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The Great Migration The large-scale movement of African Americans from the South to the North, in the early 20th century.
Nativism Belief that American ideals are the best and non-American ideas should be removed from American society.
Red Scare The radical fear of communism in the United States during the 1920’s, in which the federal government accused many immigrants and other suspected communists of sabotage.
Roaring Twenties A phrase used to describe the 1920’s as a period of fun and prosperity.
Harlem Renaissance A literary, artistic and intellectual movement that celebrated African-American cultural traditions.
Prohibition The 18th Amendment prohibited the “manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxication liquors” (outlawed alcohol) within the United States.
Suffrage The right to vote
Demobilization To take troops out of active service, typically at the end of a war.
Suburbanization A population shift from central urban areas into suburbs
Symbolic Serving as a symbol
Secular Things that have no religious or spiritual basis
Fundamental They believe the Bible is based completely on true stories and that God and religion explain most things in life.
Progressive a person pushing social reform or new, liberal ideas. In this unit, it is someone that is pushing explaining things through science, not through religion.
Flappers A woman in the 1920s that is fashionable and intent on enjoying herself and going against conventional standards of behavior.
Moonshine illegally made or sold liquor. It gets its name because it was often secretly made at night under the light of the moon. All alcohol during the 1920s would have been considered moonshine. Nowadays it is an liquor not made by a licensed company.
Speakeasies an illegal bar during the era of Prohibition. They often required a password or other secretive method for entry.
Bootleggers to make, sell, or transport illegal alcohol. During this unit, bootlegger is often referred to the people that transported alcohol from Canada or from moonshiners.
Sabotage to deliberately destroy, you want to damage something. In this unit, the government believed that Communists and immigrants were coming to the U.S. to intentionally destroy things.
Literacy the ability to read and write. In this unit, tests were created to earn the right to vote.
Quota a limited or fixed number or amount of people. In this unit, it means to limit the amount of immigrants coming into the country
Sentiment a feeling or emotion. In this unit, how do Americans feel towards immigrants?
Autonomy being able to make your own decisions. In this unit, it means African-Americans not having to answer to a slave master & make their own decisions about their life.
Tempo The speed of music. In this unit it means that jazz is played fast.
Prevalent widespread, found often. In this unit it means that communist ideas are found most often in Eastern European countries.
Stock a portion of the company that is sold in order to raise money. In this unit it means that companies would sell small percentages of their company in order to raise more money.
Communism type of political system that believes that all property is publicly owned and each person works and is paid according to their abilities and needs.
Created by: JenBeckler