The Roaring 20'S
Hannah & Alyssa
Emergence of Nativism:
In the 1920s especially, they were high restrictive of Southern and Eastern Europeans immigrating over to the United States. Immigrants were not only seen as undesirable to native-born Americans, but were also seen as stealing natives' jobs and threating their "peaceful way of living." Nativists were also bothered by many immigrants' foreign culture and were fearful that their ways of life as well as language would replace what they had lived with for generations.
Emergence of the KKK and Laws Passed
1. The Immigration Act of 1924, was a law that restricted the number of immigrants that were allowed to immigrate into America.
2. The KKK advocated extremist reactionary currents such as white supremacy, white nationalism, and anti-immigration, historically expressed through terrorism aimed at groups or individuals whom they didnt agree with.
Palmer Raids: Series of raids intended to capture and deport anarchists
Sacco & Vanzetti : Accused of murder in the 20's; sentenced to death in electric chair.
Schenck Vs. United States : Supreme court decision concerning the enforcement of the Espionage Act of 1917
Scopes Monkey Trial
Clarence Darrow: Best known for defending two teenagers who were charged with murder.
William Jennings Bryan: Argued towards prosecution
Innovations, innovators, and Culture
Jazz Age : Played a large role in expanding cultural variety and influences on pop culture.
Flappers: A fashionable young woman intent on enjoying herself and showing off her unique style