american history chapter 23

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scientific management

theory promoted by fredrick w taylor held that every kind of work could be broken into a series of smaller tasks and that rates of production could be set for each component task

auto touring

craze that encouraged americans to take long sight seeing trips in their automobile

henery ford

lowered the cost of their cars by implementing scientific management practices

model t

low cost automoblit developed by henery ford in 1908

assembly line

production system created by henery ford to make goods faster my moving parts on a converyer belt past workers

alfred s sloan

head of general motors

installment plan

a way of purchasing good in which th consumer pays for goods in small increments overtime

planned obsolenscence

practice of manufacturing products that are designed to go out of style

volstead act

1919 federal law that inforced the 18th amendment that prohibited the manufactur sale and transportation of alcohol

al capone

ruled chicagos underworld with his small army of mobsters to gain control over all liquar sales in chicago

eliot ness

special agent hired by the federal prohibition bureau to stem bootlegging, corruption aand ciolence

untouchables

nickname given to a group of detectives led by eliot ness who tardeted gangsters during prohibition

prohibition

the sale and distribution of alcoholic beverages

twenty first amendment

repealed the 18th amendment because it turned milllions of americans who wernt normally lawbreakers into law breakers

flappers

young women who challenged social traditions with their dress and traditions (shorter skirts and transparent hose)

cecil b demille

unique movie director of the 1920s

babe ruth

famous baseball player of the 1920s

jim thorpe

won both the pentathlon and the decathlon, major league baseball and professional football player

charles lindeberg

biggest celebrtiy of 1920s flew nonstop form new york to paris

amelia earnhart

first woman to fly across atlantic ocean

aimee semple mcpherson

popular revivalist

fundamentalism

protestan religious movement taht teaches that traditional christian doctrine should be accepted with out question and that the bible is literally true

clarence darrow

famou criminal lawyer who defended john scopes against william jennings bryan on the outlawing of the teaching of darwins theory of evolution

scopes trial

trial of john scopes a highschool teacher who was prosecuted for teaching evolution

alfred steiglitz

photographer

luis armstrong

jazz musician in new orleans

edward hopper

painter "early sunday morning'

bix biederbecke

white musician who wove jazz rythems into music

langston hughes

african american poet

rose mcClendon

african american actress "deep river" pulitzer prize "in abrihams bosom'

paul robeson

successful actor in eugen oniells drama "emperor jones"

sinclair lewis

"babbit" middle age realator and city booser who is disatisfied with his middle class life

frank lloyd wright

prairie style

f scott fitzgerald

lost generation writer "this side of paradise" "the great gatsby"

james weldon johnson

active harlem renaissance supporter and thought that literature and art could eliminate racial prejudice

george gershwin

rhapsody in blue premiered in 1924 translated jazz into symphonic form

bessie smith

blues music singer "down hearted blues" 500000 copies

diego rivera

mural painter and part of the los tres grandes

duke ellington

famous jazz musician

earnest hemingway

"a farwell to arms" lost generation writer

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