Presentation on theme: "Note Page 34 The Roaring 20’s Intro Video to 1920’s."— Presentation transcript:
Note Page 34 The Roaring 20’s Intro Video to 1920’s
Lives of the People Once isolated rural communities - tightly controlled values - high standards of religious morality Migration of more people to urban areas changed moral values L ess control over the whole community F ast paced city life often intimidated or changed people
Standard of Living ”Business of America is business” Effects of the automobile freedom to travel urban sprawl Airlines develop Electricity lights the whole nation - alternating current (Tesla) Growth of the radio industry
Video Clips: Advertisements from the 1920’s Silent Film Ads from the 1920’s
Prosperity Growth of advertising industry P roductivity increases B uying on the installment plan increases consumption Ford and Prosperity -assembly line production -workers as consumers -$5 day plan
Video Clips: Flappers – The Roaring 20’s Women in the 1920’s
New Role of Women Victorian Age view of women F lapper was a young women of modern times hair styles, dress, attitudes, behavior D ouble standard of behavior C lash of conservative values Opportunities increase F amilies change Margaret Sanger and birth control
Banned alcohol Many people resented the new law that regulated behavior Gov’t never tried to really enforce the law Speakeasies drinking clubs Bootleggers -growth of organized crime Al Capone Prohibition
Science and Religion Fundamentalism religious movement focusing on the truth of the Bible -Billy Sunday -Aimee Semple McPherson Darwin’s Theory of Evolution Scopes Trial John Scopes arrested for teaching evolution - Clarence Darrow (defense) - William J. Bryan (Pros.) Link – NPR Remembering the Scopes Trial
Form presidential candidate William Jennings Bryan Was called as a “professional” witness on the Bible, He would admit Bible could not be taken literally. Scopes would be found guilty but only pay a fine…. Breakthrough for Science in Public Schools !
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