Jazz Age Vocabulary Flashcards

Southern United States
Terms Definitions
broadcast industry
bars that operated illegally
bessie smith
singer who symbolized soul
expelled from the United States
cotton club
harlem nightspot where african american entertainers got their start
the scientific theory that humans evolved over vast periods of time
Langston Hughes
Harlem Renaissance writer who described the African American experience in the United States.
volstead act
the means of enforcing prohibition
Mass Media
Forms of communication, such as newspapers and radio that reach millions of people
National Origins Act
Made immigration restriction a permanent policy, set quota act at 2%.
an African American section of New York City. Many A/A writers and artists gathered in Harlem
2 football stars
Knute Rockne, Harold "Red" Grange
Model A
Ford's response to competition from other car manufacturers. Better engineering than the Model T and came in various colors.
Al Capone
United States gangster who terrorized Chicago during Prohibition until arrested for tax evasion (1899-1947)
Ku Klux Klan
organization originally founded to oppose Reconstruction in the South as well as rights for African Americans that expanded it's targets to include Catholics, Jews, and immigrants.
Charles Lindbergh
Made an amazing transatlantic solo flight in 1927 showing possiblities of commercial aviation
Teapot dome Scandal
symbol of government corruption; government oil reserves were secretly leased to oil companies in exchange for financial compensation
Person who wanted to limit immigration and preserve the U.S. for native born white Americans.
Scientific management
hiring experts to study how goods could be produced more quickly
new style of music in the 1920's influenced by dixieland and ragtime music
Traditional views on Cultural Civil War
Mourned "moral decay"
Model T
first affordable car built by Henry Ford; sturdy, reliable, inexpensive, only came in black
Great Migration
movement of African Americans from the rural South to industrial cities in the North, attempting to escape the segregated society of the South, find economic opportunities and build better lives.
Harlem Renaissance
a period in the 1920s when African-American achievements in art and music and literature flourished
Supply Side Economics
Lower taxes so businesses and consumers would spend and invest their extra money, causing the economy to grow.
anti-lynching legislation
what type of legislation did the NAACP convince congress to pass in 1922?
Quota system
an arrangement placing a limit on the number of immigrants from each country
The Red Scare
a period of time in American History when the government went after "Reds" (Communists) and others with radical views
sacco and vanzetti
qanachists of murding two men hile a armed robbery
Gross National Product (GNP)
The total value of all goods and services produced by a country
who was the first female to fly over the atlantic ocean?
Amelia Earhearght New York - Irelant 1932
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