America In The 1920’S

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America In The 1920’S

  1. 1. Objective: Focus on the technological, social and political developments in American during the 1920’s
  2. 2. Prohibition <ul><li>1919 the 18 th Amendment made it a crime to sell, drink, or ship alcoholic beverages anywhere in the U.S. </li></ul><ul><li>Many supporters of prohibition thought this would reduce crime </li></ul><ul><li>Instead crime increased </li></ul>
  3. 3. Prohibition <ul><li>Millions found ways to still buy alcohol </li></ul><ul><li>Organized Crime increased to meet the demand </li></ul><ul><li>By 1930 most people believed the law should be repealed </li></ul><ul><li>1933 21 st Amendment ended Prohibition </li></ul>
  4. 4. Suffrage <ul><li>During WWI women worked in factories to support the war </li></ul><ul><li>Women insisted if they could serve their country then they can vote </li></ul><ul><li>In 1920 the 19 th Amendment gave women the right to vote </li></ul>
  5. 5. Red Scare <ul><li>Fear of communism sweep the country after WWI </li></ul><ul><li>Attorney General Palmer calls for an a massive investigation and conducts raids across the country </li></ul><ul><li>Known as Palmer Raids </li></ul>
  6. 6. Red Scare <ul><li>Thousands are arrested many without warrants </li></ul><ul><li>But nothing is found </li></ul><ul><li>Palmer is disgraced </li></ul><ul><li>The ACLU is founded to ensure constitutional rights are respected </li></ul>
  7. 7. Race Relations <ul><li>During the 1920’s KKK membership greatly expands to 2 million </li></ul><ul><li>Popular in Mid-West, West, and South </li></ul><ul><li>After Klan members murder some blacks Membership dives to less than 10,000 by 1930 </li></ul><ul><li>Marcus Garvey fought racism by telling blacks to be proud of their African culture and to leave the U.S. founded the Back to Africa Movement </li></ul>
  8. 8. Technology of the 1920’s <ul><li>Henry Ford uses the assembly line to make cheap cars </li></ul><ul><li>The car spurs growth in other industries tires, gas, glass, steel </li></ul><ul><li>Airplane makes travel easier </li></ul><ul><li>Appliances become popular refrigerator, washer, stoves </li></ul><ul><li>Radio and movies becomes popular </li></ul>
  9. 9. Harlem Renaissance <ul><li>During the 1920’s African Americans created new music, art, and literature </li></ul><ul><li>This literary movement was called the Harlem Renaissance </li></ul><ul><li>Harlem is a African American community in New York city </li></ul><ul><li>Bessie Smith popular singer </li></ul><ul><li>Louis Armstrong famous trumpet player </li></ul>
  10. 10. 1920’s Tech

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