R Chapter 24 -Test Prep
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Economic system with private/ corporate ownership/ competitive market
kick out of the country
Nations that remain neutral and keep out of world affairs.
bad economic times.
Gross National Product (GNP)
All the production of a nation in one year divided by the number of people in that nation.
You get the product right away but then have to pay for it a little bit at a time with interest.
Party girl from the 20's
Wide audiences: newspapers, radio, movies
Someone who live in a country other than there own.
A ban on the manufacture and sale of alcohol in the U.S. from 1920 to 1933
White Americans who were racist against white immigrants from Europe.
Only allowing so many people from each nation to immigrate to America.
Living things change and adapt to their environments over time.
brief recession, followed by tremendous growth; except for farmers. Too much buying on credit.
When people will refuse to work in order to receive benefits: more pay, longer hours, and safer conditions
1925 trial of a Tennessee schoolteacher for teaching Darwin's theory of evolution
A period of general fear of communists
Ku Klux Klan
A society created by white southerners that used terror/violence to keep African Americans from obtaining rights.
a business supplying illegal goods or services
Prohibition of alcoholic beverages
Sacco and Vanzetti
were two Italian anarchists who were convicted and executed for armed robbery. it is believed they had been innocent
Women's right to vote (suffrage)
Warren G. Harding
laissez-faire economics, "return to normalcy", surrounded himself with the corrupt Ohio gang Died after 3 years in office,
"return to normalcy"
Harding's call for a backing off on seriousness after the progressives and WWI
The Ohio Gang
Harding's "advisers" who played poker, drank, and smoked with him in the White House, many were corrupt
Teapot Dome Scandal
corruption by a Albert Fall, who took bribes to allow oil drilling on public lands
The Secretary of the Interior who accepted bribes from an oil company and started the Teapot Dome Scandal.
1928 agreement in which many nations agreed to outlaw war and limit arms
"Silent Cal" became president when Harding died. republican and industrialist. Believed in the government supporting big business.
Republican president during the great depression. belied in laissez-faire economics
African American leader during the 1920s, advocated mass migration of African Americans back to Africa.
Izzy & Moe
famous pair of detectives fighting to uphold 18th amendment (prohibition)
a style of music from the 1920's characterized by the use of improvisation
trumpet player who influenced the development of jazz
A literary and artistic movement celebrating African-American culture. 1920's
A leading poet of the Harlem Renaissance.
form of entertainment that grew tremendously popular during the Roaring Twenties
famous comedic actor
A popular, attractive actor in silent films. Well known for his role in "The Sheik".
Inexpensive means of entertainment, news and communication during the 20's-40's
He was a famous baseball player who played for the Yankees. He helped developed a rising popularity for professional sports.
aviator who in 1927 made the first solo nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean
What was the United States feelings toward foreigners?
Afraid of them. Racist.
Why did Americans want a "Return to Normalcy?"
They were stressed after the changes of the progressives and WWI
How did the role of women change in the 1920's?
Women gained the vote and started to gain social equality
What were the cultural and social changes of the 1920's?
Popular music/Dance, African American and women started to influence culture
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