Flashcards in Unit 6a Roaring Twenties Deck (29):
the banning of all manufacturing, buying or selling alcohol
gives American women the right to vote
time of American hysteria and panic over the fear of communism spreading into America due to the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution
Sacco & Vanzetti
two Italian anarchist immigrants who were executed for a crime in which there was no direct evidence based on the fears of the Red Scare
Immigration Act of 1924
limited the amount of immigrants allowed into the U.S. after WWI by using a 2% quota system based on how large the population already was in the U.S.
known as the "monkey trial"; criminal trial of John Scopes, biology teacher from Tennessee who violated a state order by teaching evolution. Scopes was found guilty and had to pay a fine of $100
an attempt by the US Department of Justice to arrest and deport people who supported communism or socialist governments
A. Mitchell Palmer
Attorney General of the U.S. whose house was bombed; suspected communists were blamed for the bombing; he starts a "red hunting" to eliminate communists from the US
1915 had a reemergence of the KKK under the leadership of William Joseph Simmons; this Klan expanded their hatred towards anyone who was not 100% Anglo-Saxon Protestant
era of the 1920's were jazz music dominated society; originated in New Orleans, Louisiana.
era of the 1920's where a loud, fast paced society took over most of America
obtaining or making your own alcohol illegally
illegal bars/saloons that served alcohol during Prohibition
new shocking identity for women who challenged traditional views of women; often wore short hair, loose clothing, and had an independent spirit
automobile manufacturer who used an assembly line to produce cars at a high rate
movies with sound
famous silent movie actor and comedian
first animated feature length movie with the Mickey Mouse character
becomes the "capitol of black America"; area of NY where African American culture is celebrated
Prolific African American author and poet; became a symbol for the Harlem Renaissance
Jamaican born political leader of the Pan-African Movement; encouraged African Americans to unite worldwide and for a return to Africa
Republican President of the U.S. from 1923-1929; pro-business, famously said "the chief business of America is business"
Warren G. Harding
Republican President of the U.S. from 1921-1923; administration riddled with scandals; launched the idea that America needed "normalcy" after WWI; dies while in office of a heart attack
Teapot Dome Scandal
Secretary of the Interior (Albert Fall) leased government land in California and at Teapot Dome, Wyoming to 2 oil executives- Fall became the first Cabinet official to be sent to prison; occurred during President Harding's administration hurting his reputation
Henry Ford's mass production technique that allowed cars to be affordable for all. Cars were sent down the line as workers each did their part.
Buying products on credit
Preference for people born in the country. Distrust of immigrants.
Literal interpretation of the Bible.