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The Roaring Twenties A Social History Nativism The Age of Invention Mass Society Entertainment The Economy Sacco and Vanzetti Sacco & Vanzetti Case Convicted in spite of flimsy evidence Sacco & Vanzetti Case Convicted in spite of flimsy evidence Why? Sacco & Vanzetti Case

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the roaring twenties a social history
The Roaring TwentiesA Social History
  • Nativism
  • The Age of Invention
  • Mass Society
  • Entertainment
  • The Economy
sacco vanzetti case
Sacco & Vanzetti Case
  • Convicted in spite of flimsy evidence
sacco vanzetti case4
Sacco & Vanzetti Case
  • Convicted in spite of flimsy evidence
  • Why?
sacco vanzetti case5
Sacco & Vanzetti Case
  • Convicted in spite of flimsy evidence
  • Why?
  • 1. They were Italian
sacco vanzetti case6
Sacco & Vanzetti Case
  • Convicted in spite of flimsy evidence
  • Why?
  • 1. They were Italian
  • 2. They were atheists
sacco vanzetti case7
Sacco & Vanzetti Case
  • Convicted in spite of flimsy evidence
  • Why?
  • 1. They were Italian
  • 2. They were atheists
  • 3. They were anarchists
sacco vanzetti case8
Sacco & Vanzetti Case
  • Convicted in spite of flimsy evidence
  • Why?
  • 1. They were Italian
  • 2. They were atheists
  • 3. They were anarchists
  • 4. They were draft-dodgers
the new klan
The “New” Klan
  • Anti-Black
  • Anti-foreigner
  • Anti-birth control
  • Anti-Catholic
  • Anti-Semitic
  • Anti-Pacifist
  • Anti-Communist
immigration restrictions
Immigration Restrictions
  • 1921: The Emergency Quota Act- Limited newcomers to 3% of their nationality living here in 1910.
immigration restrictions12
Immigration Restrictions
  • 1921: The Emergency Quota Act- Limited newcomers to 3% of their nationality living here in 1910.
  • 1924: Immigration Act of 1924- Reduced quota to 2% and made the base year 1890!
  • Japanese excluded by amendment to act.
immigration restrictions13
Immigration Restrictions
  • 1921: The Emergency Quota Act- Limited newcomers to 3% of their nationality living here in 1910.
  • 1924: Immigration Act of 1924- Reduced quota to 2% and made the base year 1890!
  • Japanese excluded by amendment to act.
  • By 1931, more foreign born people left country than entered!
social improvements15
Social Improvements
  • Education: More youth stayed in school longer and more graduated high school.
social improvements16
Social Improvements
  • Education: More youth stayed in school longer and more graduated high school.
  • Medicine: Improvements in medicine combined with better nutrition led to a 10 year increase in life expectancy.
scopes monkey trial18
Scopes “Monkey” Trial
  • John Scopes accused of teaching the theory of evolution in public school
scopes monkey trial19
Scopes “Monkey” Trial
  • John Scopes accused of teaching the theory of evolution in public school
  • Prosecution assisted by Wm. Jennings Bryan; Defense-Clarence Darrow
scopes monkey trial20
Scopes “Monkey” Trial
  • John Scopes accused of teaching the theory of evolution in public school
  • Prosecution assisted by Wm. Jennings Bryan; Defense-Clarence Darrow
  • Scopes convicted
scopes monkey trial21
Scopes “Monkey” Trial
  • John Scopes accused of teaching the theory of evolution in public school
  • Prosecution assisted by Wm. Jennings Bryan; Defense-Clarence Darrow
  • Scopes convicted
  • Science v. Religion
scopes monkey trial22
Scopes “Monkey” Trial
  • John Scopes accused of teaching the theory of evolution in public school
  • Prosecution assisted by Wm. Jennings Bryan; Defense-Clarence Darrow
  • Scopes convicted
  • Science v. Religion
  • Tradition v. Modernity
science and technology
Science and Technology
  • The Automobile: Henry Ford and the Model “T”
henry ford and the model t
Henry Ford and the Model “T”
  • Used Scientific Management and assembly line production
henry ford and the model t26
Henry Ford and the Model “T”
  • Used Scientific Management and assembly line production
  • All parts interchangeable
henry ford and the model t27
Henry Ford and the Model “T”
  • Used Scientific Management and assembly line production
  • All parts interchangeable
  • Economical
henry ford and the model t28
Henry Ford and the Model “T”
  • Used Scientific Management and assembly line production
  • All parts interchangeable
  • Economical
  • 1914: Ford made his 500,000 car
  • 1930: Ford made his 30 millionth car!
industries helped by the automobile industry34
Industries helped by the automobile industry
  • Steel
  • rubber
  • petroleum
  • glass
  • highway construction and maintenance
industries helped by the automobile industry35
Industries helped by the automobile industry
  • Steel
  • rubber
  • petroleum
  • glass
  • highway construction and maintenance
  • service stations
charles lindbergh
Charles Lindbergh
  • First man to make a solo trans-atlantic flight in the “Spirit of St. Louis: 1927