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Vocab chpt 11

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1. Model T Automobile manufactured by Henry Ford to be affordable on the mass market
2. Scientific Management Approach to improving efficiency, in which experts looked at every step do 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 lime until the product is assembled
4. Consumer Revolution Flood of new, affordable goods in the decades after World War I
5. Installment Buying Method of purchase in which buyer makes a small down-payment and the. Pays off the rest of the debt in regular monthly payments
6. Bull Market Period of rising stock prices
7. 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
8. 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
9. Washington Naval Disarmament Conference Meeting held in 1921 and 1922 where world leaders agreed to limit construction of warships
10. Kellogg-Briand Pact 1928 agreement in which many nations agreed to outlaw war
11. Dawes Plan Agreement in which the United States loaned money to Germany to make reparation payments to Britain and France
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 who could enter the United States from specific countries
16. Klu Klux Klan Organization that promotes hatred and discrimination against specific ethnic and religious groups
17. Prohibition The forbidding by law of the manufacture, transport, and sale of alcohol
18. Eighteenth Amendment Constitutional amendment banning the manufacture, distribution, and sale of alcohol in the United States
19. Volstead Act Law enacted by congress to enforce the eighteenth amendment
20. Bootlegger One who sells illegal alcohol
21. The Jazz Singer The first movie with sound
22. Flapper Young woman from the 1920's who defied traditional rules of conduct and dress
23. "Lost Generation" Term for American writers of the 1929's marked by disillusion with World War I and a search for a new sense of meaning
24. Jazz American musical form developed by African Americans, bases on improvisation and blending blues, ragtime, and European - based popular music
25. Harlem Renaissance Period during the 1920's in which African American novelists, poets, and artists celebrated their culture
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