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1920s

  1. 1. The Light and Dark Sides of The 1920’s
  2. 2. The Dark Side of the 1920’s <ul><li>Return to Normalcy? </li></ul><ul><li>Ohio Gang </li></ul><ul><li>Teapot Dome Scandal </li></ul><ul><li>Hoover and Harding </li></ul>
  3. 3. Sacco and Vanzetti <ul><li>Scapegoats or Villains? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Ku Klux Klan <ul><ul><li>Anti-black, anti-foreign and gained widespread support in the 1920’s. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Darwinism VS. Fundamentalism <ul><li>Did God create the earth? </li></ul><ul><li>If so, did it take six days? </li></ul><ul><li>Fundamentalists say yes! </li></ul><ul><li>Evolutionists say NO! </li></ul><ul><li>To be true Americans, we have to settle whether or not we can teach evolution… </li></ul>
  6. 6. BY TAKING IT TO COURT!!! <ul><li>The Scopes Monkey Trial! </li></ul><ul><li>Clarence Darrow VS. William Jennings Bryan </li></ul><ul><li>Religion wins a hollow victory… </li></ul>
  7. 7. Prohibition
  8. 8. Alcohol is considered evil… <ul><li>Temperance Leagues, Women, Fundamentalists and various politicians vote to do away with alcohol… </li></ul><ul><li>Will It work? </li></ul>
  9. 9. Before Prohibition
  10. 10. During Prohibition…
  11. 11. Gangsters <ul><li>Controlled Organized Crime. </li></ul><ul><li>Bootleggers, numbers, prostitution, red-light districts and speakeasies become their income. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Machine Gun Kelly
  13. 13. Al Capone, the Real Scarface
  14. 14. St. Valentine’s Day Massacre
  15. 15. One of Capone’s Prison Cells
  16. 16. Red Scare <ul><li>Are Communists Everywhere? </li></ul><ul><li>What will happen about the strange letter bombs? </li></ul><ul><li>Someone Call the FBI !!!! </li></ul>
  17. 17. The Light Side of the 1920’s <ul><li>Sometimes the Good and Bad go hand-in-hand… </li></ul>
  18. 18. The Harlem Renaissance <ul><li>Definition: </li></ul><ul><li>An artistic and literary movement started by African-Americans located in Harlem, New York during the post-WWI years. </li></ul>
  19. 20. Prolific Writer and Poet-Langston Hughes
  20. 21. Countee Cullen <ul><li>He married into the family of W.E.B. DuBois and was a poet with a degree from Harvard. </li></ul>
  21. 22. Musicians and Clubs <ul><li>Louis Armstrong “Satchmo” </li></ul>
  22. 23. Duke Ellington <ul><li>Emcee and Band leader pre and post WWII </li></ul>
  23. 24. Duke’s Band…
  24. 25. FLAPPERS <ul><li>WHO ARE THEY? </li></ul><ul><li>WHERE DID THEY COME FROM? </li></ul><ul><li>ARE WE SAFE? </li></ul>
  25. 29. LOST GENERATION <ul><li>ERNEST HEMINGWAY </li></ul>
  26. 30. The End <ul><li>? </li></ul>

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