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Ch 11 Vocab.

WordDefinition
Mass Production the rapid manufacture of large numbers of identical products.
Model T a reliable car the average American could afford.
Scientific Management new method of improving efficiency, in which experts looked at every step of manufacturing process to find ways to reduce time, effort, and expense.
Assembly Lines workers adding something to construct the automobile.
Consumer Revolution a flood of new, affordable power supported the consumer revolution.
Installment Buying a consumer would made a small down payment and then pay off the rest of the debt in monthly payments.
Bull Market a period of rising stock prices.
Buying On Margin another form of buying on credit.
Teapot Dome Scandal scandal during the Harding administration in which the Secretary of the Interior leased the government oil reserves to private oilmen in return for bribes.
Washington Naval Disagreement Conference meeting held in 1921 and 1922 where world leaders agreed to limit construction of warships.
Kellogg-Briand Act agreement in which many nations agreed to outlaw war.
Dawes Plan agreement in which the U.S. loaned money to Germany, allowing Germany to make reparation payments to Britain and France.
Modernism the growing trend to emphasize science and secular values over traditional ideas about religion.
Fundamentalism emphasized Protestant teachings and their belief that every word in the Bible was the literal truth.
Scopes Trial trial of a Tennessee schoolteacher for teaching Darwin's theory of evolution.
Quota System govern immigration from specific countries.
Ku Klux Klan a group of angry men.
Prohibition the banning of alcohol use.
18th Amendment forbade manufacture, distribution, and sale of alcohol anywhere in the U.S.
Volstead Act a law that officially enforced the 18th amendment
Bootlegger sold illegal alcohol to consumers.
The Jazz Singer the first movie with sound synchronized to the action.
Flapper a young women with short skirts and rouged cheeks who had her hair cropped close in style known as a bob.
Lost Generation American writers of the 1920s marked by disillusion with WWI and a search for a new since 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 in 1920s in which the African Americans novelists, poets, and artists, celebrated their culture.
Created by: selliott317