Chapter 7 Notes. The Twenties 1919-1929. Chapter 7 Notes. Section 1 A Booming Economy. Focus Question: How did the booming economy of the 1920’s lead to changes in American life?. The Automobile Drives Prosperity.
A Booming Economy
Focus Question: How did the booming economy of the 1920’s lead to changes in American life?
The Automobile Drives Prosperity
He put his cars on moving assembly lines and realized that if workers made more money and had more leisure time, they would become potential customers for his automobiles.
A Bustling Economy automobiles?
A buyer only had to pay as little as 10 percent of the stock price up front to a broker.
Cities, Suburbs, and Country stock market?
What impact did the development of the suburbs have on American society?
As the century progressed, suburbs drained people and resources from the cities.
The Business of Government
Focus Question: How did domestic and foreign policy change direction under Harding and Coolidge?
The Harding Administration
Albert Fall transferred oil reserves from control of the Navy to his control as Secretary of Interior. He then leased the properties to private oilmen in return for bribes. After a Senate investigation, the oil reserves were returned to the government and Fall served a year in jail.
He continued the policies of low taxes, reducing the national debt, and trimming the federal budget.
America’s Role in the World growth?
The Washington Naval Disarmament Conference and the Kellogg-Briand Pact.
Social and Cultural Tensions
Focus Question: How did Americans differ on major social and cultural issues?
Traditionalism and Modernism Clash
Modernist supported Darrow and Traditionalists supported Bryan.
Restricting Immigration the 1920’s?
Congress passed laws restricting immigration from southern and eastern Europe.
The New Ku Klux Klan 1920s?
They targeted not just African Americans but also Jews, Catholics, and immigrants.
Prohibition and Crime old Klan?
What were the effects of the 18 criminal of the prohibition era.th Amendment and the Volstead act?
The growth of organized crime in America.
A New Mass Culture
Focus Question: How did the new mass culture reflect technological and social changes?
New Trends in Popular Culture
Rudolph Valentino and VilmaBanky in the Son of the Sheik (1926)
An Age of Heroes culture as people across the country listened to the same songs, learned the same dances, and shared the same popular culture.
The increase in newspaper readership and the rise of radio coverage won national fans for local sports heroes.
Women Assume New Roles heroes?
Nelly Tayloe Ross
In 1925 Nelly Tayloe Ross of Wyoming and Miriam Ferguson of Texas became the first women elected as their state’s governor.
Modernism in Art and Literature 1920’s?
They had lost faith in traditional Institutions and wrestled with the meaning of WWI and of life itself which resulted in literary masterpieces.