Flashcards in APUSH - Ch. 31 Study Guide Deck (27):
Describe American attitudes following World War I.
How did businesses take advantage of the Red Scare?
they used it to break unions apart
Who made a huge effort to round up radicals and anarchists during the Red Scare?
attorney General A. Mitchell Palmer
Why did the Ku Klux Klan gain membership in the 1920s?
because of the post-war reaction
Why did people want to limit immigration in the 20s? (3)
discrimination / segregation
The Immigration Act of 1924 was aimed at what group of immigrants?
During the 1920s and after, many American immigrant ethnic groups
immigration was slowed down due to the immigration act of 1924
What group resisted the enforcement of the Volstead Act?
large eastern cities
What city had a reputation for its gangsters?
John Dewey believed that education should focus on what type of learning?
Basic facts of the Scopes Trial were? What was the result? (4)
John T. Scopes = indicted for teaching evolution
defended by nationally known attorney
William Jennings Bryan = prosecutor
Scopes = found guilty and fined $100
All of the following helped to make the prosperity of the 1920s possible (4)
mellonite's tax policies
advertising (Bruce Barton)
Discuss the prosperity that developed in the 1920s
new machinery and new industrial revolution
How did Henry Ford expand the auto industry?
What was Frederick W. Taylor’s big contribution to big business?
What were some results of the automotive revolution? (7)
new industry emerged
jobs for immigrants
speedy marketing of perishable foodstuff = accelerated
prosperity for outlying farms
opening of churches and schools
greater air and environmental quality
What made Charles Lindbergh an American hero besides the flying accomplishment itself? (2)
dramatized and popularized flying
gave a strong boost to the infant aviation industry
What was unique about the movie The Jazz Singer?
was the first "talkie"
How American life affected by automobiles, radios, and motion pictures? (8)
Americans live in mostly urban areas
women found more jobs in the cities
equal rights movement
churches convert to Modernism
Where did most people live—according to the 1920 census?
Margaret Sanger became known for advocating what?
What type of jobs were open to women in the 1920s? (2)
low-paying jobs (retail clerking and office typing)
^ = "women's work"
What was D.W. Griffiths' Birth of a Nation about?
glorified the Ku Klux Klan of Reconstruction days and defamed both blacks and Northern carpetbaggers
Describe Marcus Garvey’s life/contributions: (3)
founder of United Negro Improvement Association
advocated a constitution to protect the rights of black Americans
inspired blacks to have race pride
What did Ernest Hemingway (2), F. Scott Fitzgerald (2), Sinclair Lewis(2), and William Faulkner write(3)?
Fitzgerald - This Side of Paradise, The Great Gatsby
Hemingway - The Sun Also Rises, A Farewell to Arms
Lewis - Main Street, Babbitt
Faulkner - the Sound and the Fury, As I Lay Dying, and Absalom, Absalom
What does “buying on margin” mean?
it means paying with a small down payment