Posted by: Ed Darrell | January 26, 2010

Essential vocabulary, 20s into the Great Depression

The district says these are essential, so you better know ’em.  (There are other words, too.)  These vocabulary words and phrases accompany your study of the Roaring ’20s and the run up to the Stock Market Crash of 1929, and the Great Depression.

  • rural (look at page 434 of the text, McDougall-Littell’s The Americans)
  • urban (Hey, you should have learned these in 8th grade.)
  • organized crime (page 437)
  • Prohibition (as opposed to prohibition)(436)
  • speakeasies (436)
  • fundamentalism (438)
  • flappers (441, and also see 444 and 445)
  • popular culture (446)
  • speculation (see the section at 466 and 467)
  • buying on margin (464)
  • price supports (466)
  • uneven distribution of income (466)
  • economic depression
  • foreclosure (464)
  • drought (put this in terms of the Dustbowl, page 474)

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