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WWI, Great Depression, New Deal, Harlem Renaissance
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A nickname for the inexperienced but fresh American soldiers during WWI
A policy of extending a country's power and influence through diplomacy or military force.
the building of a strong military to frighten or defeat other countries
the process of assembling troops and supplies and making them ready for war
Information, especially of a biased or misleading nature, used to shape people's thinking.
As part of the Treaty of Versailles, Germany was ordered to pay fines to the Allies to repay the costs of the war. Opposed by the U.S., it quickly lead to a severe depression in Germany.
Alliance among Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Italy at the end of the 19th century; part of European alliance system and balance of power prior to World War I.
An alliance between Great Britain, France and Russia in the years before WWI.
German submarines used in World War I
an agreement nations make to support and defend each other
A form of warfare in which opposing armies fight each other from trenches (long, narrow ditches) dug in the battlefield.
A limit on the amount of goods civilians could have/buy
An agreement to stop fighting
A national policy of avoiding involvement in world affairs. After WWI the U.S. avoided alliances and conflicts whenever they could.
In a factory, an arrangement where a product is moved from worker to worker, with each person performing a single task in the making of the product.
division of labor
the breaking down of a job into separate, smaller tasks to be performed individually
A share of ownership in a corporation.
manufacturing of large numbers of identical products quickly and cheaply
Measures the number of people who are able to work, but do not have a job during a period of time.
a time when people can't find work and many businesses close
money that one person owes to another
electricity generated by running water
provides money to people over the age of 65
A rule or law
A law requiring people of a certain age to serve in the military
A group of states or territories controlled by one ruler
A person killed or injured in a war or accident
A British passenger ship with many Americans on board that sank because of a German submarine in 1915.
Treaty of Versailles
The 1919 peace settlement that ended war between Germany and the Allied powers. Made as a punishment to Germany. The U.S. Senate refused to approve it.
A singer and trumpeter, helped to make jazz popular in the 1920s. Jazz fit the 1920s decade so well that it was sometimes call the Jazz Age.
Harlem Renaissance poet
famous baseball player of the 20's; many people still think he is the greatest baseball player of all time
An entrepreneur that added to the 1920s boom by making cars in a new way. He founded Ford Motor Company in 1910, and his company's factories began using mass production.
In 1927, he became the first person to fly alone across the Atlantic Ocean.
manufacturing occurs when tasks are divided among different workers
Stock Market Crash
In October of 1929, the total value of all the stocks in the stock market fell very quickly. Thousands of people and businesses lost money.
The 31st President of the United States, elected in 1928. Hoover believed that the government should not do too many things to change the economy. He believed that real economic growth came from the hard work of ordinary people.
Took office in 1933, after Hoover. He started a variety of government programs that became known as the New Deal.
A nickname for the Great Plains regions hit by drought and dust storms in the early 1930s.
These were places where poor U.S. citizens could go and get free meals.
Civilian Conservation Corps
Or CCC, its goal was to create jobs and conserve, or protect, the natural environment. CCC workers planted tress, cleared hiking trails, and completed other conservation projects.
Works Progress Administration
WPA; hired people to build streets, parks, libraries, and schools. It provided jobs for about 2 million people.
Tennessee Valley Authority
TVA, people worked to build dams on the Tennessee River. The dams created hydroelectricity for rural areas in the Southeast.
United States jazz composer and piano player and bandleader during the Harlem Renaissance
A writer from Atlanta, wrote the novel, Gone With the Wind. In 1939, it was made into a popular movie.
A black track and field star; won 4 gold medals at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. He was the grandson of an enslaved AFrican, he inspired many Americans to achieve their best.
programs of relief, recovery, & reform during the Great Depression
A person who organizes, manages, and takes on the risks of a business.
Harlem, a neighborhood in New York City, became a center for African American musicians, artists, and writers in the 1920s.
the belief that your country deserves more success than others
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