The Roaring Twenties

What happened in those years?


Nativism is a form of ethnocentrism that considers previous residence in a country or region to constitute a claim to superiority in culture or a higher class of citizenship. To be blunt, it is the hatred and fear of foreign peoples. Otherwise known as "Aliens."


Warren G. Harding

Warren G. Harding played an important role in the 1920's because he was the 29th president of the United States however, he did create some problems. His goal was to return to“normalcy” after the ambitious foreign and domestic policies of the outgoing Democratic president, Woodrow Wilson. Harding also strongly opposed the participation of the United States in the League of Nations.

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 between Germany, France and the United States on August 27, 1928, and by most other nations soon after. Sponsored by France and the U.S., the Pact renounces the use of war and calls for the peaceful settlement of disputes.

Court Cases

Red Scare

The Red Scare was the promotion of fear of a potential rise of communism. The Second Red Scare was focused on national and foreign communists influencing society, infiltrating the federal government, or both.

Palmer Raids

The Palmer Raids were a series of raids done by the U.S Police Department to find communist supporters.

Sacco & Vanzetti

Sacco & 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.

Schenck v. United States

a United States Supreme Court decision concerning enforcement of the Espionage Act of 1917 during World War I.

Scopes Monkey Trial

John Scopes

He was charged on May 5, 1925 for violating Tennessee's Butler Act, which prohibited the teaching of evolution in Tennessee schools. He was fined $100.

Clarence Darrow

An American lawyer who defended people such as Leopold and Loeb in the case of them murdering 14 year old Robert "Bobby" Franks as well as defending Ossian Sweet, and John T. Scopes. He was most notable for his wit.

William Jennings Bryan

William Jennings Bryan was an American politician who was against John Scopes.

The Trail Results

The trial resulted in John Scopes being found guilty and being forced to pay a $100 dollar fine.

Innovations, Innovators & Culture

Jazz Age

After WWI began the emergence of Jazz music and it lasted until the beginning of The Great Depression in the 1930's. However, jazz has lived on in American pop culture.


During the 1920s, new technologies and the decade's real and sustained prosperity had helped the birth of the ability of mass-production and aided the lives of farmers. Although, this also aided what would be known as The Great Depression.


Flappers were young women who were intent on enjoying themselves and would go against what was considered "normal womanly behavior" in those times.

Political Cartoon

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The masked man symbolized organized crime and the stuff around him represented all the stuff crime had.

The Officer represents the law and how overwhelmed they were.


In the image, They personify and exaggerate organized crime by the use of the money bags and the axe


They most likely labeled the tall, armor-clad man in order to explaain how strong and organized planned crimes were.


It is ironic that the organized crime is the stronger one because normally, people would suspect that the police would have abetter grip on crime.

Summerization Of The Cartoon

Whats the issue about?

It is about organized crime and how it spiked during the 1920s Volstead act

Cartoonist's Opinion?

The cartoonist feels as though organized crime has become out of hand and unmanageable.

Another's Opinion?

Another person would probably feel the same way or similar to the cartoonist's opinion.

Persuasive? Not?

The article was persuasive becauseIt highlights the struggle the law had with organized crime.

Any Other Techniques?

Perhaps a more personified person for organized crime and a more dramatized axe and police officer to give off a sense of organized crime overpowering the law.