Objective: Focus on the technological, social and political developments in America during the 1920’s
<ul><li>After the Russian Revolution in Russia many Americans began to fear immigrants </li></ul><ul><li>Sacco and Vanzett...
<ul><li>However most people believed they were denied a fair trial because they were immigrants </li></ul><ul><li>After th...
<ul><li>Fear of communism sweep the country after WWI </li></ul><ul><li>In 1919 a series of bombs exploded in cities acros...
<ul><li>Thousands  are arrested and their homes searched many without warrants  </li></ul><ul><li>But nothing is found </l...
<ul><li>Grew up at the very bottom of Jamaican Society  </li></ul><ul><li>Marcus Garvey  fought racism by telling blacks t...
<ul><li>1919 the  18 th  Amendment made it a crime to sell, drink, or ship alcoholic beverages anywhere in the U.S.  </li>...
<ul><li>During WWI women worked in factories to support the war </li></ul><ul><li>Women insisted if they could serve their...
<ul><li>Warren G. Harding became president in 1920 </li></ul><ul><li>He surrounded himself with friends who would betray h...
<ul><li>Calvin Coolidge </li></ul><ul><li>Became president after the death of Harding in 1923 </li></ul><ul><li>Very frien...
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  1. 1. Objective: Focus on the technological, social and political developments in America during the 1920’s
  2. 2. <ul><li>After the Russian Revolution in Russia many Americans began to fear immigrants </li></ul><ul><li>Sacco and Vanzetti where immigrants with radical ideas </li></ul><ul><li>They were both linked to the murder of two people during a robbery </li></ul><ul><li>During the trial the Judge and the jury both acted improperly </li></ul><ul><li>Both were sentenced to death for the murder </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>However most people believed they were denied a fair trial because they were immigrants </li></ul><ul><li>After they were executed riots broke out around the world </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Fear of communism sweep the country after WWI </li></ul><ul><li>In 1919 a series of bombs exploded in cities across the country </li></ul><ul><li>Attorney General Palmer calls for an a massive investigation and conducts raids across the country </li></ul><ul><li>Known as Palmer Raids </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Thousands are arrested and their homes searched many without warrants </li></ul><ul><li>But nothing is found </li></ul><ul><li>Palmer is disgraced and forced from office </li></ul><ul><li>The ACLU is founded to ensure constitutional rights are respected </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Grew up at the very bottom of Jamaican Society </li></ul><ul><li>Marcus Garvey fought racism by telling blacks to be proud of their African culture and to leave the U.S. </li></ul><ul><li>He founded the Back to Africa Movement </li></ul><ul><li>His movement foreshadowed the Black Muslim movement of the 1960’s </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>1919 the 18 th Amendment made it a crime to sell, drink, or ship alcoholic beverages anywhere in the U.S. </li></ul><ul><li>The 18 th Amendment was enforced by the Volstead Act </li></ul><ul><li>Many supporters of prohibition thought this would reduce crime </li></ul><ul><li>Instead crime increased </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>During WWI women worked in factories to support the war </li></ul><ul><li>Women insisted if they could serve their country then they can vote </li></ul><ul><li>At the urging of President Wilson in 1920 the 19 th Amendment gave women the right to vote </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Warren G. Harding became president in 1920 </li></ul><ul><li>He surrounded himself with friends who would betray him </li></ul><ul><li>Harding faced a series of scandals </li></ul><ul><li>Teapot Dome Affair being the most famous </li></ul><ul><li>Where Secretary of the Interior Albert Fall accepted bribes and leased government land to business friends in order to drill for oil </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Calvin Coolidge </li></ul><ul><li>Became president after the death of Harding in 1923 </li></ul><ul><li>Very friendly toward business </li></ul><ul><li>Didn’t believe it was the role of the federal government to help needy people (welfare) </li></ul><ul><li>The Dawes Plan helped Germany pay for its reparations after WWI </li></ul>

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