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Wall Street
Financial Districk in New York City that contains the NY stock exchange
Buying on Margin
The act of purchasing stocks without possessing the full amount of cash needed to buy stock. In 20's all you needed was 10%
Bull Market
More buyers than sellers
Bear Market
More sellers than buyers
Stock Pooling
A group of investors pool their money to purchase the majority shares of a stock to have direct control over the price.
Painting the Tape
The act of having journalists for highly read newspapers make a stock seem exciting to draw buyers.
Stock Manipulation
The affect of stock pooling, which results in the outsiders or little people buying stocks whose price is inflated
Boom and Bust Cycle
What goes up must come down. Economic cycle
"Blue Skies"
Hit song in the 20's that represented the era
Jazz Age
Name given to the 20's due to the popularity of Jazz
Radio Corporation of America (RCA)
company that pruduced radios and was an example of a manipulated stock that made 100 million dollars for investrs
Ticker Tape
piece of tape dispensed from a ticker that read off the current price of a stock and its recent transactions.
Charles Mitchell
Famous buyer and seller of stocks who was president of National City Bank and created a mass market of investing for the litte guy. He bailed Wall Street out of a crash prior to black tuesday
William Durant
extremely rich business man who founded GE and went on to Wall Street and later had the ability to drive up the price of a specific price alone.
Jessie Livermore
Said to have been worth more than $100 million from the stock market.
Evangeline Adams
Famous astrologer in 20's who figured out variations in potential stock prices and predicted that stocks would continue to rise.
Herbert Hoover
American president who served after the extremely popular Coolidge in a time of prosperity. He left business alone and was criticized for not helping America out of the depression
Harry Sinclair
American Oilman who founded Sinclair Oil Corporation. Part of Teapot Dome scandal.
George Norris
Representative from Nebraska who was successful in his crusade to strip the speaker of the House, Joseph G. Cannon, of his dictatorial power. Independent of all parties and was later in the senate.
Andrew Mellon
Wealthy industrialist and fsecretary of the treasury during the Republican Administration of Harding, Coolidge, Hoover.
H.L. Mencken
As editor, newspaperman, iconoclastic critic, and literary stylist, was a liberlaizing influence on American literature and social thought through the years before and after WWI.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
best known as the voice of the 20's. While his aritistic reputaition rests most securley on The Great Gatsby he also wrote This SIde of Paradise and Tender is the Night.
Sinclair Lewis
First American writer to win Nobel Prize for literature, added a new realism to the depiction of life in middle America. His keen ear for the spoken word and his strong satiric sense marked such classic noevels as Main Street, Babbitt, and Elmer Gantry.
Theodore Dreiser
writer that depicted individualscaught hopelessley between natural drives and ambitions and a society that imposed moralistic limitations and impossible expectations for material success.
Hemingway
Quentessential American novelist and a great prose stylist. Wrote THe SUn Also Rises, A Farwell to Arms, and for Whom the Bell Tolls
T.S. Eliot
Wrote peotry and Nobel Prize winner in 1948
Freud
devised the therpay for mental disorders.
Al Capone
Gangster that trafficked alchoholic beverages.
Sacco and Vanzetti
Italian anarchist accused of murder and robbery during 20's, the pair were the victims of a public reaction against foreigners and anarchists in the wake of WWI.
Leopold and Loeb
two jewish teenagers that killed a Bobby Franks for the thrill and the recieved life sentences in prison.
Henry Ford
Founder of Ford Motoers.
Langston Hughes
Black writer that wrote poems plays and fiction. Captured black experiences in America.
Marcus Garvey
Launched first African American movement in the states. Black nationalist.
Lindbergh
Solo nonstop flight from New York to Paris.
Babe Ruth
One of the most famous baseball players of all time.
Chaplin
Comic genius.
Valentino
The first male superstar of film history, in The Foure Hosemen of the Apocalypse and The Sheik.
Aimee Semple Mcpherson
important religous reviver,and she found the Foursquare Gospel\.
Billy Sunday
The most popular Evangelist of his day.
Robert LaFollete
Advocated progressive reforms in senate and sponsered a bill to restrict the power of the railroad companies. Presedential candidate for progressive party in 1924
Ohio Gang
group of politicians that recieved high offices under Harding. THey were involved with a number of scandals.
Charles Evans Hughes
Governor of NY, US Secretary of State, Associate Chief Justice and Chief Justice of supreme court. He uncovered corruptions that led to lower gas rates in Ny.
A. Mitchell Palmer
Attorney General of US. Nicnamed the fighting Quaker
Al Smith
Governor of Ny, Dem U.S. presidential candidate in 1928.
Amelia Earhart
Notable aviation pioneer and women rights advocate
William Faulkner
Novelist and poet who wrote about Mississippi.
P.T. Barnum
Barnum and bailey Circus
Woodhull Sisters
notorius symbol for womens rights
John Dewey
Philosopher and one of the founders of the philosophical school of pragmatism.
Al Jolson
acclaimed american singer and actor.
Willa Cather
De.picted US life in novels such as O Pioneers!, My Antonia, and Death Comes for the Archbishop
Will Rogers
American comedian
Normalcy
a promise by Harding after WWI
Sex of clock
the change in the twenties of moral values and the way people regarded sex.
Flappers
Young women in the US who lived a sexualy liberated lifestyle.
Reparations
the monetary compensation intended to cover damage or injury during WWI.
Hoovervilles
Slums that were named after Hoover because of his lack to end the depression.
Lost Generation
A group of American literary notables that lived in france
KDKA
first commercial radion station in US.
The Jazz Singer
U.S. Musical film.
THe Birth of a Nation
The controversial film which portrays the Ku Klux Klan as a heroic organization.
Okies
agricultural workesr who immigrated to california from the dust bowl.
Teapot Dome
Congress gave power to secretary of the navy to lease government owne oil reserves to private companies.Albert B. Fall leased oil reserves to Sinclair for cash gifts and no intrest loans.
McNary-Haugen Bill
proposed that the government buy surplus crops and sell them abroad in order to raise domestic agricultural prices.
Federal Farm Board
An independent agency to stabilize and promote the sale of agricultural products.
Volsted Act
The national Prohibition act. 18 amendments
Immigration Act of 1921
ffirst quota system that provided for the following: Immigration from a specific nation was limited to three percent of theat nations poulation living in US
Immigration Act of 1924
concerned with high number of nonwhite and Eastern European immigrants. Quota system.
Scopes Trial
Fundamentalist Christians vs. Modernist Christians over the teaching of evolution in schools.
Okies
agricultural workesr who immigrated to california from the dust bowl.
Teapot Dome
Congress gave power to secretary of the navy to lease government owne oil reserves to private companies.Albert B. Fall leased oil reserves to Sinclair for cash gifts and no intrest loans.
McNary-Haugen Bill
proposed that the government buy surplus crops and sell them abroad in order to raise domestic agricultural prices.
Federal Farm Board
An independent agency to stabilize and promote the sale of agricultural products.
Volsted Act
The national Prohibition act. 18 amendments
Immigration Act of 1921
ffirst quota system that provided for the following: Immigration from a specific nation was limited to three percent of theat nations poulation living in US
Immigration Act of 1924
concerned with high number of nonwhite and Eastern European immigrants. Quota system.
Scopes Trial
Fundamentalist Christians vs. Modernist Christians over the teaching of evolution in schools.