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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
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
quota system This system established the maximum number of people who could enter the US from each foreign country
John L. Lewis The new leader of the United Mine Workers of America
Warren G Harding good-natured man who "looked like a president ought to look". Ohio senator that became president in 1921
Charles Evans Hughes Secretary of State urged that no more warships be built fro ten years
Fordney-McCumber Tariff raised taxes on US imports to 60 percent
Ohio gang the presidents poker playing cronies
Teapot Dome scandal The government had set aside oil-rich public lands at Teapot Dome
Albert B. Fall Secretary of the interior
Calvin Coolidge New president after Harding dies
urban sprawl cities spread in all directions
Installment plant enabled people to buy goods over an extended period, without having to put much money down at the time of purchase
Prohibition sale and transportation of alcoholic beverages were legally prohibited
speakeasy nightclubs where people spoke "easily" to avoid detection
bootlegger smugglers practice of carrying liquor in the legs of boots
fundamentalism literal, or non symbolic, interpretation of 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
Charles A Lindbergh made the first nonstop solo flight across the Atlantic
George Gershwin concert music composer, merged traditional elements with American Jazz
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, was among the era's most outspoken critics
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 constraints
Ernest Hemingway wounded in WWI, became the best-known expatriate author
Zora Neale Hurston was a girl from Eatonville, Florida, in the early 1900s she loved to read adventure stories and myths
James Weldon Johnson poet, lawyer,and NAACP executive secretary
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 urged 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-piece orchestra at the Cotton Club
Bessie Smith a female blues singer, was perhaps the outstanding vocalist of the decade
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