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The Jazz Age

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Nativism
Hostility toward immigrants because immigrants are seen as a threat to order and stability in America
Mass Media
A form of communication, like the radio, that unified the nation.
New Morality
Movement that challenged traditional ideas of American society by valuing youth and personal freedom.
Fundamentalism
A movement in response to New Morality that believed that Bible is true and without error.
Prohibition
Illegal to consume alcohol
Flappers
Women from the 1920s that wore shorter skirs and revealed their gams
Great Migration
African Americans moved from the South to the North to build a better life
National Origins Act
Made immigration restriction a permanent policy
Teapot Dome Scandal
President Harding's Secretary of the Interior leased land containing U.S. Navy oil reserves to private interest groups for monetary bribes
Credit
Buying now and paying later
Supply-Side Economics
Belief that lower taxes will boost the economy because Americans will invest their money
Assembly line
Breaking down a large task into small individual tasks, which allowed Henry Ford to mass produce the car
Kellogg-Briand Pact
A victory for peace because 15 nations agreed to abandon war and negotiate peace
Klu Klux Klan
Targeted Catholics, Jews, and immigrants to attempt to "keep American American"
Welfare Capitalism
Gave Americans more money because companies provided medical insurance and stock benefits
Harlem Renaissance
Flowering of African American arts