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7th-8th Grade

Roaring 20's and Great Depression

Assembly Line a factory method where the product moves along a conveyor belt across the factory and workers focus on producing one job.
Installment Buying To buy something by making small monthly payments.
Red Scare 1919-1920, a wave of panic from fear of a communist revolution.
Palmer Raids In 1920, federal agents and police raided the homes of suspected radicals and communist.
Great Migration Movement of African Americans between 1910 and 1920 to northern cities.
Harlem Renaissance Expansion of African American artistic creativity during the 1920’s centered in the Harlem community in New York.
Popular Culture Music, fashion, and movies that are popular among a large number of people.
Flapper A young woman who embraced the fashion and urban attitudes of the 1920’s.
Prohibition The banning of the manufacturing, sale, and possession of alcoholic beverages.
Black Tuesday Name given to October 29, 1929, when stock prices feel dramatically.
Great Depression a Period Lasting from 1929 to 1941, in which the U.S. economy was in severe decline and millions of Americans were unemployed.
Dust Bowl Area of dust damaged farms across a 150,000 square mile region during the 1930’s.
New Deal President Franklin Roosevelt’s programs to fight the Depression.
How much did the average American income increase by in the 1920’s? 35%
Who was the inventor of the Model T car and changed the factor system to be more efficient? Henry Ford
What political belief did Americans in the 1920’s fear? Communism
Why did most African Americans want to move north in the early 1900s? To get jobs and escape racism.
What new form of music was popular in the 1920’s? Jazz Music
What racist organization’s membership rose in the 1920s? Ku Klux Klan
What were 4 house hold appliances that were popular in the 1920's? Washing machine Vacuum cleaners Refrigerators Telephone
Name two famous Jazz artists of the 1920's. Louis Armstrong Duke Ellington
By 1929 what percentage of American families were below poverty? 71%
How many shares were sold on October 29th 1929? 16.4 million
How high was unemployment by 1933? 25%
What did Hoover do as President after the Crash? Hoover did did very little to help the American economy because he feared Americans would become too dependent on the government.
What was life like for most American’s during the Great Depression? By 1936, 9 million Americans were jobless and millions of children were dropping out of school to get jobs.
How did Roosevelt gain the American people’s trust? Roosevelt became a calming fatherly figure to Americans by reassuring them on live radio.
What were the 3 goals of Roosevelt’s economic policy? 1. Relief- Help the hungry and jobless 2. Recovery- Rebuild the agriculture and industry 3. Reforms- Change the way the economy worked
Created by: areel51