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chapter11_vocablist

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1.Mass Production production of goods in large numbers through machinery and assembly lines
2.Model T manufactured automobile by Henry Ford to be affordable on mass market
3.Scientific Management approach to improving efficiency, where experts look at every step of a manufacturing process trying to find ways to reduce time, effort, and expense
4.Assembly Line arrangement of equipment and workers in which work passes from operation to operation in a direct line until the product is assembled
5.Consumer Revolution flood of new, affordable goods in the decades after WWI
6.Installment Buying purchase where buyer makes a small down-payment and then pays the rest off 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 Harding administration where 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 leaders agreed to limit construction of warships
11.Jazz musical form based on improvisation
12.Kellogg-Briand Pact 1928 agreement where many nations agreed to outlaw war
13.Dawes Plan agreement where the U.S. loaned money to Germany to make reparation payments to Britain and France
14.Modernism emphasized science, secular values over traditional ideas about religion (trend)
15.Fundamentalism movement or attitude stressing strict and literal adherence to a set of basic principles
16.Scopes Trial 1925 trial of a Tennessee school teacher for teaching Darwin's theory of evolution
17.Quota System arrangement that limited number of immigrants who could enter the U.S. from specific countries
18.Ku Klux Klan organization that promoted hatred and discrimination against African Americans, specific ethnic and religgios groups
19.Prohibition forbidding by law of the manufacture, transport, and sale of alcohol
20.Eighteenth Amendment banned the manufacture, distribution, and sale of alcohol in the U.S.
21.Volstead Act law enacted by Congress to enforce the Eighteenth Amendment
22.Bootlegger one who sells illegal alcohol
23."The Jazz Singer" first movie with sound synchronized to the action
24.Flapper young woman with short skirts and rouged cheeks that had her hair cropped close in a bob style
25."Lost Generation" term for American writers of the 1920's marked by disillusion with WWI and search for a new sense of meaning
26.Harlem Renaissance flowering of African American culture
Created by: SRichard