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Chapter 13: The Roaring Twenties

1920s Vocabulary
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Prohibition
Outlawing the manufacture, sale, and transportation of alcoholic beverages.
Speakeasies
Hidden, underground saloons and nightclubs where people obtain liquor illegally.
Bootleggers
People who smuggled liquor in the legs of boots.
Al Capone
Gangster who grew a bootlegging empire in Chicago.
Fundamentalists
Those who believe in the literal meaning of the Bible and those who supported Darwin.
Clarence Darrow
The most famous trial lawyer of the day to defend Scopes.
Scopes Trial
Fight over evolution and the role of science and religion in public schools ad in American society.
Flapper
emancipated young woman who embraced the new fashions and urban attitudes of the day.
Double Standard
Set of principles granting greater sexual freedom to men than women.
Charles A. Lindbergh
Made the first nonstop solo flight across the Atlantic.
George Gershwin
Merged traditional elements with American jazz, creating a new sound that was identifiably American.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Coined the term "Jazz Age" to describe the 1920's; author of The Great Gatsby.
Ernest Hemingway
Became one of the best known writers.
James Weldon Johnson
New leader of the NAACP.
Harlem Renaissance
A literary and artistic movement celebrating African American culture.
Langston Hughes
The movement's best known poet.
Louis Armstrong
Trumpet player who joined Oliver's group, and becoming the Creole Jazz Band.
Bessie Smith
Female blues singer, one of the most outstanding vocalist of the decade.