Early 20th century history and culture

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Early 20th century history and culture

  1. 1. Early 20 th Century History and Culture
  2. 2. Influential Historical Events <ul><li>1918 Bolshevik Revolution, resulting in the growth of Marxism in Eastern Europe and later China </li></ul><ul><li>World War I </li></ul><ul><li>The Great Depression </li></ul><ul><li>The New Deal (FDR) </li></ul><ul><li>All of these events contribute to the sense of </li></ul><ul><li>loss of order in the world </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Steel, coal, textile strikes, which contribute to the growth of the labor movement </li></ul><ul><li>The Sacco and Vanzetti case: a murder and robbery case in which the accused were immigrants, pitting immigrants against the establishment. </li></ul><ul><li>Growth of corporations and big business </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>The Suffrage Movement, which in 1920 successfully had passed the 19 th Amendment, giving women the right to vote. </li></ul><ul><li>Prohibition: making alcohol illegal. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Culturally, America after the turn of the century became a place of turbulence and flux, in which “traditions” – political, social, and literary, were being rejected for new ways of doing things, new ways of thinking about things. </li></ul>

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