Emily Dague

Unit, Crouse, 4th Hour

Prosperity

noun, plural pros·per·i·ties.

1.

a successful, flourishing, or thriving condition, especially infinancial respects; good fortune.

2.

prosperities, prosperous circumstances.


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Excess

noun

1.

the fact of exceeding something else in amount or degree: Hisstrength is in excess of yours.

2.

the amount or degree by which one thing exceeds another: Thebill showed an excess of several hundred dollars over the estimate.

3.

an extreme or excessive amount or degree; superabundance: tohave an excess of energy.

4.

a going beyond what is regarded as customary or proper: to talkto excess.

5.

immoderate indulgence; intemperance in eating, drinking, etc.


Inventions from the Twenties

Radio

Guglielmo Marconi is credited with inventing the radio. He sent the first successful transatlantic message in 1912.

Traditional vs Modern

Women belong in the home, they shouldn't vote, and they should be seen, not heard.
Women should have more freedoms, like the right to vote and the ability to dress less conservatively.

Feminism

19th Amendment

Ratified in August of 1920

Gave women the right to vote

National Woman's Party

Fought for women's rights throughout the twentieth century

After 1920, the National Woman's Party authored over 600 pieces of legislation fighting for women's equality; over 300 of these were passed

Virginia Woolfe

Feminist author

"Women are simultaneously victims of themselves as well as victims of men and are upholders of society by acting as mirrors to men."

Declaration of Sentiments

First women's rights convention held in Seneca Falls, New York

68 women and 32 men discussed/debated for two days and eventually signed the Declaration of Sentiments

It was a set of twelve resolutions calling for equal treatment of women

Presidents in the Twenties

Calvin Coolidge

President from 1923-1929

Republican

Was governor of Massachusetts

Man of few words

Called for isolation in foreign policy, and for tax cuts, economy, and limited aid to farmers.

Died in 1923

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Warren G. Harding

President from 1921-1923

Republican

Served in the Ohio state senate

In 1914, he was elected to the senate

He won the Presidential election by an unprecedented landslide of 60 percent of the popular vote.

With the help of congress, he eliminated wartime controls and slashed taxes, established a Federal budget system, restored the high protective tariff, and imposed tight limitations on immigration.

Gave long, fluffed-up speeches

August of 1923, he died in San Francisco of a heart attack.

“I have no trouble with my enemies. I can take care of my enemies in a fight. But my friends, my goddamned friends, they're the ones who keep me walking the floor at nights!"

-Harding

Entertainment in the Twenties

Jazz

Harlem Renaissance

Based mainly in Harlem, New York, the Harlem renaissance was a time where African American art, music, and culture started to form and flourish.

Langston Hughes

African American author, known for his realistic portrayal of life for African Americans in America during the twenties.

W. E. B. Dubois

Was an American sociologist, historian, civil rights activist, Pan-Africanist, author and editor.

Went to Harvard, Fisk, and Humbolt of Berlin universities.

Sports

Babe Ruth

February 6, 1895 – August 16, 1948

Played for: Baltimore Orioles, Boston Red Sox, Providence Grays, and the New York Yankees

Batting average: .342
Home runs: 714
Hits: 2,873
RBI: 2,213
Pitching W/L record: 94-46
ERA: 2.28

Jack Dempsey

June 24, 1895-May 31, 1983

In 1919, he beat Jess Willard "The Great White Hope," and became world heavyweight champion. He defended his title five times but lost to Gene Tunney in 1926.

Urban vs Rural

Discrimination Against African-Americans

Stock Market Crash