Presentation on theme: "The 1920s: Coping with Change"— Presentation transcript:
1The 1920s: Coping with Change 1920-1929 Chapter 23
2Guiding Questions1.) What economic developments underlay American prosperity of the 1920s, and how did those developments affect different social groups?2.) What political values shaped public life in this era of Republican dominance?3.) How did the Republicans of the 1920s promote U.S. economic interests abroad?4.) What is meant by “mass culture”?5.) What developments in American society contributed to creativity? Social tension?
3Booming Business; Ailing Agriculture After the WarUnemployment Rates during the 1920sHome Appliances and the economyEntertainment
4The Auto Industry Mass Production Assembly Lines Henry Ford (Model T) General MotorsCar OwnershipAuto-Related Industries
5Workers Wages Women’s Wages Mexican-Americans African-Americans Last hired first firedFarmers during the 1920s
6Changing Businesses Henry Ford’s Approach to business Ford Dealerships General Electric and WestinghouseChain StoresAir Conditioning
7Advertising Advertising Companies Successful Marketing Techniques Installment PlansAmerica becomes a consumer societyWhat types of things did people buy on credit?
8Women in the Workforce Female Employment Secretaries, Typists, and Filing ClerksFemale WagesTraditional Female Jobs
9Labor Unions Labor Union Membership Higher Wages Henry Ford Better FacilitiesStock OptionsWelfare Capitalism
10Politics Warren G. Harding Charles Forbes (Head of the Veterans Bureau)Secretary of the Interior Albert FallThe Teapot Dome ScandalHarding’s Death
11Coolidge Calvin Coolidge Treasury Secretary Andrew Mellon The Trickle Down TheoryThe Flood of 1927The Flood Control Act 1928The McNary-Haugen Bill
12International Politics The League of NationsThe Washington Naval ConferenceThe Five Power TreatyThe 5:5:3 RatioArms LimitationsThe Kellogg-Briand Pact
13Women and Politics The 19th Amendment Alice Paul The Equal Rights AmendmentWhat was the focus of the Women’s Rights Movement in the 1920s?
14Mass Media Radio National Magazines The Saturday Evening Post The Movie Industry
15Pop culture National Sports Heroes Babe Ruth Charles Lindbergh Cultural ValuesSigmund FreudFlappers
16Pop Culture F. Scott Fitzgerald Sinclair Lewis Ernest Hemingway The Lost GenerationThe Harlem RenaissanceLangston HughesZora Neal HurstonMarcus Garvey