1920s study guide- Vocab

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Nativism
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Favoring the interests of native-born people over foreign born people
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Isolationism
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Opposition to political and economic entanglements with other countries
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Communism
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An economic and political system based on one-party government and state ownership of property
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Quota System
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A system that sets limits on how many immigrants from various countries a nation will admit each year
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Warren G. Harding
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President at the beginning of the 1920s. His presidency was filled with scandal
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Teapot Dome Scandal
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Involved the Secretary of the Interior leasing oil-rich lands to private companies in return for money at the governments expense
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Calvin Coolidge
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Took over as President after Harding passed away, he was very pro-business and had a laissez faire or hands-off approach to the economy
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Urban Sprawl
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The unplanned and uncontrolled spreading of cities into surrounding regions
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Installment Plan
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An arrangement in which a purchaser pays over an extended time, without having to put down much money at the time of purchase
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Prohibition
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The banning of the manufacture, sale, and possession of alcoholic beverages
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Speakeasy
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A place where alcoholic drinks were sold and consumed illegally during prohibition
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Bootlegger
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A person who smuggled alcoholic beverages into the United States during prohibition
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Fundamentalism
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A Protestant religious movement grounded in the belief that all stories and details in the Bible are literally true
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Flapper
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One of the free-thinking young women who embraced the new fashions and urban attitudes of the 1920s
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Charles Lindbergh
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Piloted the first solo non-stop flight across the Atlantic in his plane the Spirit of St. Louis
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Great Migration
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The large scale movement of African-Americans from the South to Northern cities in the early 20th Century
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Harlem Renaissance
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A flowing of African-American artistic creativity during the 1920s, centered in the Harlem community of New York City

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