Presentation on theme: "The ROARING TWENTIES. The Red Scare The end of WWI brought great rejoicing in America, but it was the beginning of new problems at home. The nation faced."— Presentation transcript:
The ROARING TWENTIES
The Red Scare The end of WWI brought great rejoicing in America, but it was the beginning of new problems at home. The nation faced economic and political turmoil that cast a dark shadow over the postwar recovery. Farms and Factories lay silent Soldiers could not find jobs
100% Americanism Celebrated all things American While attacking ideas and people it viewed as foreign or anti-American.
RUSSIA Russia became part of a new nations called the SOVIET UNION They dreamt of establishing a new social system for their people and world -- Called COMMUNISM -- no economic classes and no private property Believed that all people should share equally in society’s wealth.
REACTION Soviets wanted to overthrow capitalism. AMERICANS EMBRACED CAPITALISM (ECONOMIC SYSTEM IN WHICH MOST BUSINESSES ARE PRIVATELY OWNED) -- wanted to have the freedom to own their own property. Communists and others who held radical ideas became known as the: REDS
Red Scare RED SCARE: Widespread fear of communism HOW DID THE GOVERNMENT REACT??
PALMER RAIDS A. Mitchell Palmer- a key leader of the federal government’s anti-Communist campaign. Palmer Raid- Attack on suspected radicals. Used wartime laws that gave the government power against radicals “Aliens” could face DEPORTATION: REMOVING AN ALIEN FROM ONE COUNTRY
Labor Strife Grows 4 millions workers took part in more than 3000 strikes nationwide. Workers believed that Wilson was focusing on a promoting his peace plan and not on the workers at home Unions lost members and political power because of Red Scare (fear of workers overthrowing government)
Limiting Immigration Rise of Nativism – distrust of foreigners, produced a culture clash between the nation’s earlier immigrants and it’s new ones. National Origins Act of limits number of immigrants allowed (from Eastern European countries) Also nearly eliminated all immigration from Asian Countries.
COLLINS I Why does communism appeal to some people and to what groups it would be most likely to appeal. – Consider what groups might find communism threatening, and why.
Discrimination in the 1920s View the Ku Klux Klan Marches in Washington D.C Why is the location of the parade important? What does the large crowd tell you about the KKK or the perception of the KKK in the 1920s?
“How It Feels to Be Colored Me” Read Zora Neale Hurston’s essay What does her opinion of race as a child versus as an adult tell you about race as a concept? Do you think her feeling regarding race is optimistic or pessimistic? When you are finished answer these two questions on the back.
Blues and Jazz: Bessie Smith & Duke Ellington Why do you think the Blues came from the South? Why do you think Jazz was invented in New York City? Read the biographies on Bessie Smith and Duke Ellington Listen to the music as you read and answer the questions to help you understand the movement
COLLINS II “ Nothing is particularly hard if you divide into small jobs.” - Henry Ford - What does he mean by this? How can you relate this to how things are done today?
The NEW Consumer New, cost-efficient manufacturing Refrigerators Vacuum cleaners Radio Commercial airplanes Buy! Buy! Buy! INSTALLMENT BUYING: paying for an item over time with small payments CREDIT: borrowing money to buy now!
IN YOUR ROWS Figure out how you are going to complete the face as fast as you possibly can while doing it efficiently. Each row will be competing. How does completing this assembly line change the way you look at how Henry Ford changed the times?