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The 1920's

Fundamentalism The literal belief in the Bible
National Origins Act Caused the foreign born percentage of the population to fall from 13 percent to 4.7 percent.
Scopes Trial High school teacher accused of teaching evolution at school, also called the monkey trial
Harlem Renaissance Harlem, the largest black community, began to flourish and become the cultural capital of the world.
Jazz Age What people called the 20s , influenced by jazz music
Ku Klux Klan A racist organization, mostly against blacks
Lever Act of 1917 Act created to mobilize food and fuel resources to soldiers in WWI
Flapper Fashionable young women intent on having fun, associated with short hair, short dresses, smoking, wearing makeup, and dancing.
Bonus Army Composed of criminals, sent troops into the Flats to disperse it with bayonets, tear gas, and tanks.
The Flats A swamp bordering the Potomac, a place where Great War vets settled in camps and tents after congress rejected their appeal of adjusted compensation
"Good Neighbor" What marines were called when sent to help control Cuban affairs
Teapot Dome Scandal bribery incident when Secretary of the Interior Albert Bacon Fall had leased Navy petroleum reserves at Teapot Dome in Wyoming and two other locations in California to private oil companies at low rates
Peace movement A movement in the 20s based upon wanting peace with the nation, however the US wasn't cooperating with other nations
Tolitarian relating to a system of government that is centralized and dictatorial and requires complete subservience to the state
Election of 1928 Herbert Hoover Vs Al Smith, Hoover easily took republican nomination
Stock Market Crash of 1929 Most devastating crash in stock history, prices climbed until they began to fall and eventually bottom out
The depression The result of the stock market crash of 1929, cause many manufacturers to close down and their workers to lose their jobs.
The election of 1932 Roosevelt vs Hoover where Roosevelt took the win
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