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"The Roaring 20s"
A set of flashcards about the roaring 20s and its characters!
Terms in this set (32)
The Red Scare
Americans react to the threat of communism in the United States. Communists are called Reds.
Famous case in which two immigrants were accused of murder. There was no hard evidence, yet they were put to death anyway. Showed Americans distrust of foreigners.
Underground nightclubs which prospered during prohibition.
Famous author who wrote "A Farewell to Arms" about the horror of World War I.
Scopes (Monkey) Trial
Trial about the teaching of evolution in the schools. Conflict between Traditionalism and Modernism.
Used the assembly line the produce Model T's. Made it easier for public to buy an automobile.
A celebration of African-American culture in Harlem, NY. Novels, poems, and short stories were written about the black experience.
Teapot Dome Scandal
Harding's Secretary of the Interior who was convicted of bribery. Symbol of corruption in the government.
Name given to young women who bobbed their hair, wore short skirts, were rebellious, and had new freedoms.
Popular method of purchasing. Buy now, pay later.
An invention in the 20s. Very popular, a way to get news.
Gave women the right to vote.
Economic and political system where the government owns everything.
American aviation pioneer and founder of the U.S aircraft industry. Invented a new plane that could land on water.
United States aviator who in 1927 made the first solo nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean.
African American separatists leader during the 1920s who advocated mass migration of African Americans back to Africa.
A leading poet of the Harlem Renaissance. He wrote "The Negro Speaks of Rivers" and "My People".
The criminal defense lawyer for John Scopes, who supported evolution. Argued that teachers have the right to teach evolution under the 1st Amendment.
William Jennings Bryan
Christian fundamentalist who was the prosecutor during the Scopes Monkey Trial.
Founder of the WCTU, advocated for Prohibition.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Author of the Great Gatsby, describing cultural changes of the 1920s.
President who held office during the stock market collapse of 1929 and took the blame for the Great Depression.
Return to Normalcy
Term for the the US going back to isolationism after World War I. Campaign slogan for Warren G. Harding.
Herbert Hoover's belief that people must be self-reliant and not depend upon the federal government for assistance.
A law forbidding the sale of alcoholic beverages. Passed with the 18th Amendment.
Ban on sale, manufacture, and transport of alcoholic beverages.
Amendment which ended the Prohibition of alcohol in the US, repealing the 18th amendment.
Belief that the human race could be improved through breeding. Government enforced birth control, prevention and sterilization of people determined useless and inferior.
Set of laws starting in 1921 that restricted immigration.
Tin Pan Alley
Name given to the collection of New York City-centered music publishers and songwriters who dominated the popular music of the United States.
Movement of over 300,000 African American from the rural south into Northern cities between 1914 and 1920.
Group of writers in 1920s who shared the belief that they were lost in a greedy, materialistic world that lacked moral values.
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