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Unit 7 1890-1945 Part 3

  • Henry Ford

    Henry Ford
    One of America's greatest businessman, Ford founded the Ford Motor Company and is largely responsible for America's mass-production during the 1920's
  • KKK

    KKK
    A white supremacy hate group, the KKK was at the peak of its second phase in the 1920's.
  • Guglielmo Marconi

    Guglielmo Marconi
    Marconi was an italian engineer and pioneer known for his work on radios in the 1920's.
  • Marcus Garvey

    Marcus Garvey
    A Jamaican political leader, publisher, journalist, entrepreneur, and orator who was a staunch proponent of the Black Nationalism and Pan-Africanism movements.
  • George "Babe" Ruth Jr.

    George "Babe" Ruth Jr.
    An american baseball player whose career in the MLB spanned from 1914-1935.
  • Jack Dempsey

    Jack Dempsey
    Also known as "Kid Blackie", Dempsey was an American professional boxer who became a culture icon in the 1920's.
  • Al Capone

    Al Capone
    One of the most notorious gangsters of all time, Al Capone was supremely prominent during the Prohibition phase of America and is thought to be behind the St. Valentine's Massacre.
  • Langston Hughes

    Langston Hughes
    Hughes was one of the earliest members of the Jazz Age, practically innovating it.
  • Fundamentalists

    Fundamentalists
    Fundamentalism as a movement arose in the United States, starting among conservative Presbyterian theologians at Princeton Theological Seminary in the 1920's.
  • UNIA

    UNIA
    Marcus Garvey founded the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA) in August 1914 as a means of uniting all of Africa and its diaspora into "one grand racial hierarchy."
  • Radicals on The Run

    Radicals on The Run
    The aftermath of American Legion Super Patriotic War veterans joined the Anti-Bolshevik chorus, attacking political leftists as enemy reds.
  • Red Scare of 1919-1920

    Red Scare of 1919-1920
    A nationwide fear of communists, socialists, and anarchists, controlled America shortly after the war in the early 1920's.
  • 18th Amendment

    18th Amendment
    This amendment effectively established the prohibiton of alcohol in the Unietd States udner any circumstances.
  • Bureau of the Budget

    Bureau of the Budget
    Now called the OMB, the bureau was created as a result of the Budget and Accounting Act of 1921 by Harding to establish the federal budget.
  • Emergency Quota Act

    Emergency Quota Act
    This act restricted immigration into the United States during the 1920's using a 3% percentage dependent on the specific country.
  • The Washington Conference

    The Washington Conference
    Held in D.C, this conference resulted in the drafting and signing of many treaty agreements.
  • Unemployment Relief Act

    Unemployment Relief Act
    An act passed in 1930, that provided grants for municipal public works projects.
  • Teapot Dome Scandal

    Teapot Dome Scandal
    An oil reserve scandal that occured during the Harding adminstration.
  • Fordney-McCumber Tariff Act

    Fordney-McCumber Tariff Act
    A law that raised American tariffs on many imported goods to protect factories and farms.
  • Adkins v. Children's Hospital

    Adkins v. Children's Hospital
    The court overturned a minimum-wage law affecting women because it infringed on liberty of contract in 1923.
  • Immigration Act of 1924

    Immigration Act of 1924
    A federal states law that limited immigration down to 2% from any given country.
  • The American Mercury

    The American Mercury
    An american magazine published from 1924-1981 providing new theories and ideas.
  • National Housing Act

    National Housing Act
    Created the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) with the purpose to make credit more available to lenders for home repairs and construction and to make better housing available to low- and moderate-income families.
  • Dawes Plan of 1924

    Dawes Plan of 1924
    Created by Charles G. Dawes, this plan was an attempt to solve the World War I money reperations problem which messed with international affairs as a result.
  • The Weary Blues

    The Weary Blues
    A poem written by Langston Hughes describing an evening of listening to blues in Harlem.
  • "The Man Nobody Knows" Bruce Barton

    "The Man Nobody Knows" Bruce Barton
    Barton, an advertiser, portrayed Christ as not only a religious prophet but a salesperson spurring the advertising age of the 20's in his book.
  • An American Tragedy

    An American Tragedy
    A novel written by the American writer Theodore Dreiser that was famous in the 1920's.
  • Scopes Trial

