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Chapter 8

Jazz Age

TermDefinition
investigation a systematic examination or official inquiry
revelation an act of revealing to view or making down.
supply side economics an economic theory that lower taxes will boost the economy as businesses and individuals invest their money thereby creating higer tax revenue.
cooperative individualism president Hoover's policy of encouraging manufactures and distributors to form their own organization 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 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 to 1927
disposable remaining to a person after deduction of taxes and living expenses.
credit an amount or sum of money placed at a persons disposal by a bank on condition that it will be repaid with interest.
nativism a belief that one native land needs to be protected against immigrants.
anarchist a person who believes that their 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 from 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 and 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, the symbol
blues style of music evolving African American spirituals and noted for its melancholy sound.
impact a lasting impression upon an individual or group.
ongoing being in process, continuing.
Created by: anyssa012