1920 vocab27 cards

Tagged as: government, economics, history, business, act, religion, biology, music, communications

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communism

system of government where thr government controls all of the economy no private property

2

red scare

fears of communist revolution in usa

3

plamer raids

atorney General A mitchell palmer to aresst government radicals

4

warren harding

president of us in 1921 promised peace

5

ohio gang

hardings friends from ohio that he gave cabinent positions to. used corruption to make illigal money.

6

teapot dome scandal

secretary of the interior Albert Fall took bribes and made illiagal deals to drill for oil on govermnet land

7

calvin coolage

became president after harding died

8

laissez faire

theroy that if government did not interfere in business then business would benfit nation

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kellog briand act

treaty signed by 15 nations agreeing not to make war unless in self defence.

10

assmebly line

to speed up production and cut cost, henry ford invents thisto have a product move on a conveyor belt and have workers add parts to product.

11

installment buying

using credit to pay for purchases and paying them back in mothly payments.

12

flapper

young woman who embrased the fashon and attudies of the 20s

13

prohibitaion

18th admendment bans alcohol

14

al capone

violent crime boss that monopolized illigal liquor business in the 20s

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NAACP

oraganizations that works to protect the constitutional rights of african americans

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Marcus garvey

encouraged african americans to return to africa to escape discrimination

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fundamentalism

belief of a literal word for word interpretaion of the bible

18

john scopes

teacher convicted of teching Darwins thereoy of evolution

19

ku klux klan

increased power and influence in 1920 spread violence towads african americans.

20

jazz

music developed by african americans in new orleans

21

mass mediea

communications that reach large audiences

22

popular culture

songs dances fasions from the time period

23

harlem renaissance

rebirth of african american culture in 1920

24

lost generation

atists and writers that were filled with resentment and saw little hope for future

25

expatriates

people who chose to live in a country other than thier own

26

charles lindberg

first person to fly non stop across the atlantic

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amelia Earheart

first women to fly across atlantic dissaperaed on a around the world tour