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the 1920's industrial wizard whose assembly line techniques made possible the production of 20 million of his autos by 1930
18th Amendment & Volstead Act
the two laws which combined in 1919 to make up the US experiment in prohibition
Emergency Quota Act
the 1921 law in which the number of immigrants was restricted to three percent of a given nationality living in the US in 1910
the author of the 1925 book The Man Nobody Knows which set forth the thesis that Jesus was the greatest adman of all time
criminal syndicalism laws
in the early 1920's, several states passed these laws that made the mere advocacy of violence to secure social change unlawful
Jack Dempsey & George H. Ruth
the 1920's athletes, one a boxer and the other a baseball player, who symbolized the commercialization of sports in that decade
in two of his novels, this author of As I Lay Dying (1930) and The Sound and the Fury (1929) peeled back the layers of time and consciousness from the constricted souls of his ingrown Southern characters
the 1920's gang leader and bootlegger suspected of organizing the St. Valentine's Day Massacre in 1929
real estate speculation was so rampant in the 1920's that some people were duped in to buying underwater lots in this state
An American Tragedy (1925) dealt with the murder of a pregnant working girl by her socially ambitious young lover. Name the author
The Great Gatsby
the 1925 F. Scott Fitzgerald novel in which he speaks of the glamour and cruelty of an achievement-oriented society
The Birth of a Nation
the early D.W. Griffith movie which glorified the Ku Klux Klan of Reconstruction days and defamed blacks
The Great Train Robbery
the real birth of moving pictures came in 1903 when this movie was shown in five-cent theater popularly called nickelodeons
Bureau of the Budget
in 1921, alarmed by the rapidly growing national debt, Congress created this agency to assist the president in preparing careful estimates of receipts and expenditures for submission to Congress
this erratic Idahoan poet of the 1920's deserted America for Europe, rejected what he called "an old bitch civilzation, gone in the teeth," and proclaimed his doctrine "Make it New"
Frederick W. Taylor
the 1920's engineer who sought to eliminate wasted motion in the manufacturing of autos. His epitaph reads "Father of Scientific Management"
Immigration Act of 1924
the 1920's legislation that restricted US immigration quotas to two percent of a given nationality living in the US in 1890
big red scare
hysterical fears of the Soviet Union and labor unrest in 1919-1920 led to this nationwide crusade against left-wingers
in 1922 this Ezra Pound-influenced poet wrote "The Waste Land," one of the most impenetrable but influential poems of the century
New Ku Klux Klan
the 1920's movement that was an extremist, ultra-conservative uprising against many of the forces of diversity and modernity that were transforming the American culture
Charles A. Lindbergh
the man who succeeded in winning $25,000 for flying from New York to Paris in 33 hours and 39 minutes in 1927
the professor of education of the early 1900's who advocated so-called progressive eduction in which one learns by doing
Claude McKay & Langston Hughes
the two gifted writers who led a black renaissance which took root in uptown Harlem after WWI
Henry L. Mencken
the 1920's critic of American Society, marriage, patriotism, democracy, prohibition, the South, and Puritanism, all of which felt the sting of his acid wit
A. Mitchell Palmer
the US attorney general during the period 1919-1920 who zealously arrested radicals suspected of un-American activities
the lawyer who opposed William Jennings Bryan in the 1925 trial in Dayton, Tennessee, over evolution
the group that launched a massive public health program in the South in 1909 and virtually wiped out hookworm by the 1920's
the New York dramatist and Princeton dropout who wrote such plays as his 1928 Strange Interlude and won the Nobel Prize in 1936
the famous 1921 Massachusetts murder trial in which the outcome and execution of the defendants were heavily influenced by anti-foreign and anti-radical thinking
in addition to Main Street, Sinclair Lewis wrote this novel about a prosperous, vulgar, middle-class real estate broker who slavishly conformed to the materialism of his group
the leader of the organized birth control movement of the 1920's that openly advocated the use of contraceptives
the famous jazz musician and trumpeter of the 1920's who was a member of King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band
the city where a 1919 strike prompted the mayor to call federal troops to head off the "anarchy of Russia"
The Sun Also Rises
the 1926 Hemingway novel that told of disillusioned, spiritually-numb American expatriates in Europe
the magazine H.L. Mencken used to wield his rapier pen criticizing American society
Andrew W. Mellon
the secretary of the treasury of the 1920's who reduced taxes and reduced the national debt by $10 billion
the 1920's evangelist who proposed filling American jails so full of Bolsheviks "that their feet would stick out the window"
the cosmopolitan New Yorker who won a Pulitzer prize in 1921 for The Age of Innocence, a satirical novel on aristocratic society
the 1920's Virginia-born novelist known for her stark but sympathetic portrayals of pioneering on the prairies
the leader of the all-white band of the 1920's which made popular and made profits from the musical creativity of the black musicians of the era
in this 1919 novel, Sherwood Anderson dissected various fictional personalities of small-town America
Frank Lloyd Wright
the famous American architect of the 1920's who advanced the theory that buildings should grow from their sites and not just imitate Greece and Rome
Wilbur & Orville Wright
the brothers whose experiments with heavier-than-air craft finally succeeded in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, on December 17th, 1903
A Farewell to Arms
the 1929 Hemingway novel considered one of the finest novels in any language about the war experience
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