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HistoryVocabCh.12&13

TermDefinition
Nativism Prejudice against foreign-born people
Isolationism Policy of pulling away from involvement in world affairs
Communism Economic and political system based on a single-party government ruled by a dictatorship
Anarchists People who opposed any form of government
Sacco and Vanzetti Arrested and charged with the robbery and murder of a factory paymaster and his guard in South Brainstree, Massachusetts
Quota System Max. number of people who enter the United States
John L. Lewis Leader of a protest for better working conditions for miners and became a national hero because he got the miners a 27% wage increase
Warren G. Harding Became president in 1921, his words of peace and calm comforted the healing nation
Charles Evans Hughes Urged to stop making warships for ten years and also urged that the great naval powers-The United States, Great Britain, Japan, France, and Italy-scrap many of their largest warships
Fordney-McCumber Tariff Raised taxes on U.S. imports to 60% but made it impossible for Britain and France to sell enough goods in the U.S. to repay debts
Ohio Gang The president's poker-playing cronies
Teapot Dome Scandal Bribery incident that took place in the United States from 1920 to 1923, during the administration of President Warren G. Harding
Albert B. Fall United States Senator from New Mexico and the Secretary of the Interior under President Warren G. Harding, infamous for his involvement in the Teapot Dome scandal
Calvin Coolidge Republican lawyer from Vermont, Coolidge worked his way up the ladder of Massachusetts state politics, eventually becoming governor of that state
Urban Sprawl Multifaceted concept centered on the expansion of auto-oriented, low-density development
Installment Plan Credit system by which payment for merchandise is made in installments over a fixed period of time
Prohibition Legal act of prohibiting the manufacture, storage, transportation and sale of alcohol and alcoholic beverageslegal act of prohibiting the manufacture, storage, transportation and sale of alcohol and alcoholic beverages
Speakeasy Establishment that illegally sells alcoholic beverages
Bootlegger Illegal traffic in liquor in violation of legislative restrictions on its manufacture, sale, or transportation
Fundamentalism Demand for a strict adherence to orthodox theological doctrines usually understood as a reaction against Modernist theology
Clarence Darrow American lawyer and leading member of the American Civil Liberties Union
Scopes Trial Famous American legal case in 1925 in which a high school teacher, John Scopes, was accused of violating Tennessee's Butler Act, which made it unlawful to teach human evolution in any state-funded school
Flapper 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
Double Standard A double standard is the application of different sets of principles for similar situations, or by two different people in the same situation
Charles A. Lindbergh American aviator, author, inventor, explorer, and social activist
George Gershwin American composer and pianist
George O'Keeffe American artist
Sinclair Lewis American novelist, short-story writer, and playwright
F. Scott Fitzgerald American author of novels and short stories, whose works are the paradigmatic writings of the Jazz Age, a term he coined
Edna St. Vincent Millay American lyrical poet and playwright
Ernest Hemingway American author and journalist
Created by: TristanAcker