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Chapter 8

Jazz Age

TermDefinition
supply-side economics An economic theory that lowers 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.
investigation A systematic examination or official inquiry.
revelation An act of revealing to view or making known.
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 and assigned task 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 some of money placed at a person's disposal by a bank on condition that it will be rapid with interest.
nativism Hostility towards immigrants.
anarchist A person who believes that there should be no government.
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.
speakeasy A place where alcoholic beverages are sold illegally.
source The point at which something is provided.
deny to declare untrue.
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.
diverse Being different from one another.
unify To bring together with similar goals or ideas.
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.
symbolize To represent, express, or identify by a symbol.
impact A lasting impression upon an individual or group.
ongoing Being in process; continuing.
Created by: cindyluna