CHAPTER 15: THE JAZZ AGE, 1921-1929 VOCABULARY
The American Republic Since 1877 CHAPTER 15: THE JAZZ AGE, 1921-1929 VOCABULARY
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Sacco and Vanzetti case
Italian immigrant anarchist convicted of crimes and executed in Massachusetts illustrating the fear and prejudice encountered by immigrants in the early twentieth century.
people who oppose all forms of government.
a pseudo-science the deals with improving hereditary traits.
Ku Klux Klan
organization originally founded to oppose Reconstruction in the South as well as rights for African Americans that expanded it's targets to include Catholics, Jews, and immigrants.
Emergency Quota Act
law establishing a quota system to limit the number of immigrants to the United States. Only 3% of the total number of that ethic group already living in the US could be admitted each year.
a young, dramatic, stylish, and unconventional woman of the 1920's.
one of the first women anthropologists who described Pacific island culture in Samoa.
religious belief that the Bible was literally true and without error and therefore creationism over evolution as an explanation for the origin of life. Became popular especially in rural America in response to the nation's apparent loss in traditional values and moral decline.
a scientific theory that humans and other forms of life have evolved over time.
the belief that God created the world as described in the Bible.
former baseball player and evangelical preacher who stirred Fundamentalists' passions by preaching traditional religious and moral values in very nontraditional ways noted for his showmanship.
Aimee Semple McPherson
popular evangelical preacher who stirred Fundamentalists' passions by preaching traditional religious and moral values in very nontraditional ways, noted for the theatrical style of her revivals and faith healings.
law grant the Treasury Department police powers to enforce prohibition and the Eighteenth Amendment.
a government's powers to control people and property in the interest of public safety, health, welfare and morals.
a place where alcoholic beverages were sold illegally.
artistic and unconventional.
American painter who revived Realism and captured the sense of isolation after WWI. His paintings conveyed a modern sense of disenchantment and isolation.
Chicago poet who used common speech to glorify the Midwest and the expansive nature of American life.
T. S. Eliot
American poet who considered the negative aspects of the modern world. He wrote "The Hollow Men."
American playwright who portrayed realistic characters in often tragic scenes.
American author who reevaluated the myth of American heroes as an effect of experience as an ambulance driver in WWI. He wrote For Whom the Bell Tolls and A Farewell to Arms.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
American author who used colorful characters to portray the emptiness of modern society. He wrote The Great Gatsby.
Baseball player how popularized the game in the 1920's.
a medium of communication including newspaper, magazines, radio, movies, and television that is intended to reach a wide audience.
movement of African Americans from the rural South to industrial cities in the North, attempting to escape the segregated society of the South, find economic opportunities and build better lives.
African American artistic movement centered in New York City's Harlem neighborhood.
Harlem Renaissance poet whose work expressed a defiance and contempt for racism.
Harlem Renaissance writer who described the African American experience in the United States.
Zora Neale Hurston
Harlem Renaissance writer who portrayed rural African American women and culture and influenced later writers.
introduced jazz in Chicago and became the first great trumpet soloist in jazz music.
American style of music developed from ragtime and blues and which uses syncopated rhythms and melodies.
composer, pianist, and bandleader who created his own Ragtime influenced style of music.
one of the most famous Harlem nightspot, where many African American entertainers got their start.
"Empress of the Blues" noted blues singer of the 1920's.
a soulful style of music that evolved from African American spirituals.
celebrated African American actor and singer.
The first African American representative in Congress from a Northern state.
African American political leader who called for Negro Nationalism and the glorifications of black culture and traditions of the past.