Understanding Difficulties? (History Key Words)



BOOTLEGGERS: People who carried liquor into the USA from Canada or Mexico. The name comes from the fact that they sometimes hid the bottles inside their knee-length boots.

RADICALS: People or groups (sometimes within other groups) who hold extreme political views.

BIBLE BELT: Those states in America where Protestant fundamentalism is strong.

JIM CROW: a name made popular by a white American comedian who made fun of African Americans. Originally, Jim Crow was a character in an old song. This name became linked to the southern laws ensuring that African American people remained inferior.

SEGREGATION: keeping a group separate from the rest of society, usually on the basis of race or religion. Segregation was seen in separate schools, transport and housing.


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