The 1920s I.“Roaring” A.Business B.Fun & Heroes C.Women II.Politics Prohibition & Scandal III.“Other” Side A.Farmers B.Teaching Evolution C.Nativism Key Terms Charles Lindbergh “Flapper” Teapot Dome McNary/Haugen Scopes Trial National Origins Act KKK
Announcements: Extra Credit Friday 3/5 at 7:30: Otis Murphy (Classical Saxophonist) at Ludington Center for the Arts Gypsy: March 12, 13; 19, 20 at 7:30; March 14 & 21 at 2:00 at Manistee’s Ramsdell Theater WSCC students will be admitted free if they make reservations at the WSCC Box Office M-F 8-12:00 or leave a message at 843-5507 To do: Attend the event & write a summary (one page, single-spaced, typed, 350 word) Up to five points can be added to your discussion grade by attending the event & writing about it
US Farmers prospered during WWI….but not after the war 19131918 Corn$.70/bushel$1.52/bushel Cotton$.12/lb.$.29/lb.
Farmers’ Problems Between 1919-1921 total farm income fell from $10 billion to $4 billion Many looked to the government for help
McNary-Haugen: A Possible Solution 1.US government would purchase surplus crops 2.Excess products would then be sold on the world market 3.Passed by Congress in 1927 & 1928 Vetoed Twice By Coolidge
Scopes Trial (1925) State of Tennessee outlawed teaching of evolution in schools John Scopes violated the law & went on trial; gained national attention Scopes was convicted Clarence Darrow & William Jennings Bryan
Rise Of Nativism Americans were concerned about all things foreign; –Legacy of WWI –Influenza epidemic killed 50 million world- wide & at least 550,000 in US
Rise Of Nativism Americans were concerned about all things foreign; –Legacy of WWI –Influenza epidemic killed 50 million world- wide & at least 550,000 in US –Restrictive immigration laws –Rise of Ku Klux Klan