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The Roaring 20's

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FC: The Roaring Twenties | Jesus Mendez APUSH Mr. James 4th period

1: World War I | The roaring twenties, its ideas, and influence was partially because of the first world war. WWI caused America to move more towards isolationism to avoid being involved in any future conflicts. The blood shed during the great war, and the effects that it had were devastating. WWI also gave rise to new technologies that arose from the need of a technological advantage in the great war. Women were also inspired to strive for their rights and suffrage because of their significant role in the manufacturing industry during the war.

2: Discrimination and Prohibition | Several political ideas arose following the great war which threatened the American way of life. America feared the change that could come from ideas such as Socialism, Communism, and Fascism. In order to put those fears to rest they started alienating people with perspectives that were "non-American"; people such as European immigrants (mainly Irish and German), Russians, and any religions that were not Christian. | Female reformers felt that alcohol ruined their families and protested its use; they wanted it controlled or prohibited all together. In 1919, the 18th amendment went into effect, nationally prohibiting the manufacturing, sale, possession and consumption of any alcoholic beverages. This amendment was highly controversial, many claimed that it was an intrusion that catholicism and immigrants brought with them. The ban on alcohol proved extremely difficult to enforce and the rebellion against the law led to the development of the American Mafia and vast corruption within the federal system.

3: Photos on the right depict the support for the Prohibition, top photo shows a liquor store the day before the prohibition.

4: Warren G. Harding 1921-1923 | Harding wanted to take care of domestic problems first before foreign issues. He wanted to lower taxes, increase tariff protection, and a national budget for economical purposes. Also, he aimed to help farmers through legislation, further radio technology, make aviation possible, creating an anti-lynching law and establishing a dept. of public welfare

5: Accomplishments | -Budget and Accounting Act: Created a government budget -Knox-Porter Resolution: Ended US involvement in WWI -Revenue Act of 1921: Reduced the surtax from 65% to 50% -Packers and Stockyards Act: Controlled racial practices by packers and stockyards owners. -Futures Trading Act: Regulated market contracts. -Emergency Agriculture Credits Act: Provided loans to farmers for the raising and marketing of livestock. -Capper-Volstead Act: Protected farm co-ops from the operation of antitrust laws

6: Coolidge was in favor of cutting federal taxation, spending, keeping protective tariffs, and arranging regulatory policy so that it favors business. He wanted better international affairs and relied on his secretaries of state to help do just that. Later when the depression hit, he felt like he could have done more to prevent it only to come to the conclusion that it would have occurred regardless of the party in office. | Calvin Coolidge 1923-1929

7: Accomplishments | -Dawes Plan: Allowed allies to collect war reparations from Germany. -Kellogg-Briand Pact: Outlawed war. -Revenue Act of 1924: Further reduced income taxes and eliminated income taxes for some 2 million people. -Indian Citizenship Act: Gave full citizenship to native americans while allowing them to keep their tribal traditions. -Radio Act of 1927: regulated the broadcast of radio

8: The roaring twenties was a time full of economic prosperity which influenced many different aspects of life. Their was a noticeable change in the social, artistic, and cultural progress/advancements. There was a surge in high-fashion,dance, cinema, music and architecture, This was caused by the administrative growth policies, surges in construction, and an increased demand for consumer goods such as automobiles. All three presidents that were involved with the creation of the roaring twenties enacted conservative policies which helped lead the nation into the roaring twenties. | The roaring twenties lasted up until 1929 when the US stock market crashed due to bank failures, and the stock market crash on a day that has come to be known as "Black Tuesday"

9: KRABI, SOUTH END | November 9




18: "The entire ocean is affected by a pebble." | Blaise Pascal

19: "I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journey work of the stars." | Walt Whitman

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