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chapters 20 to 21

chapters 20 to 34 in american history
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how did the women's roles in society change during the 1920s?
women were elected to state and national governments.
the symbol of the 1920s woman was a
flapper
a major demographic change in the 1920s was
the movement from rural to urban areas
in the 1920s most african americans moved to northern cities because they wanted
jobs
the rise of the mass media led to the
development of a national culture
the 1920s was called the jazz age because
americans from almost all walks of life embraced jazz music
books by authors of the lost generation encouraged many young americans to
rebel against popular culture
langston hughes and countee cullen were leaders of the
harlam renaissance
the main result of prohibition was that
crime organizations grew rich selling alcohol
the central issue of the scopes trial was whether or not
the theory of evolution should be taught in public schools.
president warren g harding called for
international disarmament
during the red scare many americans blamed labor stikes on
communists
president harding avoided political alliances with other countries in a desire to follow a policy of
isolationism
one characteristic of a consumer economy is that
people buy large numbers of products
the use of the assembly line to manufacture automobiles allowed henry ford to
sell cars at prices ordinary americans could afford
many farmers struggled to survive in the 1920s because
farm prices plummeted
amerians elected herbert hoover president because he
promised to continue prosperity
to meet workers demands and keep out unions, many companies
fired employees
one major danger sign that the american economy was in trouble in the 1920s was
the increase of personal debt
rising prices on the stock market encouraged people to take risks by
selling stocks
barrio
spanish speaking neighborhood
flapper
new type of young woman
demographics
statistics describing populations
the new morals and manners of the 1920s were reflected in
womens fashions
in the 1920s the status of women in the workplace
changed very little
african americansmigrated north in early 1900s mainly because of
an industrial boom
after immigration laws were tightened many low paying jobs went to
immigrants from canada and mexico
in the 1920s trolleys to the suburbs were largely replaced by
taxis
in charles lindbergh and other heroes, americans recognized
the virtues of the good old days
one of the most exciting heroes of this era was the baseball star
babe ruth
jazz age
term used to describe the 1920s
lost generation
a group of amerian writers in the 1920s
harlem renaissance
african american literary awakening of 1920
the growth of radio and other mass media in the 1920s produced
a national culture
the big change in moviesin the late 1920s was
the introduction of sound.
jazz was brought to northern cities by
southern african americans
clubs in the harlem district of new your city were among the hottest places to listen to
jazz
the small town the medical business and dishonest ministers were all targets of novelist
sinclair lewis
some members of the lost generation
left the country to live in paris
writers james weldon johnson and zora neale hurston took part in a movement called
the harlem renaissance
speakeasy
a bar that operated illegally
scopes trial
case about the teaching of evolution in schools
fundamentalism
set of beliefts held by religious traditionalists
bootlegger
supplier of illegal alcohol
what was one of the unforeseen results of prohibition?
racketeering
what legal right was at issue in the scopes trial?
the right to teach evolution in schools
what group lost some momentum as a result of scopes trial?
fundamentalists
what was one cause of the race riots in chicago in 1919?
overcrowed neighborhoods.
who were the main targets of the ku kluz klans terror?
african americans catholics jews and immigrants
what did marcus garvey urge african americans to do?
return to africa
communism
soviet unions government system
red scare
intence fear of communism and other politically radical ideas.
isolationism
policy of avoiding political or economic alliances with foreign countries
quota
a numerical limit
americans feared the communists because they were
openly hostile to american values
the palmer raids were organized to root out groups whose activities
posed a clear danger to the country
many americans believed that communists were behind the
labor strikes of 1919
republican presidents in the 1920s generally favored
business
harding and coolidge both based their foreign policy on a return to
isolationism
under the kellogg briand pact 15 nations agreed not to use
the threat of war in their dealing with one another
consumer economy
an economy that depends on a large amount of spending by consumers
installment plan
like a credit card, you dont need money to buy stuff
assembly line
the manufacturing process in which each worker does one specialized task in the construction of the final produce
in the 1920s many american consumers began to adopt the practice of
buying goods on credit
advertisements in the 1920s changed from an emphasis on quality to an emphasis on
consumer image
henry fords dream was to sell cars that
ordinary people could afford
ford did not inent the assembly line but he
made it more efficent
fords success came partly from
vertical consolidation
the increase in automobiles led to rise of new businesses such as
motels and gas stations
the nations business took off in the 1920s in part because of
republican laissez faire policies.
buying on margin
paying part of a stocks price and borrowing the rest
welfare capitalism
offering workers higher wages and some benefits
speculation
making high risk investments in hopes of high return
when hoover took office in 1929 most americans expected
prosperity to continue
gernerally the 1920s were marked by
rising stock prices
hoover did little to discourage the wild buying of stocks with borrowed money because he had high confidence in the
business world
the huge rise in the stock market in the 1920s mainly benefited
rural banks
consumers desire for exciting new products led to
an increase in personal debt
practices such as buying on margin reflected americans
"get rich quick" attitude
despite the prosperity of the 1920s life remained hard for many
farmers and factory workers.