Roaring 20s unit vocab for 11th grade US History
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This group gained citizenship with an act in 1924 in large part from their contributions during WWI.
William Jennings Bryan
He helped prosecute John Scopes during the Scopes "Monkey" Trial for the teaching of evolution.
The first person to fly a publicly viewed flight. He also manufactured airplanes, built the largest fleet during WWI.
He defended John Scopes during the Scopes "Monkey" Trial challenging William Jennings Bryan's testimony in 1925.
This policy led to the sterilization of over 64,000 Americans in order to keep the U.S. a superior race. It specifically targeted the mentally ill.
This term was used to describe women who rejected traditional female clothing and behaviors exercising their independence, smoking in public and wearing shorter dresses.
He was an engineer and early automobile manufacturer. His goal was to build an automobile that everyone could afford.
He advocated racial pride and supported a Back-to-Africa movement for African-Americans.
This movement of African-Americans who lost their jobs in the south and followed the promise of jobs in the North.
The term for the development of African-American art, literature and music. Key people included Langston Hughes, Alain Locke and Zora Neale Hurston.
Ku Klux Klan
The increasingly tense race relations in the country saw a resurgence of this group, formerly focused on racial prejudice now included hostility towards immigrants.
He became famous for the first non-stop flights across the Atlantic.
This act established a maximum number of immigrants who could enter the U.S. from each country. Eastern and southern Europeans were discriminated against.
The term for a dislike of foreigners.
This movement against the sale of alcohol resulted in a disrespect for the law and a rise in organized crime.
The term for the fear of Communists, anarchists and immigrants after the end of WWI. Led to Palmer Raids.
Return to Normalcy
The name for Warren Harding's plan that included reducing government intervention in the government, high tariffs and an isolationist foreign policy.
This is the belief that different human races competed for survival like plants and animals in the natural world.
The Secretary of the Interior under President Harding leased oil rich government lands to his friends in exchange for bribes. This became known as the Teapot Dome Scandal.
Tin Pan Alley
This section of New York city where musicians and song-writers formed the beginnings of American music including blues, jazz and ragtime.