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Randalynn Sharp

Vocab. 12/13

TermDefinition
Nativism Prejudice against foreign-born people.
Isolationism A policy of pulling away from involvement in world affairs.
Communism An economic and political system based on a single-party government ruled by a dictatorship.
Anarchist People who opposed any form of government.
Sacco and Vanzetti Arrested and charged with the robbery and murder of factory paymaster and his guard in South Braintree, Massachusetts.
Quota system Established the maximum number of people who could enter the U.S from each foreign country.
John L. Lewis United Mine Workers of America organization leader.
Warren G. Harding Described as a good-natured man who "looked like a president ought to look."
Charles Evans Hughes Urged that no more warships be built for ten years.
Fordney-McCumber Tariff Raised taxes on U.S imports to 60 percent.
Ohio gang The president's poker-playing cronies.
Teapot Dome scandal Secretary of the Interior Albert B. Fall's secret leasing of oil-rich public land to private companies in return for money and land.
Albert B. Fall A close friend of various oil executives.
Calvin Coolidge The new president.
Urban Sprawl Cities began spreading in all directions.
Installment plan Enabled people to buy goods over an extended period of time without having to put down much money at the time of purchase.
Prohibition The manufacture, sale, and transportation of alcoholic beverages was legally prohibited.
Speakeasies A place drinkers went that was a secret saloon or nightclub.
Bootleggers Smuggled liquor from Canada, Cuba, and the West Indies.
Fundamentalism The Protestant movement grounded in a literal, or non symbolic, interpretation of the Bible.
Clarence Darrow The most famous trail lawyer of the day. Defended Scopes.
Scopes trial A fight over evolution and the role of science and religion in public schools and American history.
Flapper An emancipated young woman who embraced the new fashions and urban attitudes of the day.
Double standard A set of principles granting greater sexual freedom to men than women.
Charles A. Lindbergh Made the first non-stop solo flight across the Atlantic.
George Gershwin A concert music composer who merged traditional elements with American jazz, thus creating a new sound that was indefinably American.
Georgia O'Keeffe Produced intensely colored canvases that captured the grandeur of New York.
Sinclair Lewis The first American to win a Nobel Prize in literature. Wrote the Babbitt.
F. Scott Fitzgerald Coined the term "Jazz Age" to describe the 1920s.
Edna St. Vincent MIllay Wrote poems celebrating youth and a life of independence and freedom from traditional constraints.
Ernest Hemmingway Became the best known expatriate author.
Zora Neale Hurston A girl in Eatonville, Florida. Went after the good life in America.
James Weldon Johnson Poet, lawyer, and NAACP executive secretary.
Marcus Garvey An immigrant from Jamaica that believed African Americans should build a separate society.
Harlem renaissance A literary and artistic movement celebrating African American culture.
Claude McKay A novelist poet and Jamaican immigrant.
Langston Hughes The movement's best-known poet.
Paul Robeson The son of a one-time slave who became a major dramatic actor.
Louis Armstrong Joined Joe "King" Oliver's group known as the Creole Jazz Band. Eventually, he joined Fletcher Henderson's band.
Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington A jazz pianist and composer who led his ten-piece orchestra at the Cotton Club.
Bessie Smith A female blues singer.
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