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Quarter 4 1920-1970

Quarter 4

Week 1


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The 1920’s was the first decade to have a nickname: Roaring 20s" or "Jazz Age." It was a decade of prosperity and dissipation, and of jazz bands, bootleggers, raccoon coats, bathtub gin, flappers, flagpole sitters, bootleggers, and marathon dancers. It was, in the popular view, the Roaring 20s, when the younger generation rebelled against traditional taboos while their elders engaged in an orgy of speculation. But the 1920s was also a decade of bitter cultural conflicts, pitting religious liberals against fundamentalists, nativists against immigrants, and rural provincials against urban cosmopolitans. The 1920’s was a decade of major cultural conflicts as well as a period when many features of a modern consumer culture took root. In this chapter, you will learn about the clashes over alcohol, evolution, foreign immigration, and race, and also about the growth of cities, the rise of a consumer culture, and the revolution in morals and manners. 



1. HTS (due Sunday 4/18)

1. Discuss the emergence of the following during the 1920's

    a. Ku Klux Klan

    b. Nativists and immigration reform

    c. Religious fundamentalists and the Scopes Trial

2. Explain the characteristics of each of the following, and discuss the impact of popular culture on American society during the


     a. Movies and Sports

     b. The "New Negro" and the Harlem Renaissance

     c. Prohibition and the 18th Amendment

     d. The "New Woman"


C22 The New Era Key Terms

1. Warren G. Harding

2. The Red Scare  

3. Red Summer  

4. Prohibition and Speakeasies

5. St. Valentines Day Massacre

6. Al Capone                   

7. The Ku Klux Klan

8. Calvin Coolidge                                   

9. The Scopes Trial

10. Religious Fundamentalism

11. Herbert Hoover                                   

12. The Equal Rights Amendment          

13. The National Origins Act 1924

14. Consumerism
15. The Installment Plan                                      
16. Marcus Garvey                                  

17. “The New Negro” and the Harlem Renaisance

18. Hollywood 1920's

19. Popular Culture

20. The Jazz Singer

21. The Harlem Renaissance

22. Langston Hughes

23. Jazz 

24. Duke Ellington                                                    

25. The Great Migration

26. Babe Ruth                                             

27. The "New Woman" and The Flapper

28. Margret Sanger

29. Lost Generation

30. F. Scott Fitzgerald

31. Ernest Hemingway                                    

32. Sacoo-Vanveti Trial