favoring the interests of people who were born in the original country over foreign-born people.
an economic and political system based on a one-party government and state ownership of property.
a person/persons who opposes all forms of government.
Sacco and Vanzetti
two Italian immigrants who were accused and executed for murder.
sets limits on how many immigrants from various countries a nation will admit each year.
a time period during the early 20th Century when many Americans were afraid of a communist political and economic take-over of American culture.
American Federation of Labor
an alliance of trade and craft unions, formed in 1886.
negotiation between an employer and a trade union.
a person who believes in state ownership of industry.
the theory that an increasing consumption of goods is economically beneficial for the economy.
a prominent industrialist, who founded an automobile company, and sponsored the development of the assembly line technique of mass production.
a long-time president and chairman of General Motors auto industry.
the period from 1920-1933 during which the 18th Amendment forbidding the manufacturing and sale of alcohol was in force in the United States.
a law passed by Congress a year after the 18th Amendment, which defined intoxicating beverages as anything more than 0.5% alcohol.
a sensational 1925 court case in which a biology teacher was tried for teaching the theory of evolution in his classroom.
a free-thinking young woman who embraced the new fashions and urban attitudes of the 1920s.
The Great Migration
the large-scale movement of African Americans from the South to Northern cities in the early 20th Century.
an immigrant from Jamaica, who believed that African Americans should be a separate society in America.
an organization founded in 1909 to promote full racial equality.
a flowering of African American artistic creativity during the 1920s, centered in New York City.