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Kellogg- Briand Pact

An agreement that outlawed war

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Anarchists

Are people that opposed to organized government

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Talkies

Motion pictures with sound

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Herbert Hoover

He was president Coolidge's secretary of commerce

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Calvin Coolidge

He was the governor of Massachusetts, and was also, Warren G. Harding's running mate.

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Red scare

A time of fear of communists

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Georgia O'Keefe

Famous artist with unique paintings

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Harlem renaissance

A period of artistic achievement during the 1920s

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Flappers

Young women who challenged traditional ideas of women hood in the 1920s

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Scopes trial

Science teacher tries to teach evolution but is put to trial

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Great migration

Large numbers of African Americans from the south move to the north

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19th amendment

Women have the right to vote

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21at amendment

18th amendment repealed meaning alcohol is legal

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Langston Hughes

An African American who wrote poems, plays, and novels

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Marcus Garvey

Jamaican born talented speaker who tried to make an independent economy

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Lost generation

Writers who criticized American society

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Louis Armstrong

He was a jazz musician

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Expatriates

People who leave their home country to live elsewhere

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Moving assembly line

This system used conveyer belts to move parts and partly assembled cars from one group of workers to another

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Emergency Quota Act

It limited the total number of immigrants allowed into the country

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Model T

A sturdy and reliable car built by Henry Ford

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Henry Ford

An inventor and business leader from Detroit

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Prohibition

The eighteenth amendment which outlawed the manufacture sale and transportation of alcoholic beverages went into effect in 1920. Support for prohibition was strongest in rural areas while opposition was strongest in cities.

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Teapot Dome scandal

It involved secretary of the interior Albert Fall, who accepted large sums of money and valuable gifts from private oil companies in exchange Fall allowed the companies to control government oil reserves in Elk Hills, California, and teapot Dome, Wyoming.