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Gabby Miller


Navitism prejudice against foreign-born people
Isolation a policy of pulling away from involvement in world affairs
Communism an economic and political system based on a single-party government ruled by dictatorship
Anarchists people who oppose any form of government
Sacco & Vanzetti were arrested and charged with the robbery and murder of a factory pay master and his guard in South Braintree, Massachusettes
Quota System established the maximum number of people who could enter the U.S. in 1890
John L. Lewis leader of the United Mine Workers
Warren G. Harding described as a good-natures man who "looked like a president ought to look"
Charles Evans Hughes secretary of state in 1921, urged that no more warships be built for ten years and suggested that the five major naval powers (U.S., G. Britain, Japan, France, Italy) scrap many large warships
Fordney-McCumber Tariff raised taxes on U.S. imports to 60 percent (highest level ever)
Ohio Gang the president's poker-playing cronies, who would soon cause a great deal of embarrassment
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, managed to get the oil reserves transferred from the navy to the Interior Dep.
Calvin Coolidge fit into the pro-business spirit of the 1920's
Urban Sprawl the unplanned and uncontrolled spreading of cities into surrounding regions
Installment Plan enables people to buy goods over and extended period without having to put down much money at the time of purchase
Prohibition an era in which the manufacture, sale, and, transportation of alcoholic beverages were legally prohibited
Speakeasy when inside, one spoke quietly, or "easily," to avoid detection
Bootlegger named for smuggler's practice of carrying liquor in the legs of boots, who smuggled it in 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, to defend Scopes
Scopes Trial a fight over evolution and the role of science and religion in public schools and in American society
Flapper an emancipated young women who embraced the new fashions and urban attitudes of the day
Double Standard a set of principles granting greater sexual freedom to men than to women
Charles A. Lindbergh made the first nonstop solo flight across the Atlantic
George Gershwin fame was given to this concert music composer when he merged traditional elements American jazz, thus creating new sound that was identifiably 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
F. Scott Fitzgerald coined the term "Jazz Age" to describe the 1920's
Edna St. Vincent Millay wrote poems celebrating youth and a life of independence and freedom from traditional conetraints
Ernest Hemingway wounded in WW1, became the best known expatriate author, he criticized the glorification of the war in his novels "The Sun Also Rises" and "A Farewell to Arms"
Zora Neale Hurston documented some of the African Americans that moved from the South to the North
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 who was a major figure whose militant verses urged African Americans to resist prejudice and discrimination
Langston Hughes movements best known poet
Paul Robeson the son of a one-time slave, became a major dramatic actor
Louis Armstrong a young trumpet player who joined Oliver's group which then became known as the Creole Jazz Band
Duke Ellington a jazz pianist and composer who led his ten-piece orchestra at the Cotton Club
Bessie Smith a female blues singer
Created by: Gabrielle.Miller