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Association of nations (League of Nations)oWilson signs armistice on November 11, 1918oVersailles treaty signed on June 28, 1919oUS congress doesn’t approve League of Nations The postwar economy roars after brief postwar depression (Roaring 20’s)Fordism oMass production of automobiles creates lots of jobs and stimulates market oHenry ford started Ford Motor company in 1905oModel T becomes popular in the 19 teensElectrical appliances, radios, and moviesoEmergence of installment creditoIn 1929 alone 80 million Americans go to the movies oPeople are spending more money than ever on luxury items Female liberation in the 1920’sThe 19thamendment oGives women the right to voteMargaret sanger, birth control and flappersoAmerican birth control league founded in 1921oFlappers are fashionable young woman enjoying themselves and flouting conventional standards of behaviorAfrican American challenges to traditional America The great migration 1919-1920oThousands of African Americans moving to northern cities like New York and Chicago
Harlem renaissance oLangston Hughes writes black pride poetry during this time periodAfrican American freedom fightersoMarcus Garvey and the Universal Negro Improvement Association (1914)Conservative backlash18thamendment (1919) and prohibition – alcohol is banned opeople get alcohol from underground mobsters like Al CaponeThe Economy goes bust, 1929Conservative backlash against changeeighteenth amendment (1919) and prohibition obanned the sale of alcohol in the United States ohappened because whites thought that crime was driven by immigrants drinking too much ohad to go to “speakeasy’s” to get alcohol, underground barsThe Red Scare (1919-1920)oThe fear of communism taking hold in the United States, especially by immigrants coming into the countryoBecause of this, we pass strict immigration reformoJ Edgar Hoover leads the Palmer Raids that root out communist within the United States, head of the Radical Division of Justice Dept.Resurgence of the KKKo40,000 members of KKK march on Pennsylvania avenue in Washington DC problems fester in the American economyWarren G Harding, Calvin Coolidge’s and Herbert Hoover’s administration (1921-1932)oWarren G Harding “return to normalcy”Very pro businessReduced taxes on wealthyInvolved in lots of scandals Dies in 1923oCalvin Coolidge becomes president after Harding dies (1923-1929)Revenue Act of 1924 and 1926- reduced tax burden on wealthyDoes not support regulations to help farmersoHerbert hoover wins election of 1928 (1929-1933)“we in America today are near to the final triumph of poverty than ever before in the history of the land”stock market speculation and Black Tuesday (Oct 29, 1929)
olow taxes on wealthy creates cash for investment otrading on debtrun on the banksoover 1,500 banks fail in 1932oeven people that had money in the bank but not investing in the stock market lost it all because the banks were trading it out on margin

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