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Chapter 11 1.2.3.4

Chapter 11 Vocab

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1 Mass Production Production of goods in large numbers through the use of machinery and assembly lines. AustinH16
2 Model-T Automobile manufactured by Henry Ford to be affordable on the mass market. austino11
3 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. 3-3-13
4 Assembly Line Arrangement of equipment and workers in which work passes from operation to operation in direct line until the product is made. 2nd Block
5 Consumer Revolution Flood of new, affordable goods in the decades after WW1.
6 Installment Buying Method of purchase in 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 a 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 leader agreed to limit construction of war ships.
11 Kellogg-Briand Pact 1928 agreement in which many nations agreed to outlaw war.
12 Dawes Plan Agreement in which the US loaned money to Germany, allowing Germany to make reparation payments to Britain and France.
13 Modernism Trend that emphasized science and secular values over traditional ideas about religion.
14 Fundamentalism Movement of attitude stressing strict and literal adherence to a set of basic principles.
15 Scopes Trial 1925 trial 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 US from specific countries.
17 Ku Klux Klan Organization that promotes hatred and discrimination against specific ethnic and religious groups.
18 Prohibition The forbidding by law of the manufacture, transport, and sale of alcohol.
19 Eighteenth Amendment Constitutional amendment banning the manufacture, distribution, and sale of alcohol in the US.
20 Volstead Act Law enacted by Congress to enforce the 18th Amendment.
21 Bootlegger One who sales illegal alcohol.
22 The Jazz Singer The first movie with sound synchronized to the action.
23 Flapper Young woman from the 1920s who defied traditional rules of conduct and dress.
24 "Lost Generation" Term for American writer of the 1920s marked by disillusion with WW1 and and a search for a new sens 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 American novelists, poets, and artists celebrated their culture.
Created by: AustinH16