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  • Eugene O'Neil

    Eugene O'Neil
    an American playwright and Nobel laureate in Literature
  • Langston Hughes

    Langston Hughes
    an American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist from Joplin, Missouri.
  • Countee Cullen

    Countee Cullen
    American poet, novelist, children's writer, and playwright, particularly well known during the Harlem Renaissance.
  • Modernism

    grew in popularity in the 20th century and be described as a way for Christians to accept Darwin's theory of evolution without abandoning their faith
  • Marcus Garvey

    Marcus Garvey
    developed political ideas of black nationalism
  • Jazz Age

    Jazz Age
    A time period that involved a new generation of Americans enjoying jazz music
  • 18th Amendment

    18th Amendment
    banned the sale and drinking of alcohol in the United States
  • Pan Africanism

    Pan Africanism
    movement that was devoted to encouraging and strengthening of bonds between all people who share African descent
  • Fundamentalism

    a Baptist denomination devoted to taking every word in the Bible literally as well as blaming modernists for the decline in morals
  • Farm Problems

    Farm Problems
    Majority of farmers were drowning in debt, and gaining more debt due to increase of productivity
  • Census of 1920

    Census of 1920
    showed more than half of the American population lived in urban areas
  • Quota Act of 1921

    Quota Act of 1921
    limited immigration # to 3% of those living in the U.S as of 1910
  • Corporate Tax Rate Increase

    Corporate Tax Rate Increase
    This is when the corporate tax rate increased from 10% to 12.5%
  • Harding Administration

    Harding Administration
    Formed to help Harding, their accomplishments were stimulated business growth, tax cuts, and the negotiation of disarmament treaties
  • Teapot Dome Scandal

    Teapot Dome Scandal
    Secretary of Interior secretly released naval oil reserves in various private companies
  • Creation of Newbery Medal

    Creation of Newbery Medal
    Chembelain designed medal to award authors that wrote outstanding novels during this period
  • Fordney-McCumber Tariff

    Fordney-McCumber Tariff
    raised tariffs on most imported goods to protect American factories
  • National Quota Act of 1924

    National Quota Act of 1924
    Set quota at 2% of the immigrants in the U.S in 1890
  • Election of 1924

    Election of 1924
    Calvin Coolbridge wins both the popular vote and electoral vote during the presidential election of 1924
  • Rise of Automobiles

    Rise of Automobiles
    More than 10 million Ford dealerships were functioning in the United States
  • The Great Gatsby

    The Great Gatsby
    a novel by F.Scott Fitzgerald to show the American dream in the roaring 20's and showed how people could pursue anything if they worked for it
  • The New Negro

    The New Negro
    Novel by Alain Locke to show a hopeful look at life of blacks during this time period
  • Charles Lindbergh's Flight

    Charles Lindbergh's Flight
    Culture during this decade because many Americans shifted their attention to "heroic figures"
  • Organization of CBS

    Organization of CBS
    The Colombia Broadcasting System was part of a rise in the entertainment that allowed people to hear the news from either end of the country through the radio
  • Rise of Stock Prices

    Rise of Stock Prices
    in 1928, stock rpices rose a great amount
  • Election of 1928

    Election of 1928
    Hoover won the presidential election of 1928 due to the incompetence of his rival, Al Smith
  • Stock Market Crash

    Stock Market Crash
    The nation's worst stock market crash
  • The Sound and the Fury

    The Sound and the Fury
    A novel by William Faulkner which gave great detail of the moral decay in the Old South
  • Business Boom

    Business Boom
    A 10 year prosperity, economically in the United States. The boom was created by increased productivity, energy technologies, and government policy
  • Herbert Hoover's Policies- Hawley-Smoot Tariff

    Herbert Hoover's Policies- Hawley-Smoot Tariff
    passed by the Republican Congress set tax increases ranging from 31 to 49 percent on foreign imports
  • Dust Bowl Farmers

    Dust Bowl Farmers
    a severe drought in the 1930's ruined crops in the Great Plains
  • Debt Moratorium

    Debt Moratorium
    Hoover proposed a suspension on the payment of international debt
  • Brain Trust

    Brain Trust
    A group of advisers for F.Roosevelt during his presidential campaign, which also helped create the New Deal
  • The Emergency Banking Relief

    The Emergency Banking Relief
    authorized the government to examine the finances of banks closed during the bank holiday and reopen those judged to be sound
  • The Glass-Steagall Act

    The Glass-Steagall Act
    increased regulations of the banks and limited how many banks could invest customers' money
  • HOLC

    provided refinancing of small homes to prevent foreclosures
  • The Farm Credit Administration

    The Farm Credit Administration
    provided low interest farm loans and mortgages to prevent forclosures
  • FERA

    offered outright grants of federal money to states and local governments that were operating food kitchens
  • PWA

    allotted money to state and local governments for building public works
  • CCC

    employed young men on projects on federal lands and paid their families small monthly sums
  • TVA

    hired thousands of people in the nation's poorest region, Tennessee Valley, to build dams and other things
  • Industrial Recovery Program (NRA)

    Industrial Recovery Program (NRA)
    attempt to guarantee reasonable profits for business and fair wages
  • AAA

    encouraged farmers to reduce production by offering to pay government subsidies for every acre they plowed under
  • CWA

    agency hired laborers for temporary construction projects sponsored by the federal government
  • WPA& CCC for African Americans

    WPA& CCC for African Americans
    provided low-paying jobs to African Americans
  • 21st Amendment

    21st Amendment
    repealing the 18th amendment
  • SEC

    regulate the stock market and place strict limitations on practices that led to the Wall Street Crash of 1929
  • FHA

    gave construction industry and homeowners a boost by insuring bank loans for building new houses and repairing old ones
  • Soil Conservation Service

    Soil Conservation Service
    to teach subsidize the plains farmers to rotate crops, Terrace fields, and use contour plowing
  • Fair Employment Practices Committee

    Fair Employment Practices Committee
    assist minorities in gaining jobs in defense industries