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1 1920s Do Now Do Now: When you think of the 1920s, what things or words come to mind? Do Now: Predict which of the following statements accurately describes America during the 1920s. _____ American economy slows as war time production ends. _____ Returning African-American troops are welcomed as heroes. _____ Returning African-American troops continue to face discrimination and segregation. _____ Women and minority workers lose jobs as men return to the workforce. _____ End of war inspires optimism and hope among Americans. _____ Death and destruction of war leads to feeling of gloom among Americans. Overview of the 1920s The 1920s was a period marked by: 9 9 A strive for peace 9 A desire to return to “normalcy” after the war. 9 9 9 Less government intervention. 9 9 A change in American values and way of life. 9 9 Increased production
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2 The Lost Generation Lost Generation — • After World War I, • Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Edith Wharton became expatriates. “I had seen nothing sacred, and the things that were glorious had no glory and the sacrifices were like the stockyards at Chicago if nothing was done with the meat except to bury it….Abstract words such as glory, honor, courage, or hallow were obscene beside the concrete names of villages, the numbers of roads, the names of rivers, the numbers of regiments and the dates.” - Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms Task: Finish this quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald in the voice of a Lost Generation writer — “It makes me sad because I’ve never seen such…” Red Scare The Communist Party In America Revolution in Russia brought the Communists to power. Many Americans, frustrated by big business owners, joined the Communist Party. They were attracted to the idea of government ownership of factories, railroads, and some businesses. Bombs were sent to government and business leaders. The Palmer Raids • A. Mitchell Palmer, Attorney General, ordered the Justice Department to hunt down suspected Communists and anarchists.
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3 Red Scare Task: Evaluate how the cartoons reflect the American climate during the “Red Scare” Task: Create your own definition for the term “Red Scare.” Task: Draw modern-day parallels to this paranoia. Boston Police Strike Strike 1 - Boston Police Strike Boston Police demanded higher pay. Police go on strike; chaos reigns in Boston MA Governor Calvin Coolidge responds: 1) 2) 3) • During World War I, the government banned strikes. • After World War I, people saw strikes as communists trying to incite anarchy.
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This note was uploaded on 05/13/2010 for the course USH US History taught by Professor Mize during the Spring '10 term at West Point.

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