Unit 4 vocab

Nicolas fonesca P2

Red Scare

A Red Scare is the promotion of fear of a potential rise of communism or radical leftism, used by anti-leftist proponents. In the United States, the First Red Scare was about worker revolution and political radicalism, happened in the 1920s

Palmer Raids

The Palmer Raids were a series of raids by the United States Department of Justice intended to capture, arrest and deport radical leftists, especially anarchists, from the United States. The raids and arrests occurred in November 1919 and January 1920 under the leadership of Attorney General A. Mitchell Palmer, deported many innocent immigrants and foreigners without any proof


the policy of many Americans where they disliked and thus tried to get rid of immigrants and not native born Americans by any means necessary


the theory that selective breeding could improve a certain race, by picking and choosing which traits which were most desirable

Ku Klux Klan

knights of the ku klux klan were white Christian Christians that disliked people of color, immigrants, and non Christians. they terrorized many people maiming and even killing them openly and without fear.


the belief that evolution should not be taught in school, in fear that it would undermine the churches authority with their fundamentalist belief


as of the 18th amendment which made the sale and constumption of alcohol illegal, some conservatives thought that alcohol was the root of all evil and society would be better without it


they were the secret bars that were hidden in basements and inbetween buildings, were often very expenisve, and for the rich, and had many rules to abide by


were the newly freed and independent girls of the 1920s that enjoyed all their new found freedoms such as smoking, drinking, wearing dresses, and going to bars


was also very popular with many artists of the 1920s with all of the modern artists and painters, such as Salvador dali


one fo the mant popular art forms made popular during the 1920s, was very popular with all of the artists

Art Deco

the most popular form of font during the 1920s and was very popular for all the invitations and forms for every party and everything

Les Fauves

one fo the mant popular art forms made popular during the 1920s, was very popular with all of the artists

Model T

was the first affordable car for the average everyday man, made possible by the assembly line invented by the great henry ford

Harlem Renaissance

started in harlem new York in the 1920s, insipired by all of the recent events involving African americans

Back to Africa Movement

was the movement started by marcus garvey to go back to Africa to escape the oppression of the whiteman


they were created tp protect African americans and mainly stop the lynching of African americans, were not much of a success until the 50s


the most popular form of music during the 1920s and made popular in the many nightclubs of harlem, during the harlem renaissance

Installment Plans

was the first form of a credit card, you could finally buy things you couldn't afford and go into debt, while paying for something one month at a time

18th Amendment

was the amendment that banned alcohol and also was the only amendment to be repealed, it was relpealed by the 21 amendment

19th Amendment

this was the amendment that allowed women to vote and was the end to womens suffrage, they now had the right to vote and work

21st Amendment

the amendment that repealed the 18th amendment, which was the amendment that banned the sale and consumption of alcohol

national orgins act

the act that limited 2% of immigrants to be able to come into the united states of America, which angered many immigrants and made many nativists happy

Volstead Act

its which enfoecred the 18th amendment hiring over 17,000 employees, over which 13,000 of them were fired for corruption and greed

Sacco & Vanzetti

two immigrants who lived near the seen of a murder, subscribed to a anarchist newspaper, and were immigrants so they were accused of the murder and without any evidence they were executed

Scopes Trial

the trial of john t scopes after he broke the law and taught the theory of evolution in court, he lost the trial and was forced to pay 100 dollars

Al Capone

the biggest mobster of his time, came out of Chicago, he eliminated all of his competitors and became the sole man to buy illegal alcohol from for all of the speakeasys and alcoholics

Warren Harding

he allowed other people to have all of the decision making powers, smoked and drank, threw parties and had most of his cabinet members arrested for corruption and greed.

Calvin Coolidge

was the complete opposite of warren harding, was a careful planner and followed a strict plan, always knew what he was going to do. he was a decision maker and a leader

Marcus Garvey

he leaded the back to Africa movement which was a huge failure, nothing he did was a succesus but he inspired the black panthers with his by any means necessary motives

Zora Neale Hurston

wrote about how African americans should br proud of their skin color and not ashamed of who they are and what they've been through.

Langston Hughes

was a big poet of his time, he wrote many of the greatest poems of all time during the 1920s

Louis Armstrong

one of the biggest jazz stars to come out of the 1920s, he played in the cotton club and came as a result of the harlem renaissance

Duke Ellington

was a huge jazz star starting in the 20s and having a career spanning over 50 years. played in the cotton club and came out of the harlem renaissance