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WHHS 1920s

Great Gatsby Quiz

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Harlem Renaissance a period in the 1920s when African-American achievements in art and music and literature flourished
speakeasy a place where alcoholic beverages are illegally sold
league of nations A world organization established in 1920 to promote international cooperation and peace
Erte Russian-born French designer and illustrator who was a leading exponent of Art Deco in the 1920s and 1930s
Charleston A fast ballroom dance in 4/4 time, popular during the 1920s
flapper in the 1920s, a fashionable young woman, especially one showing independent behaviour
prohibition the period from 1920 to 1933 when the production and sale of alcohol was forbidden in the US
Jazz Age The 1920s in the United States, a decade marked not only by the popularity of jazz, but also by attacks on convention in many areas of American life
Charles Lindberg United States aviator famous for piloting the first solo non-stop flight across the Atlantic Ocean in 1927
Lost Generation group of American literary notables who lived in Paris in the 1920s and 1930s
Ku Klux Klan an extreme white supremacist secret society in the US.
Volstead Act an act of Congress, introduced in 1919 by Andrew J. Volstead to implement the Eighteenth Amendment of the Constitution, which forbade the sale of alcoholic beverages
Al Capone Italian American gangster who ruled the Chicago underworld and was sent to jail for tax evasion.
Henry Ford American automobile manufacturer who mass produced the Model T
Rudolph Valentino Female fans swooned over this Italian-born motion picture actor during the 1920s
Scopes Monkey Trial the prosecution of a high school biology techer, John T. Scopes, who taught his students the theory of evolution which was forbidden because it contradicted the Bible.
Sacco and Vanzetti murder case during the 1920s in which two Italian immigrants were charged with stealing and murdering two men at a Massachusetts shoe factory.
Woodrow Wilson 28th President of the United States; His administration was marked by WWI and Prohibition
Babe Ruth United States professional baseball player famous for hitting home runs
Black Tuesday day of stock market crash: October 29, 1929, the day of the New York stock market crash that led to the Great Depression
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