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A_CHAPTER21 - The Roaring Life of the 1920s Americans...

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Duke Ellington, U.S. musician and composer. The Roaring Life of the 1920s Americans confront changes in society as women enter new roles and the mass media gains a growing audience. The Harlem Renaissance signals the flourishing of African-American culture. NEXT
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SECTION 1 SECTION 2 SECTION 3 SECTION 4 Changing Ways of Life The Twenties Woman Education and Popular Culture The Harlem Renaissance NEXT The Roaring Life of the 1920s
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Section 1 Changing Ways of Life Americans experience cultural conflicts as customs and values change in the 1920s. NEXT
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Rural and Urban Differences The New Urban Scene • 1920 census: 51.2% of Americans in communities of 2,500 or more • 1922–1929, nearly 2 million people leave farms, towns each year • Largest cities are New York, Chicago, Philadelphia - 65 other cities with 100,000 people or more • In 1920s, people caught between rural, urban cultures - close ties, hard work, strict morals of small towns - anonymous crowds, moneymaking, pleasure seeking of cities Changing Ways of Life 1 SECTION NEXT Continued . . . Chart
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The Prohibition Experiment • 18 th Amendment launches Prohibition era - supported by religious groups, rural South, West Prohibition —production, sale, transportation of alcohol illegal • Government does not budget enough money to enforce the law 1 SECTION NEXT continued Rural and Urban Differences Speakeasies and Bootleggers Speakeasies (hidden saloons, nightclubs) become fashionable • People distill liquor, buy prescription alcohol, sacramental wine Bootleggers smuggle alcohol from surrounding countries Continued . . . Chart
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continued Rural and Urban Differences Organized Crime • Prohibition contributes to organized crime in major cities • Al Capone controls Chicago liquor business by killing competitors • By mid-1920s, only 19% support Prohibition • 18 th Amendment in force until 1933; repealed by 21 st Amendment 1 SECTION NEXT Image
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American Fundamentalism Fundamentalism —movement based on literal interpretation of Bible • Fundamentalists skeptical of some scientific discoveries, theories - reject theory of evolution • Believe all important knowledge can be found in Bible • Fundamentalist preachers lead religious revivals in South, West - Billy Sunday holds emotional meetings - Aimee Semple McPherson uses showmanship while preaching on radio 1 SECTION NEXT Continued . . . Image
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This note was uploaded on 02/02/2010 for the course GOVT 131 taught by Professor Kenroberts during the Fall '07 term at Cornell.

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A_CHAPTER21 - The Roaring Life of the 1920s Americans...

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