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Chapter 24-25

Postwar Society: 1920s

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Harlem Renaissance A modern artistic and literary movement that celebrates African American life and culture in early twentieth-century Harlem, New York.
National Origins Act A federal law, passed in 1929 that curtailed immigration.
Scopes trial A.K.A "Monkey Trial" it was celebrated 1924 contest that pitted Darwinian evolutionists against fundamentalist "Creationists."
Bonus Army A gathering of 20,000 Great War veterans in Washington, DC in June 1932, to demand immediate payment of their "adjusted compensation" bonuses voted by congress in 1924.
"good neighbor" President Hoover's policy to promote better relations between the United States and nations in the Western Hemisphere
Teapot Dome scandal Scandal during the administration of Warren Harding in which the Secretary of the Interior, accepted bribes from oil companies.
Ku Klux Klan A vigilante group that used violence and intimidation to drive African Americans out of politics.
Henry Ford The founder of the Ford Motor Company, and the sponsor of the development of the assembly line.
Marcus Garvey Jamaican political leader. He was also a proponent of the Pan-Africanism movement. Also founded the Black Star Line.
F. Scott Fitzgerald American novelist and short story writer during the 1920s. One of the novels he wrote was The Great Gatsby.
John Scopes Was a teacher in Tennessee, who was charged with violating the Tennessee's Butler Act.
Jim Thorpe Became the first Native American to win a gold medal for his home country.
Zora Neale Hurston African-American novelist, short story writer. She was a writer during the Harlem Renaissance.
Prohibition A nationwide constitutional ban on the production, importation, transportation and sale of alcoholic beverages.
Fundamentalism rejected the theory of evolution as well as advanced hypotheses on the origin of the universe.
Margaret Sanger American birth control activist, sex educator, writer, and nurse. Popularized the term "birth control."
Bartolomeo Vanzetti Was an anarchist, who with Ferdinando Nicola Sacco was convicted of murdering two men.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt Served as the 32nd President of the United States, and emerged as central figure in world events during the mid-20th century.
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