Week 8 Key Terms

Week 8 Key Terms - Week 8 Key Terms/Concepts: America in...

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Week 8 Key Terms/Concepts: America in the 1920’s Warren G. Harding Redscare Cultural battles Time of revolt against moral rules of the 19 th century Commercial/consumer culture Rural vs. urban Traditional vs. modern Christianity Automobile: backbone of U.S. economic growth 1929: U.S. produces 85% of world’s cars!!! Automobile-steel-rubber-oil-roads-tourism-suburbanization…see the trend… Consumer goods Credit Coca-Cola Leisure activities Mass entertainment Standard of living…sacred Economic concentration in big business Decline of farmer prosperity “Welfare Capitalism” (private pensions, medical insurance, job security, safety…) - free of government intervention, all sponsored by the corporation itself Collective bargaining ERA Women’s suffrage (1920) Female liberation!? “Sexual freedom meant individual autonomy/personal rebellion” Flapper Personal pleasure Walter Lippman: Public Opinion & The Phantom Public - “manufacture of consent”: creating and manipulating public opinion
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