US History chapter 24 quiz

Flashcard maker : Kenneth Miller
Why was the period from 1919-1929 called the Jazz age?
because Jazz music was popular at the time ad there was an energetic, free spirit at the time
name four significant event that occurred during the 1920s
1) Model T sells for less than $300
2) Teapot Dome Scandal
3) 19th amendment grants woman suffrage
4) The Great Depression
How would you describe the 1920s?
economy was good, much change was happening, governors crime was very common, end stock crashed, women can vote, fun and free spirited
What group started the Russian Revolution and why?
the Bolsheviks because they wanted Russia to become a communist country
What is capitalism?
an economic system based on private property and free enterprise
What is free enterprise?
the freedom of private businesses to operate competitively with minimal government regulation
What did the rise of communism create in the U.S?
a period known as the Red Scare. The government went after communists and anarchists
What is an anarchist?
people who believe there should be no government
What does deported mean?
to be sent out of the country
Why was there labor unrest in the U.S.?
because the deluge of striking workers fueled American fears of Bolsheviks and radicals
Name one reason there was racial unrest in the U.S.
because many northern whites resented competing with African Americans for jobs
Who was Marcus Garvey?
a charismatic speaker who promoted racial unity and pride
Warren G. Harding
president in 1920, was elected during the time women could vote
What qualities in Harding convinced Americans he should be president?
He was good looking, was a good speaker, and he said America did not need heroics but a return to normalcy
Describe Harding’s presidency
It was corrupt, and he showed a lack of leadership. He gave his friends jobs who were neither qualified, nor men of integrity
What is GNP?
Gross National Product; total value of goods and services produced a nation’s residence in a year, regardless of where the production takes place
What is GDP?
Gross Domestic Product; the total value of goods produced in a nation during a one year period
Who revolutionized the auto industry in the 1920s and how?
Henry Ford, because he invented the Model T, an inexpensive car that the average American could afford and he payed his workers well
Who was Charles Lindbergh? What was the name of his plane
was the first man to successfully fly across the atlantic ocean; his plane’s name was Spirit of St. Louis
Where did the movie industry grow?
Hollywood, California
Name two jazz entertainers during the 1920s
Louis Armstrong and composer Duke Ellington
What was the Harlem Renaissance?
it instilled interest in African culture and pride in being African American
Who was Langston Hughes?
major figure in the Harlem Renaissance; his poetry inspired all Americans
What is an expatriate and give three examples
a person who choses to live in another country. Some examples are Gertrude Stein, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Hemingway
What was the 18th Amendment and what were the consequences of the 18th amendment?
the 18th amendment banned the manufacture, sale, and transportation of liquor throughout the United States. The consequences were bootlegging and the rise of such gangsters as Al Capone

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