The Roaring Twenties: 1920-1929. Popular Images: Late-night jazz sessions Sequined flappers doing the Charleston Dapper young men drinking bathtub gin in smoky speakeasies Nicknames of the era: Roaring Twenties Jazz Age Era of Excess. Era of Excess. Rushing into an era of Modernity.
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Rushing into an era of Modernity
Opposition to an era of Modernity
Reassert older, more conservative Protestant values
Stricter immigration laws
18th Amendment – Prohibition
Membership to KKK & fundamentalist Christian organizations increased
Won on platform of big business & against big government
Having grown accustomed to prosperity, Americans rejected the Democratic candidate
Hoover’s inflexible conservatism ultimately prevented him from facing the impending economic crisis. The European demand for American exports had dropped, farmers were more and more in debt, and Americans were continuing to live extravagant lifestyles, primarily on credit.