1920s Study Guide

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“normalcy”
this was President Harding’s slogan which meant that America would return to normal now that a Republican was in charge

Prohibition
ban on the manufacture, sale, and transportation of liquor anywhere in the US from 1920 to 1933

Bootleggers
people who smuggled alohol into the US from Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean during Prohibition

speakeasies
illegal bars that opened in nearly every city and town

18th Amendment
Prohibition

Flapper
name for young women who rebelled against traditional ways of thinking and acting

fad
an activity or fashion that is taken up with great passion for a short amount of time

Laissez-Faire
idea that government should play as small a role as possible in economic affairs

Kellog-Briand Pact
the US and 61 other countries signed this treaty which outlawed war

Quota Act
system that limited immigration by allowing only a certain number of people from each country to immigrate to the US

Prosperity
Coolidge cut government regulation on the economy. Stocks soared and the economy boomed then crashed.

Anarchists
people who oppose organized government

Communists
called on workers everywhere to overthrow their governments

Sacco & Vanzetti
the trial of these two italian immigrants came to symbolize the anti-foreign feelings. these men were arrested for robbery and murder. they got convicted and sentenced to death.

Red Scare
America was on the alert for enemy spies; this led to a growing fear of foreigners.

KKK
group that uses terror to keep African-Americans and other groups such as immigrants, Catholics, and Jews, in fear in order to prevent any type of social changes

Harlem Renaissance
rebirth of African-American culture

Isolationists
policy of the US staying out of world affairs

installment buying
means buying on credit

bull market
a period of increased stock trading and rising stock prices

Warren G. Harding
President, his slogan was “back to normalcy”

Calvin Coolidge
President after Harding, prosperity

Herbert Hoover
President, secretary of commerce

Langston Hughes
poet, protested racism and acts of violence against African Americans

Henry Ford
introduced assembly line

Babe Ruth
most popular baseball player, became stars of the Yankees

Charles Lindbergh
greatest hero, flew nonstop across the Atlantic Ocean

Amelia Earhart
most famous female pilot

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