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Ch 11 Vocab Terms

The Twenties 1919-1929

1. Mass Production Production of goods in large numbers through the use of machinery and assembly lines
2. Model T Automoblie manufactured by Henry Ford to be afforable on the mass market
3. Scientifici Management Approach to improving efficieny, in which experts looked at every step of a manufacturing process, trying to find ways to reduce time, effort, and expense
4. Assembly Line Arrangement of equipment and workers in which work passes from operation to operation in direct line until the product is assembled
5. Consumer Revolution Flood of new, afforadable goods in the decades after World War 1
6. Installment Buying Method of purchase in which buyer makes a small down-payment and then pays off the rest of the debt in regular monthly payments
7. Bull Market Period of rising stock prices
8. Buying on Margin System of buying stocks in which buyer pays a small percentage of the purchase price while the broker advances the rest
9. Teapot Dome Scandal Scandal during the Harding administration in which the Secretary of the Interior leased government oil reserves to private oilmen in return for bribes
10. Washington Naval Disarmament Conference Meeting held in 1921 and 1922 where world leaders agreed to limit construction of warships
11. Kellogg-Briand Pact 1928 agreement in which many nations agreed to outlaw war
12. Dawes Plan Agreement in which United States loaned money to Germany, allowing Germany to make reparation payments to Britain and France
13. Modernism Trent that emphasized science and secular values over traditional ideas about religion
14. Fundamentalism Movement or attitude stressing strict and literal adherence to set a basic principles
15. Scopes trail 1925 trail of a Tennessee school teacher for teaching Darwin's theory of evolution
16. Quota System Arrangement that limited the number of immigrants who could enter the United States from specific countries
17. Ku Klux Klan Organization that promotes hatred and discrimination agaisnt specific eithnic and religious groups
18. Prohibition The forbidding by law of the manufacture, transport, and sale of alchol
19. Eighteenth Amendment Constitutional amendment banning the manufactture, distribution, and sale of alcohol in the United States
20. Volstead Act Law enacted by Congress to enforce the Eighteenth Amendemt
21.Bootlegger One who sells illegal alcohol
22. The Jazz Singer First movie with sound synchronzied action
23. Flapper Young woman from the 1920s who defied traditional rules of conduct and dress
24. "Lost Generation" Term for American writers of the 1920s marked by disillusion with World War I and a search for new sense of meaning
25. Jazz American musical form developed by African Americans, based on improvisation and blending blues, ragtime, and European-based popular music
26. Harlem Renaissance Period during the 1920s in which African Americans novelists, poets, and artists celebrated their culture
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