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vocabulary 11th

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1.model t an automobile built by the Ford Motor Company from 1908 until 1927. Conceived by Henry Ford as practical, affordable transportation for the common man, it quickly became prized for its low cost, durability, versatility, and ease of maintenance.
2.scientific management management of a business, industry, or economy, according to principles of efficiency derived from experiments in methods of work and production, esp. from time-and-motion studies.
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 refers to the period from the late sixteenth century to the nineteenth century in 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 The purchase of an asset by paying the margin and borrowing the balance from a bank or broker. Buying on margin refers to the initial or down payment made to the broker for the asset being purchased.
8. teapot dome scandal was a bribery incident that took place in the United States from 1920 to 1923, during the administration of President Warren G. Harding.
9.washington naval Washington Arms Conference or the Washington Disarmament Conference, was a military conference called by President Warren G. Harding and held in Washington from 12 November 1921 to 6 February 1922.
10.disarmament conference Conference on Disarmament is a forum established by the international community to negotiate multilateral arms control and disarmament agreements.
11.kellogg-briand pact a treaty renouncing war as an instrument of national policy and urging peaceful means for the settlement of international disputes, originally signed in 1928 by 15 nations, later joined by 49 others.
12. dawes plan a plan to ensure payments of reparations by Germany after World War I, devised by an international committee headed by Charles Gates Dawes and put into effect in 1924.
13.quota system originally determined by legislation in 1921, of limiting by nationality the number of immigrants who may enter the U.S. each year. a policy of limiting the number of minority group members in a business firm, school, etc.
14.kkk a secret organization of White Southerners formed after the US Civil War to fight Black emancipation and Northern domination
15.prohibition the prevention by law of the manufacture and sale of alcohol, esp. in the US between 1920 and 1933.
16.18th amendment is the only amendment to be repealed from the constitution. This unpopular amendment banned the sale and drinking of alcohol in the United States. This amendment took effect in 1919 and was a huge failure.
17.volstead act was enacted to carry out the intent of the Eighteenth Amendment, which established prohibition in the United States.
18.bootlegger someone who makes or sells illegal liquor
19.the jazz singer is a 1927 American musical film. The first feature-length motion picture with synchronized dialogue sequences, its release heralded the commercial ascendance of the "talkies" and the decline of the silent film era.
20.flapper a fashionable young woman intent on enjoying herself and flouting conventional standards of behavior.
21.lost generation the generation reaching maturity during and just after World War I, a high proportion of whose men were killed during those years.
22.jazz a type of music of black American origin characterized by improvisation, syncopation, and usually a regular or forceful rhythm, emerging at the beginning of the 20th century.
23.harlem renaissance An African-American cultural movement of the 1920s and 1930s, centered in Harlem, that celebrated black traditions, the black voice, and black ways of life.
24.scopes trial a highly publicized trial in 1925 when John Thomas Scopes violated a Tennessee state law by teaching evolution in high school;
25.fundamentalism a form of a religion, especially Islam or Protestant Christianity, that upholds belief in the strict, literal interpretation of scripture.
26.modernism modern character or quality of thought, expression, or technique.
Created by: demontes06