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1920's Part 1 Vocabulary
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A policy of favoring native-born individuals over foreign-born ones
A policy of nonparticipation in international economic and political relations
the Red Scare & Palmer Raids
Intense fear of communism and other politically radical ideas
Sacco & Venzetti
In 1920 these two men were convicted of murder and robbery. They were found guilty and died in the electric chair unfairly
rise of the Klan
Founded in 1866, the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) extended into almost every southern state by 1870 and became a vehicle for white southern resistance to the Republican Party's Reconstruction-era policies aimed at establishing political and economic equality for blacks. Its members waged an underground campaign of intimidation and violence directed at white and black Republican leaders.
The quota system
the quota system
An arrangement placing a limit on the number of immigrants from each country
cause of labor unrest
inflation among the poeple
Unions are active in politics and often devote considerable resources to encourage members to vote.
affected the Sacco-Vanzetti trial
Tea Pot Dome scandal
biggest scandal of Harding's administration; Secretary of Interior Albert Fall illegally leased government oil fields in the West to private oil companies; Fall was later convicted of bribery and became the first Cabinet official to serve prison time (1931-1932).
Warren G. Harding & normalcy
president who called for a return to normalcy following WWI
The Ohio Gang
A group of poker-playing, men that were friends of President Warren Harding. Harding appointed them to offices and they used their power to gain money for themselves. They were involved in scandals that ruined Harding's reputation even though he wasn't involved.
impact of the automobile
In the 1920s, this product had the largest impact on society. It caused a growth of cities and suburbs, and workers no longer needed to live near their factories. It provided job opportunities and was a much more efficient way of transportation.
1863-1947. American businessman, founder of Ford Motor Company, father of modern assembly lines, and inventor credited with 161 patents.
a set of principles granting greater sexual freedom to men than to women
A payment plan that allows customers to make payments at set intervals over a period of time until the total debt is paid
New Urban Scene
new urban scene
- 1922-1929, nearly 2 million people leave farms, towns each year- Urban v. Rural: Clash of Values
A law forbidding the sale of alcoholic beverages
Bill passed by Congress to enforce the language of the 18th Amendment. This bill made the manufacture and distribution of alcohol illegal within the borders of the United States.
Secret bars where alcohol could be purchased illegally
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