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chapter 11 vocab

TermDefinition
1.Model T the first widely available automobile powered by a gasoline engine
2.Scientific management management of a business, industry, or economy
3.assembly line a series of workers and machines in a factory by which a succession of identical items is progressively assembled.
4.consumer revolution which there was a marked increase in consumption of various goods and products by individuals from different economic and social backgrounds
5.installment buying a system for paying for goods by installments
6.bull market a market in which share prices are rising, encouraging buying.
7.buying on margin a margin is collateral that the holder of a financial instrument has to deposit to cover some or all of the credit risk of his counterparty
8.Teapot Dome Scandal a government scandal involving a former United States Navy oil reserve in Wyoming that was secretly leased to a private oil company in 1921
9.Washington Naval Disarmament Converence was a military conference called by President Warren G. Harding and held in Washington
10.Kellogg Briand Pact was signed on August 27, 1928 by the USA, France, Britain, Germany, Italy, Japan and a number of other states
11.Dawes plan was an attempt following World War I for the Triple Entente to collect war reparations debt from Germany.
12.Modernism modern character or quality of thought, expression, or technique.
13.fundamentalism a form of a religion, especially Islam or Protestant Christianity, that upholds belief in the strict, literal interpretation of scripture.
14.scopes trial was an American legal case in 1925 in which high school biology teacher John Scopes was accused of violating the state's Butler Act which made it unlawful to teach evolution.
15.Quota system required each English county to provide a quota of men for the Royal Navy
16.Ku Klux Klan a secret society of white Southerners in the United States
17.prohibition the prevention by law of the manufacture and sale of alcohol, esp. in the US between 1920 and 1933.
18.18th amendment the amendment went into affect and prohibited the invent and sale of alcohol in America.
19.Volstead Act reinforced the prohibition of alcohol in the United States.
20.bootlegger someone who makes or sells illegal liquor
21.flapper a fashionable young woman intent on enjoying herself and flouting conventional standards of behavior.
22.lost generation the generation reaching maturity during and just after World War I, a high proportion of whose men were killed during those years.
23.jazz a type of music of black American origin characterized by improvisation, syncopation, and usually a regular or forceful rhythm
24.Harlem Renaissane a period in the 1920s when African-American achievements in art and music and literature flourished
25.the jazz singer is an American musical film
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