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U.S. History

Topic 7 "The Roaring 20s"

TermDefinition
Henry Ford Introduced a series of methods and ideas that revolutionized production, wages, and working conditions.
Mass Production The rapid manufacturing of large numbers of identical products
Model T The first reliable and affordable car that the average American could enjoy.
Assembly line Production method in which someone specialized in a specific phase of a products manufacturing
Consumer revolution A time period in which a flood of new and affordable goods became available to the public.
Installment buying Method in which a consumer can make a small down payment and then pay off the rest of the debt in regular monthly payments.
Bull Market A period of rising stock prices and stock market involvement in the United States.
Washington Naval Disarmament Conference Meeting held in 1921 and 1922 where world leaders agreed to limit the construction of warships
Kellogg-Briand Pact 1928 agreement in which many nations agreed to outlaw war as a solution to international conflict
Dawes Plan Agreement in which the United States loaned money to Germany allowing Germany to pay off war debt it owed to France and Great Britain
Modernism Artistic and literary movement sparked by a break with past conventions
Fundamentalism Movement or attitude stressing strict adherence to the bible and religious teachings as an answer to every important moral and scientific question.
Scopes Trial 1925 trial of a Tennessee schoolteacher for teaching Darwin's theory of evolution
Quota System Arrangement that limited the number of immigrants that could enter the United States from specific countries.
Ku Klux Klan Organization that promotes hatred and violence against specific ethnic and religious groups
Prohibition The forbidding by law of the manufacture and sale of alcohol
Eighteenth Amendment Constitutional amendment banning the manufacture, sale, and distribution of alcohol in the United States
Bootlegger One who sold illegal alcohol during the "prohibition" time period
Flapper A young women in the 1920s who defied traditional rules of conduct and dress
"Lost Generation" Term for ameircan writers of the 1920s marked by disillusion with World War I and a search for a new sense of meaning in the world
F. Scott Fitzgerald Writer who explored the reality of the American dream of wealth, success, and emotional fulfillment.
Harlem Renaissance Time period during the 1920s in which African American novelists, poets, and artists celebrated their culture.
Marcus Garvey Prominent African American leader during the 1920s that promoted black unity and universal black nationalism. Advocated the separation of the races.
Langston Hughes The most powerful African American literary voice of his time who promoted the diversity of everyday American American life.
Created by: Mr. Peirce