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Roaring Twenties

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S: US History

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

FC: Roaring Twenties

1: Warren G. Harding (Republican candidate) called for a "return to normalcy" which meant that the normality of what he believed had been a simpler time before Wilson. | Calvin Coolidge "Silent Cal" admired productive business leaders. His statement of values and principles was often oversimplified as "the business of America is business". | POLITICS

3: During the 1920's, America faced lots of nativism and racial profiling. The nativists had problems with immigrants coming over and taking jobs away. They also thought they threatened American religious, political, and cultural traditions. The Ku Klux Klan was usually a group of angry white males. The group promoted hatred toward mainly African Americans, but also toward Jews, Catholics, and immigrants. They had about 4 to 5 million members, they would burn crosses, boycott any business owned by the Jewish, Catholic, or African American. There were groups who opposed the Klan, the NAACP and the Jewish Anti-Defamation League. They embraced the idea of racial, ethnic, religious, and cultural diversity. | Racial Profiling & Nativism

5: The Red Scare | The first American Red Scare was a wave of widespread fear of suspected communists and radicals thought to be plotting revolutions in the US. In the early 1920s the Palmer Raids (series of raids) broke out. Thousands of people were arrested, some thought to radicals and some were simply immigrants. Some crimes were never charged, but one trial was. In the Sacco and Vanzetti Case, Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti (Italian immigrants and known anarchists) was tried for robbing a shoe place and killing two men. They were found guilty and was executed.

7: The Economy and Mechanization | Henry Ford introduced a series of methods and ideas in the automobile industry. He produced the Model T, reliable car that an average American could afford. The first sold for $850. Soon during the 1920s, the advertising started to come along. Magazine and newspaper ads often focused on the desires and fears of Americans.

9: Prohibition & bootlegging | Prohibition was the banning of alcohol. In the 18th Amendment it forbade any manufacture, distribution, or sale of alcohol anywhere in the US. Of course, many Americans didn't like this. Some Americans made homemade alcohol in stills or smuggled some from other countries. Bootleggers sold alcohol illegally to consumers. They also attracted customers with secret drinking establishments called speakeasies.

10: Fundamentalism

11: Fundamentalism was basically belief in the fundamentals, or basic, truth of their religion. Fundamentalists believed that all their answers was in their holy book. This took place strongly in the rural areas of America.

12: Flapper Lifestyles | During the 1920s, women started to come up with new trends. They would wear shorter dresses, wear more makeup, and danced to the latest crazes. Flappers were young ladies with short skirts, rouged cheeks, and had their hair cut close to a bob style.

15: New Entertainment | In the 1920s, new entertainment began to "pop" up. They had radios, silent movies also known as "talkies", and sports like baseball.

17: The Harlem Renaissance | The Harlem Renaissance was a flowering African American culture. During this time was also the Jazz Age, jazz is a musical form based on improvisation. Jazz wasn't the only form of music, there was also singers like Zora Neale Hurston.

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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