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  • US History II.6Changes in the Early Twentieth Century
    Lisa Pennington
    Social Studies Instructional Specialist
    Portsmouth Public Schools
  • Vocabulary
    Mass production: manufacture by machinery of large quantities of goods.
    Moving assembly line: method of mass production used by Henry Ford in which each worker or team performed one task as the product moved past them.
    Tourism: traveling to different places for business or pleasure.
  • Technology
    Technology extended progress into all areas of American life, including neglected rural areas.
  • Results of improved transportation brought by affordable automobiles
    Greater mobility
    Creation of jobs
    Growth of transportation-related industries (road construction, oil, steel, automobile)
    Movement to suburban areas
  • Invention of the Airplane
    The Wright Brothers: First flight in 1903 in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
  • Use of the Assembly Line
    Henry Ford: manufactured the first mass produced Model T in 1908
    Rise of mechanization
  • Communication Changes
    Increased availability of telephones
  • Communication Changes
    Development of the radio (role of Guglielmo Marconi) and broadcast industry (role of David Sarnoff)
    David Sarnoff and Guglielmo Marconi
  • Communication Changes
    Development of the movies
  • Ways electrification changed American life
    Labor-saving products (i.e., washing machines, electric stoves, water pumps)
  • Ways electrification changed American life
    Electric lighting
    First electric traffic light
  • Ways electrification changed American life
    Marconi’s radio tower
    Entertainment (i.e., radio)
  • Ways electrification changed American life
    Improved communications
  • Vocabulary
    Temperance Movement: desire to restrict the use of alcoholic beverages.
    21st Amendment: repealed Prohibition in 1933.
    Speakeasies: secret places where liquor was consumed.
    Bootlegger: people who illegally smuggled alcohol.
  • Vocabulary
    Fundamentalist Movement: caused by mass movement of people from rural areas to cities in the early 20th century; Protestant religious movement concerned with morals and religion.
    18th Amendment: passed in 1919 that prohibited the manufacture, transportation, sale, and consumption of alcoholic beverages.
    Volstead Act: law passed in 1919 to enforce Prohibition.
    Prohibition: era prohibiting the manufacture, transportation, sale, and consumption of alcoholic beverages.
  • Twentieth Century Reforms
    Reforms in the early twentieth century could not legislate how people behaved.
    Prohibition was imposed by a constitutional amendment that made it illegal to manufacture, transport, and sell alcoholic beverages.
  • Results of Prohibition
    Speakeasies were created as places for people to drink alcoholic beverages.
    The Stork Club (a famous speakeasy in New York)
  • Results of Prohibition
    Bootleggers smuggled illegal alcohol and promoted organized crime.
    Prohibition was repealed by the 21st Amendment.
    Alcohol seized by officers in a bootlegging raid in Camden, New Jersey in 1920.
  • Why did the United States create Prohibition laws?
    Part of post WWI isolationist feelings and negativity toward immigrants and associated habits
    Temperance Movement of 1840’s and Progressive Era
    Fundamentalist religious and moral concerns
  • Great Migration North
    Economic conditions and violence led to the migration of people.
    Jobs for African Americans in the South were scarce and low paying.
    African Americans faced discrimination and violence in the South.
  • Great Migration North
    African Americans moved to cities in the North and Midwest in search of better employment opportunities.
    African Americans also faced discrimination and violence in the North and Midwest.
    Demonstrating their political power, Klansmen triumphantly parade down Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C., on September 13, 1926, in full regalia. (Courtesy of Library of Congress)
  • Vocabulary
    Jazz Age: slang term for the 1920’s because of the popular form of music.
    Lost Generation: disillusionment about Progressive ideals that were shattered during WWI; the term is also used to refer to the generation that came of age during the war.
  • Cultural Changes
    The 1920’s and 1930’s were important decades for American art, literature, and music.
    The leaders of the Harlem Renaissance drew upon the heritage of black culture to establish themselves as powerful forces of cultural change.
