a new type of young woman; rebellious, energetic, fun-loving, bold.
statistics that describe a population.
print, film, and broadcast methods of communicating information to large numbers of people.
term used to describe the 1920s.
a group of people disconnected from their country and its values.
African American literary awakening of the 1920s, centered in Harlem.
a supplier of illegal alcohol during Prohibition.
bars that operated illegally.
set of religious beliefs including traditional Christian ideas about Jesus, the belief that the Bible was inspired by God and does not contain contradictions or errors, and it literally true.
1925 court case argued by Clarence Darrow and William Jennings Bryan in which the issue of teaching evolution in public schools was debated.
official ideology of the Soviet Union, characterized there by complete government ownership of land and property, single-party control of the government, the lack of individual rights, and the call for worldwide revolution.
an intense fear of communism and other politically radical ideas.
policy of avoiding political or economic alliances with foreign countries.
a program in which the nations of the world would voluntarily give up their weapons.
- numerical limit
Teapot Dome scandal
scandal during the Harding administration involving the granting of oil drilling rights on government land in return for money.
agreement signed in 1928 in which nations agreed not to pose the threat of war against one another.
one that depends on a large amount of spending by consumers.
a payment plan that allows customers to make payments at set intervals over a period of time until the total debt is paid.
Gross National Product (GNP)
the total value of goods and services a country produces annually.
a manufacturing process in which each worker does one specialized task in the construction of the final product.
an approach to labor relations in which companies meet some of their workers' needs without prompting by unions, thus preventing strikes and keeping productivity high.
the practice of making high-risk investment in hopes of getting a huge return.
Buying on margin
an option that allows investors to purchase a stock for only a fraction of its price and borrow the rest.
policy of aggressively building up a nation's armed forces in preparation for war, as well as giving the military more authority over the government and foreign policy
the readying of troops for war
In World War I, Germany and Austria- Hungary
In World War I, Russia, France, Serbia, and Great Britain; in World War II, the alliances of Great Britain, the United State, the Soviet Union and other unions
situation in which neither side in a conflict is able to gain the advantage
Information intended to sway public opinion
pledge by the German government in 1916 that its submarines would warn ships before attacking.
a telegram sent by Germany's foreign secretary in 1917 to Mexican officials proposing an alliance with Mexico declared war on the United States.
a ruler with unlimited power.
collapse of the czar's government in Russia in 1917, after which the Russian monarchy was replaced with a republican government.
Selective Service Act
law passed in 1917 authorizing a draft of young men for military service in WWI.
American Expeditionary Force (AEF)
name given to American troops in Europe in World War I.
group of unarmed ships surrounded by a ring of armed naval vessels.
organized killing of an entire people.
special war bonds to support the Allied cause.
a system of pricing determined by the government.
distributing goods to consumers in a fixed amount.
Daylight saving time
turning clocks ahead one hour for summer.
any speech or action that encourages rebellion.
citizens who take the law into their own hands.