Ch. 26 - Tindall/Shi Ch. 26 The Modern Temper: American...

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Tindall/Shi Ch. 26 The Modern Temper: American Culture in the 1920s Copyright: W.C. Nicholson, Ph.D. Kennesaw State University Kennesaw State University
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Impact of World War One Physical destruction The human toll (21 million) Psychological/emotional distress Popular disillusionment Political/social radicalism Emergence of modernist movement
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Reaction in the 20s Nativism Huge numbers of immigrants 1/3 to 1/2 the population of cities Johnson-Reid Immigration Control Act (1924)
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Reaction in the 20s (con’t) Racism The KKK 100% Americanism – native-born white only Anti-immigrant, anti-Jew, as well as anti- black Defense of white women and “guardians” of Christian morals Stone Mountain revival (1915)
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KKK
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Fundamentalism Belief that church influence on the decline & Biblical ideas under attack by the “new thinking” Scopes trial (1925) – Dayton, TN. Bryan (prosecution) v. Darrow (defense)
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Ch. 26 - Tindall/Shi Ch. 26 The Modern Temper: American...

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