Red Scare- the rounding up and deportation of immigrants by the federal government in 1919 and 1920.

Palmer raids- A series of raids conducted by the U.S department of justice to capture, arrest and deport anarchist.

Nativism- The policy of protecting the interests of native born or established inhabitants against those of immigrants.

Eugenics- The science of improving a human population by controlled breeding to increase the occurrence of desirable characteristics.

Ku Klux Klan- A secret society in the southern U.S that focuses on white supremacy and terrorized others.

Fundamentalism- A form of religion especially Islam or Protestant Christianity that upholds strict belief.

Prohibition- the action of forbidding something.

Speakeasy- an illicit liquor store or night club.

Flappers- A fashionable young woman intent on enjoying herself and flouting conventional standards of behaviors.

Surrealism- A 20th century avant-garde movement in art and literature that sought to release the creative potential of the unconscious mind.

Cubism- A 20th century art style form especially in painting.

Art Deco- the predominant decorative art style of the 1920s and 1930s.

Les Fauves- A loose group of early 20th century artists.

Model T- An automobile built by the ford motor company from 1908 to 1927.

Harlem Renaissance- A cultural, social, and artistic explosion that took place in Harlem.

Back to Africa movement- originated in the U.S in the 19th century. It encouraged Africans to go back to africa.

NAACP- the National Association for the Advancement of colored people, is civil rights organization founded in 1909.

Jazz- A type of music originated by African Americans in the beginning of the 20th century.

Installment Plans- An arrangement for payment by installments.

18th Amendment- prohibition of alcoholic beverages in the US.

19th Amendment- Any US citizen has the right to vote no matter the sex of the person.

21st Amendment- US constitution repealed the 18th amendment which mandated the prohibition of alcohol in 1919.

National Orgins Act- Law that severely restricted immigration by a system of national quotas that discriminated against southern and Eastern Europe.

Volstead Act- Enforced by congress from 1919 to 1933 that prevented people from selling alcohol.

Sacco and Vanzetti- convincted of robbery and murder in the early 1920s in Massachusetts sentenced to death.

Scopes trial- referred to as monkey trial was an American legal case in 1925 which a sub teacher violated the Tennessees butler act.

Teapot dome scandal- Former US navy oil reserve Wyoming that was secretly to a private oil company in 1921.

Al Capone- US gangster who terrorized Chicago during prohibition until arrested for tax invasion.

Warren Harding- he was the 29th president of the US. Serving for 2 years.

Calvin Coolidge- was the 30th president of the US. He was a lawyer.

Marcus Garvey- A Jamaican political leader,publisher, journalist, entrepreneur and orator who founded the universal negro improvement association.

Zora Neale Hurston- A member of the Harlem renaissance a novelist and folklorist.

Langston Hughes- one of the innovators of jazz music.

Louis Armstrong- A trumpeter in the 1920s who lasted 5 decades.

Duke Ellington- A pianist who played in the 1920s head of band and his career lasted over 50 years.


Created with images by kewl - "Prohibition" • Aussie~mobs - "1909 T Model Ford on Wirraminna, a sheep station in South Australia - 1920s" • herval - "Jazz.." • ky_olsen - "Louis Armstrong, Carnegie Hall, New York, N.Y., ca. Apr. 1947" • ky_olsen - "Duke Ellington, Aquarium, New York, N.Y., ca. Nov. 1946"

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