The Politics Of Frustration

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Introduction to the 'Dark Side of the Roaring Twenties'

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The Politics Of Frustration

  1. 1. The Politics of Frustration: The 1920s
  2. 2. Not all Americans benefited from the &quot;politics of prosperity&quot; in the 1920s <ul><li>Many servicemen had trouble finding jobs when they returned home from WWI. </li></ul>
  3. 4. Not all Americans benefited from the &quot;politics of prosperity&quot; in the 1920s <ul><li>The nation experienced an upswing in racism and xenophobia. </li></ul>
  4. 7. Not all Americans benefited from the &quot;politics of prosperity&quot; in the 1920s <ul><li>By the 1920s, many Americans had grown weary of two decades of crusades for reform, seemingly endless attempts to pass moral legislation, and involvement in a brutal war. </li></ul>
  5. 9. Not all Americans benefited from the &quot;politics of prosperity&quot; in the 1920s <ul><li>Many longed for a time when life was simpler, even if these &quot;good old days&quot; existed only in the popular imagination. </li></ul>
  6. 11. The &quot;Good Ol' Days&quot; <ul><li>Many people longed for the lost elements of a &quot;Bygone America:&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Free of labour and racial strife </li></ul><ul><li>Fewer &quot;foreigners&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>No radical ideologies </li></ul><ul><li>More attuned to the rhythms of small-town life </li></ul><ul><li>More devout in Fundamentalist Christianity </li></ul><ul><li>Less government interference in their lives </li></ul>
  7. 12. H.L.Mencken <ul><li>Journalist </li></ul>Mencken mocked American society for its Puritanism &quot;the haunting fear that somebody, somewhere may be happy“
  8. 13. Five Strands to the Politics of Frustration <ul><li>The Red Scare </li></ul><ul><li>Anti-immigration </li></ul><ul><li>Sacco and Vanzetti trial </li></ul><ul><li>The rise of a new Ku Klux Klan </li></ul><ul><li>The Scopes Trial </li></ul>

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