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Chap. XI Vocab

TermDefinition
1. Model T A reliable car the average American can afford
2. 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. Assembly Line Arrangement of equipment and workers in which work passes from operation to operation in direct line until the product is assembled
4. Consumer Revolution A flood of new, affordable goods became available to the public
5. Installment Buying Method of purchase in which buyers make a small down-payment and then pays off the rest of the debt in regular monthly payments
6. Bull Market Period of rising stock prices
7. Buying On Margin Another form of buying on credit
8. Teapot Dome Scandal Arranged to get oil for the navy, instead loaned the oil to consumers
9. Washington Naval Disarmament Conference Meeting held in 1921 and 1922 where world leaders agreed to limit the construction of warships
10. Kellogg-Briand Pact 1928 agreement in which many nations agreed to outlaw war
11. Dawes Plan Arranged U.S loans to Germany
12. Modernism Trend that emphasized science and secular values over traditional ideas about religion
13. Fundamentalism Movement or attitude stressing strict and literal adherence to a set of basic principles
14. Scopes Trial 1925 trial of a Tennessee school teacher for teaching Darwin's theory of evolution
15. Quota System Arrangement that limited the number of immigrants that could enter the United States from specific countries
16. Ku Klux Klan Organization that promotes hatred and discrimination against specific ethnic and religious groups
17. Prohibition The banning of alcohol
18. Eighteenth Amendment Forbade the manufacture, distribution, and sale of alcohol
19. Volstead Act Law enacted by congress to enforce the eighteenth amendment
20. Bootlegger Term used to describe a person that sells alcohol illegally
21. The Jazz Singer The first movie with sound synchronized to the action
22. Flapper A young woman from the 1920's who defied traditional rules of conduct and dress
23. "Lost Generation" term for American writers of the 1920's marked by disillusion with WW1 and a search for a new sense of meaning
Created by: mitchin28