The Roaring Twenties

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one who opposes organized government

assembly line
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a series of workers and machines in a factory by which a succession of identical items is progressively put together

consumerism
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the preoccupation of society with the acquisition of goods

demobilization
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process by which a nation transitions from war to a state of peace

disarmament
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the reduction or withdrawal of military forces and weapons

fundamentalist
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person who believes that religious texts are meant to be taken literally

rise in prices brought on by the decrease in a currency’s value

installment buying
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process of paying a down payment and monthly payments for a purchase

the policy of protecting the interests of native-born or established inhabitants against those of immigrants

the state of being usual, typical, or expected

a fixed number of people or things permitted to do something

“rugged individualism”
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idea that people with an education, equal opportunities, and a will to succeed will spur American progress

speculation
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buying of an item with the hope of reselling it later at a higher price

a share in a company that is sold to the public

a smaller city located near a larger city, mostly with residential areas


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