The 1920s

The 1920s - 1. Themes: 1920’s has been referred to as •...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–17. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: 1. Themes: 1920’s has been referred to as • Eat, drink & be merry, for tomorrow we die • Return to normalcy • US turned inward--- isolationism • Jazz Age • first modern era in the U.S. • change from a rural society to an urban. 2. Cultural clashes in US • Traditional America vs a changing America • Hostility towards un-American ideas • Why? Feared communism…….. Red Scare • Rise of KKK • Immigration restriction • Sacco and Vanzetti THE ROARING TWENTIES • Scopes Trial---evolution vs creation • Liberated woman vs traditional • Flappers • Margaret Sangor----Birth control • African Americans move to the cities • led to race riots • Americans violate Prohibition • 18th Amendment • Volstead Act 3. Revolution in styles and technologies. • electricity, radio , automobile , mass media • Fads---new dances, music & clothing 4. American heroes: • Babe Ruth and Charles Lindbergh 5. Presidents during the 1920’s • Conservative Republicans • Supported laissez faire • Warren Harding 1921 to 1923 • Teapot Dome Scandal • Calvin Coolidge 1921 to 1929 • Coolidge-Mellon Fiscal Program 6. Foreign policy during the 1920’s and early 30s. United States in the 1920s ■ Decade notable for obsessive interest in celebrities ■ Sex becomes an all-consuming topic of interest in popular entertainment ■ Eat, drink & be merry, for tomorrow we die ■ Return to normalcy ■ US turned inward--- isolationism ■ Jazz Age ■ First modern era in the U.S. THE ROARING TWENTIES The Second Industrial Revolution ■ U.S. develops the highest standard of living in the world ■ The twenties and the second revolution – Electricity replaces steam – Henry Ford’s modern assembly line introduced ■ Rise of the airline industry ■ Modern appliances and conveniences begin to change American society (50s yet?) The Automobile Industry ■ Auto makers stimulate sales through model changes, advertising ■ Auto industry fostered the growth of other businesses ■ Autos encourage movement and more individual freedom. Glenwood Stove and Washing Machine Patterns of Economic Growth ■ Structural change – professional managers replace individual entrepreneurs – corporations become the dominant business form ■ Big business weakens regionalism, brings uniformity to America Economic Weaknesses ■ Railroads poorly managed ■ Coal displaced by petroleum ■ Farmers face decline in exports, prices ■ Growing disparity between income of laborers, middle-class managers ■ Middle class speculates with idle money HARLEM RENAISSANCE • Beginning of the Jazz Age in New York City • Acceptance of African American culture • African American literature and music Ø...
View Full Document

This note was uploaded on 11/22/2011 for the course EL ED 365 taught by Professor Brothermercier during the Fall '11 term at BYU.

Page1 / 54

The 1920s - 1. Themes: 1920’s has been referred to as •...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 17. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online