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Roaring Twenties

Vocabulary words and Key Terms - WHS

Isolationism a policy of remaining apart from the affairs or interests of other groups, especially the political affairs of other countries.
Nativism the policy of protecting the interests of native-born or established inhabitants against those of immigrants.
Anti-Semitism hostility to or prejudice against Jews.
Recession In economics, a recession is a business cycle contraction when there is a general decline in economic activity. Recessions generally occur when there is a widespread drop in spending
Corruption Dishonest or fraudulent conduct by those in power, typically involving bribery.
Scandal an action or event regarded as morally or legally wrong and causing general public outrage.
Prosperity Prosperity is the state of flourishing, thriving, good fortune or successful social status.
Ku Klux Klan The Ku Klux Klan (Or known as the KKK) was a white supremacy hate group which actively targeted African Americans
Red Scare A "Red Scare" is the promotion of a widespread fear of a potential rise of communism or anarchism by a society or state.
Mitchell Palmer Mitchell Palmer, was United States Attorney General from 1919 to 1921. He is best known for overseeing the Palmer Raids during the Red Scare of 1919–20.
J Edgar Hoover John Edgar Hoover was the first Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States and an American law enforcement administrator.
Palmer Raids The Palmer Raids were a series of raids conducted in November 1919 and January 1920 during the First Red Scare by the United States in order to capture and arrest suspected leftisis
The Sacco Vanzetti Case
Immigration Acts of 1921, 1924, and 1929
"Return to Normalcy"
Tea Pot Dome Scandal
Warren Hardin
Calvin Coolidge
Herbert Hoover
"Rugged Individualism"
Henry Ford and Model T
Assembly Line production
"Buying on Credit"
Economic Speculation
Uneven prosperity
Traditional Values
18th Amendment
21st Amendment
Scopes Monkey Trial
Clarence Darrow
William Jennings Bryan (His role in the Scopes Monkey Trial)
Charles Davenport & Eugenics
Social Dawinism
Emergence of New Values
19th Amendment
Tin Pan Alley
F Scott Fitzgerald
Sinclair Lewis
Charles Lindbergh
Great Migration
Harlem Renaissance
Langston Hughes
Alaine Loke
Zora Neale Huston
Marcus Garvey
Back To Africa Movement
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