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Assembly line manufacturing using a conveyor belt to move materials to workers who stay in one place
installment buying paying for items in small monthly payments
Laissez-faire economics theory that business, if free of government regulation, will act in ways that benefit the nation
credit arrangement for delayed payment of a loan or purchase
tariff tax on imported goods
flapper a young women eager to try the latest fashion. dance, or fad
mass media communications that reach a large audience
popular culatra movies, fashions songs, slang, and other expressions of culture that appeal to many people
prohibition legal ban on alcohol imposed by the eighteenth amendment
speakeasies nightclubs that illegally served alcohol
evolution scientific theory of now life forms developed over millions of years
Harlem Renaissance a burst of African American culture in the 1920s and the 1930s
N.A.A.C.P (National Association for the advancement of colored people) group formed in 1909 to protect the rights of African Americans
Herbert Hoover republican president who failed to halt the Great Depression
Bonus Army WW1 veterans who came to Washington seeking early payments of bonuses for wartime services
Franklin Delano Roosevelt Democratic president who created the new deal to counter the effects of the Great Depression
Fireside Chats series of radio talks in which FDR explained his polices in a casual style
Social Security Act law creating fund for assisting retired workers and the unemployed
Dust Bowl region including parts of Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Colorado, and New Mexico in which farms were damaged by dust storms
Sit-Down Strike union tactic in which workers stayed idle in a plant rather than walking out
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