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1920s

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1920s

  1. 1. Unit 5: The Roaring 20s United States History II
  2. 2. Section 1
  3. 3. Communism - Fear • Some Americans feared they would overthrow the government
  4. 4. Warren Harding • Republican candidate for President • Wins election of 1920
  5. 5. Albert Fall • received bribe over leasing federal land • 1st Cabinet member to go to jail
  6. 6. TeaPot Dome Scandal
  7. 7. Disarmament • The reduction or limitation of military armaments
  8. 8. Soviet Union • The world’s first communist nation • Used to be Russia
  9. 9. Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
  10. 10. Anarchists • people who oppose all organized government
  11. 11. Sacco and Vanzetti • Italian immigrants executed for crimes. • Claimed they were killed because they were immigrants
  12. 12. Fear of Immigration • American culture being overwhelmed by immigrants.
  13. 13. Fear of Immigration • New immigrants would take or compete for jobs.
  14. 14. Immigration Law 1921 • Limited the number of people from eastern and southern Europe.
  15. 15. Section 2
  16. 16. Prohibition • total ban on alcoholic drinks in the US.
  17. 17. Bootleggers • People who smuggled liquor illegally
  18. 18. Speakeasies • Illegal taverns/bars that served liquor.
  19. 19. Flappers • Young women who shocked the older generation.
  20. 20. Henry Ford • introduced the assembly line for cars.
  21. 21. KDKA • first radio station in America.
  22. 22. John Scopes • taught theory of evolution and was arrested.
  23. 23. Charles Darwin • claimed all life evolved from simpler forms of life.
  24. 24. Great Migration • large number of African Americans who moved North.
  25. 25. Ku Klux Klan • hate group that disliked African Americans and immigrants.
  26. 26. Section 3
  27. 27. Fads of the 1920s • flagpole sitting • dance marathons • mah-jongg
  28. 28. Charles Lindbergh • 1st person to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.
  29. 29. Jazz - What city? • New Orleans
  30. 30. Farewell to Arms • book that captured growing anti-war sentiment in America.
  31. 31. The Great Gatsby • Book that criticized the life of rich people.
  32. 32. Harlem Renaissance • Vibrant African- American culture that grew in New York. • Writers, musicians, poets.
  33. 33. Langston Hughes • Poet who won praise for beauty of poems and racial pride
  34. 34. James W. Johnson • worked as an organizer for the NAACP
  35. 35. Section 4
  36. 36. Installment Buying • Buying on credit. • Pay a little each month.
  37. 37. Advertising • created a new consumer culture
  38. 38. Bull Market • a period of rising stock prices
  39. 39. Buying on Margin • borrowing money in order to buy stocks
  40. 40. Agri Depression 1 • farmers grew more crops then people could consume.
  41. 41. Agri Depression 2 • farmers were unable to pay off debts.
  42. 42. Impact of Assembly Line • forced skilled workers out of jobs
  43. 43. Herbert Hoover • Republican candidate for President in 1928
  44. 44. Al Smith • Democrat candidate for President in 1928
  45. 45. Election of 1928 • Hoover wins easy election

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