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Chapter 8: Jazz Age

Chapter 8 Vocabulary

TermDefinition
investigation a systematic examination or official inquiry
supply-side economics an economic theory that lower taxes will boost the economy as business and individuals invest their money, thereby creating higher tax revenue
cooperative individualism President Hoover's policy of encouraging manufacturers and distributors to form their own organizations and volunteer information to the federal government in an effort to stimulate the economy
isolationism a national policy of avoiding involvement in world affairs
mass production the production of large quantities of goods using machinery and often an assembly line
assembly line a production system with machines and workers arranged so that each person performs an assigned task again and again as the item passes before him or her
Model T automobile built by the Ford Motor Company from 1908 until 1927
disposable remaining to a person after deduction of taxes and living expenses
credit an amount or sum of money placed at a person's disposal by a bank on condition that it will be repaid with interest.
nativism a belief that one's native land needs to be protected against immigrants
anarchist a person who believes that there should be no government
source the point at which something is provided
evolution the scientific theory that humans and other forms of life have evolved over time
creationism the belief that God created the world and everything in it, usually in the way described in the Bible
deny to declare untrue
speakeasy a place where alcoholic beverages are sold illegally
bohemian unconventional; not bound by the rules of society
diverse being different from one another
mass media medium of communication (such as television and radio) intended to reach a wide audience
unify to bring together with similar goals or ideas
symbolize to represent, express, or identify by a symbol
blues style of music evolving from African American spirituals and noted for its melancholy sound
jazz American style of music that developed from ragtime and blues and that used syncopated rhythms and improvisation
impact a lasting impression upon an individual or group
ongoing being in process; continuing
revelation an act of revealing to view or making unknown.
Created by: emilycristine