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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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