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History Chapter 7

History Flashcards ch. 7: Times of Plenty, Times of Hardship
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Detroit, Michigan
Ford's first factory with an assembly line
Los Angeles, California
where most movies were being made
Examples of 1900's inventions
Automobiles, radio, movies
1920's
Good times
1930's
severe economic hardship
Model T nickname
tin lizzie
Year Model T was invented
1908
Ford could sell his Model T's for a low price because of the ________ ____.
assembly line
time it took ford workers to build a car
1 and 1/2 hrs.
price Ford sold his cars
under 500$ each
why did people make fun of the Model T?
Because it came in one color (black)
Mass production
the making of goods exactly alike
Gulielmo Marconi
Sent first radio message across the Atlantic Ocean
David Scarnoff
One of Marconi's employees that suggested he sell the radios
Frank Conrad
made commercial radio possible
KDKA
First professional radio station
RCA
Radio Corporation of America
Soap operas
Commercials often paid by soap companies that often featured romantic dramas
Mass Media
Public forms of communication that reach large audiences
Prohibition
a complete ban of alcohol
18th Amendment
started Prohibition
bootleggers
criminals who brought alcohol made in another country to the US
Speakeasies
illegal places were people drank alcohol
Twenty-first Amendment
ended Prohibition
jazz
a music style influenced by african americans
New Orleans Louisiana
were jazz began
composers
some one who writes music
Duke Ellington
one of the most famous jazz composers and band leaders of all time.
Louis Armstrong
Jazz musician who sang, played, and wrote many kinds of jazz
Bessie Smith
singer in the recording of "St. Louis Blues"
F. Scott Fitzgerald
writer who named the decade the jazz age
Harlem, New York
where many african american artists moved to and used their talents to express their feelings about life.
Harlem Renaissance
when african americans moved to Harlem New york
Langston Hughes
writer who wrote books, poems, and plays about african american life.
Zora Neale Hurston
wrote about african american women's life
Jacob Lawrence
created pictures that showed african american life and history
Charles Lindbergh
first person to fly across the Atlantic Ocean alone
Amelia Earhart
first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean and first woman to do so alone.
Georgia O'Keefe
Painter famous for her colorful scenes of nature
Herbert Hoover
President who most people at the time blamed for the great depression
Unemployment
the condition of being out of work
Stock market
a place where stocks are bought and sold
New York, New York
were the center of stock exchange is
The Great Depression
the stock market crash in 1929
credit
barrowed money
Franklin D. Roosevelt
president who helped the US get out of the great depression
New Deal
the act of getting out of the great depresion
Social Security
a program that is still active today
Drought
long period without rain
Dust bowl
nickname for the great plains
Dodge City, Kansas
where Harley Holladay was when a dust storm hit
migrant workers
farmers who move from place to place to harvest crops
Eleanor Roosevelt
the First Lady who went around the countryseeing if the new deal programs were improving conditions
Dorthea Lange
took pictures of people standing in breadlines and families in the dust Bowl
John Steinbeck
wrote about the hardships faced by migrant workers
Queens, New York
where the 1939 worlds fair took place
inflation
a rapid rise in prices