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Review Characteristics of the 1920s as a conservative era Problems with prohibition There weren’t enough officers (2,500 nationwide) to enforce prohibition Led to organized crime, gangsters, and bootlegging Illegal brewing and distilling caused health issues Scopes trial “Monkey” Trial, 1925, Dayton, Tennessee John Scopes was defended by Clarence Darrow Attracted national attention Biblical Literalism vs. more “scientific” interpretations William Jennings Bryan headed up the prosecution Leisure in 20s and 40s Radio, phonograph, movies automobiles utilities and appliances convenient stores ready to cook food and ready wear clothes Incidents of anti immigrant sentiment Americanization Prohibition Immigration Restriction Act (1917) National Origins Act (1924)
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Sacco and Vanzetti (armed robbery and two guards killed; convicted in 1920)(put to death by electrocution) Events on the home front of both red scares Factors that brought great depression Bad business in the stock market Started buying “on margin” Bankers had to pay loans suddenly and started selling stock Stocks plunged - No federal system of unemployment or insurance relief. Agencies created by the new deal Federal Emergency Relief Administration Civilian Conservation Corps Tennessee Valley Authority Federal Deposit Insurance Corporations (FDIC) Major figures of the Harlem renaissance Walter White Marcus Garvey Philip Randolph
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This note was uploaded on 02/19/2010 for the course GOV - taught by Professor Williams during the Spring '10 term at The University of Texas at San Antonio- San Antonio.

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