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Chapter 11

TermDefinition
Model T a reliable car the average American can afford.
scientific management experts looked at every step of a manufacturing process.
assembly line arrangement of equipment and workers in which work passes from operation to operation in direct line until the product is assembled.
consumer revolution flood of new affordable goods in the decades after WW1.
installment buying method of purchase in which buyer makes a small down-payment and then pays off the rest of the debt.
bull market period of rising stock prices.
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.
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.
Washington Naval Disarmament Conference meeting held in 1921 and 1922 where world leaders agreed to limit construction of warships.
Kellogg-Briand Pact 1928 agreement in which many nations agreed to outlaw war.
Dawes Plan agreement in which U.S. loaned money to Germany so they make reparations payments to Britain and France.
modernism trend that emphasized science and secular values over traditional ideas about religion.
fundamentalism movement or attitude stressing strict and literal adherence to a set of basic principals.
Scopes Trial 1925 trial of a TN school teacher for teaching Darwins theory of evolution.
quota system arrangement that limited the number of immigrants who could enter the U.S. from specific countries.
Ku Klux Klan organization that promotes hatred and discrimination against specific ethnic and religious groups.
Prohibition the forbidding by law of the manufacturing , transport, and sale of alcohol.
Eighteenth Amendment amendment banning the manufacture, distribution, and sale of alcohol in the U.S.
Volstead Act law enacted by congress to enforce the Eighteenth Amendment.
bootlegger one who sells illegal alcohol.
The Jazz Singer the first movie with sound synchronized to the action.
flapper young women from the 1920s who defied traditional rules of conduct and dress.
"Lost Generation" term for American writers of the 1920s marked by disillusion with WW1 and a search for a new sense of meaning.
Jazz American musical form developed by African Americans
Harlem Renaissance period during the 1920s in which African Americans novelist, poets, and artist celebrated their culture.
Created by: tooham10