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fashionable young woman intent on enjoying herself and flouting conventional standards of behavior.
American athlete who, after being a popular outfielder in baseball's National League during the 1880s, became the most celebrated and influential American evangelist
gradual development of something, especially from a simple to a more complex form.
William Jennings Brayan
American orator and politician from Nebraska, and a dominant force in the populist wing of the Democratic Party, standing three times as the Party's candidate for President of the United States
an illicit liquor store or nightclub.
movement of 6 million blacks out of the rural Southern United States to the urban Northeast, Midwest, and West that occurred between 1910 and 1970.
Jamaican political leader, publisher, journalist, entrepreneur, and orator who was a staunch proponent of the Black Nationalism and Pan-Africanism
poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist from Joplin, Missouri.
music genre that originated from African American communities of New Orleans in the United States during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
American blues singer.
American aviator, author, inventor, military officer, explorer, and social activist.
American aviation pioneer and author. Earhart was the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She received the U.S. Distinguished Flying Cross for this record.
American composer and pianist
was the 31st President of the United States.
"Lou" or "Buster" Gehrig was an American baseball first baseman who played 17 seasons in Major League Baseball for the New York Yankees, from 1923 through 1939.
infamous American gangster in the Depression-era United States
industrialist, the founder of the Ford Motor Company, and the sponsor of the development of the assembly line technique of mass production.
composer, pianist, and bandleader of a jazz orchestra. He led his orchestra from 1923 until his death, his career spanning over 50 years.
banker, businessman, industrialist, philanthropist, art collector, United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom and United States Secretary of the Treasury
Tea Pot Dome Scandal
bribery incident that took place in the United States from 1921 to 1922, during the administration of President Warren G. Harding.
October 29, 1929, when panicked sellers traded nearly 16 million shares on the New York Stock Exchange (four times the normal volume at the time), and the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell -12%. Black Tuesday is often cited as the beginning of the Great Depression.
a lively dance of the 1920s that involved turning the knees inward and kicking out the lower legs.
Senator from New Mexico and the Secretary of the Interior under President Warren G. Harding, infamous for his involvement in the Teapot Dome scandal.
things that you believe are important in the way you live and work.
a form of a religion, especially Islam or Protestant Christianity, that upholds belief in the strict, literal interpretation of scripture.
lawyer, leading member of the American Civil Liberties Union, and prominent advocate for Georgist economic reform.
to carry (alcoholic liquor) on one's person illegally b : to manufacture, sell, or transport for sale (alcoholic liquor) illegally.
Zora Neale Hurston
novelist, short story writer, folklorist, and anthropologist.
name given to the cultural, social, and artistic explosion that took place in Harlem between the end of World War I and the middle of the 1930s.
James Weldon Johnson
American author, educator, lawyer, diplomat, songwriter, and civil rights activist.
singer and actor who became involved with the Civil Rights Movement.
African American jazz trumpeter, composer and singer who became one of the pivotal and most influential figures in jazz music.
known as the "Inventor of Hollywood", was an American film director, writer and producer who pioneered modern filmmaking techniques.
crossing the Atlantic.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
novelist and short story writer, whose works are the paradigmatic writings of the Jazz Age.
professional baseball player whose career in Major League Baseball spanned 22 seasons, from 1914 through 1935.
Warren G. Harding
29th President of the United States, serving from March 4, 1921 until his death.
gangster who attained fame during the Prohibition era as the co-founder and boss of the Chicago Outfit.
was an English comic actor, filmmaker, and composer who rose to fame in the silent era.
Hungarian-American illusionist and stunt performer, noted for his sensational escape acts.
"The Georgia Peach", was an American Major League Baseball outfielder.
Black Sax Scandal
name given to the conspiracy to fix the 1919 World Series played between the Chicago White Sox and the Cincinnati Reds.
The Jazz Singer
Young Jakie Rabinowitz (Bobby Gordon) loves jazz and ragtime, and wants to be a performer.
act of prohibiting the manufacturing, storage in barrels or bottles, transportation, sale, possession, and consumption of alcohol including alcoholic beverages.
was the generation that came of age during World War I.
Spirit of St. Louis
specially designed airplane that Charles Lindbergh flew in the first nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean.
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