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Chapter 12 & 13 voca

Nativism Prejudice against foreign-born people, swept the nation.
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.
Anarchists People who opposed any form of government
Sacco and Vanzetti Were arrested and charged with the robbery and murder of a factory paymaster and his guard in South Braintree, Massachusetts.
quota system System established the maximum number of people who would enter the United States from each foreign country.
John L. Lewis New leader of the United Mine Workers of America.
Warren G. Harding Was described as a good-natured man who "looked like a president ought to look."
Charles Evans Hughes Urged that no more warships be build for 10 years.
Fordney- McCumber Tariff Raised taxes on U.S. imports to 60% - the highest level ever.
Ohio Gang The president's poker playing cronies, who would soon cause a great deal of embarrassment.
teapot dome scandal The mots spectacular example of corruption.
Albert B. Fall A close friend of various oil executives, managed to get the oil reserves transferred from mthe naby to the Interior Department.
Calvin Coolidge The new president, fit into the pro-business spirit of the 1920's very well.
Urban Sprawl Allowed workers to live miles from their jobs.
Installment plan Enables people to my goods over an extended period, without having to put down much money at the time of purchase.
Prohibition time in which the manufacture, sale and transportation of alcoholic beverages were legally prohibited.
Speakeasy To obtain liquor illegally, drinkers went underground to hidden saloons and nightclubs.
Bootlegger People who smuggled it in from the Canada, Cuba and West Indies.
Fundamentalism Skeptical of some scientific discoveries and theories; they argued that all important knowledge could be found in the Bible.
Clarence Darrow The most famous trial 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 - required women to observe stricter standards of behavior than men did.
Charles A. Lindbergh Made the first nonstop solo flight across the Atlantic.
George Gershwin Merged traditional elements with American jazz, thus creating a 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 Price in literature, was among the era's most outspoken critics.
F. Scott Fitzgerald Who 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 Hemingway Wounded in World War I, became the best-known expatriate author.
Zora Neale Hurston A writer.
James Weldon Johnson Poet, Lawyer and NAACP executive secretary - the organization fought for legislation to protect African-American rights.
Marcus Garvey An immigrant from Jamaica, believed that 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, was a major figure whose militant verses urges African Americans to resist prejudice and discrimination.
Langston Hughes was the movements best-known poet.
Paul Robeson the son of a one-time slave, became a major dramatic actor.
Louis Armstrong Joined Oliver's group, which became known as the Creole Jazz Band.
Duke Ellington a jazz pianist and composer, led his ten-place orchestra at the Cotton Club.
Bessie Smith a female blues singer, was perhaps the outstanding vocalist of the decade.
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