    Scopes Trial
    A case about a high school teacher who was illegally charged with teaching kids the evolution theory.
  • The Great Gatsby

    The Great Gatsby
    A novel by F Scott Fitzgerald set in the summer of 1922 following characters who live in a fictional town in NYC/
  • The Sun Also Rises

    The Sun Also Rises
    Written by Ernest Hemingway, a novel about a group of British and Americans who travel from Paris to Pampalona.
  • The Jazz Singer

    The Jazz Singer
    A blackface film portraying Bobby Gordon as an African American stirred racial tensions in the 20's
  • The Sound and The Fury

    The Sound and The Fury
    Written by William Faulkner, the novel has many narrative styles and focuses on the idea of consciousness.
  • The Agricultural Marketing Act

    The Agricultural Marketing Act
    Under the administration of Herbert Hoover, this actestablished the Federal Farm Board from the Federal Farm Loan Board established by the Federal Farm Loan Act of 1916 with a revolving fund of half a billion dollars.
  • Blue Blazes Whiskey Still Raid

    Blue Blazes Whiskey Still Raid
    Located in Catocin Mountain, this moonshine was a huge operation until it got raided in 1929.
  • Black Tuesday

    Black Tuesday
    Black Tuesday refers to when panicked sellers traded nearly 16 million shares on the New York Stock Exchange and the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell -12%. Black Tuesday is often cited as the beginning of the Great Depression.
  • Hawley Smoot Tariff

    Hawley Smoot Tariff
    THis act sponsored by Senator Reed Smoot and Representative Willis C. Hawley, raised U.S. tariffs on over 20,000 imported goods to record levels.
  • NRA

    NRA
    Created by FDR, the National Recovery Administration (NRA) was the primary New Deal agency with the goal being to eliminate "cut-throat competition" by bringing industry, labor and government together to create codes of "fair practices" and set prices.
  • Beer and Wine Revenue Act

    Beer and Wine Revenue Act
    President Roosevelt signed the Act in order to levy a federal tax on alcoholic beverages to raise federal revenue to get our nation out of the Great Depression.
  • Glass Steagall Act

    Glass Steagall Act
    The term Glass–Steagall Act usually refers to four provisions of the U.S. Banking Act of 1933 that limited commercial bank securities, activities, and affiliations within commercial banks and securities firms.
  • TVA

    TVA
    The Tennesee Valley Authority was a federally owned corporation in the United States created by congressional charter o provide navigation, flood control, electricity generation, fertilizer manufacturing, and economic development in the Tennessee Valley, a region particularly affected by the Great Depression.
  • CWA

    CWA
    The Civil Works Administration (CWA) was a short-lived U.S. job creation program established by the New Deal during the Great Depression to rapidly create manual labor jobs for millions of unemployed workers. The jobs were merely temporary, for the duration of the hard winter of 1933–34.
  • Federal Securities Act

    Federal Securities Act
    First legislation to oversee the practice of securities.
  • Homeowneres Refinancing Act

    Homeowneres Refinancing Act
    This act refinanced home ownere mortgage and insurance during the Great Depression
  • Emergency Banking Act

    Emergency Banking Act
    An act passed by the United States Congress in 1933 in an attempt to stabilize the banking system.
  • AAA

    AAA
    The Agricultural Adjustment Act reduced agricultural production by paying farmers subsidies not to plant on part of their land and to kill off excess livestock.
  • FERA

    FERA
    The federal emergency relief adminstration which loaned federal funds.
  • Wagner Act

    Wagner Act
    This act focused on the foundational statute of United States labor law which guarantees basic rights of private sector employees to organize into trade unions, engage in collective bargaining for better terms and conditions at work, etc.
  • Resettlement Administration

    Resettlement Administration
    A New Deal U.S. federal agency that, between April 1935 and December 1936, relocated struggling urban and rural families affected by the Dust Bowl to communities planned by the federal government.
  • The Unemployed

    The Unemployed
    A painting by John Langley Howard portaying the effects on society because of the Great Depression
  • Reorganization Act

    Reorganization Act
    An American Act of Congress which gave the President of the United States the authority to hire additional confidential staff and reorganize the executive branch (within certain limits) for two years subject to legislative veto.
  • The Grapes of Wrath

    The Grapes of Wrath
    Written by John Steinbeck, this novel centers around a family's struggle due to the Dust Bowl.