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Chapter 8

The Jazz Age

TermDefinition
Investigation a systematic examination or official inquiry
Revelation An act of revealing to view or making known
supply-side economics 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 and 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 deducting of taxes and living expenses
Credit An amount or sum of money at a person's disposal by a bank on condition that it will be repaid with interest
Nativism Hostility toward immigrants
Anarchist A person who believes that there should be no government
Source The point at which something is provided
Evolution 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 nature
Speakeasy A place where alcoholic beverages are solid illegally
Bohemian Unconventional; not bound by the rules of society
Diverse being different from one another
Mass Media Medium of communication intended to reach a wide audience
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
Symbolize To represent, express or identify by a symbol
Blues Style of music evolving from African American spirituals and noted for its melancholy sound
Impact A lasting impression upon an individual or group
Ongoing being in process; continuing.
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