Studies Weekly The Roaring 20's Vocabulary

Harlem Renaissance

A period in the 1920s when African-American achievements in art and music and literature flourished


the right to vote


a woman seeking the right to vote through organized protest.


a machine or tool used to do a household job

stock market

a system for buying and selling stocks in corporations

Immigration Act of 1924

Also known as the Johnson-Reed Act. Federal law limiting the number of immigrants that could be admitted from any country to 2% of the amount of people from that country who were already living in the U.S. as of the census of 1890.


a style of music characterized by the use of improvisation

Great African American Migration

during war years many blacks migrated from the South to the North to take advantage of the labor shortages there and since cotton crops were destroyed by boil weevils which caused high unemployment in the South


a fashionable young woman intent on enjoying herself and flouting conventional standards of behavior.

assembly line

Production method that breaks down a complex job into a series of smaller tasks