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The Roaring Twenties!
The Roaring Twenties!
The Roaring Twenties!
The Roaring Twenties!
The Roaring Twenties!
The Roaring Twenties!
The Roaring Twenties!
The Roaring Twenties!
The Roaring Twenties!
The Roaring Twenties!
The Roaring Twenties!
The Roaring Twenties!
The Roaring Twenties!
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The Roaring Twenties!

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  • 1. The Roaring Twenties! <ul><ul><li>Mrs. Holmes’ favorite topic in history!  </li></ul></ul>
  • 2. Why are the 1920’s so great!? <ul><li>After WWI, Americans prospered in terms of business, goods, and the economy </li></ul><ul><li>Our nation was not destroyed by war </li></ul><ul><li>“ Boom” years! </li></ul><ul><li>Laissez faire again! </li></ul><ul><li>19 th Amendment-which is what?! </li></ul>
  • 3. A Republican Decade <ul><li>Republicans dominated 1920's politics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Labor unions wanted more=tensions between business and labor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Led to many economic, political, and social changes </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Middle-Class Prosperity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Improved standard of living for middle class </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Higher wages, shorter hours </li></ul></ul>
  • 4. 1920’s Presidents <ul><li>Warren G. Harding </li></ul><ul><li>Corruption?! </li></ul><ul><li>Calvin Coolidge </li></ul><ul><li>Herbert Hoover </li></ul><ul><ul><li>He will take the blame for the downfall! </li></ul></ul>My wife was nicknamed “Lemonade Lucy” I was known as “Silent Cal” Everyone ends up hating me!
  • 5. Middle Class Prosperity <ul><li>Economy expanded </li></ul><ul><li>Wages rose </li></ul><ul><li>Work hours decrease </li></ul><ul><li>New technology </li></ul><ul><li>Radios, vacuum cleaners, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Consumer economy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Economy based on consumer wants and needs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Credit! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Henry Ford </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Assembly line </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cars! </li></ul></ul></ul>
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  • 7. Prohibition <ul><li>18 th Amendment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Outlawed the sale, production, and distribution of alcohol </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Speak-easies </li></ul><ul><li>Bootleg liquor </li></ul><ul><li>Black Market activities became common during this time period surrounding Prohibition </li></ul>
  • 8. “ Famous” people of the 1920’s <ul><li>Charles Luciano </li></ul><ul><li>Alphonse &quot;Scarface&quot; Capone </li></ul><ul><li>Bugsy Siegel </li></ul><ul><li>Focused on crime, prostitution, gambling, alcohol, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Prohibition created a criminal class that supplied drinking Americans. </li></ul>
  • 9. The RED SCARE <ul><li>And no….It doesn’t mean UD’s student section ;) </li></ul><ul><li>A strong fear of communism and anarchists </li></ul><ul><li>Strikes and protests were associated with this </li></ul><ul><li>Many suspected radicals happened to be “immigrants” </li></ul><ul><li>Sacco and Vanzetti </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Immigrants convicted of murdering a company payroll master based on very weak evidence </li></ul></ul>
  • 10. Suffrage Movement <ul><li>Seneca Falls Convention </li></ul><ul><li>Mott, Stanton, Anthony </li></ul><ul><li>“ 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.” </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>***The 19 th Amendment gave women the right to vote! </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  • 11. The “Flapper” <ul><li>Popular culture from music, radio, and motion pictures </li></ul><ul><li>Younger women who were part of the Jazz Age </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Centered around speakeasy culture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dance, smoke, drink, shorter skirts, bobbed haircut </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Started the idea of the “modern woman” </li></ul>
  • 12. Immigration and the KKK <ul><li>Nativism </li></ul><ul><li>Against blacks, mexican americans, catholics, jews, and immigrants from southern and eastern Europe </li></ul><ul><li>Immigration Restriction Act </li></ul><ul><li>Ku Klux Klan </li></ul><ul><ul><li>White supremacist organization founded after the Civil War </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Klan membership moves north </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lynchings </li></ul></ul>OOPs!
  • 13. African Americans <ul><li>Great Migration </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Many African Americans left the South and moved North for better jobs and opportunities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Still faced prejudice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Brought culture, ideas, and new sources of labor for factories </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Harlem Renaissance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The “Jazz Age” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The center of African American culture, music, art and literature </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Hughes, Hurston, Armstrong, Ellington </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>They were very popular among white audiences </li></ul></ul>

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