36 terms

1920s test

Gained status as an American hero after his non-stop transatlantic flight from New York to Paris
Charles Lindbergh
Gave voice to the Harlem Renaissance through his poetry
Langston Hughes
Allowed Americans to have products instantly without having to delay their consumer gratification
Installment Plan
Inflated concern after WWI that the US society and institutions might be infiltrated by subversives
Red Scare
Agreement between the majority of the world's countries not to use war apart of internaltional relation
Kellogg-Braind Act
Stylized image of the modern woman of the 1920's
Led a radical movement for black independence form whites
Marcus Garvey
Represented John Scopes against the state of Tennessee
Clarence Darrow
Would have been involved in the illegal production, transportation, or sale of alcohol
Meant to stabilize the growing numbers of Jews and Catholics within the US
Quota System
Secret gathering places that sold illegal alcohol
Explosion and celebration of black culture that helped unite the race and crossed established racial barriers
Harlem Renaissance
Violated legal serach and seizure practices in attempts to capture suversives
Palmer Raids
Encapsulated America's struggle between conservative tradition and rapidly advancing science and technology
Scopes Trial
Believed in a strict literal interprestation of the Bible
Immigration restrictions of the 1920s were introduced as a result of
racist and bigoted native beliefs
Generally, the immigrant quota system adopted in the 1920s tended to discriminate against
Prohibition failed because?
a shift to the production of consumer goods
By the end of the 1920s, what had become the nations larges industry
The conclusion of the Sacco and Vanzetti case suggested that
many Americans had an unreasonable fear of radicals and foreigners
The mood of "normalcy" invoked by President Warren G. harding connoted
turning away from Europe and away from the programs of the Progressive Era
The rapid growth of the automobile industry was made possible by
a ready market created by the rising standard of libing and the increase of leisure time of the average American
"The man who builds a factory builds a temple; the man who works there worships there"
Calvin Coolidge
American foreign policy toward Europe during the 1920s was characterized by a
trend toward isolationism, except for a willingness to enter into a treaty to curtail a naval arms race
worked to help wealthy Americans through tax cuts and other pro-business activites
The Coolidge Administration
One of the most important economic transforamations in the years after WWI was
the shift in production form heavy industry to consumer goods and services
The United Staes truly became a consumer society during the 1920s, which meant that Americans
bought things both for their needs and their pleasures
The most important communications vehicle in the New Era, and only one truly new to the 1920s was
commercial radio
The first feature-length film to feature "talkie" sound was
The Jazz Singer with Al Jolson
In response to American consumer society's emphasis on immediate personal fulfillment, theological modernists taught their followers to
reconcile Darwin with the creation story
The artist and intellectuals of the 1920s who became known as the "Lost Generation" were critical of the
cold, impersonal, materialistic nature of modern life, which led to disillusionment and alienation
In the 1920s, proponents of legislation to restrict immigration argued that
immigrants contributed to radicalism
The revived Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s opposed
Catholics, foreigners, protestants considered guilty of irreligion, sexual promiscuity, and drunkenness, blacks, and Jews
Althougth John T. Scopes was convicted in the 1927 Scopes trial, modern won a mjor victory when
Scopes' attorney tricked William Jennings Bryam into admitting that not all religious dogma was subject to a single interpretation
As president Calvin Coolidge was
a puritanical individual who believed the government should not interfere with the life of the nation
The Republican administrations of the 1920s pursued the economic policy of
substantially reducing taxes