To Kill a Mockingbird. Chapter 16. http://www.lausd.k12.ca.us/Belmont_HS/tkm/into.html. New Phrases.
To Kill a Mockingbird
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Braxton Bragg : Of the eight men who reached the rank of full general in the Confederate army Braxton Bragg was the most controversial. The North Carolinian West Pointer (1837) had earned a prewar reputation for strict discipline as well as a literal adherence to regulations.
Mennonites: Believes literally in the word of God, some dress different. They are anabaptists, and believe you should do everything the way Jesus did it.
Prohibition ticket: Prohibition was a period in U.S. history (1920-1933) when the manufacture, transportation, and sale of alcoholic beverages was against the law. By voting the straight Prohibition ticket, Mr. Jones always votes for those political candidates who support Prohibition and were likely members of the Prohibition Party.
Roman carnival: A feast held by the Romans that had something of everything in it.
William Jennings Bryan: (March 19, 1860 – July 26, 1925) was the Democratic Partynominee for President of the United States in 1896, 1900 and 1908, a lawyer, and the 41st United States Secretary of State under President Woodrow Wilson. He was noted for a deep, commanding voice.
Jitney Jungle: a supermarket chain. Supermarkets were still relatively new to America in the 1930s. Most shoppers did business at smaller grocery stores.
Mixed child: A child that is half white and half coloured.
Ethiopia: During the time of the Old Testament, Ethiopia was a kingdom in Northeast Africa. Today, Ethiopia is a country in Eastern Africa.
Braxton Bragg Underwood: He was named after a confederate general. He hated negroes the most.
Dolphus Raymond: Drunk early in the morning.
Mennonites: wore no buttons and lived deep in the bush. They all had blue eyes and did their trading across the river. The men can’t shave their beards after they are married because their wives like them to tickle them with it.
Mr X Billups: His name is X. He had to show in court once that his name really was an X. His parents wrote it on his birth certificate.
Mr Tensaw Jones: voted the straight Prohibition ticket.
Miss Emily Davis: Dipped snuff in private.
Mr Byron Waller: Could play the Violin
Mr Jake Slade: was cutting his third set of teeth
Miss Stephanie Crawford: Said she was going to the Jitney Jungle with a hat on. She said it looked as if William Jennings Bryan was speaking. She would look in on Atticus in the courthouse.
The Idler’s club: Old, retired men who spend their time listening to court cases or discussing town life on benches. They have listened to so many court cases they are almost as expert as the lawyers and judges. They attend all court cases. They new Atticus was ordered/appointed to defend Tom Robinson, but what upset them was that Atticus planned to defend Tom Robinson.