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FC: The Roaring Twenties | "Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow."

1: The Teapot Dome Scandal involved the Navy's oil reserves. Harding signed the transfer, but did not know the intension for which it was used for. The oil was illegally sold to private oilman for bribes. Fall served a year in prison, and the oil was later returned to the government. | Warren G. Harding (Republican) Born: November 2, 1865 Died: August 2, 1923 29th President of the United States of America | During the Teapot Dome Scandal, Harding served as president. He wasn't apart of the Teapot Dome Scandal, it was headed by the Secretary of Interior, Albert Fall. Harding never saw the end of the scandal, he died of a heart attack.

2: John Calvin Coolidge, Jr. (Republican) | 30th President of the United States of America Born: July 4, 1872 Died: January 5, 1933

3: The Dawes Plan The United States of America made a loan to Germany, so that Germany could pay off their debts to Britain and France. That way they could pay th U.S. back for the war debt. | However, the U.S. financed the whole ordeal after the stock market crashed. When the U.S. ran out of money, Germany couldn't pay back Britain and France, so they couldn't pay back the U.S.

5: Nativism | There were many different types of hate groups during the 1920's. One of which was the K.K.K. They were a racist group against blacks and their rights.

6: The Red Scare | The Red Scare was the fear of communism in America. General Palmer took action against suspicious immigrants. He rounded up over 6000 immigrants, but was only able to deport 600. | The Red Scare was sparked by the Bolshevik Revolution. The Bolshevik Revolution was a civil war in Russia. The Government was overthrown and made Russia a communist country.

8: Henry Ford Born: July 30, 1863 Died: April 7, 1947 Created the assembly line

9: The assembly line consisted of a large number of people that all have a specific piece to add onto the final job. The assembly line was so affective that it lowered production time for a car from twelve hours to ninety minutes. Making them faster and cheaper, the price dropped drastically.

10: Prohibition (18th amendment) | Ratified on January 16, 1919 Repealed in 1933 People became worried that the society would unravel due to drinking alcohol. It banned all brewing and selling of alcohol.

11: When alcohol was banned people still wanted to drink it. There were some people that went so far as to make their own alcohol illegally. This led to back room bars, called "speakeasy's." | Bootlegging

12: Fundamentalism | They believe is strict interpretation of the Bible. They believed that it was the literal word of God, and it should be followed as such.

13: Flappers | Flappers, also known as the lost generation, were the younger generation of females that went against the older traditions. These women had short cut shirts and skirts, they also cut there hair into a bob style.

15: New forms of entertainment | The radio played songs and they also told u what the weather would be like. The theaters were called nickelodeons where you paid 5 cents to get into and watch a short film.

16: Langston Hughes | Born: February 1, 1902 Died: May 22, 1967 | Langston Hughes wrote 50 fictional stories and poems. He had a powerful literary voice, that celebrated African American culture.

17: Zora Neale Hurston | Born: January 7, 1891 Died: January 28, 1960 | Zora Neale Hurston was a great writer during the Harlem Renaissance. She had many books published "Mules and Men", "Jonah's Gourd Vine", and also "Their Eyes Watching God" which was consider her best book that she wrote.

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