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1920s Vocab

TermDefinition
Conservative Those less willing to bring about or accept change; prefer tradition
Flapper A young woman, especially of the 1920s, who shows bold freedom from conventions in conduct and dress
Liberal Open minded; willing to accept new ideas and bring about change; challenge tradition
Red A radical, anarchist, or communist
Rural Country areas with few people living there
Anarchist People who want to do away with government
Installment Plan A system in which a consumer may buy & take possession of goods, paying for them at agreed-upon intervals while having use of the goods
Urbanization/Urban Sprawl The growth of cities and the suburbs surrounding them
Bootlegger One who produces, reproduces, or distributes alcohol illicitly or without authorization
Corruption Inducement to do wrong by unlawful or improper means
Fundamentalism A movement in 20th century Protestantism emphasizing the literally interpreted Bible as fundamental to Christian life and teaching
Intolerant The unwillingness to put up with something or someone
Ku Klux Klan A secret society whose purpose was to ensure white supremacy over blacks; also opposed to Jews, catholics, & foreigners
Speakeasy Illegal bar during prohibition
Prohibition 1920-1933 when the 18th amendment made it illegal to make, sell, or transport alcohol in the U.S.
Wet vs. Dry Wets -- against prohibition Drys -- in favor or prohibition
Lobby The attempt to pressure/ influence lawmakers to vote a certain way on a bill/proposal
Recall A procedure for removing a public official from office by a vote of the people
Settlement House A community center providing assistance to residents, particularly immigrants, in a slum neighborhood
Suffrage The right to vote
Bull Moose Party 3rd Party created by Theodore Roosevelt for the 1912 election; also known as the Progressive Party
Created by: sreavey