Presentation on theme: "War on the Home Front Wartime Reform: Woman Suffrage and Prohibition Promoting National Unity."— Presentation transcript:
War on the Home Front Wartime Reform: Woman Suffrage and Prohibition Promoting National Unity
This image shows the suffrage militants of the National Woman's Party picketing the White House during World War I. College graduates, they identified themselves by their alma maters. Though criticized by more moderate suffragists, these radical suffragists sought to embarrass President Wilson by graphically pointing out the hypocrisy of a war fought for democracy while women at home were not enfranchised.
Prohibition Prohibition only drives drunkenness behind doors and into dark places, and does not cure or even diminish it. MARK TWAIN
The Anti-Saloon League of America saw conquering the alcohol problem as more than an American crusade. In 1916 at the convention of the ASL in Indianapolis Ernest Cherrington presented an address to the convention titled "The World Movement Toward Prohibition of the Liquor Traffic."
No beer, no vodka, no rum, no fun. Prohibition in the 1920’s was nation wide when the 18th Amendment went into affect. On January 16, 1920 the United States officially had a ban on the sale, consumption, and creation of all alcoholic beverages.
Promoting National Unity Committee on Public Information headed by George Creel
An Unsettled Peace Treaty of Versailles Racial Strife
Treaty of Versailles 14 Points –Georges Clemenceau stated Moses only had to have 10 Commandments – Wilson has to have 14
Racial Strife, Labor Unrest, and the Red Scare.
Modern Times: The 1920s
Business-Government Partnership of the 1920s Politics in the Republican “New Era” The Economy Economic Expansion Abroad
A New National Culture A Consumer Culture Mass Media and New Patterns of Leisure
Dissenting Values and Cultural Conflict The Rise of Nativism Legislating Values: The Scopes Trial and Prohibition Intellectual Crosscurrents Cultural Clash in the Election of 1928
These Border Patrol officers in Laredo, Texas, in 1926 were deputized to stop illegal immigration from Mexico. Their guns, military uniforms, and stern expressions did not present a warm welcome to immigrants arriving from south of the border.