Presentation on theme: "The Roaring 20’s Introduction Lesson. WW 1 was over The “War to End All Wars” shocked people. 15 million casualties Millions of soldiers died (not in."— Presentation transcript:
WW 1 was over The “War to End All Wars” shocked people. 15 million casualties Millions of soldiers died (not in the US) Many millions more were injured for life. In England and France they were called the “Lost Generation”
Influenza Epidemic 50-100 million people died from March 1918 to June 1920. Seven times more casualties than WW1 Most deadly natural disaster in world history
Fads Feeling of relief and the desire to live life now End of wartime rationing and worries Dozens of short lived fun fads
Barnstorming Death defying flying in the war improved airplanes. Many WW1 pilots earn money thrilling crowds with stunts and giving rides.
Flag Pole Sitting Literally people would sit on flag poles
Dance Marathons Couples would compete to see who could dance the longest for prize money
Dance Marathon “The Charleston” a popular dance from that time
“Lucky Lindy” On May 20, 1927 Charles Lindbergh former air mail pilot becomes the 1st to fly non-stop across the Atlantic Ocean An air mail plane that Lindbergh crashed A “Jenny” type airplane
Lindbergh continued He flew 33 1/2 hours without sleep. He wins the his $25,000 Orteig Prize $25,000 in 1927 = $309,000 today
Scopes vs. The State of Tennessee Science (Evolution) vs. Religion (Creationism) any tested a law which made it unlawful "to teach any theory that denies the story of the Divine Creation of man as taught in the Bible, and to teach instead that man has descended from a lower order of animals" in any Tennessee state- funded school and university Science teacher John Scopes was found guilty and fined $100. Scopes Monkey Trial
Rise of the KKK KKK preached racism, anti-Catholicism, anti- Communism, nativism, and anti-Semitism. 6,000,000 members at peak in1924 15% of the nation's eligible population Movie poster for The Birth of a Nation. It has been widely noted for reviving the Ku Klux Klan. 1915
Lynching Lynching was the practice of killing people by a mob action. This type of murder is most often associated with hanging, although it often included burning and/or various other methods of torture, and only rarely were lynchers punished, or even arrested, for their crimes. Front and back of postcard showing the charred corpse of Jesse Washington on display in Robinson, Texas after he was lynched in nearby Waco.
KKK continued Anti-Catholicism In favor of Prohibition
a popular international art design movement from 1925 until the 1940s. Looks Modern and streamlined Chrysler Building was the world's tallest building from May 27, 1930 to 1931. Art Deco
Immigration US becomes more anti-immigrant Strictly limits the numbers of Southern and Eastern European Immigrants Establishes quotas for each nation. Stops immigration from Asia
Stations 6 stations in 6 days Each station is self directed Note sheet goes along with PPT Pay close attention to each slide there is lots of stuff to do.
Sounds and Movies Each slide has an automatic narration be ready before you click to the next slide. When you see this symbol click on it. Some movies show up as black boxes, click on them, when ready, to watch them.