The Jazz Age

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Nativism

Hostility toward immigrants because immigrants are seen as a threat to order and stability in America

Mass Media

A form of communication, like the radio, that unified the nation.

New Morality

Movement that challenged traditional ideas of American society by valuing youth and personal freedom.

Fundamentalism

A movement in response to New Morality that believed that Bible is true and without error.

Prohibition

Illegal to consume alcohol

Flappers

Women from the 1920s that wore shorter skirs and revealed their gams

Great Migration

African Americans moved from the South to the North to build a better life

National Origins Act

Made immigration restriction a permanent policy

Teapot Dome Scandal

President Harding's Secretary of the Interior leased land containing U.S. Navy oil reserves to private interest groups for monetary bribes

Credit

Buying now and paying later

Supply-Side Economics

Belief that lower taxes will boost the economy because Americans will invest their money

Assembly line

Breaking down a large task into small individual tasks, which allowed Henry Ford to mass produce the car

Kellogg-Briand Pact

A victory for peace because 15 nations agreed to abandon war and negotiate peace

Klu Klux Klan

Targeted Catholics, Jews, and immigrants to attempt to "keep American American"

Welfare Capitalism

Gave Americans more money because companies provided medical insurance and stock benefits

Harlem Renaissance

Flowering of African American arts

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