United States manufacturer of automobiles who pioneered mass production (1863-1947)
the production of large quantities of a standardized article (often using assembly line techniques)
first affordable car built by Henry Ford; sturdy, reliable, inexpensive, only came in black
a management theory using efficiency experts to examine each work operations and find ways to minimize the time needed to complete it
Production method that breaks down a complex job into a series of smaller tasks
a consumer buys products by promising to pay small, regular amounts over a period of time
a period of increased stock trading and rising stock prices
buying on margin
An option that allowed investors to purchase a stock for only a fraction of its price and borrow the rest
Teapot Dome scandal
Scandal during the Harding administration involving the granting of oil-drilling rights on government land in return for money
Washington Naval Disarmament Conference
meeting held in 1921 aand 1922 where world leaders agreed to limit construction of warships
Outlawed war as an instrument of national policy. 62 countries eventually ratified this.
A plan to revive the German economy, the United States loans Germany money which then can pay reparations to England and France, who can then pay back their loans from the U.S.
practices typical of contemporary life or thought
Literal interpretation and strict adherence to basic principles of a religion (or a religious branch, denomination, or sect).
1925 court case in which Clarence Darrow and William Jennings Bryan debated the issue of teaching evolution in public schools
Defended John Scopes during the Scopes Trial. He argued that evolution should be taught in schools.
Ku Klux Klan
ultraconservative prejudiced group founded during Reconstruction that made a remarkable resurgence after WWI
Bill passed by Congress to enforce the language of the 18th Amendment. This bill made the manufacture and distribution of alcohol illegal within the borders of the United States.
someone who makes or sells illegal liquor
The Jazz Singer
1927 – The first movie with sound; this “talkie” was about the life of famous jazz singer; Al Jolson.
young woman in the 1920s who rebelled against traditional ways of thinking and acting
Group of writers in 1920s who shared the belief that they were lost in a greedy, materialistic world that lacked moral values and often choose to flee to Europe
American pilot who made the first non-stop flight across the Atlantic Ocean.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
author of “This Side of Paradise” and “The Great Gatsby” who coined the term “Jazz Age”
One of the most popular writers of the 1920’s who wrote “A Farewell to Arms”
African American leader during the 1920s who founded the Universal Negro Improvement Association and advocated mass migration of African Americans back to Africa.
Period of artistic development of african american writers, artists, actors, and musicians in the 1920s
A leading poet of the Harlem Renaissance. He wrote “The Negro Speaks of Rivers” and “My People”