unit 7 dillon temelcoff

communism
A theory or system of social organization based on the holding of all property in common, actual ownership being ascribed to the community as a whole or to the state.
socialism
A system in which society, usually in the form of the government, owns and controls the means of production.
red scare
A period of general fear of communists
immigration restrictions
America feared the spread of Soviet Communism in the US so immigrant entry to the US was severely limited, such as through the Immigration Act of 1924 that limited the annual number of immigrants who could be admitted from any country to 2% of the number of people from that country who were already living in the United States in 1890. The purpose was claimed to be “to preserve the ideal of American homogeneity”. After the Red Scare of 1919, immigrants from Russia/Eastern Europe were deported and restrictions were put in place.
radio
Grew popular during and after WWI and available to all (even illiterate) so able to mobilize the masses for political purposes. Also used for propaganda
movies
form of entertainment that grew tremendously popular during the Roaring Twenties
jazz
A style of dance music popular in the 1920s
harlem renasissance
Ended emulation of white writers but looked to white society for acceptances
langston hughes
African American poet who described the rich culture of african American life using rhythms influenced by jazz music. He wrote of African American hope and defiance, as well as the culture of Harlem and also had a major impact on the Harlem Renaissance.
louis armstrong
Leading African American jazz musician during the Harlem Renaissance; he was a talented trumpeter whose style influenced many later musicians.
tin pan alley
is the name given to the collection of New York City-centered music publishers and songwriters who dominated the popular music of the United States in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s.
iriving berlin
Wrote Annie Get Your Gun
mass production
Process of making large quantities of a product quickly and cheaply
henry ford
1863-1947. American businessman, founder of Ford Motor Company, father of modern assembly lines, and inventor credited with 161 patents.
stock market crash
Another leading component to the start of the Great Depression. The stock became very popular in the 1920’s, then in 1929 in took a steep downturn and many lost their money and hope they had put in to the stock.
great depression
(HH) , starting with collapse of the US stock market in 1929, period of worldwide economic stagnation and depression. Heavy borrowing by European nations from USA during WW1 contributed to instability in European economies. Sharp declines in income and production as buying and selling slowed down. Widespread unemployment, countries raised tariffs to protect their industries. America stopped investing in Europe. Lead to loss of confidence that economies were self adjusting, HH was blamed for it
dust bowl
A drought in the 1930s that turned the Great Planes very dry.
tva
(Tennessee Valley Authority Act) Relief, Recover, and Reform. one of the most important acts that built a hyro-electric dam for a needed area.
hoovervilles
Depression shantytowns, named after the president whom many blamed for their financial distress
second new deal
(1935) a new set of programs in the spring of 1935 including additional banking reforms, new tax laws, new relief programs
wagner act
1935, also National Labor Relations Act; granted rights to unions; allowed collective bargaining
industrial unionism
Which of the following social movements grew tremendously as a result of the New Deal
eleanor roosevelt
FDR’s Wife and New Deal supporter. Was a great supporter of civil rights and opposed the Jim Crow laws. She also worked for birth control and better conditions for working women
huey long
“Kingfish” Rep. senator of LA; pushed “Share Our Wealth” program and make “Every Man a King’ at the expense of the wealthy; assassinated
neutrailty acts
This act prohibited the sale of weapons to warring nations and was meant to keep the US from forming alliances that might drag the nation in the war.
court packing bill
FDR tried to appoint supreme court officials to make the supreme court more democratic in order to pass more bills, unconstitutional