US History- The Roaring 20s
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an interest group founded in 1910 to promote civil rights for African Americans and end racial discrimination
leader who called for a return to Africa to form a separate nation there because he believed equality would never be earned in the United States.
This increased in the 1920s and created a national culture
Theory that humans evolved and contradicted the Bible's account of creation. It was banned in schools during the 1920s.
The Great Gatsby
A book by F Scott Fitzgerald that coined the 1920s the Jazz Age
Because accessible to most Americans during the 1920s and changed the economy, culture, and geography of the country.
Became a popular form of music in the 1920s that was brought to northern cities by southern African Americans.
A popular dance from the 1920s
Young women of the 1920s that behaved and dressed different than traditional women.
Religious conservatives who believe in the literal accuracy and divine inspiration of the Bible. They were strongly opposed to the theory of evolution.
Famous pilot that made the first solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean. His popularity made him an international hero and launched the age of commercial passenger aviation.
This grew rapidly as a result of prohibition and gangsters like Al Capone.
The Great Migration
Movement of African Americans from the south to the North. Contributed to the Harlem Renaissance.
Famous trumpet player during the Harlem Renaissance
This man was well known for making the Harlem Renaissance famous because of his poems.
When a biology teacher was arrested for teaching biology to students.
Passed in 1933 to repeal prohibition
Passed in 1920 and put prohibition into effect and banning alcohol.
Cities/ tended to oppose prohibition
Countryside/ tended to support prohibition
A literary and artistic movement that celebrated African American culture.
hidden saloons and nightclubs that illegally sold liquor
smugglers who brought alcohol in from Canada and the Caribbean.
famous for the theory of evolution
What was the big chance in movies during the 1920s?
Women often experienced a different set of principles than men in the workforce and behavioral norms.
Jim Crow Laws
enforced segregation of blacks from whites
"Home Run King" in baseball, provided an idol for young people and a figurehead for America in the 1920s
was an American composer, pianist and bandleader who composed popular music during the 1920s.
This grew in the 1920s with more access to education and led to a growth in popular culture.
The Jazz Singer
It was the first motion picture with sound -a "talkie"
Gave women the right to vote