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1

What was the main result of national prohibition?

large-scale organized crime

2

What did the immigration laws of 1921 and 1924 do?

created complex quota systems to restrict immigration to the united states

3

In the 1920's the Ku Klux Klan declared what?

itself as the defender of traditional American values.

4

The event in 1925 that came to epitomize much of the intellectual debate of the 1920's was the?

Scopes Monkey Trial

5

Throughout his career, Herbert Hoover advocated what?

associative state

6

In the years after World War I the United States engaged how in international affairs?

selectively

7

What was the first motion picture with dialogue?

"The Jazz Singer"

8

What was the world's first commercial radio station?

KDKA

9

What was the name of the sitcom set in Harlem that was played by white actors poking fun of the black community.

Amos and Andy

10

What was the main style of dance during the 20's?

the Charleston

11

What style of literary art form did Langston Hughes use?

jazz poetry

12

Who was the first writer in the US to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature?

Sinclair Lewis

13

What famous trial involved a Tennessee teacher who taught evolution?

Scopes Trial

14

Who was the leading lawyer of the Scopes Trial?

Clarence Darrow

15

Who stole money from the Veterans' Bureau under Harding?

Charles Forbes

16

What was Daugherty accused of?

profiting from the sale of government alcohol supplies

17

Who were the Ohio Gang?

a group of politicians who achieved high office during the presidential administration of Warren G. Harding 

18

What was Calvin Coolidge's nickname?

Silent Cal

19

What was the Dawes Plan?

an attempt following World War I for the Triple Entente to compromise and collect war reparations debt from Germany

20

What did the Kellog-Briand act promise?

not to use war to resolve "disputes or conflicts of whatever nature or of whatever origin they may be, which may arise among them"

21

Who was Elected in the 1928 election?

Herbert Hoover

22

What amendment was requested to guarantee equal rights to women?

ERA

23

Who led the prohibition era crime in Chicago?

Al Capone

24

What act extended the 18th Amendment?

Volsted Act

25

What did Fundamentalists believe in?

a literal interpretation of the bible

26

What was the Cotton Club?

a New York City night club located first in the Harlem neighborhood and then in the midtown Theater District

27

What is the term for a a place of employment at which one is not required to join or financially support a union?

Open Shop

28

Who was Marcus Garvey?

staunch proponent of the Black nationalism and Pan-Africanism movements and founded the Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League

29

Who was A. Philip Randolph?

a leader in the African-American civil-rights movement, the American labor movement and socialist political parties

30

Who was "Red Grange"?

a college and professional American football halfback for the University of Illinois, the Chicago Bears, and for the short-lived New York Yankees

31

Who was the first woman to swim across the English Channel?

Gertrude Ederle

32

The most important problem faced by the Democratic party in the 1920s was?:

a serious split between urban and rural wings of the party.

33

The conclusion of the Sacco and Vanzetti case suggested that?:

many Americans had an unreasonable fear of radicals and foreigners.