The Roaring 1920s

What happen during the time.

The Special 20s Age.

Today special edition is focusing events that happen during the exciting age we call the 20s. From politics to innovations we look at all the interesting topics.

Written by Krystal Orona and Jasmin Rose

Table of Contents

Page 3: Nativism

Page 4: Politics

Page 5: Court Cases

Page 6: Scopes Monkey Trial

Page 7: Innovations, Innovators & Culture

Page 8: Letter to the editors

Page 9: Political Cartoon & Analysis

Nativism

How "New Immigrants" are being treated.
Nativism during is a huge deal because during now many immigrants were coming here, America. 25 million “new immigrants” are arriving mostly from Southern and Eastern Europe in large numbers. Nativists are enraged at the numbers of “new immigrants” for they differ from their Anglo-Saxon roots, and view them as “inferior” and not to be trusted when voting (once they obtain citizenship). While some like Henry Ford help the “New Immigrants” be "Americanized" others made efforts to end the huge immigration.

The 1921 emergency Quota Act was put in place recently, which limit the numbers of immigrants from various countries by imposing quotas.

The 1924 Immigration Act limit immigrants from specific countries and were classified under two categories. “Quota” and “Non-quota”, wives, unmarried children, and religious professionals are “Non-quota”. “Quotas” are subject to annual numerical limitations.
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The Revived the Ku Klux Klan

The infamous group of Nativits that opposed many foreigners and minorities. The Klan promoted fundamentalism and devout patriotism along with advocating white supremacy. Recently it boost in membership.

Politics

Warren G. Harding

He was an Ohio Republican, was the 29th President of the United States (1921-1923). Though his term in office was fraught with scandal, including Teapot Dome, Harding embraced technology and was sensitive to the plights of minorities and women.

Teapot Dome Scandal

Also called Oil Reserves Scandal or Elk Hills Scandal. It surrounded the secret leasing of federal oil reserves by the secretary of the interior, Albert Bacon Fall. After Pres. Warren G. Harding transferred supervision of the naval oil-reserve lands from the navy to the Department of the Interior in 1921, Fall secretly granted to Harry F. Sinclair of the Mammoth Oil Company exclusive rights to the Teapot Dome (Wyoming) reserves (April 7, 1922).

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 1930's or preventing World War II.

Scopes Monkey Practice

The Scopes Trial, formally known as The State of Tennessee v. John Thomas Scopes and commonly referred to as the Scopes Monkey Trial, was an American legal case in 1925 in which a substitute high school teacher, John Scopes was accused of violating Tennessee's Butler Act, which made it unlawful to teach human evolution in any state-funded school.

John Scopes

A teacher in Dayton, Tennessee who was charged on May 5, 1925 for violating Tennessee's Butler Act, which prohibited the teaching of evolution in Tennessee schools. He was tried in a case known as the Scopes Trial, in which he was found guilty and fined $100.

Clarence Darrow

He was an American lawyer, leading member of the American Civil Liberties Union, and prominent advocate for Georgisteconomic reform.

Court Cases

Innovations, innovators, and culture

The Twenties witnessed the large scale use of automobiles, telephones, motion pictures, and electricity, accelerated consumer demand and aspirations, and marked significant changes in lifestyle and culture.


Popular culture in the 1920s was characterized by innovation in film, visual art and architecture, radio, music, dance, fashion, literature, and intellectual movements.


The 1920s were a period of significant change for women. The 19th amendment was passed in 1920, giving women the right to vote, and women began to pursue both family life and careers of their own. Notions of modern womanhood and fashion were redefined by the flappers.

The Red Scare

A Red Scare is the promotion of fear of a potential rise of communism or radical leftism. The Red Scare occurred during World War I. The First Red Scare was about socialist revolution and political radicalism. Many Americans were scared of the communists especially as they had overthrown the royal family in Russia in 1917 and killed them in the following year.

Henry Ford

Henry Ford was an American industrialist, the founder of the Ford Motor Company, and the sponsor of the development of the assembly line technique of mass production.

Jazz Age

The Jazz Age was a post World War I movement in the 1920's, from which jazz music and dance emerged. Although the era ended with the beginning of The Great Depression in the 1930's, jazz has lived on in American pop culture.
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The ratification of the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution–which banned the manufacture, transportation and sale of intoxicating liquors–ushered in a period in American history known as Prohibition. The result of a widespread temperance movement during the first decade of the 20th century, Prohibition was difficult to enforce, despite the passage of companion legislation known as the Volstead Act. The increase of the illegal production and sale of liquor (known as “bootlegging”), the proliferation of speakeasies (illegal drinking spots) and the accompanying rise in gang violence and other crimes led to waning support for Prohibition by the end of the 1920s.