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Ch 24 vocab


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Ku Klux Klan
founded in the 1860s in the south; meant to control newly freed slaves through threats and violence; other targets: Catholics, Jews, immigrants and others thought to be un-American
the amount of work each worker can accomplish
kellogg-briand pact
an agreement between 15 nations outlawing war;eventually 48 other nations joined the pact;had no way of enforcing peace
Scientific management
experts to study how goods could be produced more quickly
abstention from alliances and other international political and economic relations; American foreign policy
the scientific theory that humans evolved over vast periods of time.
gross national product
the total value of all goods and services produced by a country
an African American section of New York City. Many A/A writers and artists gathered in Harlem
Detroit, Michigan
center of the automobile industry. Also known as Motor City.
The Red Scare
a period of time in American History when the governemtn went after "Reds" (Communists) and others with radical views
who choose to live in another country
Nineteenth Amendment
granted women the right to vote in 1920
expelled from the United States
Welfare capitalism
when companies provide incentives to build better relationships with employees; health insurance, safety standards, buy stock in the company.
Eighteenth Amendment
banned the sale of alcohol in 1919
an economic system based on private property and free enterprise
- people who believe there should be no government.
Harlem Renaissance
a flowering of African American culture in the 1920s; instilled interest in African American culture and pride in being an African American.
the making and selling of illegal alcohol
an economic downturn
Model T
first affordable car built by Henry Ford; sturdy, reliable, inexpensive, only came in black
Volstead Act
the means of enforcing Prohibition
quota system
an arrangement placing a limit on the number of immigrants from each country
Twenty-first Amendment
repealed the 18th Amendment in 1933
installment buying
a consumers buys products by promising to pay small, regular amounts over a period of time.
- a total ban on the manufacture, sale, and transportation of liquor throughout the United States. 1919-1933
carefree young women with short, "bobbed" hair, heavy makeup, and short skirts The flapper symbolized the new "liberated" woman of the 1920s. Many people saw the bold, boyish look and shocking behavior of flappers as a sign of changing morals. Though hardly typical of American women, the flapper image reinforced the idea that women now had more freedom
teapot dome scandal
symbol of government corruption; government oil reserves were secretly leased to oil companies in exchange for finacial compensation
government men; agents who worked to find and destroy illegal alcohol
the belief that native-born Americans are superior to foreigners
Model A
Ford's response to competition from other car manufacturers. Better engineering than the Model T and came in various colors.
mass media
forms of communication, such as newspapers and radio, that reach millions of people.

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