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Radio this communication medium became popular in the early-Twentieth Century, providing people with both information and entertainment.
roaring twenties this was the age of dramatic social and political change after WWI
trench warfare this is the term used to describe the battle strategy of digging corridors in the earth in order to avoid enemy gunfire
U boat this is the German term that describes the submergible watercraft that they developed and used extensively for WWI
unrestricted submarine warfare this is a naval tactic where submarines sink merchant ships without warning
Woodrow Wilson he was the 28th President of the United States; led the US in WWI and secured the formation of the League of Nations
Isolationism this is a policy of nonparticipation in international affairs
Jazz Age this is the nickname given to the period between WWI and WWII when the national attitude was positive and upbeat, and Americans had money as the stock market soared. Traditional values saw a decline, and Modernism was the cultural focus.
Langston Hughes he was a prolific African-American poet, novelist and playwright who is best known for his work during the Harlem Renaissance
League of Nations this is the international organization whose goals included disarmament; preventing war through collective security; settling disputes between countries through negotiation and diplomacy and improving global welfare, it was to be formed after WWI
Louis Armstrong this musical pioneer gained fame with his trumpet and his raspy singing voice, and his improvisational style had a major impact on the development of jazz
Lusitania the sinking of this ship by German submarines heightened tensions between the US and Germany prior to WWI
Ellis Island this is the island located at the mouth of the Hudson River in New York City. It was the main entry point for immigrants to the US between 1892 and 1954
Emigration this is the act of leaving one\'s home country to go to another country permanently
Harlem Renaissance this was the period during 1920s of outstanding creativity centered in New York's black ghetto
Henry Ford this was the founder of the automobile company and the first person to apply assembly line manufacturing to affordable automobiles
Immigration this is the movement of people into a new country or political unit, resulting in a change of personal, permanent residence
Imperialism this is a policy of countries to extend their political and economic control over distant lands
Angel Island this island in San Francisco Bay was used as an immigration station in the first half of the 20th century
Armistice this "cease fire" caused the end of fighting in WWI on November 11, 1918
automobile this is the general, overall name for the early-1900s invention that was made possible by the assembly line and led to the increased development of "suburban sprawl"
Babe Ruth known as the "Sultan of Swat" this baseball great played for the New York Yankees, was the "Home Run King" until 1974, and is often credited with saving the game of baseball after the disgrace of the 1919 World Series
Charles Lindbergh he was the first man to pilot the first solo non-stop flight across the Atlantic Ocean in 1927 aboard his airplane, The Spirit of St. Louis
Duke Ellington he was a jazz musician and big-band leader in the mid-20th Century, with such hits as "Take the A-Train" and "Mood Indigo"
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