United States Citizen Essay

Submitted By melanie47
Words: 795
Pages: 4

1. Important terms: a. Flapper- a "new breed" of young Western women in the 1920s who wore short skirts, bobbed their hair, listened to jazz, and flaunted their disdain for what was then considered acceptable behavior; excessive makeup, drinking, treating sex in a casual manner, smoking, driving automobiles b. Red Scare-a period of general fear of communists c. Scopes Trial-The 1925 trial of John T. Scopes, charged with violating Tennessee state law for teaching evolution in a public school; attorneys were William Cullen Bryan for the State of Tennessee and Clarence Darrow for Mr. Scopes d. Harlem Renaissance- a period in the 1920s when African-American achievements in art and music and literature flourished e. Prohibition-of alcohol, is the legal act of prohibiting the manufacture, transportation and sale of alcohol and alcoholic beverages f. Credit-A contractual agreement in which a borrower receives something of value now and agrees to repay the lender at some date in the future g. Nativism-he political position of demanding a favored status for certain established inhabitants of a nation as compared to claims of newcomers or immigrants h. Palmer Raids-attempts by the United States Department of Justice to arrest and deport radical leftists, especially anarchists, from the United States i. Immigration Acts of 1924 and 1921- i. United States federal law that limited the annual number of immigrants who could be admitted from any country ii. the first federal law in U.S. history to limit the immigration of Europeans j. Sacco and Vanzetti Case- suspected anarchists who were convicted of murdering two men during a 1920 armed robbery of a shoe factory in South Braintree, Massachusetts, United States. After a controversial trial and a series of appeals, the two Italian immigrants were executed on August 23, 1927 k. 19th Amendment-prohibits any United States citizen to be denied the right to vote based on sex l. Speakeasies-an establishment that illegally sells alcoholic beverages m. Bootlegging-To make, sell, or transport (alcoholic liquor) for sale illegally n. Normalcy-return to the way of life before World War I o. Teapot Dome Scandal-a bribery incident that took place in the United States from 1922–1923, during the administration of President Warren G. Harding p. Fundamentalism-demand for a strict adherence to specific theological doctrines usually understood as a reaction against Modernist theology, primarily to promote continuity and accuracy q. Washington Naval Conference-Conference held in Washington, D.C. (1921–1922), to limit the naval arms race and negotiate Pacific security agreements r. Kellogg-Briand Pact-a 1928 international agreement in which signatory states promised not to use war to resolve "disputes

2. The public associated communism with anarchy and immigrants trying to destroy their type of government, there would be no individually owned property and everything would be publicly owned by the government, and The American Dream could not be achieved. 3. Traditional values put less emphasis on materialistic things than modern values. Sadly, today is about chasing the almighty dollar out of greed or the need to be a two paycheck family just to get the bills paid. s. Older people t. Younger people