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Prejudice against foreign-born people


A policy of pulling away from involvement in world affairs


An economic and political system based on a single-party government ruled by a dictatorship


People who opposed any form of government

Sacco and Vanzetti

They were arrested and charged with the robbery and murder of a factory paymaster and his guard in South Braintree, Massachusetts

Quota System

Set up by the Emergency Act of 1921, this system established the maximum number of people who could enter the United States from each foreign country

John L. Lewis

Leader of the United Mine Workers of America

Warren G. Harding

Described as a good-natured man who "looked like a president ought to look."

Charles Evans Hughes

Secretary of State who urged that no more warships be built for ten years

Fordney-McCumber Tariff

Raised Taxes on some U.S. imports to 60 percent- he highest level ever.

Ohio gang

Harding's Cabinet, cause a great deal of embarrassment

Teapot Dome scandal

The most spectacular example of corruption.

Albert B. Fall

Secretary of the Interior. A close friend of various oil executives. Managed to get the oil reserves transferred from the navy to the Interior Department.

Calvin Coolidge

President of the U.S. who fit into the pro-business spirit of the 1920's

Urban Sprawl

The result of workers moving out into urban areas once cars were made in mass production.

Installment Plan

Also known as Credit, enabled people to buy goods over an extended period, without having to put down much money at the time of purchase

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