scandal during Harding administration, land wt U.S. Navy oil reserves were secretly used for private interests.
lower taxes lead to boost in U.S. business and investments which results in greater tax revenue
President Hoover's policy of encouraging manufacturers and distributors to form their own organizations and volunteer information to the federal government in an effort to stimulate the economy
a national policy of avoiding involvement in world affairs
Charles G. Dawes
American diplomat who negotiated agreement with France, Britain, & Germany that allowed American banks to loan money to Germany for reparation payments
Signed by USA and 14 other nations where each agreed to abandon war & settle disputes by peaceful means
creation of large quantities of goods using machinery and often an assembly line; made goods faster and cheaper
system with machines and workers arranged so that each person performs an assigned task again and again as the item passes before him or her
A cheap and simple car designed by Henry Ford. It allowed for more Americans to own a car.
United States aviator who in 1927 made the first solo nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean (1902-1974)
when companies provide incentives to build better relationships with employees; health insurance, safety standards, buy stock in the company.
a workplace where employees were not required to join a union.
Hostility toward immigrants
one who wants to eliminate all government
Emergency Quota Act
immigration quota that limited annual number of immigrants who could be admitted from any country to 3% of the number of persons from that country living in the United States
National Origin Act
1924 Immigration restriction permanent policy; Quota of 2% of each national group represented in U.S. Census of 1890
religious movement derived from a series of Christian religious pamphlets titled, "The Fundamentals"
scientific theory that humans and other forms of life have evolved over time.
belief that God crated the world and everything in it, usually as described in Genesis.
a place where alcoholic beverages are sold illegally.
a person, as an artist or writer, leading an unconventional lifestyle
Writer who used common speech to glorify the midwest.
writer who wrote about life on the Great Plains; Pulitzer Prize Winner
Wrote of flawed people who did heroic deeds, Authored"Old Man and the Sea", "A Farewell to Arms" and "For whom the Bell Tolls"
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Wrote about colorful characters who chased futile dreams in "The Great Gatsby" a novel critical of modern society's superficiality.
Used irony and humor to criticize upper-class ignorance and arrogance, Wrote "The Age of Innocence" which won Pulitzer.
forms of communication, such as newspapers and radio, that reach millions of people
movement of over 300,000 African-Americans from rural south into Northern industrial cities between 1914 and 1920
a flowering of African American culture in the 1920s; instilled interest in African American culture and pride in being an African American.
A poet who was a major figure in the Harlem Renaissance movement and wrote the poem "If We Must Die" after the Chicago riot of 1919.
leading literary figure of the Harlem Renaissance who wrote verse, essays, and 32 books; he helped define the black experience in America for over four decades.
Zora Neale Hurston
African American writer and folklore scholar who played a key role in the Harlem Renaissance; wrote Their Eyes Were Watching God; featured women as central characters
music style that developed from blues, ragtime, and other earlier styles
One of the most famous Harlem nightspots, but only served White customers
A kind of jazz that evolved from the music of African-Americans, especially work songs and spirituals noted for melancholy/sad tone
Dynamic Black leader from Jamaica who influences millions with his "Negro Nationalism" which glorified Black culture and traditions
Belief that all life was created by God