1920s Research Project

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Red Scare~ The Sacco and Vanzetti Case

The red scare was the promotion of fear of a potential rise of communism or radical leftism which was used by anti-left proponents. Americans were scared of the communists because they had overthrown the royal family in Russia and also murdered them in 1917.

Automobile I~ The Life and Times of Henry Ford

Henry Ford is best known for his invention of the cheapest car, which was due to his idea of the assembly line. Involved the idea of breaking down simple tasks which lowered the skill level needed to work in any factory.

Automobile II~ The new world of Automobility

Automobiles now impact the society in a very positive way. People now don't have to live in the town where they work due to the ability of transportation.

The Mass Media I~ Radio

The invention of the Radio impacted society in many ways. For example, it was the first form of wireless mass communication. Commanders would be able to contact their soldiers in the fields or airplanes through radio, it also allowed everyone to learn about different cultures from all over the world.

The mass media II : The birth of movies and movie stars

During silent movies, the names of the actors and actresses appearing in them were not publicized or credited because producers thought this would result in demands for higher salaries.But, the audience curiosity soon undermined this policy

Changing roles of Women

During the 1920s women strongly fought for rights, most importantly, the right to vote. Attending political speeches, protesting and speaking out was considered unlady like. Women began taking on serious roles in the abolition and temperance movements in both the United States and in Europe.

Evolution and the Scopes Trial

In 1925 Tenessee passed the Butler act, which made it illegal to teach anything that denied creationism and taught evolution instead. John T. Scopes volunteered to test the Butler Act by teaching evolution in his classes, after being arrested and put on trail, Scopes was found guilty, but was later overturned.

Fighting Racism

The NAACP is the National Association for the Advancement of colored people. The main issue they fought for was the anti-lynching laws but failed during the 1920s and 30s.

Jazz Age I

Jazz was born in the early 1920s, it all started in both Europe and Africa. Claimed to be "One of Americas original art forms".

Jazz Age II

American jazz trumpeter, composer and singer who was one of the pivotal and most influential figures in jazz music he was claimed to be an popular influence on music. Was the first popular African American entertainer.

Painters of the Harlem Renaissance

There were 4 major types of art during the Harlem Renaissance, Los Fauves, Cubism, Surrealism, & Art Deco. Surrealism was an art movement that sought to link the world of dream with real life, was inspired by Freud's ideas.

Poets of the Harlem Renaissance

The main writers were Claude MCkay, Langston Hughes, and Zora Neal Huston. She celebrated the courage of African Americans and on of the main characters in her novel were African American women, she was one of the first to do this.

Heros of American Aviation

In 1927 Charles Linberg was the first solo flight across the Atlamtic Ocean. Amelia Earhart was the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.

American Sports

American professional baseball player whose career in Major League Baseball well known worldwide because of the radio. Football and basketball on the other hand were very minor

Organized crime

Al capones also knwon as "scarface", was the leader of the mafia during the prohibition era.Capone kidnapped

Opponents’ election workers and threatened voters with violence. He eventually won office in Cicero but not before his brother Frank had been killed in a shoot out with Chicago's police force.

racism and nativism

Because of a publicity campaign, by 1924 the Ku Klux Klan had over 4 million members and streched beyond the south in northern cities. Not only targeted only blacks African Americans but also Catholics, Jews, immigrants, and other groups believed to have "un-American" values

Immigration Restriction

It limited the amount of immigrants coming into the United States. it completely excluded immigrants from Asia.