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Early 20th Century

Inventions and 1920's

Who was a Harlem Renaissance Blues singer? Bessie Smith
Who invented the telephone? Alexander Graham Bell
Who smuggled illegal alcohol and promoted organized crime? Bootleggers
Where did people illegally drink alcohol during Prohibition? Speakeasies
What were people doing in the 1920's that caused the stock market to crash? People overspeculated on stocks, using borrowed money that they could not repay.
who invented the airplane? the Wright brothers
Who wrote novels, including The Great Gatsby, about the Jazz Age of the 1920's? F. Scott Fitzgerald
What government institution could have prevented the collapse of the banking system during the Great Depression? the Federal Reserve
What was the name of FDR's program to help the nation recover from the Great Depressin? The New Deal
The migration of African Americans to northern and midwest cities in search of jobs during the early 20th century was known as The Great Migration (North and West)
Who was an artist known for urban scenes and later paintings of the Southwest? Georgia O'Keeffe
What changed American life by providing power for labor-saving devices Electrification
Who chronicled in his paintings the experiences of African Americans during the Great Migration? Jacob Lawrence
Who proposed the New Deal to help the economy recover from the Great Depression? Franklin D. Roosevelt
Who combined the experiences of his African and American cultural roots in his poetry? Langston Hughes
Who were 2 20th century composers who wrote uniquely American music? Aaron Copland and George Gershwin
Who wrote The Grapes of Wrath? John Steinbeck
How did high tariffs contribute to the Great Depression? High tariffs strangled internation trade.
What became a popular source of entertainment and news in the 1920's and 30's? the radio
What was Prohibition? A constitutional amendment that made it illegal to manufacture, transport, and sell alcoholic beverages.
Who was one of the first to use the assembly line to lower production costs and make his product affordable? Henry Ford
Who were 2 jazz composers of the Harlem Renaissance? Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong
What was an unsuccessful reform that attempted to change how people lived? Prohibition
Harlem Renaissance A movement of African American artists, writers, and musicians based in Harlem was known as:
What were some of the unwanted results of Prohibition? Speakeasies; bootleggers
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