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US His Ch11 Vocab

TermDefinition
mass production rapid manufacture of large numbers of identical products
scientific management new method of improving efficiency, in which experts looked at every step of a manufacturing process to find ways to reduce time, effort, and expense
assembly line workers added something to construct the automoblie
consumer revolution a flood of new, affordable goods became available to the public
installment buying a consumer would make a small down payment and then pay off the rest of the debt in regular monthly payments
bull market a period of rising stock prices
buying on margine form of buying on credit
Teapot Dome scandal private oilmen were leased the properties of the oil reserves in return for "loans"
Washington Naval Disarmament Conference world leaders agreed to limit construction of large warships and hammered out a settlement on several problems between Japan and the West
Kellogg-Briand Pact attempt to "outlaw" war "as an instrument of national policy"
Dawes Plan arranged US loans to Germany
modernism growing tried to emphasize science and secular values over traditional ideas about religion
fundamentalism emphasized Protestant teaching and the belief that every word in the Bible was literal truth
Scopes Trial forbade schools to teach about evolution bur Scopes did and was protected by American Civil Liberties Union
quota system system to govern immigration from specific countries
Ku Klux Klan group in South to terrorize African Americans who sought to vote
Prohibition banning of alcohol use
Eighteenth Amendment forbade manufacture, distribution, and sale of alcohol anywhere in the US
Volstead Act a law hat official enforced the amendment
bootlegger sold illegal alcohol to consumers
The Jazz Singer first movie with sound synchronized to the action
flapper young wowman with short skirts and rouged cheeks who had her hair cropped close to a style known as a bob
"Lost Generation" no longer had faith in the cultural guideposts of the Victorian era
jazz musical form based on improvisation
Harlem Renaissance helped give a new vocabulary and dynamic to race relations in the US
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