The Roaring 1920's

By: Anthony Gonzalez and Josh Barnett

Table of Contents

1. cover page

2. table of contents

3. nativism

4. political

5. court case

6. scopes monkey trails

7. innovations, innovators and culture

8. letter to editor

9. political cartoon

3.Nativism: Chicago Mob

In the "Saint Valentine's Day Massacre," the single bloodiest incident in a decade-long turf war between rival Chicago mobsters fighting to control the lucrative bootlegging trade, members of Al Capone's gang murder six followers of rival Bugs Moran.


Warren G. Harding-29th president of the U.S

Teapot Dome Scandal-oil reserves at Teapot Dome,Wyoming had been set aside for the Navy for president Wilson. In 1922 the U.S secretary of interior leased without competitive biding, the Teapot Dome fields to Harry Sinclair, in oil operator and the oil fields at Elk Hils, California to Edward Doheny. Doheny had bribed Albert Fall with a 100,000 interest. Albert Fall was later indicated and charged with accepting bribes.

Kellogg Briand Pact- international agreements with signatory states promised not to use war to resolve disputes or conflicts. It was signed by Germany, France, and the U.S.

6.Scopes Monkey Trials

John Scopes- he is a teacher in Dayton Tennessee, who was charged for violating Tennessee laws

Clarence Darrow- an American lawyer and leading member of the American civil Liberty union.

Outcome of trial- Trial ends,he was all guilty

7.Innovations, Innovators and Culture

inventions of 1920's

Henry Ford was one of America's greatest businessmen, 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. Ford's innovative business practices, including standardization, the assembly line, and high wages for workers, revolutionized American industry.

InStock Market Collapse

The American stock market collapses, signaling the onset of the Great Depression. The Dow Jones industrial average peaks in September 1929 at 381.17-a level that it will not reach again until 1954. The Dow will bottom out at a depression-era low of just 41.22 in 1932


February 22, 1920 - First transcontinental mail service arrives in New York from San Francisco. The trip take 33 hours and 20 minutes - nearly three days faster than rail service.

8.Letter to Editor

Jordan Belfour

I think the stock market crash was unfortunate for a lot of people and left a lot of people homeless as well as job less. Magazines need to be publishing stories about everyone effected.