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Ch. 7 SS vocabulary

Ch. 7 SS Times of Plenty, Times of Hardship: 5th Grade

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assembly line A method of mass production in which a product is put together as it passes a line of workers. Henry Ford used this to put together cars.
mass production Making a large number of goods that are exactly alike.
mass media Public forms of communication that reach large audiences. Radio was a famous example of this in the 1920s.
Prohibition A ban on the sale, production, and transportation of alcohol from 1920-1933. Started as a result of the 18th amendment.
Eighteenth Amendment An amendment to the Constitution that outlawed the production, sale, and consumption of alcohol between 1920-1933.
Twenty-first Amendment An amendment that ended Prohibition in 1933.
jazz A musical form, popular in the 1920s, that originated in New Orleans among African-Americans.
Harlem Renaissance An artistic movement, begun in the 1920s, centered in a New York City neighborhood. Poetry, art, music
unemployment Workers not having jobs.
Stock Market Place where shares of companies are bought and sold. In the US, located in New York City.
Great Depression A time of overwhelming economic poverty. In this US, it lasted from 1929-1941.
credit borrowed money
New Deal Begun in 1933, these were programs begun by President Franklin Roosevelt to try to help the US recover from the Great Depression.
drought A long period without rain.
migrant worker Person who moves from place to place to harvest crops.
Social Security A New Deal program that provides monthly payments for the elderly, disabled, and unemployed.
Dust Bowl In the 1930s, a name given to much of the Great Plains due to a severe drought and poor farming practices.
inflation A rapid rise in prices.
Herbert Hoover President of the US in the early days of the Great Depression. A believer in smaller, limited government.
Franklin D. Roosevelt President of the US during most of the Great Depression and most of World War II. A believer in strong government involvement and action.
Created by: briansegool