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Roaring 20s

  1. 1. The Roaring Twenties and Economic Collapse AP U.S. History
  2. 2. Red Scare <ul><li>Fear of Russian Communist Revolution </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Strikes of 1919 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bombs sent through mail </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IWW </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Anti-foreign and anti-communism hysteria </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Palmer Raids </li></ul><ul><li>Race Riots of 1919 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>lynchings </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Election of 1920 <ul><li>Warren G. Harding-Return to Normalcy </li></ul><ul><li>James Cox-Wilson not renominated due to his isolation of previous supporters. </li></ul><ul><li>Prosperity and Productivity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lower prices, electric power, efficiency </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Henry Ford-Automobile Industry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Federal Highway Act </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Electrical Appliances </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Movie Industry </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Consumer Credit and Advertising <ul><li>Boom relied on the sale of consumer products. </li></ul><ul><li>Installment payments OR credit! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Availability became widespread (advertising) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Dominance of Big Business </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Oligopolies and trade associations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FTC and ICC were passive </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Banking </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Branch banking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Money through stocks and bonds=vulnerable </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Labor <ul><li>“ open shop” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Create a more “worker-friendly” environment. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>American Federation of Labor </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Union membership dropped </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Violent outbreaks in mining and southern textiles </li></ul><ul><ul><li>John L. Lewis-United Mine Workers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Farm problem </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Price drops and expensive machinery </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Society <ul><li>Urbanization and Suburbanization </li></ul><ul><li>Transportation </li></ul><ul><li>Improved Standard of Living </li></ul><ul><li>Sexual Revolution </li></ul><ul><li>Changes in Women's roles </li></ul><ul><li>African Americans-Harlem Renaissance </li></ul><ul><li>Religion conflict </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Modernists vs. Fundamentalists </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Popular Culture-movies, jazz, sports, and radio </li></ul>
  7. 7. Social Conflicts <ul><li>“ Lost Generation” </li></ul><ul><li>Ku Klux Klan </li></ul><ul><li>Immigration Restriction </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Literacy test </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Emergency Quota Act-1921 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>National Origins Act-1924 </li></ul></ul>

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