Roaring Twenties

History Throughout the 1920's

Harry Houdini Dead!!

New York Daily News

(Published on Nov, 1 1926.)

Famous magician; Harry Houdini, dies from a bursted appendix at the age of 52. Died in Detroit Michigan on Oct 31st.

See ya Harry!

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Protecting the interest of native inhabitants of a country against immigrants

nativism returned during the 20’s because of an increase in immigrants coming to the united states, many laws passed during this time to restrict the number of immigrants coming in each year.The Emergency Immigration Act of 1921 limited the amount of immigrants coming into the United States to only 3% of the people living in the United States. The Immigration Act of 1924 lowered the annual number of immigrants who could be admitted from any country to only 2% of the people living in the United States.

Along with the Immigration Act of 1924, also came the National Origins Act of 1924 which penalized the Japanese as well as other Asians, and also restricted the flow of Southern and Eastern Europeans more than the previous acts. In the early 1920’s, the Ku Klux Klan helped elect 16 U.S Senators and many more Representatives. By 1924. the Klan claimed to control 24 of the 48 state legislatures.


Warren G. Harding: was the 29th president and served from march 4, 1921 until his death on august 2, 1923. his term had many scandals including the teapot dome. he embraced technology and was sympathetical to the hardships of women. many people voted for him because they thought he wanted to join the league of nations, but he wanted to stay out.

Teapot Dome Scandal: The Teapot Dome scandal was a bribery incident that took place in the United States from 1921 to 1922, during the administration of President Warren G. Harding.

Kellogg Briand Pact: The Kellogg-Briand Pact was an agreement to outlaw war signed on August 27, 1928. Sometimes called the Pact of Paris for the city in which it was signed, the pact was one of many international efforts to prevent another World War, but it had little effect in stopping the rising militarism of the 1930s or preventing World War II.

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Court Cases

Red Scare: The so-called “Red Scare” refers to the fear of communism in the USA during the 1920’s. It is said that there were over 150,000 anarchists or communists in USA in 1920 alone and this represented only 0.1% of the overall population of the USA.

Palmer Raids: The Palmer Raids were a series of raids by the United States Department of Justice intended to capture, arrest and deport radical anarchists, from the United States. The raids and arrests occurred in November 1919 and January 1920 under the leadership of Attorney General A. Mitchell Palmer.

Sacco & Vanzetti: Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti were Italian-born US anarchists who were convicted of murdering a guard and a paymaster during the armed robbery of the Slater and Morrill Shoe Company, committed April 15, 1920, in South Braintree, Massachusetts, United States, and were executed by the electric chair seven years later at Charlestown State Prison. Both adhered to an anarchist movement that advocated relentless warfare against a violent and oppressive government.

Schenck vs. United States: Schenck v. United States, is a United States Supreme Court decision concerning enforcement of the Espionage Act of 1917 during World War I. A unanimous Supreme Court, in a famous opinion by Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., concluded that defendants who distributed leaflets to draft-age men, urging resistance to induction, could be convicted of an attempt to obstruct the draft, a criminal offense.

Scopes Monkey Trial

John Scopes: Was a substitute High school teacher who was accused of teaching human evolution in the state of Tennessee. Which at the time was illegal, and violated the Butler Act. It brought a lot of attention to the publics eye.

Clarence Darrow: Was a lawyer and was well known for defending many hard cases, one of them being the Scopes Monkey Trial. Clarence Darrow was one of the most famous American Lawyers still to this day.

William Jennings Bryan: Was a Politician from the state of Nebraska, standing three times as the party's candidate for President of the United States. He supported Prohibition and attacked Darwinism, most famously known from the Scopes Trials. Five days after the Scopes trial concluded, he died in his sleep.

Outcome: Scopes Trial found the defendant John Scopes guilty, he was fined 100$ which nowadays (in 2016) would be equivalent to 1,00$.

What would their verdict be??

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Thanks for reading!

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