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flapper new type of young woman; rebellious
demographic statistic describe a population, such as a race or income
barrios spanish-speaking neighborhood
mass media prit and broadcast methods of communicating into to large numbers of people
jazz age used to describe the 1920
lost generation group of writers who shared belief that they were lost in a greedy, materialistic world that lacked moral value and who often choose to flee to europe
harlem renaissance african american literary awakening during the 1920s in harlem
bootlegger a supplier of illegal alcohol during Prohibition
speakeasies bars that opened illegally during prohibition
fundamentalism set of religious beliefs including traditional christian ideas about jesus christ, belief the bible had no errors and is literary true
scopes trials where clarence darrow vs william jennings argue whether to teach evolutionary theory in schools or not
communism official ideology of the soiviet union characterized there as complete government ownership of land and property, single-party control as the government lack of individual rights and call for worldwide revolution
red scare intense scare of communism and other political radical ideas
isolationism policy of avoiding political or economic alliances with foreign countries
disarmament program in which the nations of the world voluntarily give us their weapons
quota numerical limit
consumer economy economy that depends on a large amount of spending by consumers
installment plan plan that allowed customers to make payments in set intervals over a period of time until the total debt was payed`
gross national product total annal value of goods and service a country produces
assembly line manufacturing process in which each worker does one specialized in the construction of the final products
welfare capitalism companies meet some of workers need without prompting by unions, preventing strikes and keeping productivity high
speculation practice of making high risk investment in hoping of getting a huge return
buying on margin an option that allows investors to purchase a stock for only a fraction of its price and borrow the rest
marcus garvey african american leader urged african americans to return to their mother land in africa. black pride
charles lindbergh aviator-international hero when he made the first solo fight across the atlantic in 1927
langston hughes and zora neale hurtson active writers for harlem renaissance
amelia earheart frist woman to fly across the atlantic
bosheviks members of the leftwing majority group of the russian social democratic workers party that adopted lenins thesis on party organization in 1903
national origins act of 1924 low severely restricting immigration by establishing systems of national quotas that blatantly discriminated against immigrants from Southern and eastern europe and asia
sacco and vanzetti 1920 murder immigrant and archaist. executed
henry ford made affordable cars for masses assembly lines and other production techniques
al capone american gangster who led a prohibition ear cripple syndicate
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