The Roaring Twenties

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The Roaring Twenties: The Jazz Age 1919-1929 Postwar Xenophobia *fear of anything un-American *people did not want any immigrants that weren’t white Protestants coming in the country *added things to the Pledge of Allegiance to put an American stamp on it Red Scare A. Mitchell Palmer *the leader of the first red scare; an attempt to drive out any radical or anyone that seems un- American  *some of his raids go awry and he loses his popularity *the red scare died out with Palmer in 1919 J. Edgar Hoover *remains the director of the FBI until the 1970s *at one time considered the most powerful man in America Ku Klux Klan *at its height the KKK had 4.5 million members Anti-Black Anti-Catholic Anti-Semitic *marched on the campus of Norte Dame because they were catholic; believed Anglo-Saxon  Protestants were American Nicola Sacco  Bartolomeo Vanzetti *Two anti-archaists convicted of murder; some believe they prosecuted because of their political views Postwar Depression Intellectual Disillusionment: The Lost Generation (soldiers lost their beliefs and sense of purpose) F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby Ernest Hemingway The Sun Also Rises Farewell to Arms Sinclair Lewis Main Street
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Babbitt *generation had no sense of direction, life was one big party after the other *the flapper challenged the ideals of the American woman; they wore make-up, originally  reserved for prostitutes “Return to Normalcy” *the government allows business to regulate themselves Warren G. Harding *Harding elects his friends to his cabinet and other positions  Scandal Ohio Gang Teapot Dome Scandal Sec. of Interior Albert Fall *sales government land set aside to oil companies, he gets portion of profit in  return Sec. of Commerce Herbert Hoover
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