Row 1, Col 1 What was the Harlem Renaissance ? An African American cultural movement of the 1920s and early 1930s that was centered New York City.
1,2 What were the Palmer Raids ? World War I wartime hysteria led to attacks on radicals and communists. Attorney General A. Mitchell Palmer arrested thousands of people in 33 cities. In the postwar this suspicion of foreigners, dissenters, and nonconformists continued through the 1920s.
1,3 What was the NAACP? Organization founded in 1909 in New York City by W.E. B. Dubois for the purpose of improving the the lives of African-Americans
2,1 What is Jazz ? Type of music first developed by African Americans around the first decade of the 20th century that has an identifiable history and distinct sound
2,2 What was the Immigration Act of 1924 ? Also known as the National Origins Act, reduced quotas for immigrants deemed to be less desirable. Immigrants from northern and western Europe were considered highly adaptable and more likely to “fit in” with Americans than immigrants from southern and and eastern Europe
2,3 What was the KKK ? Secret terrorist organization that originated in the Southern states during the period of Reconstruction following the American Civil that reached its heyday in the 1920’s with lynchings of blacks and the terrorizing of immigrants
2,4 What was the Scopes Monkey Trial Prosecution, in 1925, in Dayton, Tennessee, of a high school teacher who taught the theory of evolution.
3,1 Who were “ flappers ?” The ultimate consumer, dependent on a variety of products. With her bobbed hairdos, short skirts, makeup, and cigarettes, she supported growth industries of the 1920s—the beauty parlor, the ready-made clothing industry, cosmetic manufacture, and tobacco production.
3,2 What was Prohibition ? Volstead Act or legal ban on the manufacture and sale of intoxicating drink (18 th Amendment)
3,3 What was consumerism ? An attitude that values the acquisition of material goods that was encouraged by national advertising campaigns and the promotion of installment credit in the 1920’s
3,4 What is “ mass production ?” The manufacture of products in very large quantities in factories, especially using mechanization and assembly-line methods.
4,1 Who were the “Lost Generation” ? Group of expatriate American writers residing primarily in Paris during the 1920s and 1930s bitter about their World War I (1914-1918) experiences and disillusioned with American society
4,2 What was the 19 th Amendment (1920) ? The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of gender.