The Roaring Twenies

by Bailey Mcbride

Table of contents

3 - Nativism

4 - Politics

5 - Court case

6 - Scopes monkey trial

7 - Innovations, Innovators, and culture

8 - Letter to editor

9 - Political cartoon



Nativism is the policy of protecting the interests of native-born or established inhabitants against those of immigrants. The native born americans did not want other immigrants to come in and steal their jobs and threaten their peaceful way of living.


Emergency Immigration Act of 1921, this act limited the amount of immigrants coming into the United States.

The Immigration Act of 1924 limited the annual number of immigrants who could be admitted from any country to only 2% of the people living in the United States.

National Origins Act of 1924 which also penalized the Japanese as well as other Asians, and also restricted greatly the flow of Southern and Eastern Europeans more than the other immigration restriction legislature had.


Warren G. Harding

Warren G. Harding was the 29th president of the united states and died in office. Harding made it clear when he appointed Hughes as Secretary of State that the former justice would run foreign policy.

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. Fall was later convicted of accepting bribes from the oil companies and became the first Cabinet member to go to prison.

Kellogg Briand Pact

The Kellogg–Briand Pact (or Pact of Paris, officially General Treaty for Renunciation of War as an Instrument of National Policy) is a 1928 international agreement in which signatory states promised not to use war to resolve "disputes or conflicts of whatever nature or of whatever origin they may be, which may arise among them."
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Court Cases

Red Scare

Red Scare is the promotion of fear of a potential rise of communism or radical leftism, used by anti-leftist proponents. In the United States, the First Red Scare was about worker (socialist) revolution and political radicalism.

Palmer raids

    The Palmer Raids were a series of raids by the United States Department of Justice intended to capture, arrest and deport radical leftists, especially 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

They were convicted of murdering a paymaster gaurd and an armed robbery of a shoe company. Both adhered to an anarchist movement that advocated relentless warfare against a violent and oppressive Government.

Schenck vs. United States

Schenck vs. United States Was a United States Supreme Court case concerning the espionage act of 1917. He was trying to perseuedd people to not join the draft and during the time to prevent traitors this was illegal.

Scopes Monkey Trial

John Scopes

He was a teacher in Dayton Tennessee, who was charged on May 5, 1925 for violating Tennesee'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 Georgist economic reform. He was best known for defending teenage thrill killers Leopold and leob in their trial for murdering 14-year-old Robert "Bobby" Franks (1924).

William Jennings Bryan

William Jennings Bryan was an American orator and politician from Nebraska, and a dominant force in the populist wing of the Democratic Party, standing three times as the Party's candidate for President of the United States.

Innovations, Innovators, and Culture


In the 1920s aircraft development and aviation was on the rise. They started to make more planes and developed better ways for air travel and air freight. They also started making full metal planes instead of using lighter materials such as wood.

Henry Ford

Henry Ford did many great things in the 1920s. To start he developed the assembly line which made the production of goods much faster and cheaper so they could lower the prices in stores. He also made his own company that was a motor company called ford.


Farming was doing really well during the 1st world war and crops were selling really well. After the war during the 1920s they did not need as much food and there was a surplus of food in the market leading to a drop in prices and profit.
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Letter to the editor

Dear editor,

I think that prohibition is a very bad idea and is a mistake by the u.s. Government and people will still find a way to get alcohol even if it is illegal. And it will cause more crime to get alcohol because people will murder and steal to get alcohol. Prohibition needs to be lifted as soon as possible or else America will turn into a very big mess that may not be able to be fixed if they don't act quick.
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Political cartoon


This cartoon is about prohibition and the author of this cartoon is against prohibition and the restriction of alchol.

Someone could of been for prohibition because alcohol causes crimes

The cartoon is very persuiasive because it says we can't celebrate properly without alcohol