The Roaring 1920's

December 1929

By: Kyle Smith, Sam Fitzgerald, Oliver Labudovic, Dillian Perry

Cover Page

Many American were worried about losing their jobs to immigrants that wanted to start over and begin a new life in the government limited how many immigrants were coming to the US. The government started to corrupt around the 1920's. president weren't doing good in office and were just giving out land for oil. New innovator started up and were making good money, but others were struggling to make money at all.

Table of Content

page 1- cover page

page 2- table of content

page 3- nativism

page 4- politics

page 5- court cases

page 6- scopes monkey trial

page 7- innovators & cultures

page 8- letter to editor

page 9- political cartoon

page 10- bibliography


American Nativism

Americans nativists want to protect their country from immigrants. As a result conflicts along with laws arose to settle things down.

Page Act

This was the country's first exclusionary act, banning criminals, prostitutes, and Chinese contract laborers from entering the country. This was the first step to the Chinese exclusion act.

Chinese Exclusion Act

During the gold rush and building of the first continental railroad, many Asian immigrants came to america for jobs and a better living. Americans feared that they would lose their jobs to the immigrants and they would overpopulate the west. The government created the act to stop or prevent most of the immigrants from coming to america.

Immigration quota

The government passes a immigration restriction, for the first time creating a quota for European immigration to the United States. It was targeted at immigrants from Southern and Eastern Europe, the act sharply curtails the quota for those areas while retaining a generous allowance for migrants from Northern and Western limited the amount of Americans coming into the United States.


Founded in 1866, the Ku Klux Klan or KKK extended into almost every southern state by 1870 and became a for white southern resistance to the Republican Party attempted to establishing equality for blacks.


Warren G. Harding

Harding was the 29th president and considered to be one of the worst. Harding wasn't a thinker or a decisive president. Harding was secretly leasing federal oil reserves.

Teapot Dome Scandal

The Teapot Dome Scandal was a bribery incident that took place in the United States from 1921 to 1922, while president Warren G. Harding was in office. shortly after the investigation, members of Harding's family received $200,000 in liberty bonds.

Kellogg Briand Pact

The Kellogg Brian Pact was a 1928 international agreement that states promised not to use war to resolve a conflicts that might which may arise. it was signed by Germany, france and the United States.

Political Cartoon

Political cartoons were designed to express the publisher's opinion on politics. These cartoons were drawn to shown major events that are going on in the world.

Court Casses

Red Scare

Red Scare was the fear of the rise of communism or racism. The First Red Scare was about worker or socialist revolution and political radicalism. The Second Red Scare focused on national and foreign communists that was influencing society, and taking over the federal government.

Palmer Raids

A series of raids by the United States Department of Justice intending arrest and deport radical leftists from the United States. The raids and arrests occurred between November 1919 and January 1920 under the leadership of General A. Mitchell Palmer .

Sacco & Vanzetti

Sacco and Vanzetti were of three robbers that were known as the "Italian looking" that robbed a shoe company . The trial of the robbers grew to one of the most famous in american history. Sacco and Vanzetti believed that social justice would come only through the destruction of governments.

Schenck vs. United States

The Schneck vs. United States trial was a test to determine when a state could constitutionally limit an individual's free speech rights under the First Amendment.

Scopes Monkey Trial

John Scopes

John Scopes was a teacher in Dayton, Tennessee, who was charged on May 5, 1925 for violating Tennessee Butler Act, which prohibited the teaching of Evolution in Tennessee schools.

Clarence Darrow

Clarence Darrow was an American lawyer, leading member of the American Civil Liberty Union. Darrow was a very good american lawyer. Clarence Darrow voted for John Scopes to teach about evolution. Darrow fought against Bryan in the Tennessee Trial about teaching evolution.

William Jennings Bryan

Bryan became a Nebraska congressman in 1890. He starred at the 1896 Democratic convention with his Cross of Gold speech that favored free silver, but was defeated in his bid to become U.S. president by William McKinley. Bryan faced Darrow in the Tennessee trial. Five days after the trial Bryan passed away.

The Outcome of the Trials

When the trial ended John Scopes was fined $100; and Darwin announced his that humans have descended from apes.

Innovations & Culture

Henry Ford

Ford was one of America's greatest businessmen. He's the founder of Ford Motor Company and the man largely responsible for initiating the era of mass-consumption and mass-production in the American economy.


The First World War was the beginning of the development of aeroplanes which were then in their infancy, so that by the early 1920's they were much more reliable and capable of flying longer distances and carrying heavier loads.


During the first World War, US farmers made a record profits. They were able to supply food to Britain and France. Germany began to sink Merchant ships and food began to be more and more valuable. However, in the 1920's farming had spread and other countries started growing there own grain. The expansion had led to over-production and made it hard for farmers to sell there supplies.

Letter to the Editor

Dear Author,

I'm writing cause i was just a little curious about some things that happened during the 1920's and wanted to see if you could answer some of them for me. So during the 1920's millions of immigrants wanted to start over and make new lives for themselves and that made the cities very populated. So how did was the growth of the cities able to grow as fast as all the people that were moving into it? It's amazing to me that the government was able to regulate how many people were coming into the United States.

Political Cartoon Analysis

This political cartoon is showing how Mexican people are wanting to sneak across the border to America. The stands that are put up resemble the opportunities that America has for everyone. People who come to the United States want to start a new life that they can be more successful in and have a fresh start