APUSH Ch. 31
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a policy of nonparticipation in international economic and political relations
a period of general fear of communists
Attorney General A. Mitchell Palmer
using a series of raids to round up and arrest about 6,000 suspected Communists.
Ku Klux Klan
anti-foreign, anti-Catholic, anti-black, anti-Jewish, anti-pacifist, anti-Communist, anti-internationalist, anti-revolutionist, anti-bootlegger, anti-gambling, anti-adultery, and anti-birth control.
Emergency Quota Act of 1921
newcomers from Europe were restricted at any year to a quota, which was set at 3% of the people of their nationality who lived in the U.S. in 1910.
Immigration Act of 1924
which cut the quota down to 2% and the origins base was shifted to that of 1890, when few southeastern Europeans lived in America.
United States gangster who terrorized Chicago during Prohibition until arrested for tax evasion (1899-1947)
shocking the nation, and this event led Congress to the so-called Lindbergh Law, which allowed the death penalty to certain cases of interstate abduction.
professor at Columbia University who set forth principles of "learning by doing" and believed that "education for life" should be the primary goal of school.
John T. Scopes
high school teacher of Dayton, Tennessee, was charged with teaching evolution.
United States financier and philanthropist (1855-1937) favored the rapid expansion of capital investment.
bestseller The Man Nobody Knows claimed that Jesus Christ was the perfect salesman and that all advertisers should study his techniques.
United States manufacturer of automobiles who pioneered mass production (1863-1947)
Orville and Wilbur Wright
These brothers were bicycle mechanics from Dayton, Ohio who built and flew the first plane at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina on December 17, 1903. flew the first airplane for 12 seconds over a distance of 120 feet at Kitty Hawk, N.C.
became the first person to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean when he did it in his Spirit of St. Louis, going from New York to Paris.
invented wireless telegraphy and his invention was used for long distance communication in the Great War.
Warren G. Harding
the first voice-carrying radio station began broadcasting when KDKA (in Pittsburgh) told of presidential candidate
was one of those who invented the movie, but in 1903, the real birth of the movie came with The Great Train Robbery.
first full-length feature: The Birth of a Nation, which stunned viewers visually, but seemed to glorify the KKK in the Reconstruction era.
led the National Women's Party began in 1923 to campaign for an Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution.
a Protestant religious movement grounded in the belief that all the stories and details in the Bible are literally true
iked to think that God was a "good guy" and the universe was a nice place, as opposed to the traditional view that man was a born sinner and in need of forgiveness through Christ.
Young women of the 1920s that behaved and dressed in a radical fashion
said that sexual repression was responsible for most of society's ills, and that pleasure and health demanded sexual gratification and liberation.
founder of the United Negro Improvement Association and inspiration for the Nation of Islam
"Bad Boy of Baltimore," found fault in much of America.
He wrote the monthly American Mercury.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
wrote This Side of Paradise and The Great Gatsby, both of which captured the society of the "Jazz Age," including odd mix of glamour and the cruelty.
wrote as a Realist (not Romantic) in An American Tragedy about the murder of a pregnant working girl by her socially-conscious lover.
wrote The Sun Also Rises, and A Farewell to Arms, and became a voice for the "Lost Generation"—the young folks who'd been ruined by the disillusionment of WWI.
wrote Winesburg, Ohio describing small-town life in America.
disparaged small-town America in his Main Street and Babbitt.
Frank Lloyd Wright
influential United States architect (1869-1959) and amazed people with his use of concrete, glass, and steel and his unconventional theory that "form follows function."