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1 United States History Politics and Life in the Twenties
The Roaring Twenties United States History Politics and Life in the Twenties

2 Students Name (First & Last):
The Roaring Twenties Students Name (First & Last): Teacher: Class Period:

3 The Roaring Twenties You will briefly describe and provide images for each slide as directed in the four following categories: Postwar Issues The Arts Innovation The Popular Culture Reform

4 The Roaring Twenties You will work individually in the Library.
You will be responsible for finding information and images. You will turn in the final project in the teacher’s Faculty Dropbox. (under teacher first name, last name)

5 The Roaring Twenties Recommended Websites to use:
Library Databases (GALE): Student Resources in Context, Discovering Collection, US History in Context, World History in Context Boundless.com https://www.boundless.com/u-s-history/from-the-new-era-to-the-great-depression /the-culture-of-change/the-culture-of-the-roaring-twenties/ Gilder Lehrman: Institute of American History com Primary Sources:

6 Start with a SAVE AS and save your work as you go!
Save your PowerPoint Presentation in your student HOME folder on the student server by using “save as.” Make sure you name your project with your name and class period so you get credit for turning it in! (ex. John Smith 4) Turn in your finished project by “saving as” your teacher’s Faculty DROPBOX. Do not “drag & drop” work on servers.

7 Postwar Issues World War I left much of the American public exhausted. Many Americans responded to the stressful conditions by becoming fearful of outsiders. Briefly define the following terms and find political cartoons from this era that represent them. Nativism, Isolationism, and Communism.

8 Postwar Issues One perceived threat was the fear of Communism.
Briefly describe what these fears were about using the following terms. Red Scare, Palmer Raids, Sacco and Vanzetti. Don’t forget to include an image.

9 Post War Issues As a result of the Red Scare and anti-immigrant feelings difficult groups arose such as the Klu Klux Klan (KKK) who harassed groups that were different from them. Who was the KKK? What were their motives? What did immigration quotas ensure?

10 Post War Issues Another severe postwar conflict formed between labor management saw more than 3000 strikes which some 4 million workers walked off the job. Describe each of the following strikes in the 1920s and explain why labor movements lost their appeal. Boston Police, Steel Mill, and Coal Miners’.

11 Post War Issues The Harding Administration began to unravel as his corrupt friends used their offices to become wealthy through graft. What was the so called “Ohio Gang” ? Briefly describe the role the gang played in Teapot Scandal.

12 The Arts & Social Change
The “Flapper” became symbolic of the social change of the ’20s era. What was different about women of the twenties than from the previous decades? Why was being a Flapper such a big thing? What did a Flapper look like?

13 The Arts and Social Change
Jazz became so popular during this time period that it became known as “The Jazz Age.” How did “new technology” help this style of music become popular and more available to people?

14 The Arts and Social Change
Racism and Prejudice was rampant in 1920’s America. How did this affect African Americans in the South? What was the NAACP? What role did James Weldon Johnson play in the NAACP? How did W.E.B. Dubois purpose that African Americans achieve equality? What did Marcus Garvey believe?

15 The Arts & Social Change
The Harlem Renaissance was an important time period in America and Europe from 1919 thru mid-1930’s. What does this term “Harlem Renaissance” mean?

16 The Arts – Harlem Renaissance
Describe some of the works of these leaders in the Harlem Renaissance movement: Bessie Smith Zora Neale Hurston Langston Hughes Louis Armstrong

17 The Arts & Social Change
Name a work by each of these writers of the 1920’s: Poet- T.S Eliot Playwright - Eugene O’Neill Author – Ernest Hemingway, William Faulkner, F. Scott Fitzgerald

18 The Arts & Social Change
Briefly describe what the term the “Lost Generation” means in terms of some authors and other people in the Arts in the 1920’s decade. Who is credited with first coining the phrase “The Lost Generation?”

19 The Arts & Social Change
Who are some of the famous authors of “Lost Generation” and what did they write? Name at least 3 authors. Include images!

20 Innovation Communications
What changes in everyday lives were brought on by the radio? the phonograph? the telephone?

21 Innovation Communications What is SENSATIONALISM?
What some examples of SENSATIONALISM in the newspapers and the tabloids during this time period?

22 Innovation Transportation
How did AUTOMOBILES influence cultural & industrial changes?

23 Innovation Transportation Who was Charles Lindbergh?
What was the Spirit of St. Louis? How did the Spirit of St. Louis and Charles Lindbergh become famous?

24 Innovation The Media and Advertising grew rapidly as an industry in the 1920’s. Consumerism was at an all time high. How did ADVERTISING and CONSUMERISM affect everyday people during this time period? Does it today? Be sure to include some “ads” that would have been used in the 1920’s.

25 Innovation The Growing use of Electricity in the Home. Show images of these 4 kitchen or home appliances that would become household items in the Twenties. Show pictures of THEN and NOW! Refrigeration Washing Machines Kitchen Appliances Vacuum

26 Popular Culture What role did professional sports have in the culture of the time period? Briefly describe each of the following sports legends and their significance. Gene Tunney v. Jack Dempsey, Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig, Red Grange, and James Naismith Don’t forget to show images!

27 Popular Culture Religion and Morality were a big issue and under scrutiny during this time period due to all the cultural and economic changes. What famous courtroom trial happened in TN during this time period that dealt with religion and moral issues in schools? What was it about? Is it still a concern today?

28 Reform Describe Women’s Suffrage Movement.
What amendment granted women suffrage? What changes in the government, on society and/or influence on popular culture resulted? Don’t forget those images!

29 Reform What was the 18th Amendment and the National Prohibition Act (Volstead Act) supposed to do? What was the result of this Amendment? What happened? Did it work?

30 Reform Speakeasies & Bootleggers were some of the negative aspects that were a result of Prohibition. What were they? How did they effect the people of the time period? Show some images!

31 Reform What was Racketeering and/or Organized Crime?
Why did Chicago become a major site? Who was Al Capone? What federal organization saw it’s beginning during the 1920’s to deal with these growing problems?

32 Save your work! Save your PowerPoint Presentation in your student HOME folder on the student server by using “save as.” Make sure you name your project with your name and class period so you get credit for turning it in! (ex. John Smith 4) Turn in your finished project by “saving as” your teacher’s Faculty DROPBOX. Do not “drag & drop” work on servers.


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