8_1920s PPT - The greatest gaudiest spree in history-F...

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9/1/2010 1 “The greatest, gaudiest spree in history” --F. Scott Fitzgerald Fear of anarchist/ communist/ socialist infiltration J. Edgar Hoover
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9/1/2010 2 Sacco (r) & Vanzetti 1923 The Klan re-emerged and expanded in the 1920s The Scopes “Monkey Trial” took place in this Dayton, TN courthouse . . . But its causes and implications reverberated nationally The Scopes Trial Wm Jennings Bryan John Scopes Clarence Darrow
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9/1/2010 3 As Bryan argued his case against Scopes, the case nurtured a backward image of the South and opened a national can of proverbial worms Debate over the prohibition of alcohol raged for nearly a century before passage of 18 th Amendment in 1919 Prohibition created a whole market for illegal goods, a new breed of crime . . . . . . .and the roots of stock car racing St. Valentine’s Day Massacre Capone created a bootlegging enterprise— and enforced it ruthlessly
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4 Prohibition passed 1919 Despite hopes of Progressives and efforts of FBI agents like Eliot Ness, Prohibition fueled a crime wave Brave New World The 1920s shocked, revolutionized, and tantalized Americans with a more overt
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