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Vocab Ch. 11 1st

TermDefinition
Mass production production of goods in large numbers through the use of machinery and assembly lines
Model T. automobile manufactured by Henry Ford to be affordable on the mass market
Scientific Management approach to improving efficiency, in which experts looked at every step of a manufacturing process, trying to find ways to reduce time, effort, and expense
Assembly Line arrangement of equipment and workers in which work passes from operation to operation in direct line until the product is assembled
Consumer Revolution flood of new, affordable goods in the decades after World War I
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
Bull Market period of rising stock prices
Buying on Margin system of buying in which a buyer pays a small percentage of the purchase price while the broker advances the rest
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
Washington Naval Disarmament meeting held in 1921 and 1922 where world leaders agreed to limit construction of warships
Kellog-Briand Pact 1928 agreement in which many nations agreed to outlaw war
Dawes Plan agreement in which the united states loaned money to Germany, allowing Germany to make reparation payments to Britain and France
Modernism trend that emphasized science and secular values over traditional ideas about religion
Fundamentalism movement or attitude stressing strict and literal adherence to a set of basic principles
Scope Trial 1925 trial of a Tennessee school teacher for teaching Darwins theory of evolution
Quota system arrangement that limited the number of immigrants who could enter United States from specific countries
Ku Klux Klan organization that promotes hatred and discrimination against specific ethnic and religious groups
Prohibition the forbidding by law of the manufacture, transport, and sale of alcohol
Eighteenth Amendment constitutional amendment banning the manufacture, distribution, and sale of alcohol in the United States
Volstead Act law enacted by Congress to enforce the eighteenth amendment
Bootlegger one who sells illegal alcohol
The Jazz Singer the first movie with the sound synchronized to the action
Flapper young women from the 1920s who defied traditional rules of conduct and dress
Lost Generation term for american writers of the 1920s marked by disillusion with world war I and a search for a new sense of meaning
Jazz American musical form developed by African Americans, based on improvisation and blending blues, ragtime and european based popular music
Harlem Renaissance period during the 1920s in which african american novelists, poets, and artists celebrated their culture
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