  • Cultural climate of the 1920’s and 1930’s: Art
    Black and Purple Petunias, 1925
    Black Mesa Landscape-New Mexico, 1930
    Georgia O’Keeffe, an artist known for urban scenes and, later, paintings of the Southwest
  • Cultural climate of the 1920’s and 1930’s: Literature
    F. Scott Fitzgerald: a novelist who wrote about the Jazz Age of the 1920’s (The Great Gatsby)
    John Steinbeck: a novelist who portrayed the strength of poor migrant workers during the 1930’s (The Grapes of Wrath)
  • Cultural climate of the 1920’s and 1930’s: Music
    Aaron Copeland and George Gershwin: composers who wrote uniquely American music.
  • Harlem Renaissance
    African American artists, writers, and musicians based in Harlem revealed the freshness and variety of African American culture.
  • Harlem Renaissance: Art
    Jacob Lawrence: painter who chronicled the experiences of the Great Migration North through art.
    The Migration of the Negro No.1
  • Harlem Renaissance: Literature
    Langston Hughes: poet who combined the experiences of African and American cultural roots.
    I, Too, Sing AmericaI, too, sing America.
    I am the darker brother. They send me to eat in the kitchen When company comes, But I laugh, And eat well, And grow strong.
    Tomorrow, I'll be at the table When company comes. Nobody'll dare Say to me, "Eat in the kitchen," Then.
    Besides, They'll see how beautiful I am And be ashamed--
    I, too, am America.
    Dreams Hold fast to dreams For if dreams die Life is a broken-winged bird That cannot fly.
    Hold fast to dreams For when dreams go Life is a barren field Frozen with snow.
  • Harlem Renaissance: Music
    Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong: jazz composers.
  • Harlem Renaissance: Music
    Bessie Smith: blues singer
  • Harlem Renaissance
    The popularity of these artists spread to the rest of society.
    The Cotton Club was a famous club in
    New York where many Harlem Renaissance
    artists played. African Americans could
    perform at the Cotton Club, but they were
    denied admission to dine or enjoy the
  • Vocabulary
    Depression: State of the economic cycle characterized by low economic activity and rising unemployment.
    Tariff: tax on imports into the U.S.
    Welfare state: the government assumes a greater responsibility for the well being of people.
    Deficit spending: economic policy that encourages government to spend more than it takes in.
  • The Great Depression
    The optimism of the 1920’s concealed problems in the American economic system and attitudes about the role of government in controlling the economy.
    The Great Depression had a widespread and severe impact on American life.
    What is a depression?
    (stage of the economic cycle characterized by low economic activity and rising unemployment)
  • Causes of the Great Depression
    People over speculated on stocks, using borrowed money they could not repay when stock prices crashed.
    A street scene on October 24, 1929, the day the
    stock market crashed.
  • Causes of the Great Depression
    The Federal Reserve failed to prevent the collapse of the banking system.
    What is the Federal Reserve System?
    It was created by the Federal Reserve Act of 1913; it had 12 Federal Reserve Districts which were supervised by the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, D.C. It was not controlled by the federal government. All national banks belonged and state banks that met requirements could join.
  • Causes of the Great Depression
    High tariffs strangled international trade.
  • Impact on Americans
    A large number of banks and businesses failed.
    One-fourth of workers were jobless.
  • Impact on Americans
    Large numbers of people were hungry and homeless.
    Farmers’ incomes fell to low levels.
  • The New Deal
    The New Deal was the name for President Franklin Roosevelt’s program to deal with the Great Depression. It provided relief to help Americans, recovery to help the economy, and reform to prevent another depression.
    The New Deal used government programs to help the nation recover from the Depression.
  • What is the artist of this
    political cartoon trying to
  • Major features of the New Deal
    Social Security
    Federal work programs
  • Major features of the New Deal
    Environmental improvement programs
    Farm assistance programs
    Increased rights for labor
  • What were some of the acts/programs put into effect by the New Deal?
    Federal Emergency Relief Administration
    Tennessee Valley Authority
    Rural Electrification Administration
    Agricultural Adjustment Act
    Civil Works Authority
    Civilian Conservation Corps
    Works Progress Administration
  • What were some of the acts/programs put into effect by the New Deal?
    Commodity Credit Corporation
    National Industrial Recovery Act
    Wagner Labor Relations Act
    Congress of Industrial Organizations