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Chapter 11

Vocabulary

TermDefinition
discrimination When one group denies rights to others.
World War I In 1914 war broke out in Europe.
bond A certificate given in exchange for money a person could cash in later.
suffrage The right to vote.
Roaring Twenties The boom time between 1920 and 1929.
jazz A type of music that began in the Southern States.
stocks A share of ownership in a company.
The Great Depression Companies laid off workers. Many companies went out of business.
depression A period during which business slows down and prices fall.
Dust Bowl On the Great Plains, dust storms picked up topsoil and blew it away.
Texas Panhandle A large area of land in the Northern part of Texas.
New Deal In 1933, President Roosevelt created this program to help the U.S. recover from The Great Depression.
World War II In Europe, Germany attacked Poland. Soon many countries were involved in the fight against Italy, Japan, and Germany.
Pearl Harbor A United States Naval Base bombed by Japan on December 7, 1941.
Lyndon B. Johnson President of the United States from 1963-1969.
Sam Rayburn Represented Texas in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1912-1961.
Jovita Idar Teacher and writer who worked for Tejano rights.
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