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1

What happened on black Thursday?

The stock market collapsed

2

What is Laissez Faire Economics?

It opposes the interference of government in business and the economic - - let the people do what they choose.

3

What describes the dull phase in the economy after World War I?

The economy was still transitioning from a war time economy to a peace time exonomy

4

What describes the difference between the farm life in the 1920's?

The People turned towards their faith through revivals and Christian Living

5

What describes the Teapot dome Scandal?

Secretary of the Interior was being bribed for control of oil reserves

6

What lifestyle adjustments were made during the Great Depression?

Grow their own gardens
Sew their own clothes
Cut out all Luxuries

7

What is Hooverville?

Shack communities typically built near railroads during the Great Depression and named after President Hoover

8

What is Margin Buying?

when an investor borrows a majority of the money from a lender in hopes to make a quick profit and repay back the money borrowed

9

What is stock pooling?

when multiple investors pool money together to invest in low stock to drive down the price then sells

10

What is the Dust Bowl?

the area in which huge dust storms were created due to arid conditions

11

What was a common form of entertainment during the 1920's?

Deluxe Movie Houses

12

What made it possible for more Americans through the 20's to make large purchases such as cars, fridges, washing machines, etc?

The ability to gain Credit

13

why were authors like Fitzgerald and Hemmingway considered to be part of the the Lost Generation?

Their writing had been influenced by war and gave their work a cynical outlook

14

What explains why there is a farm crisis after World War I?

The demand for food worldwide drips causing crop prices to drop

15

How was the dust bowl created?

Overgrazing
Lack of plant life to hold soil together
Continuous drought

16

Who makes up the Ohio Gang?

Harding's advisors and friends

17

What is the Bonus Army?

world War I veterans who wanted their bonuses early and protested in Washington D.C. to get it

18

Who was the first man to successfully fly across the Atlantic Ocean?

Charles Lindbergh

19

What will Harding's Presidency be remembered for?

Scandals

20

What type of Music was popular in the 1920's?

Jazz

21

What is an Okie?

a farmer who has fled west out of the dust bowl in search of work

22

What did Hoover do to help suffering Americans?

Provided jobs through public works

23

when the government outlawed alcohol to better society, what were they NOT ready for?

To enforce the laws
To stop bootlegging
to fight organized crimes

24

What is the time period called when alcohol was illegal to sell, manufacture or transport?

Prohibition

25

Who was John Scopes?

He was on trial in Tennessee for teaching evolution

26

when farming was on the decline in the first quarter of the 20th century - what drew people to the city?

Job opportunities

27

Which President is known for his New Deal?

FDR - - Franklin D. Roosevelt

28

What are the reasons for the stock market crash?

Overproduction
Banking system too vulnerable
High tariffs and war debt

29

Beable to analyze all aspects of a cartoon
who is represented - how are they represented - the symbolism

See Mrs. Krumpelman for help