Final Exam 2012 – US History WWI & Roaring 20s Set 3

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Last updated: April 23, 2019

Why was formal education more important for urban Americans than rural Americans?
Most higher paying jobs in the cities required a formal education

At its heart., the Scopes Trial was a clash between
religion and science

Why were nativists opposed to immigration?
they feared the loss of jobs and damage to America’s traditions

How did the Red Scare add to nativist opposition to immigration?
immigration

How was Henry Ford able to reduce the sale price of his Model T?
Ford put his cars on moving assembly lines and reduced the time it took to make a car

The “New Woman” of the 1920s
rejected Victorian morality

How did the consumer economy of the 1920s affect the lives of women?
it made life easier for urban women

Abstract art was an expression of
modernism

Jazz was
an American hybrid of African American and European music forms.

The literature of the Harlem Renaissance
explored the pains and joys of being black in America.

The sense of group identity created by the Harlem Renaissance
formed a basis for later progress for blacks in America.

Where had most African Americans in 1920s Harlem come from?
They had moved there from the South and the Caribbean.

Why is Louis Armstrong considered a jazz legend?
for his ability to play the trumpet and his subtle sense of improvisation

What was the Teapot Dome Scandal?
involved transferring oil reserves from the Navy Department to the Interior Department and then forgot about the Navy’s needs

True statement about women in the 1920s is true?
Women had difficulty finding white-collar jobs such as telephone operators.

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