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chapters 20 to 34 in american history

how did the women's roles in society change during the 1920s?

women were elected to state and national governments.

the symbol of the 1920s woman was a

flapper

a major demographic change in the 1920s was

the movement from rural to urban areas

in the 1920s most african americans moved to northern cities because they wanted

jobs

the rise of the mass media led to the

development of a national culture

the 1920s was called the jazz age because

americans from almost all walks of life embraced jazz music

books by authors of the lost generation encouraged many young americans to

rebel against popular culture

langston hughes and countee cullen were leaders of the

harlam renaissance

the main result of prohibition was that

crime organizations grew rich selling alcohol

the central issue of the scopes trial was whether or not

the theory of evolution should be taught in public schools.

president warren g harding called for

international disarmament

during the red scare many americans blamed labor stikes on

communists

president harding avoided political alliances with other countries in a desire to follow a policy of

isolationism

one characteristic of a consumer economy is that

people buy large numbers of products

the use of the assembly line to manufacture automobiles allowed henry ford to

sell cars at prices ordinary americans could afford

many farmers struggled to survive in the 1920s because

farm prices plummeted

amerians elected herbert hoover president because he

promised to continue prosperity

to meet workers demands and keep out unions, many companies

fired employees

one major danger sign that the american economy was in trouble in the 1920s was

the increase of personal debt

rising prices on the stock market encouraged people to take risks by

selling stocks

barrio

spanish speaking neighborhood

flapper

new type of young woman

demographics

statistics describing populations

the new morals and manners of the 1920s were reflected in

womens fashions

in the 1920s the status of women in the workplace

changed very little

african americansmigrated north in early 1900s mainly because of

an industrial boom

after immigration laws were tightened many low paying jobs went to

immigrants from canada and mexico

in the 1920s trolleys to the suburbs were largely replaced by

taxis

in charles lindbergh and other heroes, americans recognized

the virtues of the good old days

one of the most exciting heroes of this era was the baseball star

babe ruth

jazz age

term used to describe the 1920s

lost generation

a group of amerian writers in the 1920s

harlem renaissance

african american literary awakening of 1920

the growth of radio and other mass media in the 1920s produced

a national culture

the big change in moviesin the late 1920s was

the introduction of sound.

jazz was brought to northern cities by

southern african americans

clubs in the harlem district of new your city were among the hottest places to listen to

jazz

the small town the medical business and dishonest ministers were all targets of novelist

sinclair lewis

some members of the lost generation

left the country to live in paris

writers james weldon johnson and zora neale hurston took part in a movement called

the harlem renaissance

speakeasy

a bar that operated illegally

scopes trial

case about the teaching of evolution in schools

fundamentalism

set of beliefts held by religious traditionalists

bootlegger

supplier of illegal alcohol

what was one of the unforeseen results of prohibition?

racketeering

what legal right was at issue in the scopes trial?

the right to teach evolution in schools

what group lost some momentum as a result of scopes trial?

fundamentalists

what was one cause of the race riots in chicago in 1919?

overcrowed neighborhoods.

who were the main targets of the ku kluz klans terror?

african americans catholics jews and immigrants

what did marcus garvey urge african americans to do?

return to africa

communism

soviet unions government system

red scare

intence fear of communism and other politically radical ideas.

isolationism

policy of avoiding political or economic alliances with foreign countries

quota

a numerical limit

americans feared the communists because they were

openly hostile to american values

the palmer raids were organized to root out groups whose activities

posed a clear danger to the country

many americans believed that communists were behind the

labor strikes of 1919

republican presidents in the 1920s generally favored

business

harding and coolidge both based their foreign policy on a return to

isolationism

under the kellogg briand pact 15 nations agreed not to use

the threat of war in their dealing with one another

consumer economy

an economy that depends on a large amount of spending by consumers

installment plan

like a credit card, you dont need money to buy stuff

assembly line

the manufacturing process in which each worker does one specialized task in the construction of the final produce

in the 1920s many american consumers began to adopt the practice of

buying goods on credit

advertisements in the 1920s changed from an emphasis on quality to an emphasis on

consumer image

henry fords dream was to sell cars that

ordinary people could afford

ford did not inent the assembly line but he

made it more efficent

fords success came partly from

vertical consolidation

the increase in automobiles led to rise of new businesses such as

motels and gas stations

the nations business took off in the 1920s in part because of

republican laissez faire policies.

buying on margin

paying part of a stocks price and borrowing the rest

welfare capitalism

offering workers higher wages and some benefits

speculation

making high risk investments in hopes of high return

when hoover took office in 1929 most americans expected

prosperity to continue

gernerally the 1920s were marked by

rising stock prices

hoover did little to discourage the wild buying of stocks with borrowed money because he had high confidence in the

business world

the huge rise in the stock market in the 1920s mainly benefited

rural banks

consumers desire for exciting new products led to

an increase in personal debt

practices such as buying on margin reflected americans

"get rich quick" attitude

despite the prosperity of the 1920s life remained hard for many

farmers and factory workers.

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