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information, often biased or misleading in nature, used to promote a political cause or point of view
movement of over 300,000 African American from the rural South to cities in the North between 1914 and 1920
foreign policy of avoiding involvement in world affairs
political-economic ideology calling for social and economic justice for the working classes; calls for the redistribution of wealth from the upper and middle classes through state ownership and management of property of behalf of all workers
Italian immigrants with radical political beliefs executed in 1927 for murdering a guard during an armed robbery; believed by many to have been innocent
laws that decreased immigration, especially Italians, Eastern European Jews and Slavs, and Asians, by establishing annual quotas for the number of immigrants allowed into the US from each country
Eighteenth Amendment ban on the manufacture and sale of alcoholic beverages
illegal bars during Prohibition
People who produced, smuggled, or sold alcoholic beverages illegally during the era of Prohibition
Chicago gangster who controlled bootlegging, speakeasies, and prostitution rings until his arrest for tax evasion in 1931
young women who wore bobbed hair, heavy makeup, and short skirts and defied traditional social conventions
automobile manufacturer who pioneered assembly-line mass production
Controversial but highly influential and innovative silent film directed by D.W. Griffith. It demonstrated the power of film propaganda and revived the KKK.
period in the 1920s-1930s when African-American achievements in art, music, and literature flourished
aka Satchmo; popular pioneering jazz trumpeter and scat singer
influential jazz pianist and bandleader at Harlem's Cotton Club
singer known as the Empress of the Blues
leading poet of the Harlem Renaissance; wrote "Dreams", "I, Too", and "Let America Be America Again"
Jamaican-American black nationalist and leader of the Back-to-Africa movement who wanted to liberate Africa from European colonialism