Presentation on theme: "Cities became places to be, not to get away from. –Urban Behaviors- drinking, gambling, casual dating. –Urban Relationships- Impersonal, No one set."— Presentation transcript:
Cities became places to be, not to get away from. –Urban Behaviors- drinking, gambling, casual dating. –Urban Relationships- Impersonal, No one set of rules. Prohibition- 18 th Amendment –Ex. Of old values vs. new.
The Middle Class materialism and discontent with the American Dream
The Twenties Woman Rejected the values of the 19 th Century. The Flapper Drinking, Smoking, overt sexuality. Not a reality for most women. Changing views of marriage Partners- Equality The Double Standard –Casual dating increases but… Women are held to a higher standard of behavior than men. Men wanted to have casual relationships with women, but didnt want to marry those girls.
Whats with those pants?... pull your pants up? sound familiar
FUNDAMENTALISM- (protestant) –T–The belief in a literal, non symbolic interpretation of the Bible. –M–Mainly focused on fighting –S–Scopes Monkey Trial (The story). Darrow and Bryan The Length of a Day –S–Still today… George Bushs main supporters were Fundamentalist Christians in the South.
The Politics of the 1920s
President _____________ experienced problems when members of his cabinet were implicated in the ________________ scandal. Summarize what this scandal was:
Calvin Coolidge Cool Cal Advocated the Status Quo Conservative, Quiet, Contemplative, & Casual – not flashy like Harding Refused to allow the Federal Govt to get involved in the Economy, An Isolationist, Advocated Tax Cuts, < Silent Cal
Three trends that were the result of our desire to return to normalcy
Palmer Raids These raids hunted down: –___________________ –___________________ define this term: The end result of these raids: NOTHING, but he became the Attorney General!!!