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promotion of widespread fear by a society or state about a potential rise of communism, anarchism, or radical leftism. The term is most often used to refer to two periods in the history of the United States with this name.

Red Scare


Italian-born American anarchists who were controversially convicted of murdering a guard and a paymaster during the April 15, 1920 armed robbery of the Slater and Morrill Shoe Company in Braintree, Massachusetts, United States.

Sacco and Vanzetti


Peak year of Ku Klux Klan



refers to the belief of an individual or a group of individuals in the absolute authority of a sacred religious text or teachings of a particular religious leader, prophet,and/ or God

Religious Fundamentalism


an American lawyer, a leading member of the American Civil Liberties Union, and a prominent advocate for Georgist economic reform. Defended John T. Scopes

Clarence Darrow


an American orator and politician from Nebraska. Beginning in 1896, he emerged as a dominant force in the Democratic Party, standing three times as the party's nominee for President of the United States.

William Jennings Bryan


Republican Presidencies of the 1920's

Harding, Coolidge and Hoover


Return to _____, a return to the way of life before World War I, was United States presidential candidate ______ campaign slogan for the election of 1920.

1. normalcy
2. Warren G. Harding


a bribery scandal involving the administration of United States President Warren G. Harding from 1921–1923

Teapot Dome Scandal


a gang of politicians and industry leaders closely surrounding Warren G. Harding, the 29th President of the United States of America.

The Ohio Gang


A national policy of avoiding involvement in world affairs. Americans were extremely _______ in the period leading up to WWII.



a United States Senator from New Mexico and the Secretary of the Interior under President Warren G. Harding, infamous for his involvement in the Teapot Dome scandal.

Albert Fall


a stage and motion picture actor, vaudeville performer, American cowboy, humorist, newspaper columnist, and social commentator from Oklahoma

Will Rogers


an American engineer, businessman and politician who served as the 31st President of the United States from 1929 to 1933 during the Great Depression. He was defeated in a landslide election in 1932 by Democratic Franklin D. Roosevelt. After this loss, he became staunchly conservative, and advocated against Roosevelt's New Deal policies.

Herbert Hoover


The United States presidential election of 1928 was the 36th quadrennial presidential election, held on Tuesday, November 6, 1928. Republican Secretary of Commerce ______ defeated the Democratic nominee, Governor _______ of New York. _____ was the last Republican to win a presidential election until 1952.

1. Herbert Hoover
2. Al Smith


Causes of the Great Depression:

1. Over production
2. Installment Buying
3. Lack of Diversification
4. Stock Market Crash