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Unit 4

The Jazz Age & The Great Depression

1920s Installment Buying during the 1920’s many people bought items on credit - it was a new policy of “buy now pay later” - put many into debt
Isolation a foreign policy of having little to do with foreign nations - American thought this was the best policy in the 1800’s and after WWI
The Growing Auto Industry other industries such as steel, road construction, gas stations and restaurants increased
Harlem Renaissance During the 1920’s large numbers of African American musicians, artists, and writers settled in Harlem in New York City - led to a rebirth in African American culture
Flapper in the 1920’s women who rebelled against traditional values - these women dressed differently smoked in public and visited speakeasies
Prohibition to outlaw the drinking of alcohol
Anarchist someone who opposed organized government
Repeal to cancel
Bootlegger people who smuggled alcohol into the US during prohibition
18th Amendment ratified in 1919 - banned the manufacture, sale, and transportation of alcoholic beverages
Deficit Spending FDR used this practice during the great Depression - the government practice of spending more money than it takes in from taxes
Hoover's Response to the Great Depression did too little, too late
FDR's Response to the Great Depression attacked problems with drastic changes & gave people lots of help
Wagner Act law passed by Congress in 1935 which allowed workers the right to collective bargaining - protected workers from unfair business practices
New Deal enacted by FDR and Congress - created programs to provide jobs such as the CCC and WPA, fixed banking problems with the FDIC
Relief giving help to the needy
Dust Bowl nickname for much of the area of the Great Plains that suffered severe drought - the wind kicked up huge dust storms
Social Security Act passed in 1935 - set up a system of pensions for the retired, set up unemployment insurance and gave states money to support dependent children and people with disabilities
Protective Tariff a tax on imports designed to protect American industries and goods
Stock Exchange a place where shares in corporations are bought and sold through an organized system
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