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1920's Vocab

Eletrification this technological improvement that led to labor-saving-products (washing machines, and electric lighting) that changed how Americans live their day to day lives
Bootlegers smugglers who illegally transported alcohol to be sold during the prohibition era
21st Amendment amendment that repealed the 18th amendment- alcohol was again legal in the US
Prosperity a term describing a condition of success or wealth- a time of plenty
Great Migration mass movement of Southern Blacks to Northern and Western cities for jobs and a better life
Mobility term meaning "on the move"- the average American now had access to automobiles and could travel long distances easily
Prohibition the period of time when alcohol was illegal to produce, transport, or sell
Red Scare when society had a fear of communism and communist groups within the US- especially after the Bolshevik's took over Russia at the End of WWI
18th Amendment constitutional Amendment that made it legal to produce, transport. or sell alcohol
Sufferage the right to vote: this term is often associated with the women's movement to win the right to vote
Harlem Renaissance cultural rebirth (a new start) that included art, music and literature in African American communities
Speakeasies a bar (or saloon) where customers illegally drank alcohol
Temperance a social movement against the use of alcoholic beverages- pressuring the government to enact laws against drinking and promoting of abstinence
Intolerance Resistance or hostility to minority rights
19th Amendment constitutional amendment granting the women the right to vote
Immigration Act of 1924 Legislation that limited the number of African Americans allowed in the US
Created by: GingAC02