Unit 4: Chapter 13- Postwar Social Change: Terms: America Pathways to the Present 2005
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a young woman in the 1920s who flaunted her unconventional conduct and dress
the characteristics of a population with respect to age, race, and gender.
A Spanish-speaking neighborhood
United States aviator who in 1927 made the first solo nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean (1902-1974) - Known as "Lucky Lindy"
First female pilot to cross the Atlantic. She disappeared while trying to fly around the world.
Known as Babe Ruth and the "Sultan of Swat"; biggest sports hero of the 1920's as a homerun leader for the Yankees
forms of communication, such as newspapers and radio, that reach millions of people
term used to describe the 1920s; reflected the influence of popular music of the time
a period in the 1920s when African-American achievements in art and music and literature flourished
United States jazz composer and piano player and bandleader (1899-1974); popular during the 1920's
United States jazz trumpeter and bandleader (1900-1971); popular during the 1920's
Group of writers in 1920s who shared the belief that they were lost in a greedy, materialistic world that lacked moral values and often choose to flee to Europe
United States novelist who satirized middle-class America during the 20's in his novel Main Street (1885-1951)
A leading poet of the Harlem Renaissance. He wrote "The Negro Speaks of Rivers" and "My People"
F. Scott Fitzgerald
a novelist and chronicler of the jazz age. wrote The Great Gatzby
a law forbidding the sale of alcoholic beverages in 1920; 18th amendment & Volstead Act
the act of making, transporting, or buying alcohol illegally, especially during Prohibition of the 1920's
Secret bars where alcohol could be purchased illegally
United States gangster who terrorized Chicago during Prohibition until arrested for tax evasion (1899-1947)
Literal interpretation and strict adherence to basic principles of a religion (or a religious branch, denomination, or sect).
a highly publicized trial in 1925 when John Thomas Scopes violated a Tennessee state law by teaching evolution in high school
The summer of 1919 when Twenty-five riots occurred between June and the end of the year
Ku Klux Klan; secret society formed shortly after the Civil War to promote "white power" by terrorizing blacks and other minorities - especially strong during the 1920's
made the dream of a peaceful homeland for African Americans a reality
A hero - a Native American who was elected as the first president of what later became the National Football League. - Also played baseball, won Olympic gold medals, and played professional baseball
James Weldon Johnson
A writer for the Harlem group and executive secretary of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
Volstead Act (1919)
Provided a system for enforcing the 18th Amendment (But it was ignored, especially in large cities along the coasts and upper Midwest)
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