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EOC Review - The Roaring 20s

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assembly line
A line of construction where each station in the line had to assemble a certain part into the basis of things - it makes production much more efficient and cost effective.
Charles A. Lindbergh
Made the first nonstop solo flight across the Atlantic
Clarence Darrow
A famed criminal defense lawyer for Scopes, who supported evolution. He caused William Jennings Bryan to appear foolish when Darrow questioned Bryan about the Bible.
Glenn Curtiss
Aviator, created U.S aircraft industry
Harlem Reniassance
The concept that championed black racial pride and cultural identity in the midst of the white society. Brought jazz, literature and other forms of black culture to light.
Henry Ford
1863-1947. American businessman, founder of Ford Motor Company, father of modern assembly lines, and inventor credited with 161 patents.
Marcus Garvey
African-American who founded the "Back to Africa" movement.
modernism
A forward-looking view of the world that emphasizes reason, scientific rationality, creativity, novelty, and progress - against traditionalism
organized crime
a business operation that supplies illegal goods and services for profit - prevalent in the 1920s during prohibition
Palmer Raids
Part of the first Red Scare, these were measures to hunt out political radicals and immigrants who were potential threats to American security.
prohibition
A law forbidding the sale of alcoholic beverages
Red Scare
A period during the Cold War where the American public was terrified of Communists and the spread of Communism.
Social Darwinism
"Survival of the fittest" - A social theory which states that the level a person rises to in society and wealth is determined by their genetic background.
Teapot Dome Scandal
Scandal during the Harding administration involving the granting of oil-drilling rights to businesses on government land in return for money.
Traditionalism
Following longtime practices and opposing many modern technologies and ideas; biblical beliefs and connections - opposed modernism.
Return to Normalcy
Warren G Harding's campaign promise in the election of 1920. Harding's promise was to return the United States to pre-world war mentality; without the thought of war tainting the minds of the American people
William Jennings Bryan
United States lawyer and politician who advocated free silver (Populism) and prosecuted John Scopes (1925) for teaching evolution in a Tennessee high school (1860-1925)
Scopes Monkey Trial
Test case on whether evolution could be taught in schools. William Jennings Bryan represented the Conservative faction which said no, on biblical creationism should be taught.
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