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U.S. History
Study Guide: 1920s Jazz Age
Directions: Answer the questions below as thoroughly as possible. This should help you review the key information for
the upcoming exam. Make sure to answer all parts of the question. The study guide is due on the day of the test.
1. What was the (first) Red Scare? (p. 272)
2. Explain the purpose of the Palmer Raids (p. 272)
3. What is the ACLU AND why did it emerge? (p.
272 – margin)
4. Discuss the details of the 1921 Immigration
Quota (p. 274)
6. Who were Sacco & Vanzetti? Explain their
historical significance. (p. 274 – 275)
7. Describe Henry Ford’s major economic
contributions (p. 277)
8. How did farmers fare in the 1920s economy?
Why was this the case? (p. 281)
9. What did President Harding mean when he used
the phrase “normalcy”? (p. 282)
10. How did Harding & Coolidge view the
relationship between government & business?
(p. 283; 285)
5. How did the National Origins Act of 1924 impact
immigration? What were the details of this law?
(p. 274)
a. What French term best describes the
above view?
11. Describe the Teapot Dome Scandal – consider
what happened & the impact on Harding (p.
12. What is the significance of the 19th Amendment?
(p. 295)
a. Review – Discuss Susan B. Anthony’s
13. Analyze the Scopes Trial – consider the
background of the case; the key figures/people;
& overall significance (p. 298)
16. Discuss Marcus Garvey’s two contributions (p.
304 – 305):
b. Back to Africa movement
17. Discuss Zora Neale Hurston & Langston Hughes’
role in the Harlem Renaissance (p. 305)
18. How did the radio contribute to a common
“American” culture? (p. 309)
19. What was F. Scott Fitzgerald’s contribution to
1920s American culture & literature? (p. 312)
14. What is the significance of the 18th Amendment
(p. 299)
15. What was the purpose of the Harlem
Renaissance? (p. 304)