plan
18th Amendment that banned Alcohol
British ship sunk killing 120 Ams.; prompted Wilson to side with GB and France
a type of government in which the government directs industry, fear of it drove the Red Scare that caused the US to limit immigration
the goal of the woman's movement led by Stanton and Anthony, resulting in the 19th amendment that gave women the right to vote.
competing alliances and imperialist loyalties
contributed to WWI
new weapon technologies
reason for the horror of WWI. Poison gas, tanks, grenades and machine guns made for more casualties and made conditions in the trenches a living nightmare
The Roaring Twenties
Great social and economic changes were the hallmark of this decade.
act of changing form a status of war to a status of peace, including disbanding or discharging troops, slowing production in factories.
United States aviator who in 1927 made the first solo nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean (1902-1974)
Klu Klux Klan
founded in the 1860s in the south; meant to control newly freed slaves through threats and violence; other targets: Catholics, Jews, immigrants and others thought to be un-American
Keep us out of war
reason Wilson was reelected in 1916 was this promise
the protection of merchant ships from U-boat-German submarine-attacks by having the ships travel in large groups escorted by warships
caused by the widespread belief that immigrants held radical views and took jobs from native born Americans
radios and movies in the 1920's became popular as people had more money and leisure time
safe for democracy
Woodrow Wilson's argument that America needed to enter World War I
Administrations that controlled such industries as Food, Fuel and Railroads.