After WWI, Americans prospered in terms of business, goods, and the economy
Our nation was not destroyed by war
“ Boom” years!
Laissez faire again!
19 th Amendment-which is what?!
A Republican Decade
Republicans dominated 1920's politics
Labor unions wanted more=tensions between business and labor
Led to many economic, political, and social changes
Improved standard of living for middle class
Higher wages, shorter hours
Warren G. Harding
He will take the blame for the downfall!
My wife was nicknamed “Lemonade Lucy” I was known as “Silent Cal” Everyone ends up hating me!
Middle Class Prosperity
Work hours decrease
Radios, vacuum cleaners, etc.
Economy based on consumer wants and needs
18 th Amendment
Outlawed the sale, production, and distribution of alcohol
Black Market activities became common during this time period surrounding Prohibition
“ Famous” people of the 1920’s
Alphonse "Scarface" Capone
Focused on crime, prostitution, gambling, alcohol, etc.
Prohibition created a criminal class that supplied drinking Americans.
The RED SCARE
And no….It doesn’t mean UD’s student section ;)
A strong fear of communism and anarchists
Strikes and protests were associated with this
Many suspected radicals happened to be “immigrants”
Sacco and Vanzetti
Immigrants convicted of murdering a company payroll master based on very weak evidence
Seneca Falls Convention
Mott, Stanton, Anthony
“ We ask of our rulers…no special privileges, no special legislation. We ask justice, we ask equality, we ask that all civil and political rights that belong to citizens of the U.S. be guaranteed to us and our daughters forever.”
***The 19 th Amendment gave women the right to vote!
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