For many americans the 1920s were alarming

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For many Americans, the 1920s were alarming. Urbanization and the shift away from traditional values worried them. They began focusing heavily on religion to provide stability in their everyday lives. Many of those who were most uncomfortable with the Jazz Age were rural, white Americans who held fundamentalist beliefs. Fundamentalism is a religious viewpoint based on the belief that biblical events happened exactly as described.
Events Passage of the Eighteenth Amendment (1919) amendment to the U.S Constitution ratified in 1919 that made it illegal to make, sell or transport alcoholic beverages in the United States. Scopes “Monkey” Trial The conflict between those with modern ideas and fundamentalist beliefs came to a head in 1925 with what became known as the Scopes Trial. Fundamentalists believe that God created the living world in
the manner described in the Christian Bible. Scientists contradicted this theory. They said that the world and its species developed according to Charles Darwin's theory of evolution. Vocabulary Eighteenth Amendment – amendment to the U.S. Constitution ratified in 1919 that made it illegal to make, sell, or transport alcoholic beverages in the United States Flappers – young women during the 1920s who expressed their rebellion against traditional ideas of womanhood by cutting their hair short and wearing short dresses Fundamentalism – a religious viewpoint based on the belief that biblical events happened exactly as described Harlem Renaissance – period of renewal for African American literary and musical traditions that followed World War I and was centered on the New York City neighborhood of Harlem Jazz – a combination of musical styles such as ragtime and blues, that began among African Americans in the southern United States and developed into its own style of performance often based on improvisation Jazz Age – nickname for the 1920s because of the popularity of jazz music Volstead Act – act passed by Congress in 1919 that provided for enforcement of the Eighteenth Amendment by defining what an "intoxicating" beverage was Module 4 - 4.04 Challenges to Civil Rights The Big Ideas Why did the Ku Klux Klan rise again in the early 1920s?
Who fought against nativism and “100 percent Americanism” and how did they fight?

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