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  • 1. Objective: Focus on the technological, social and political developments in American during the 1920’s
  • 2. Prohibition
    • 1919 the 18 th Amendment made it a crime to sell, drink, or ship alcoholic beverages anywhere in the U.S.
    • Many supporters of prohibition thought this would reduce crime
    • Instead crime increased
  • 3. Prohibition
    • Millions found ways to still buy alcohol
    • Organized Crime increased to meet the demand
    • By 1930 most people believed the law should be repealed
    • 1933 21 st Amendment ended Prohibition
  • 4. Suffrage
    • During WWI women worked in factories to support the war
    • Women insisted if they could serve their country then they can vote
    • In 1920 the 19 th Amendment gave women the right to vote
  • 5. Red Scare
    • Fear of communism sweep the country after WWI
    • Attorney General Palmer calls for an a massive investigation and conducts raids across the country
    • Known as Palmer Raids
  • 6. Red Scare
    • Thousands are arrested many without warrants
    • But nothing is found
    • Palmer is disgraced
    • The ACLU is founded to ensure constitutional rights are respected
  • 7. Race Relations
    • During the 1920’s KKK membership greatly expands to 2 million
    • Popular in Mid-West, West, and South
    • After Klan members murder some blacks Membership dives to less than 10,000 by 1930
    • Marcus Garvey fought racism by telling blacks to be proud of their African culture and to leave the U.S. founded the Back to Africa Movement
  • 8. Technology of the 1920’s
    • Henry Ford uses the assembly line to make cheap cars
    • The car spurs growth in other industries tires, gas, glass, steel
    • Airplane makes travel easier
    • Appliances become popular refrigerator, washer, stoves
    • Radio and movies becomes popular
  • 9. Harlem Renaissance
    • During the 1920’s African Americans created new music, art, and literature
    • This literary movement was called the Harlem Renaissance
    • Harlem is a African American community in New York city
    • Bessie Smith popular singer
    • Louis Armstrong famous trumpet player
  • 10. 1920’s Tech