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Chapter 8: Normalcy and Good Times Scavenger Hunt
Who is this guy?_____________________
1. Presidential election of 1920
What were the two firsts in the presidential election of 1920?
What did Harding's campaign promise?
2. The Ohio Gang
What was Secretary of the Interior (in the Harding administration) Albert B. Fall, a Kentuckian,
found guilty of and what was the name of this scandal?
3. The Impact of Radio on the 1920s and 1930s
It defined the twentieth century as much as the automobile. The first modern mass medium, radio
made America into a land of listeners, entertaining and educating, angering and delighting, and joining
every age and class into what?
Radio meant that for the first time in history one person with a microphone could do what three
The term broadcasting is a concept borrowed from what metaphor?
4. Presidential Election of 1924
How many popular votes did the Republican Party receive? ______________
How many more electoral votes did the Republican Party receive compared to those of the
Democratic Party? ________
What party nominated Robert M. La Follette for president in 1924 and what three groups supported
Who was the Republican candidate in the 1924 Presidential election? _______________________
Who was the Democratic candidate in the 1924 Presidential election? _______________________
5. Terms and Names
What was the Fordney-McCumber Tariff Act designed to do and how?
What program let customers buy goods by making a small down payment followed by additional
monthly payments with interest?
6. The "Roaring Twenties"
Most Americans were unconcerned about the dark side of life. They were too busy enjoying the
prosperity of the 1920s. American industry had expanded during the Great War, making weapons,
uniforms, equipment etc. This expansion continued after the war, helped by America's massive
reserves of raw materials and by high tariffs (import duties on foreign goods).Tariffs made foreign
goods more expensive, so _________________ were bought. Some industries were also given
subsidies (______________________), which increased their profits. So there was a
The greatest boom was in _________________________, e.g. cars, refrigerators, radios, cookers,
telephones etc. Ordinary people were encouraged through _______________________ to buy these
goods and many could now afford what had been luxuries before the war.
One reason was that they earned slightly higher wages because of the boom. Another reason was that
the growth of hire purchase meant that people could spread the cost over months and even years. But
what was the main reason?
This was because of "_________________________" methods used to produce many consumer
goods. Assembly lines were built in factories and each worker concentrated on one
_________________________ only. The most famous example of this method was Henry Ford's factory
which was fully automated (many of the jobs done by machines).
7. Assembly Line
In what year did Ford introduce the moving assembly line?____________
What affect did the moving assembly line have on “luxury” items?
9. "Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn't be done."
In 1928, Ameliea Earhart became the first woman to do what?
10. World Affairs
_________________________ refers to America's longstanding reluctance to become involved in
___________________ alliances and wars.
11.Kellogg-Briand Pact of 1928
The Kellogg-Briand Pact was an agreement to do what?_________________________. By
signing this treaty, countries agreed to stop war and settle all disputes in a peaceful way.
12. Every time I lower the price a dollar, we gain a thousand buyers.
Ford’s marketing strategy and business philosophy was to increase sales by doing what?
13. Automobile History part 2 - Assembly Line
Why was the Tin Lizzy (the nickname for the Model T) available only in black enamel paint?
14. Automobile History part 3 - Continuing Developments
What was General Motors’ marketing strategy?
15. The Result of theDawes Plan
The Dawes Plan was initially a great ________________. However, it made the German
economy dependent on foreign markets and economies, and therefore problems with the U.S.
economy (e.g. the Great Depression) would later severely hurt Germany as it did the rest of
the western world, which was subject to debt repayments for loans of American dollars.
16. Advertising the American Dream
During the 1920s, businesses increasingly utilized advertising as a method not only
__________________________________, but also as a means to convince the American public
Installment buying is a specific method of ________________________________, distinct from
other forms of credit such as loans or credit cards.
17. Wealth is Justified Only as a Means to Higher Ends
The real statement comes from a speech by ________________________________ called "The
Press Under a Free Government" which was given before the American Society of N ewspaper
Editors in Washington, D.C. on January 17, 1925. The quote is really: "After all, the
" However, Coolidge goes on to say that, "Of course the accumulation of wealth cannot be
justified as the chief end of existence." He discusses journalism and the thought that the business
interests of newspaper owners should not taint reporting. He continues, "American newspapers
have seemed to me to be particularly representative of this practical idealism of our people."
18. Car-Dependent Communities
___________________________________ is a multifaceted concept, which includes the
spreading outwards of a city and its suburbs to its outskirts to low-density, auto-dependent
development on rural land, with associated design features that encourage car dependency.
Areas of urban sprawl are also characterized as highly dependent on automobiles for
transportation, a condition known as ____________________________________. Most
activities, such as shopping and _________________________ to work, require the use of a car
as a result of both the area's isolation from the city and the isolation the area's residential zones
have from its industrial and commercial zones.
How do banks make money?
20. Normalcy and the Good Times
(slide 36) What is mass production and what are the results of mass production?
(slide 40) Who took the first Trans-Atlantic solo flight and created massive interest in flying with
the general public?
What were the first two national radio companies?
(slide 44) What is an open shop?
(slide 45) What is welfare capitalism?
(slide 53) Summarize the factors that led to the new consumer society in the United States during
(slide 55) How did the United States government help spur the growth of the airline industry?
(slide 63) Who was Secretary of Treasury in the Harding administration?___________________
Explain Supply-Side economics.
(slide 64) What is Cooperative Individualism and what was it supposed to accomplish?
(slide 67) By the 1920s, the United States was the dominate ____________________________
in the world.
(slide 70) Who was Secretary of State in the Harding administration?
What did he propose a ten year moratorium, or pause, on?
21. The financial impact of the Treaty
The Treaty of Versailles blamed _______________________ for the First World War.
As a result of this Germany was also held accountable for the cost of the war and the Treaty
dictated that compensation would have to be paid to the Allies. What were these payments