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The Americans Chapter 20
People, events and terms from chapter 20 in The Americans
Terms in this set (22)
A policy of favoring native-born Americans over immigrants
A policy of pulling away from involvement in world affairs.
A political system characterized by a centrally planned economy with all economic and political power resting in the hands of the central government
The Red Scare
Started in 1919 where russia was overthrown by revolutionaries. Then bombs were mailed to government and business leaders and the public grew fearful that the communists were taking over the US
people who oppose all forms of organized government
Palmer was the US Attorney general and he organized raids of peoples homes and offices, jailing people without the right to a lawyer. Many radical immigrants were deported without a trial.
Sacco and Vanzetti
Italian radicals who became symbols of the Red Scare of the 1920s; arrested (1920), tried and executed (1927) for a robbery/murder, they were believed by many to have been innocent but convicted because of their immigrant status and radical political beliefs. They were sentenced to death
The Ku Klux Klan
a secret society that was devoted to 100 percent americanism. Membership increased greatly during the 1920s fueled by Nativism and anti-radical hysteria.
Congress passed the Emergency Quota Act. This system established the maximum number of people who could enter the US from each country.
Boston Police Strike
The boston police had not been given a raise since before WW1 so they went on strike, the governor (coolidge) called out the national guard and said there is no right to strike against the public safety by anybody - the strike ended and all new policemen were hired
major strikes of the 1920s
The steel mill strike and the coal miners strike - the steel mill hired other workers but the coal miners were successful and received a 27% raise
John L. Lewis
long-time labor leader who organized and led the first important unskilled workers labor union, called in to represent union during sit-down strike - the coal miners strike
impact of the automobile
changed the american landscape, rapid construction of gasoline stations, repair shops, etc - tunnels were built to bring people across states that were divided by water - like the holland tunnel, liberated the isolated rural family, could vacation in different places and was a status symbol
Americans standard of living in the 1920s
it soared and with it they started buying things like electrical appliances which also freed their time to do other things - for women they could work outside the home
The process of urban areas expanding outwards, usually in the form of suburbs, and developing over fertile agricultural land.
A payment plan that allowed countries to pay us back over time
Economic Life in Postwar america
a superficial prosperity ensued, increased production of consumer goods, buying on credit, increased standard of living
Social life in postwar america
a perceived threat of communism, fear and distrust of immigrants, fear of labor movement and faith in business, strikes and labor unrest
Technology in post war american
growth of auto industry, introduction of airlines, widespread use of electricity and advertising gains popularity
The Scopes Trial
A court case in rural Tennessee over the teaching of evolution in schools. It revealed the urban vs. rural tension in the United States over modernity and traditional values.
applied the technology of the assembly line to manufacturing automobiles in order to make them AFFORDABLE for most Americans.
The Harlem Renaissance
An awakening in the development and appreciation of African American arts and culture
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