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The Roaring Twenties

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BC: "Don't cry because it's over, Smile because it happened." - Dr Seuss

FC: colorful seasons | The Roaring Twenties By: Tatyana Horton

1: After Harding died, Coolidge took over. He continued Harding's laissez-faire approach. Coolidge took the initiative to lower income tax, which reduced debt. Also the Dawes plan and Kellog-Briand Act came into effect. | Politics under Warren G. Harding and Coolidge | Harding was elected in 1920. Harding was remembered as a great president when alive. He had a laissez-faire approach. Although this was true, he had a corrupt group of friends, the Ohio Gang. One member of this gang was Albert Fall. He contributed to the biggest scandal of Harding's presidency, The Teapot Dome Scandal. Fall sold the navy's oil and kept the profits. As a result he was jailed.

2: Racial Profiling and Nativism | After World War 1, Nativism rised again. Two Italian Immigrants, Sacco and Vanzetti, were accused of robbery. There was no evidence, but they were charged and executed because of their race. Also, Ku Klux Klan became more dangerous. Instead of just hating blacks, they lashed out on jews, catholics, and all other immigrants.

3: The Red Scare | During WWI, Russia turned Communist and pulled out of the war. This was called the Bolshevik Revolution. Because of this America went through a phase called the "Red Scare." We were afraid immigrants were plotting to turn the US communist. | This red scare turned out ugly for some. Palmer Raids were raids that took place to deport immigrants. Over 6000 immigrants were deported.

4: The Economy and Mechanization/technology | The economy during the 20s went down. Jobs declined and inflation went up. Many went on strike but failed because of the lost of appeal for Labor Unions. | Technology was a HUGE contribution to the 20s. Henry Ford created the Model T car. He did this using the assembly line, a machine that fastens production. Because of this, the majority of America's population could afford cars. Along with the invention of the car, television, traffic lights, and the radio was invented.

5: Prohibition and Bootlegging | The 18th amendment prohibited the selling, manufacturing and consumption of alcohol. During this time many found ways to get around prohibition. Bootleggers made alcohol for those who wanted. Also, speakeasies were hidden bars where people could go and drink.

6: Fundamentalism | Fundamentalists were a group of people that believe in the bible. Therefore, they hated the idea of evolution. Tennessee banned the teaching of evolution from their state. When teacher, Scopes, did it anyway, he was tried. Many know this case as the Monkey Trial because it was so hectic.

7: Flapper Lifestyles | The women during the twenties were often referred to as "Flappers." These women were somewhat wild. They dressed with less clothes and short hair. They wore red lipstick and danced more wild-like then before. Many were not afraid to smoke and drink in public.

8: New Entertainment | During the 1920's, new entertainment aroused. The television was invented. Silent Movies were a trend during the time. Also a big part of entertainment was radio. Radio was today's form of news.

9: The Harlem Renaissance | The Harlem Renaissance was a cultural movement that involved art, writing, music, dancing, and etc. Writer Langston Hughes was an African American that came about during this time. Jazz music was a popular trend and was involved with the development of of many dance crazes.

10: "Any man can be a Father but it takes someone special to be a dad." - Anne Geddes

11: These Are The Moments I Live For

12: home of the free because of our brave

13: independence day

14: "A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing,...

15: ...the birds are singing and the lawn mower is broken." - James Dent

17: sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart

18: today you can be anything you imagine

21: "An open home, an open heart, here grows a bountiful harvest." - Judy Hand

23: Home is where there's someone to love, and someone to love us.

25: "Write it on your heart that every day is the best day of the year." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

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