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Bell Ringer Why did the population of cities continue to grow in the 1920s?

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1 Bell Ringer Why did the population of cities continue to grow in the 1920s?

2 Changing Ways of Life Ch. 21 Section 1 Notes

3 New Urban Scene New York: 5.6 million people Why leave the farm? Why leave Wellsboro? Actions –Drinking, Gambling, Dating, Movie Theaters Differences –Fast paced, strangers all around, competitive

4 Prohibition 18 th Amendment Liquor: prime cause of corruption –Abuse of children and wives, work accidents Supported in rural South and West –Protestants, Womans Temperance Union Volstead Act –Prohibition Police –Overworked, Under funded –1500 officers to do everything!

5 Speakeasies and Bootleggers Underground hidden bars People who smuggled alcohol Organized Crime –Opportunity to make money –Developed in every major city –Al Capone Chicago Crime Empire Made $100 mil in 6 years Arrested on Tax evasion

6 Fundamentalism Literal interpretation of the Bible Skeptical of science –Evolution and Darwin Religious Revivals –Billy Sunday: Emotional meetings in the South –Aimee McPherson: Radio Evangelist

7 The Scopes Trial 1925 Ten. Law made teaching Ev. Illegal John Scopes: taught Evolution ACLU supported him, Clarence Darrow William Jennings Bryan: prosecutor –Admits Bible may be interpreted! –Fundamentalism cracked Scopes was found Guilty –Later over turned

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9 The Twenties Woman Chapter 21 Section 2 Notes

10 The Flapper An Emancipated Young Woman –Close fitting Hats, Bright Dresses, Shorter Dresses, Pumps and Beads –Boyish, Jet black Hair –Assertiveness, smoking and drinking –Agreed that Housework and child-rearing still their main job

11 New Work Opportunities Womens Professions –Teachers, Nurses, Librarians Big Business –Clerical workers, typists, secretaries Flying Airplanes, Drilling Oil Discrimination –Unequal pay, Harsh treatment

12 The Changing Family Birthrate declines Social and Technological Innovations Greater Equality in Marriage Heavy Pressures


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