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1.Which one of the following was a baseball player turned fundamentalist preacher?

A. Aimee Semple

B. Billy Sunday

C. John Scopes

D. William Jennings Bryan

2. Originally termed, "The New N**** Movement," what was this time during the Roaring Twenties later called?

A. Expatriate Time

B. Flapper Season

C. Harlem Renaissance

D. Teapot Dome Scandal

3. Which president was responsible for passing the law that eliminated taxes for the wealthy on monetary gifts and reduced estate taxes?

A. Andrew Mellon

B. Calvin Coolidge

C. Herbert Hoover

D. Warren G. Harding

4. Conservatives who did not like the moral changes in society were known as preachers.

True or False

5. Fundamentalists strongly opposed Prohibition

True or False

6. The Scopes Trial made it legal to teach fundamentalism in school.

True or False

7. Warren G. Harding was elected to the presidency on a platform that has come to be known as which of the following?

A. Mellon plan platform

B. Pro-business platform

C. Return-to-normalcy platform

D. Teapot dome platform

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    Billy Sunday

    William Ashley "Billy" Sunday (November 19, 1862 – November 6, 1935) was an American athlete who, after being a popular outfielder in baseball's National League during the 1880s, became the most celebrated and influential American evangelist during the first two decades of the 20th century.

    Harlem Renaissance

    The Harlem Renaissance was a cultural movement that spanned the 1920s and 1930s. African Americans sought a better standard of living and relief from the institutionalized racism in the South. Others were people of African descent from racially stratified communities in the Caribbean who came to the United States hoping for a better life. Uniting most of them was their convergence in Harlem, New York City.

    Calvin Coolidge

    Coolidge's taxation policy was that of his Secretary of the Treasury, Andrew Mellon: taxes should be lower and fewer people should have to pay them. Congress agreed, and the taxes were reduced in Coolidge's term. In addition to these tax cuts, Coolidge proposed reductions in federal expenditures and retiring some of the federal debt. Coolidge's ideas were shared by the Republicans in Congress, and in 1924 Congress passed the Revenue Act of 1924, which reduced income tax rates and eliminated all income taxation for some two million people. They reduced taxes again by passing the Revenue Acts of 1926 and 1928, all the while continuing to keep spending down so as to reduce the overall federal debt. By 1927, only the richest 2% of taxpayers paid any federal income tax. Although federal spending remained flat during Coolidge's administration, allowing one-fourth of the federal debt to be retired, state and local governments saw considerable growth, surpassing the federal budget in 1927.

    Scopes Trial

    The Scopes Trial—formally known as The State of Tennessee v. John Thomas Scopes and informally known as the Scopes Monkey Trial—was a landmark American legal case in 1925 in which high school science teacher, John Scopes, was accused of violating Tennessee's Butler Act which made it unlawful to teach evolution in any state-funded school.

    Scopes was found guilty, but the verdict was overturned on a technicality and he went free.

    Warren G. Harding

    During his presidential campaign, in the aftermath of World War I, he promised a return of the nation to "normalcy".

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