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17 Cards in this Set

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Rise of Ku Klux Klan
used intimidation to stop blacks from voting during reconstruction era. At it's peak during early 1920's (15% of nations pop). popularity fell during great depression
Called a flapper because they would leave their boot flaps open, the flapper was the stereotype of a woman in the 1920s. Independent and representing the rebellious youth of the age, the flapper was usually characterized by her "bobbed" hair, dangling cigarette, heavy make-up, and her ever shortening skirt length.
Harlem Renaissance
a period when blacks expressed themselves by using poems and literature. Rise in black music, poetry, and literature
Progressivism during the 1920's
worker's rights and social justice. governement funded environmentalists. changes in education. women suffrage in 1920
Charles Lindberg
1st american hero to cross the atlantic in a solo flight. showed the american daredevilism
causes of the economic boom of 1920's
war time economy set in motion by WWI
Marcus Garvey
Garvey was a black nationalist leader who created the "Back to Africa" movement in the U.S. In 1907, he led a printers’ strike for higher wages at a printing company in Kingston. In 1914 he founded the UNIA and in 1916, he started a weekly newspaper called the Negro World.
National Origins Act 1924
set quotas from immigration to America to stop a lot of immigrants from coming in
teapot dome
Forbes, director of the Veteran’s Bureau, in 1924, was exposed and convicted of stealing funds from it for personal economic growth. Daugherty, appointed attorney general, was forced from office in 1924 after receiving payments from violators of prohibition. Fall leased government oil reserves in 1921 to Sinclair, president of the Mammoth Oil Company. All suspects evaded prosecution.
Red Scare
fear of communism
Scopes Monkey trial
In 1925, the Tennessee legislature outlawed the teaching of evolution in public schools. The American Civil Liberties Union volunteered to defend any teacher willing to challenge this law. William Jennings Bryan agreed to assist prosecution. Darrow was the head of ACLU’s lawyers.
Kellogg-Briand Pact
This treaty of 1928 denounced war between countries when it was used for the purpose of handling relations between countries. Signed by Frank Kellogg of the US and Aristicie Briand from France on Aug 27, 1928, it sought to bring about a change in the way countries dealt with foreign policy.
stock-market crash
Black Thursday refers to Oct 29, 1929 when the great stock market crash occurred. The crash was caused by a number of ailments: the decline of agriculture, the unregulated trade within the process of buying stocks, and the panic which led to bank foreclosures all over the United States.
Rugged Individualism
The ideal quality which every American should possess, "rugged individualism" meant people who were self made individuals, who could handle the pressures given by a damaged society, and who would rise above them in order to succeed. These ideas were encompassed in Hoover’s book.

Welfare capitalism: Hoover welcomed this idea and urged further
Herbert Hoover
President at beg. of Great Depression. favored rugged individualism
Hawley Smoot Tarriff
Like the Fordney-McCumber Tariff, the Hawley-Smoot Tariff also rose protective tariffs on the United States. It pushed rates on imported goods to the highest point they’ve ever been. The isolationist principle also reflect the isolationist move the US was moving towards in the 1920s..
Causes of the Great Depression
stock market crash. inflation in agriculture. overproduction. uncontrolled stock market