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1 The Twenties Part One A Turbulent Decade

2 Post World War I Issues Fear of Communism Limiting Immigration
Labor Unrest You Tube: First Red Scare

3 Fear of Communism The Red Scare The Palmer Raids Sacco and Vanzetti
YouTube - Sacco and Vanzetti - song by Woody Guthire & David Rovics Sacco and Vanzetti Palmer Raids A. Mitchell Palmer

4 Immigration to the United States 1880-1920

5 Limiting Immigration Nativism The Klan Rises Again
The Quota System- sharply reduced immigration from southern and eastern Europe as well as Asia.

6 Labor Unrest In 1919, unions called for more than strikes involving more than 4 million workers Employers refused demands for higher wages/shorter hours/right to join unions Employers labeled strikers as communists John L. Lewis

7 Republicans in Power Warren Harding Calvin Coolidge Herbert Hoover *Election of pro-business presidents Harding and Coolidge *Isolationist philosophy *Immigration quotas *Tariffs on imports to discourage foreign business competition *Corruption in Harding's administration

8 Business and Technology You Tube: Henry Ford and Model T
Growth of automobile industry Advertising gains popularity Widespread use of electricity Increased production of consumer goods Buying on credit Superficial prosperity

9 The Twenties Part Two Jazz Age

10 F. Scott Fitzgerald Coined the term “Jazz Age” Author of The
Great Gatsby

11 Changing Ways of Life Prohibition Science and Religion Clash
The Twenties Woman Sports Music and Dance Harlem Renaissance Charles Lindbergh

12 Prohibition The banning of the manufacture, sale, and possession of alcoholic beverage (18th Amendment) Speakeasies and bootleggers Organized Crime YouTube - Paper Lace-The Night Chicago Died Al Capone

13 Science and Religion Clash
Battle between fundamentalist religious groups and secular thinkers over the validity of certain scientific discoveries Fundamentalists contest Darwin's theory of evolution Scopes Monkey Trial Clarence Darrow and William Jennings Bryan

14 The Twenties Woman The Flapper New Work Opportunities
Right to Vote (19th Amendment) YouTube-19th Amendment

15 Sports Heroes of the 1920's Jim Thorpe Babe Ruth Gertrude Ederle
Helen Wills

16 Jazz Age As jazz music was sweeping the nation via the phonograph, radio, and the movies, young men and their flapper partners shocked their elders by dancing cheek-to- cheek fox-trots and the Charleston. Louie Armstrong George Gershwin The Charleston Dance

17 Harlem Renaissance A literary and artistic movement celebrating African-American culture. YouTube - Harlem renaissance Langston Hughes

18 “I, Too” by Langston Hughes
I, too sing America. I am the darker brother. They send me to eat in the kitchen When company comes, But I laugh, And eat well, And grow strong. Tomorrow, I'll be at the table When company comes. Nobody'll dare Say to me, “Eat in the kitchen,” Then. Besides, They'll see how beautiful I am And be ashamed- I, too, am America.

19 Youth in the Roaring Twenties
Flagpole Sitting Oxford Bags Bobbed Hair Dance Marathons

20 1920’s Slang Language Sampler
Applesauce- an expletive same as horsefeathers, As in "Ah applesauce!" Bee's Knees - An extraordinary person, thing, idea; the ultimate Cat's Meow - Something splendid or stylish; The best or greatest, wonderful. Copacetic - Wonderful, fine, all right Cheaters - Eyeglasses Drugstore Cowboy - a guy that hangs around on a street corner trying to pick up girls Dumb Dora - a stupid female Egg - a person who lives the big life Flat Tire - A dull witted, insipid, disappointing date. Same as pill, pickle, drag, rag, oilcan Giggle Water - An intoxicating beverage; alcohol Heebie-Jeebies - The jitters Hotsy - Totsy - Pleasing Real McCoy - The genuine article Ritzy - Elegant (from the hotel) Wet Blanket - a solemn person, a killjoy

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