America: A nation of contrasts (1910-1929) keywords

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melting pot
a mixture of races and nationalities
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open door policy
free admission of immigrants
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push and pull factors
push factors are those which cause people to move away from an area and pull factors are those which cause people to move to an area
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xenophobia
an irrational fear or hatred of foreighners
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WASP
White, Anglo-Saxon, Protestant
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communist
a person who believes in the ideas of Karl Marx to create a classless society with all land and business owned collectively
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anarchist
a person who wants to remove all forms of government
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red scare
fear that immigrants from Eastern Europe were spreading communist ideas across America
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bible belt
an area of southern America where Christian belief is strong
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fundamentalist
a religious person who goes to church regularly and believes in the Bible word for word
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evolution
the theory that living species have developed gradually over time, through a long series of generations
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creationism
the belief that all living species were created by God simultaneously
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jim crow laws
laws which brought about segregation and discrimination against Black Americans living southern states of America
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segregation
keeping a group separate from the rest of society, usually on the basis of race or religion
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bootlegger
a person who supplies and distributes illegal alcohol
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moonshiner
a person who brews or distils their own illegal alcohol
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speakeasy
an illegal drinking shop
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economic boom
a period of time when individual incomes and company profits increase
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speculation
buying shares on the stock market, often with borrowed money, hoping for a quick profit
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laissez-faire
policy of non-interference i the running of the economy
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tariff
a tax on foreign goods coming into a country
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consumer goods
manufactured goods available to buy by the majority of ordinary people
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assembly line
a line of workers and machines in a factory assembling a product
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mass production
manufacture of goods on a large scale using a standardised mechanical process
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hobo
an unemployed wanderer/drifter seeking a job
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sharecropper
a tenant farmer who gave a share of his crop as rent
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over production
producing too many goods
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negative equity
people owned property worth less than what they had originally paid for it
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Card 2

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free admission of immigrants

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open door policy

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push factors are those which cause people to move away from an area and pull factors are those which cause people to move to an area

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Card 4

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an irrational fear or hatred of foreighners

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Card 5

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White, Anglo-Saxon, Protestant

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