American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
organization whose stated mission is to preserve the rights guaranteed by the laws and Constitution of the United States
someone who rebels against political authority and the established order, especially through violence
Italian immigrant fish peddler who was executed for robbery and murder during the Red Scare
illegal manufacture, transport, or sale of a product. Bootlegging typically describes trade in illegal alcoholic beverages.
theory that the public's increasing consumption of goods and services is good for the economy
young woman of the 1920s who broke away from conservative Victorian era values, wearing short skirts and hairstyles, using cosmetics, dancing to jazz tunes, driving automobiles, and showing disdain for what was then considered acceptable behavior
city district occupied by members of an ethnic, cultural, or religious minority, particularly because of economic, social, or legal restrictions
20th-century mass movement of African Americans from the rural South to cities in the North
period of cultural consciousness and growth in the African American creative arts community, notably in the Harlem district of New York City, from about 1918 to 1937
Immigration Act of 1924
immigration law passed in the wake of post-World War I anti-immigration sentiments. It established quotas on immigration from most nations and prohibited entirely any immigration from Asia.
economic policy that allows businesses to operate with minimal intervention by the government
moving assembly line
manufacturing process introduced by Henry Ford in 1913. Conveyor belts move a partially assembled automobile from one worker to the next, and each attaches a part to the auto in turn.
Italian immigrant shoemaker who was executed for robbery and murder during the Red Scare
group of clandestine professional criminals who work together to obtain money, goods, and power through illegal means
legal ban on the manufacture, transportation, and sale of alcoholic beverages, particularly in the United States between 1920 and '33
fear that immigrants might be communists and anarchists plotting to overthrow the government
test case brought by the ACLU to challenge a Tennessee law against teaching about evolution
Zora Neale Hurston
American author and folklorist whose work focused on the lives of African Americans in the rural South