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Opening The 20 th Century
Germany began attacking U.S. ships and sank the Lusitania, killing American citizens. Which of the following explains why the U.S. entered WWI?
Which of these is NOT a risk Henry Ford took as an entrepreneur when he opened his automobile factory? He risked having a higher demand for his product than he expected.
Which of the following is NOT an impact felt by Germany after signing the Treaty of Versailles? The treaty required Germany to give up a large portion of its territory.
What was the major economic impact of Henry Ford’s automobile manufacturing business? It provided new jobs for many Americans.
Which of the following is NOT a contribution of the US before joining the fight against Germany in WWI? The US sent supplies to Allied countries involved in the war.
Explain how voting rights were protected by the 19 th amendment. The 19 th Amendment gave women the right to vote for the first time.
Describe ways each of the following individuals contributed to cultural developments in American life.
Babe Ruth: Baseball; Babe Ruth brought excited and new interest to baseball. He played with the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees, Baseball became the most popular sport of the 20’s. Henry Ford: Automobile; People were finally able to afford that new mode of transportation, Henry Fords’ invention of the assembly lines for mass production made automobiles cheaper and accessible to more people. This also created more jobs and caused transportation industries to grow. Charles Lindbergh: Airplane; Lindbergh became the first man to fly across the Atlantic Ocean, His flight created enormous interest in airplanes and air travel.
Name the cultural development associated with each of these individuals and describe how they contributed to American culture.
Louis Armstrong: Jazz Age; Encouraged people to loosen up. Louis Armstrong first played jazz music in New Orleans. He was a trumpet and cornet player, jazz quickly spread to America’s biggest cities. Americans began to open dance halls and new inventions such as the radio and automobile. Langston Hughes: Harlem Renaissance; African American artists and writers expressed their talents, He wrote books, poetry, and drama all combining experiences of African and American culture.