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Chapter 8

The Jazz Age

TermDefinition
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 nationalism policy of avoiding involvement in world affairs.
Revelation An act of revealing to view or making new.
Investigation A systematic examination of official inquiry.
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 or her.
Model T Automobile built by the Ford Motor Company from 1908 until 1927
Source The point at which something is provided.
Deny to declare untrue.
Nativism Hostility toward immigrants.
Creationism The belief that God created the world and everything in it, usually in the way described in the bible.
Anarchist A person who believes that there should be no government.
Speakeasy A place where alcoholic beverages are sold illegally.
evolution The scientific theory that humans and other forms of life have evolved over time.
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.
Ongoing Being in process; continuing.
Impact A lasting impression upon an individual or group.
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 sound.
Created by: The vampirequeen