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Unit 1: History Egan
The rapid development of the mass media during the 1920s
simplified life for most Americans
What group lost some momentum as a result of the Scopes trial?
Flappers danced the Charleston, a new dance that embodied the spirit of
the Jazz Age
The National Origins Act of 1924 reduced the number of people who could
enter the United States
Harding and Coolidge both based their foreign policy on a return to
Practices such as buying on margin reflected Americans'
"get rich quick" attitude
Many Americans believed that Sacco and Vanzetti were executed because they were
immigrants with radical beliefs during the Red Scare
The Red Scare was a response to
the Russian Revolution
The main opponent of prohibitionist Herbert Hoover in the 1928 presidential election was
Alfred E. Smith
Ford did not invent the assembly line, but he
made it more efficient
Though relatively few in number, flappers represented
women's desire to break with the past
The big change in movies in the late 1920s was
the introduction of sound
One result of the Prohibition during the 1920s was
the rise of organized crime
Jazz was brought to northern cities by
southern African Americans
African Americans migrated north in the early 1900s mainly because of
an industrial boom
Many Americans believed that Communists were behind the
labor strikes of 1919
The economy grew in the 1920s as consumers
began to buy goods on credit
Uneven prosperity, personal debt, and overproduction were all warning signs of an unsound economy. Another danger sign was
stock market speculation
When Hoover took office in 1929, most americans expected
prosperity to continue
Key features of Republican administrations of the 1920s included
isolationism and laissez faire business policy
Who were the main targets of the Ku Klux Klan's terror?
African Americans, Catholics, Jews, and immigrants
Republican Presidents in the 1920s generally favored
Hoover did little to discourage the wild buying of stocks with borrowed money because he had high confidence in the
Why did some states ban the teaching of evolution in the schools?
the theory seemed to contradict the Bible's account of creation
Which of the following was a long term effect of Prohibition?
the growth of organized crime