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2 The Politics of the Roaring 20’s Honors US History Mr. Buttell

3 1920's collectively known as the "Roaring 20's", or the "Jazz Age" In sum, a period of great change in American Society - modern America is born at this time For first time the census reflected an urban society - people had moved into cities to enjoy a higher standard of living

4 Age of Prosperity Economic expansion Mass Production Assembly Line Age of the Automobile Ailing Agriculture…

5 Government Excess & Threats to the Civil Liberties of Americans Post-war labor unrest:  Coal Miners Strike of  Steel Strike of  Boston Police Strike of 1919.

6 Anti-LaborAnti-Labor “If Capital & Labor Don’t Pull Together” – Chicago Tribune

7 Consequences of Labor Unrest “While We Rock the Boat” – Washington Times

8 Coal Miners’ Strike “Keeping Warm” – Los Angeles Times

9 Steel Strike “Coming Out of the Smoke” – New York World

10 The “Red Scare” “What a Year Has Brought Forth” – NY World

11 “Red Scare” -- Anti- Bolshevism “Put Them Out & Keep Them Out” – Philadelphia Inquirer

12 Boston Police Strike “He gives aid & comfort to the enemies of society” – Chicago Tribune

13 Boston Police Strike “Striking Back” – New York Evening World

14 Government Excess & Threats to the Civil Liberties of Americans  1919 – International goal --> promote worldwide communism.  Attorney General, A. Mitchell Palmer (The Case Against the Reds)  Palmer Raids “The Red Scare”:

15 Police Arrest “Suspected Reds’ in Chicago, 1920 “Red Scare” – Palmer Raids

16 A. Mitchell Palmer’s Home Bombed, 1920

17 A Society in Conflict Anti-immigrant  National Origins Act  Discrimination Sacco-Vanzetti Trial  Italian immigrants  Unfair trial

18 NATIVISM brings it’s ugly head back Congress restricts through Emergency Quota Act 1921 = 3% of pop. in Immigration Act of 1924 = 2% of 1890 population. Fear of immigrants (from SE Europe) led to a sentiment known as the Red Scare (fear of comm. post-Bolshevik Rev.) Basic communism advocates an int'l revolution by the workers - fears that this ideology could find its way into the U.S.

19 The Ku Klux Klan Great increase In power Anti-black Anti-immigrant Anti-women’s suffrage Anti-bootleggers Anti-Semitic Anti-Catholic

20 The 1920 Election

21 Harding Administration  The Ohio Gang  Harry Daugherty – Atty. Gen./Albert Fall Sec. Inter.  Laissez-Faire  Appoints 4 of 9 Justices  Anti-trust laws ignored  ICC run by RR friends

22 Tariff & Scandal  Fordney-McCumber Tariff  Raised taxes on U.S. imports to 60%, American Tariffs caused European Tariffs  Teapot Dome Scandal  1924 sale of pardons and liquor permits  Fall, Sinclair, and Daugherty indicted.  Fall found guilty  Harding dies, Coolidge president

23 Consumer Economy


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