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warm up 3/5/12 Why did the government set the quota at 2% of a particular groups population from 1890? it would keep out the newer immigrant groups because their groups were just starting to come over at that time NEXT…. open your notebook to the next blank page set up for Cornell notes
cornell notes Essential question: Why was new and different about the 1920s?
Roaring 20s Many new inventions 1. 2. 3. history.com 1920s inventions
Stock Market Stock Market rose incredibly quickly in a short amount of time Rising economy fueled the massive rate of consumption
Leisure Activities Young people begin to enjoy themselves Parties, dancing, drinking, smoking Kids left home for the first time to go away to college Professional sporting events Listened to radio going to the movies
Jazz Age People listened to a new, edgier type of music known as Jazz Louis Armstrong
Blacks left the South following the cotton crop failure. They went looking for jobs and better opportunities.
Harlem Renaissance African-Americans began to write about their experiences in greater numbers Expressed pride in Black Culture Langston Hughes
Prohibition Many worried about the excesses of the 1920s Womens Temperance Movement wanted to ban alcohol Many people disagreed with Prohibition so they… – Drank liquor illegally in speak-easys – Made illegal alcohol -- Bathtub Gin – Bootleggers smuggled alcohol around in their boots
Womens Roles role of women changed drastically Became known as Flappers They bobbed their hair, their skirts got shorter, began to drink, smoke, drive, and wear make-up
Who struggled? Farmers – crops failed, market prices were low Immigrants – 1924 National Origins Act: set 2% quota – literacy tests required – banned immigrants from Asia
What was the Scopes Monkey Trial? Background - Ruling by state court - Ruling by state Supreme Court - Overturning the guilty verdict meant that there was no case to take to the US Supreme Court so the law forbidding the teaching of evolution stayed legal in Tennessee until the 1960s. read p. 650 - 651
summary: Describe how life was different for many people in the 1920s homework: complete the 2 review worksheets chapter and section number are on the sheets put your name on your notes, leave your notebook open, and pass forward