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The Roaring Twenties: A Time of Great Change. New Amendments 16 th Amendment, 1913- Legalizes income tax 17 th Amendment, 1913- People elect senators.

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1 The Roaring Twenties: A Time of Great Change

2 New Amendments 16 th Amendment, Legalizes income tax 17 th Amendment, People elect senators directly 18 th Amendment, Prohibition 19 th Amendment, Women given the right to vote

3 Let the Good Times Roll! Good economic times led to:  Buying modern goods (cars, radios, tractors, trips, refrigerators, vacuums)  New infrastructure (highways, telephone lines, indoor plumbing, electrification)  Better educational opportunities  Pop Culture- Women cut their hair and wore shorter dresses, fast paced dances, new fads

4 The Changing 1920s Pop Culture- Women cut their hair and wore shorter dresses, fast paced dances, new fads

5 Prohibition Leads to:  Gangsters who sold alcohol illegally (like Al Capone)  Moonshiners in the South (their fast cars led to racing and NASCAR)  Speakeasies, flappers, women’s advances  Development of jazz

6 The Changing 1920’s The Red Scare- Fear of Communism coming to America. Immigrants- Anti German/ Eastern European hysteria: Immigrants seen as cheap labor taking jobs. Laws passed to limit immigration. KKK includes Catholics as groups to be hated. The Stock Market- People invested in stocks to build vast fortunes. Prosperity ends in 1929 when the market crashes.

7 Southern Problems The boll weevil destroys the cotton crop (up to 75% in some cases). Major drought in Number of farms drops dramatically and millions of blacks move North to find work, causing a major migration. Depression starts much earlier in the South.

8 1920’s Act It Out! Each group will receive an envelope with their topic- it will be some kind of change that took place in the 1920’s. Your group must create a short skit (1-2 mins) to act out your change. Each group must turn in a sheet of paper with the following information: names of group members, what your topic (your change) is, and a brief description of what you will do in your skit. Your group will act out your skit for the class, and the class will try to guess which change your group has.


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