Keywords

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Red Scare
term used in America after the communist revolution in Russia in 1917. It was the fear that immigrants from Eastern Europe would bring ideas about a communist revolution to the USA.
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Rugged Individualism
The American idea that individuals are responsible for their own lives withou help from anyone else: they stand or fall by their own efforts.
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Communism
A theory that society should be classless, private property abolished, and land and business owned collectively.
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Anarchism
belief in removing all forms of government.
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Radicalism
a belief in more extreme change.
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Xenophobia
fear of foreigners
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Bible belt
area of Southern USA where Christian belief is strong.
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Fundamentalist
religious group who went to Church regularly and believed in the BIble
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Jim Crow Laws
a series of laws which brought about segregation and discrimination against black Americans in the Southern states in the USA
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Great Migration
Black American moved to the cities of the North in the years after 1910 hoping to find better life and leave behind poverty and racism. Over 1 million black people left the south for jobs.
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Boom
period of economic prosperity
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KKK (Klu Klux Klan)
extreme far-right movement organisation who opposed immigration, desegregation and communism.
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Prohibition
banning of sale and consumption of alcohol
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Gangster
member of and organised gang of criminals
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Stocks and shares
certificate of ownership in a company
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Stock market
the place where stocks and shares are sold.
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Republican
its main ideas were to keep taxes low, limit the powers of federal governement, follow policies which favoured business and encourage people to be self-sufficient.
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Flapper
a youngwoman who rejected the social norms of the 1920s
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WASP
White Anglo-Saxon Protestants
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The American idea that individuals are responsible for their own lives withou help from anyone else: they stand or fall by their own efforts.

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Rugged Individualism

Card 3

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A theory that society should be classless, private property abolished, and land and business owned collectively.

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belief in removing all forms of government.

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a belief in more extreme change.

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