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Ch. 26 (6)
Ch. 27 (6)
Ch. 28 (6)
Ch. 29 (5)

Sacco & Vanzetti

Define: Italian immigrant radicals accused of murder

Significance: treated differently because they were immigrants and radical

Red Scare

Define: post-WWI fear of communists

Significance: it led to the palmer raids and the loss of civil liberties

 

Palmer Raids

Define: government arrested suspected subversives (people against the gov’t)

Significance: The government did not have warrants and deported people w/o hearings

Quota System

Define: limit the number of immigrants from each country

Significance: more came from northwestern Europe than southern & eastern Europe

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)

Define: organization created to protect our civil liberties (basic rights)

Significance: it helped immigrants and union members rounded up in the Palmer Raids

Back-to-Africa Movement

Define: Marcus Garvey’s plan for blacks to move to Africa

Significance: a reaction to the discrimination blacks faced in the US

 

 

Normalcy

Define: Harding’s call for the US to focus on prosperity at home.

Significance: reduced the size and power of the government and promoted business

Free enterprise system

Define: an economic system with private property and competition

Significance: business and consumers make decisions in the economy, not the government

Isolationism

Define: The US would withdraw from international affairs

Significance: The US did not sign the Treaty of Versailles or join the League of Nations

Washington Naval Conference

Define: A meeting with other countries to agree to disarm after WWI

Significance: The US and others agreed to scrap ships

Kellogg-Briand Pact

Define: An agreement to outlaw warfare

Significance: 62 nations signed it but it didn’t last

Dawes Plan

Define: The US lent money to Germany so it could pay reparations to England and France

Significance: It postponed war for a little while

 

 

Roaring Twenties

Define: nickname of the twenties due to the many social changes that occurred

Significance: urban youth adored the changes but the rural traditionalists feared them

League of Women voters

Define: it helped to educate voters on public issues

Significance: it helped women decide how to vote after the 19th amendment

Equal rights Amendment (ERA)

Define: a proposed amendment to make women equal

Significance: it didn’t pass (Alice Paul)

Jazz Age

Define: the era of the 1920s when jazz became popular

Significance: black culture diffused to white culture throughout the world (Louis Armstrong)

Harlem Renaissance

Define: movement of African American writers, artists & musicians in Harlem, NY

Significance: Langston Hughes, Zora Neal Hurston & others explored Black themes

Lost Generation

Define: literary movement that was critical of American ideas and values (after WWI)

Significance: Hemingway, Fitzgerald & others developed modern literature

 

Traditionalist

Define: mostly rural people with long-held cultural and religious values

Significance: against evolution and modern urban trends but in favor of prohibition

Modernist

Define: mostly urban people who embrace new ideas, styles, and social trends

Significance: in favor of evolution & against prohibition

Flappers

Define: style of urban women during the 1920s (short hair/skirts)

Significance: seen as “loose” by rural traditionalists

Volstead Act

Define: law enforcing the 18th amendment to ban alcohol.

Significance: failed as people saw an increase in crime and lawlessness

Scopes Trial

Define: a case over whether a state can ban the teaching of evolution in public schools

Significance: rural creationists were against evolution

 

 

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