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The Roaring Twenties. Nativism. Prejudice  Germans, Communists Eugenics- science of improving heredity Brief return of KKK. Women in the 1920s. Post-suffrage Flappers- young, stylish, partiers Charleston dance Educated. Fundamentalists. Evolution vs. Creation

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Nativism
Nativism

  • Prejudice  Germans, Communists

  • Eugenics- science of improving heredity

  • Brief return of KKK


Women in the 1920s
Women in the 1920s

  • Post-suffrage

  • Flappers- young, stylish, partiers

  • Charleston dance

  • Educated


Fundamentalists
Fundamentalists

  • Evolution vs. Creation

  • 1925- Scopes Trial (taught evolution)

  • Clarence Darrow- defended Scopes, fund. no place in classroom


Prohibition
Prohibition

  • 18th Amend.

  • Speakeasies- bars sold illegal alcohol

  • Bootlegging- illegal production

  • Organized crime


The harlem renaissance
The Harlem Renaissance

  • Great Migration- blacks move North

  • Louis Armstrong- created jazz

  • Writings- search for identity

  • Increased voting power

  • Access to education


Normalcy
Normalcy

  • Return to “normal” life after WWI

  • Pres. Warren G. Harding

  • Teapot Dome Scandal- distrust elected officials

  • Isolationism- leave U.S. alone


Economic prosperity
Economic Prosperity

  • Mass production: large-scale manufacturing

  • Henry Ford- assembly line (divided tasks)

  • 1908: Model-T

  • Electricity  appliances


Eco prosperity cont
Eco. Prosperity (cont.)

  • Wright bros  development of air travel

  • Medical vaccines  worker productivity

  • Food spoiling prevention

  • Radio, advertising

  • Gov’t broke up strikes


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