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Chapter 8 Vocabulary

The Jazz Age

investigation a systematic examination or official inquiry
revelation an act of revealing to view or making known
supply-side economics an economic theory that lower taxes will boost the economy as businesses 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
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
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/her
Model T automobile built by the Ford Motor Company from 1908 to 1927
source the point at which something is provided
deny to declare untrue
nativism hostility toward immigrants
anarchist a person who believes that there should be no government
evolution the scientific theory hat 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
speakeasy a place where alcoholic beverages were sold illegally
diverse being different from one another
unify to bring together with similar goals or ideas
bohemian unconventional; not bound by the rules of society
mass media medium of communication (such as television and radio) intended to reach a wide audience
symbolize to represent, express, or identify by a symbol
impact a lasting impression upon an individual or group
ongoing being in process; continuing
jazz American style of music that developed from ragtime and blues and that uses syncopated rhythms and improvisation
blues style of music evolving from African American spirituals and noted for its melancholy sounds
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