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The Roaring 20's
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increased prices for goods and services combined with the reduced value of money
period in US when there was a suspicion of communism and fear of widespread infultration of communists in the US government
a series a government attacks on suspected radicals in the United States led by the U.S. attorney general A. Mitchell Palmer
1863-1947. American businessman, founder of Ford Motor Company, father of modern assembly lines, and inventor credited with 161 patents.
first affordable car built by Henry Ford; sturdy, reliable, inexpensive, only came in black
Production method that breaks down a complex job into a series of smaller tasks
a period of increased stock trading and rising stock prices
Buying on Margin
buying stock by paying only a portion of the full cost up-front with promises to pay the rest later
to make more active
President elected in 1928 with political experience, people liked him for his ideas about prosparities in the roaring 20s. He was blamed for the Great Depression because he was a "hands-off" president, he was only elected for one term.
Kellogg Briand Pact
an agreement between 15 nations outlawing war; eventually 48 other nations joined the pact; had no way of enforcing peace
a movement in which writers and artists between 1870 and 1914 rebelled against the traditional literary and artistic styles that had dominated European cultural life since the Renaissance
Conservative beliefs in the Bible and that it should be literally believed and applied
a highly publicized trial in 1925 when John Thomas Scopes violated a Tennessee state law by teaching evolution in high school
a law forbidding the sale of alcoholic beverages
Prohibited the manufacture, sale, and distribution of alcoholic beverages
Bill passed by Congress to enforce the language of the 18th Amendment. This bill made the manufacture and distribution of alcohol illegal within the borders of the United States.
person who smuggled liquor into the United States during Prohibition
young woman in the 1920s who rebelled against traditional ways of thinking and acting
Leading African American jazz musician during the Harlem Renaissance; he was a talented trumpeter whose style influenced many later musicians.
A period in the 1910's and 1920's that was an especially creative time for African Americans in various fields, including writing, fine arts and theater. It was centered in, but not limited to, the neighborhood of Harlem, New York City.
A leading poet of the Harlem Renaissance. He wrote "The Negro Speaks of Rivers" and "My People"
Zora Neale Hurston
Black writer who wanted to save African American folklore. She traveled all across the South collecting folk tales, songs & prayers of Black southerners. Her book was called Mules and Men.
Immigration Act 1924
Legislation that tried to permanently reduce the number of new immigrants (Eastern and Southern Europeans) from entering the country. Limits were based on the national origins present in the census of 1890.
1855-1926. American union leader, one of the founders of the International Labor Union and the Industrial Workers of the World, and five-time Socialist Party of America Presidential Candidate.
Schneck V United States
shouting fire in a crowded theater; congress can restrict speech if it creates a "clear and present danger"; right to free speech is not absolute and subject to certain limitations
African American leader durin the 1920s who founded the Universal Negro Improvement Association and advocated mass migration of African Americans back to Africa. Was deported to Jamaica in 1927.
Ida B. Wells (1862-1931)
An African-American woman who achieved nationwide attention as leader of the anti-lynching crusade. A writer, she became part-owner of a newspaper, the Memphis Free Speech. In May 1892, in response to an article on a local lynching, a mob ransacked her offices and threatened her life if she did not leave town. Moving to Chicago, Wells continued to write about Southern lynchings. While investigating, she would go directly to the site of a killing, sometimes despite extreme danger. In 1895, she published The Red Record, the first documented statistical report on lynching. Wells was also a founder of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. She stands as one of America's most uncompromising leaders and most ardent defenders of democracy.
universal negro improvement association; founded by Marcus Garvey to end racism through separation of races
movement of over 300,000 African American from the rural south into Northern cities between 1914 and 1920
A policy of favoring native-born individuals over foreign-born ones
Sacco and Vanzetti
In 1920 these two men were convicted of murder and robbery. They were found guilty and died in the electric chair unfairly. Nativist ideas led to outcome.
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