He composed over 3,000 songs during his career, despite the fact that he couldn't read music; created many famous songs for Broadway musicals and wrote patriotic music such as "God Bless America".
Irving Berlin
Silent pictures to ones with sound also called "talkies”; stars became national icons.
Movies
An ecological disaster that made farming impossible. Over 500,000 Americans were left homeless; caused by overgrazing, severe drought, over plowing, high heat and winds.
Dust Bowl
The Red Scare and the idea that people born in America were superior to immigrants were factors that led to this. Congress passed the Immigration Act which sets quotas for how many people could move to the United States.
Immigration Restrictions
A system in which people in society cooperate and own property mutually, thereby making governments necessary. Karl Marx advocated this system. Marx said socialist governments were meant to transition from capitalism to _____________.
Communism
A blossoming of African American culture, particularly in the creative arts, and the most influential movement in African American literary history; participants sought to reconceptualize "the Negro" apart from the white stereotypes that had influenced black peoples' relationship to their heritage and to each other.
Harlem Renaissance
The Great Migration (the movement of African Americans from south to north), The Espionage Act (made illegal for stating disloyal statements about US government), and Eugene Debs (socialist who was sentenced for 10 years in prison for critizing government) were factors of this.
Domestic Impacts of Home
Its purpose was to prevent war through diplomacy. Many Americans opposed it, however, because they felt it would allow other nations to restrict our actions; President Wilson supported it.
League of Nations
The camps homeless and unemployed people settled in which were located in rundown areas; named after Herbert Hoover.
Hoovervilles
This is what the US tried to stay in until the Germans decided to resume unrestricted submarine warfare and the Zimmerman Telegram.
Neutrality
One in which the state owns most of the property, regulates the economy and runs most of the major industry; led by V.I. Lenin. The Bolsheviks took over and installed this type of government. Bolsheviks leaders believed that workers in other countries needed to rise up and establish these systems as well.
Socialism
The act that made it illegal to interfere with the draft, obstruct the sale of Liberty Bonds, or make statements considered disloyal or critical of the US government, Constitution, or US military.
Espionage Act
The reduction in consumer consumption resulted in business profits to decline. New methods of buying products encouraged consumers to buy more than they could afford and go into debt. The US economy showed signs of slowing down. Investors and other people panicked and sold their stocks which were driving their prices down.
Stock Market Crash
Workers began to lose their jobs, due to profits declining and the need of consumers to reduce spending. The rate in the US was 25% and many people lost their homes.
Unemployment
First source of mass communication and entertainment; gave leaders direct access to large numbers of people and others across the country heard the same shows.
Radios