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A leading poet of the Harlem Renaissance. He wrote "The Negro Speaks of Rivers" and "My People"
a "return to normalcy"
In 1920, Republican Warren Harding ran for president promising
pro-business policies of the 1920s
keep taxes low so Americans could spend their wages and keep government interference in business to a minimum to allow private enterprise to flourish
Henry Ford's assembly line
This made cars affordable; By 1929, 1 of 5 Americans owned a car
This became the biggest industry in America
This player of the New York Yankees was the biggest sports hero of the 1920s
In 1927, this man made the first trans-Atlantic solo flight, becoming the biggest celebrity of the 1920s
Great Migration (of the 20th century)
This mobilization, during WWI, led to a concentration of African Americans in northern cities
The Harlem Renaissance
This was the flourishing of black culture in northern cities.
This style of music blended African and European musical traditions into a distinctly "American" style of music
These type of movies helped grow Hollywood and celebrity movie stars
Many young, unmarried women embraced their independence through popularizing new women's fashions like shorter hemlines, "bobbed" hair, and hats
Americans experienced increased wealth, consumerism, leisure time, and new forms of entertainment led to this era
Rural Americans supported this "noble experiment" because they believed drinking led to crime and other social problems
Many urban Americans entertained themselves in illegal bars called
Demand for illegal alcohol led to a rise in smuggling alcohol also known as this.
This emerged in America as the mafia took control of the illegal alcohol trade
He was the most notorious mobster who controlled the alcohol trade in Chicago
In response to nativism, Congress passed new immigration restrictions in 1921 and 1924
These laws these limitations that placed a maximum number of how many immigrants could enter the U.S. each year
Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti
In 1920, these two Italian immigrants and anarchists were arrested and charged with robbery and murder
the Ku Klux Klan
The 1920s saw an increase in membership in this group
This teacher was arrested in Dayton, Tennessee for teaching evolution in his biology class
This ACLU attorney defended Scopes; Represented urban America, science and modernity
William Jennings Bryan
This man served as prosecutor; Represented Christianity and rural values
The "Lost Generation"
This was a group of authors including T.S. Eliot, Ernest Hemingway, and F. Scott Fitzgerald rejected war and criticized 1920 consumerism and conformity
This new technology, in the 1920s, unified the United States through sharing information and entertainment at the same time.
This famous Jazz musician was famous for improvised trumpet solos
This famous Jazz musician became a famous arranger, composer and bandleader
This famous dance of the 1920's was seen by many older and rural Americans as being wild, reckless, as it could be danced in partners, groups, or alone
Federal Bureau of Investigation FBI
The US Government created this organization to initially bring down organized crime
J. Edgar Hoover
This was the first man to lead the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
This man created the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA) and appealed to many African Americans to "return" to the motherland - Africa
Warren G. Harding
This man became president in 1920
This concept was an intense fear of the spread of communism
When President Harding died in office this Vice President became President
New culture of the 1920s with people interested with purchasing material goods
Part of the Red Scare, these were measures to hunt out political radicals and immigrants who were potential threats to American security; led to the arrest of nearly 5,500 people and the deportation of nearly 400.
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