History Chapter 13 Section 1 Changing Ways of Life

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thriftiness
careful spending of money
prohibition
a ban on alcoholic beverages set forth in the 18th Amendment
speakeasies
hidden saloons and night clubs that served liquor illegally
bootleggers
smugglers who brought liquor from Canada and the Caribbean
fundamentalism
a religious movement that was based on the belief that everything written in the Bible was literally true
Clarence Darrow
the most famous trial lawyer in the nation who defended John Scopes
Scopes Trial
A trial about evolution and religion in schools. The trial vary very big
flapper
an emancipated young women who held independent attitudes and liked the sophisticated new fashions of the day
flapper wore
make up, short skirts, short hair, and more jewelry than would have been proper only a few years before
double standard
a set of principles or values generally accepted by society
changes in women's lives
flapper styles, died hair black, wore make up, and smoked cigarettes
Charles Lindbergh
first person to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean
Georgia O'Keeffe
famous painter of the Southwest. Also, showed the grandeur of New York City.
George Gershwin
merged jazz with traditional elements creating music with new American sound
Sinclair Lewis
first American to win a Nobel Peace Prize for Literature
F. Scott Fitzgerald
coined the term "Jazz Age" to describe the twenties (1920's). Author of This Side of Paradise and The Great Gatsby
Edna Vincent Millay
a poet who celebrated youth and freedom from traditional restrictions
Ernest Hemingway
introduced a tough, simple style of writing that changed American literature
James Weldon Johnson
poet and civil rights leader
Marcus Garvey
black nationalist leader who formed UNIA (Universal Negro Improvement Association)
Harlem Renaissance
African American artistic movement
Claude McKay
Poet who wrote about pain of prejudice, He urged African Americans to resist discrimination
Langston Hughes
One of the most famous Harlem Renaissance poets
Zora Neale Hurston
Most famous female writer of the Harlem Renaissance. Anthropologist and author.
Paul Robeson
Actor, singer, and civil rights leader. Played in The Emperor Jones and Othello
Louis Armstrong
Jazz musician from New Orleans
Duke Ellington
Jazz musician. Pianist and one of the greatest composer
Bessie Smith
Blues singer
assembly line
an arrangement of workers and machines in which a product is put together as it passes from one worker to another
census
an official government count of citizens, including where they live
conformity
being like everyone else
emancipated
freed from restraint or from limits on though and behavior
Great Migration
Movement of African Americans from the South to the North in the early 20th century