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Unit 4   1920s
Unit 4   1920s
Unit 4   1920s
Unit 4   1920s
Unit 4   1920s
Unit 4   1920s
Unit 4   1920s
Unit 4   1920s
Unit 4   1920s
Unit 4   1920s
Unit 4   1920s
Unit 4   1920s
Unit 4   1920s
Unit 4   1920s
Unit 4   1920s
Unit 4   1920s
Unit 4   1920s
Unit 4   1920s
Unit 4   1920s
Unit 4   1920s
Unit 4   1920s
Unit 4   1920s
Unit 4   1920s
Unit 4   1920s
Unit 4   1920s
Unit 4   1920s
Unit 4   1920s
Unit 4   1920s
Unit 4   1920s
Unit 4   1920s
Unit 4   1920s
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Unit 4 1920s

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An overview of a variety of topics from the 1920s that I use in class

An overview of a variety of topics from the 1920s that I use in class

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  • 1. The Roaring 20s
  • 2. Topics Included in Presentation:
    • Communism and Red Scare
    • Palmer Raids, Sacco + Vanzetti, KKK
    • Republican Presidents in 1920s
    • Labor Strikes
    • Presidents of the 1920s
    • Prohibition and Gangsters
    • Scopes Monkey Trial
    • Entertainment
    • Great Migration and NAACP
  • 3. USSR Power Struggle
  • 4. Palmer Raids
    • Attorney General A. Mitchell Palmer ordered these raids
    • 2 Results of:
      • Government deported 100s of radicals
      • Not much evidence of any radical plots and civil rights of many were violated
  • 5. Sacco and Vanzetti
    • Italian Immigrants executed for murder
    • Significance:
      • fear of foreigners in United States
  • 6. Ku Klux Klan
    • Targets in the 1920s:
      • Blacks
      • Immigrants = Jews and Catholics
  • 7. Boston Police Strike
    • Entire police department goes on strike and are fired and replaced by new policemen.
  • 8. Steel Mill Strike
    • Violent strike where the government broke up the steel workers union
  • 9. Coal Miners Strike
    • John L. Lewis led a successful strike of the nation’s coal miners and becomes a powerful labor leader.
  • 10. Warren Harding
    • Republican Senator from Ohio. (29 th )
    • Famous “...return to normalcy…” speech.
    • Ohio gang – led to many scandals in the Harding presidency
    • Dies in office in 1923
  • 11. Teapot Dome Scandal
    • Teapot Dome, Wyoming had government owned oil fields
    • Secretary of Interior Albert Fall leased the land to oil executives who had bribed him.
    • Fall became 1 st cabinet officer to go to jail.
  • 12. Calvin Coolidge
    • “ Silent Cal” – 30th
    • Takes over Presidency when Harding dies.
    • Wins reelection in 1924 but does not run for reelection in 1928.
    • “ The business of America is business!!”
  • 13. Route 66
  • 14. Aviation Heroes
  • 15. Speakeasies
  • 16. “ You can get much further with a kind word and a gun  than you can with a kind word alone.”
  • 17. Early Mobsters....
  • 18. Mafia in the United States 5 Big Families Commission Gambino Lucchese Bonanno Colombo Genovese
  • 19. Philadelphia Mob
    • The Philadelphia, Pennsylvania faction of La Cosa Nostra has been one of the strongest families in the American Cosa Nostra since its start in 1911.
    • Salvatore Sabella was sent to Philadelphia by the bosses of the Sicilian Mafia to organize the city's rackets.
  • 20. What was the controversial issue in the Scopes Monkey Trial in 1925?
    • Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution.
    • Man “evolved” from apes.
  • 21. Darrow + Bryan
  • 22. Flappers
  • 23.  
  • 24. 1 st Radio Broadcast - 1920
    • First Broadcast
    • At 6:00pm, on Tuesday, November 2, 1920, a few men in a shack changed the course of history.
    • Pittsburgh, PA.
  • 25. Sports Stars of the 20's
  • 26.
    • 1 st person to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean by
    • 33 hours and 39 minutes
    • Received a prize of $25,000
    Charles Lindbergh
  • 27.  
  • 28. Early Movies CLICK on the picture for a Youtube video for each movie
  • 29. The Jazz Singer (1927)
    • The 1 st feature length motion picture with synchronized dialogue.
    • Starred Al Jolson
    • Marked the decline of the silent film era
  • 30.  
  • 31.  
  • 32.
    • Movement of African-Americans from the South to Urban areas of United States
    • More than 1.5 million
    • 1914 – 1930
    • Escape racism, find better jobs, overall better life in the North
    The Great Migration
  • 33.  
  • 34.
    • N ational A ssociation for the A dvancement of C olored P eople
    • James Weldon Johnson was instrumental in increasing the NAACP's membership from 9,000 to almost 90,000.
    NAACP

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