Chapter 20 The Roaring Twenties
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William Jennings Bryan
United States lawyer and politician who advocated free silver and prosecuted John Scopes (1925) for teaching evolution in a Tennessee high school (1860-1925)
a young women in the 1920s who wore her hair bobbed, wore makeup, dressed in flashy, skimpy dresses, and lived a life of independence and freedom
the key ideas and beliefs a person holds
American fundamentalist minister; he used colorful language and powerful sermons to drive home the message of salvation through Jesus and to oppose radical and progressive groups.
a belief in the literal interpretation of a particular religion's doctrine or holy book
Aimee Semple McPherson
American fundamentalist preacher who was well known for her glamorous presentations
theory which holds that inherited characteristics of a population change over generations and that as a result of these changes, new species sometimes arise
A famed criminal defense lawyer for Scopes, who supported evolution.
people who smuggled liquor during prohibition
illegal bars where alcohol was served during Prohibition
Zora Neale Hurston
African American writer and folklore scholar who played a key role in the Harlem Renaissance
the major relocation of African Americans from 1910 into the 1920s to northern cities
a blossoming of African American art and literature that began in the 1920s
African American leader who promoted self-reliance for African Americans; he started the Universal Negro Improvement Society (UNIA), which urged African Americans to take pride in their heritage.
James Weldon Johnson
NAACP leader and Harlem Renaissance writer; he wrote poetry and, with his brother, the song "Lift Every Voice and Sing."
African American poet who described the rich culture of African American life using rhythms influenced by jazz music. He wrote of African American hope and defiance, as well as the culture of Harlem and also had a major impact on the Harlem Renaissance.
African American actor and singer who promoted African American rights and left wind causes
type of American music that blends several different musical forms from the Deep South
Leading African American jazz musician during the Harlem Renaissance; he was a talented trumpeter whose style influenced many later musicians.
African American blues singer who played and important role in the Harlem Reniassance.
groundbreaking American film director, directed The Birth of a Nation
English comic actor and film director of the silent film era. He became one of the best-known film stars in the world before the end of the First World War.
Charles A Lindbergh
American pilot who made the first non-stop flight across the Atlantic Ocean.
crossing the Atlantic ocean
First female pilot to cross the Atlantic. She disappeared while trying to fly around the world.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
American writer famous for his novels and stories, such as The Great Gatsby, capturing the mood of the 1920s. He gave the decade the nickname the "Jazz Age"
A composer whose famous piece "Rhapsody in Blue" shoes the impact of Jazz music in the 1920s