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Ch 11 Vocabulary

Chapter 11 Vocabulary

TermDefinition
Model T Affordable automobile by Henry Ford
Scientific Management Approach to improving efficiency, in which experts looked at every step of a manufacturing process, trying to find ways to reduce time, effort, and expense.
Assembly Line Arrangement of equipment and workers in which work passes from operation in direct line until assembled.
Consumer Revolution Flood of good news in WW1.
Installment Buying Buyer makes small down-payment and then pays off rest in monthly payments.
Bull Market Period of risking stalk prices.
Buying On Margin System buying stocks when buyer pays % of purchase and broker advances the rest.
Teapot Dome Scandal During Harding administration which the secretary of the interior leased gov't oil reserves to private oilmen in return for bribes.
Washington Naval Disarmament Conference Meeting in 1921 and 1922 where world was leaders agreed to limit const. of wars.
Kellog-Briand Pact 1928 agreement in which many nations agreed to outlaw war.
Dawes Plan Agreement which U.S. loaned money to Germany, allowing them to make reparation payments to Britain and France.
Modernism Treat 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 principles.
Scopes Trial 1925 trail of a TN school-teacher for teaching Darwin's theory of evolution.
Quota System A system in place from 1795 to 1815 for manning British naval ships.
KKK Is the name of three distinct past and present far-right organizations in the U.S., which have advocated extremist reactionary currents such as white supremacy, white nationalism, and anti-immigration, historically expressed through terrorism.
Prohibition The legal act of prohibiting the manufacture, storage, transportation and sale of alcohol and alcoholic beverages.
18th Amendment Effectively established the prohibition of alcoholic beverages in the United States by declaring the production, transport and sale of alcohol illegal.
Volstead Act Was enacted to carry out the intent of the Eighteenth Amendment, which established prohibition in the U.S..
Bootlegger Is the illegal business of transporting alcoholic beverages where such transportation is forbidden by law.
The Jazz Singer 1927 American musical film.
Flapper A "new breed" of young Western women in the 1920s who wore short skirts, bobbed their hair, listened to jazz, and flaunted their disdain for what was then considered acceptable behavior.
"Lost Generation" The generation that came of age during WW1.
Jazz A music genre that originated at the beginning of the 20th century, arguably earlier, within the African-American communities of the Southern U.S..
Harlem Renaissance A cultural movement that spanned the 1920s.
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