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Unit 10

Warren G. Harding 29th president of the United States
The American Plan A system of paying a single daily rate that covers the room and all meals
Calvin Coolidge 30th president of the United States --- acceded to the presidency after the death in office of Warren G. Harding
Teapot Dome Scandal Secretary of the Interior Albert B. Fall’s secret leasing of oil-rich public land to private companies in return for money and land
Palmer Raids Raids conducted by the U.S. Department of Justice in 1919 and 1920 in an attempt to arrest foreign anarchists, communists, and radical leftists, many of whom were subsequently deported
Sacco and Vanzetti Were convicted of a robbery and two murders in Massachusetts in the early 1920s and sentenced to death.
Scopes Monkey Trial A sensational 1925 court case in which the biology teacher John T. Scopes was tried for challenging a Tennessee law that outlawed the teaching of evolution
Prohibition The banning of the manufacture, sale, and possession of alcoholic beverages
Spakeasies A place where alcoholic drinks were sold and consumed illegally during Prohibition
Bootlegging A person who smuggled alcoholic beverages into the United States during Prohibition
Al Capone United States gangster who terrorized Chicago during prohibition until arrested for tax evasion
Bugs Moran A Chicago Prohibition-era gangster
Harlem Renaissance A flowering of African-American artistic creativity during the 1920s, centered in the Harlem community of New York City
Flappers One of the free-thinking young women who embraced the new fashions and urban attitudes of the 1920s
Charles Lindbergh United States aviator who in 1927 made the first solo nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean
Herbert Hoover 31st president of the United States
Margin The purchasing of stocks by paying only a small percentage of the price and borrowing the rest
Black Tuesday A name given to October 29, 1929, when stock prices fell sharply
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