The Roaring 20'S
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.
The Immigration Act of 1924, was a law that restricted the number of immigrants that were allowed to immigrate into America.
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 didn't agree with.
Palmer Raids: 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 raidsand arrests occurred in November 1919 and January 1920 under the leadership of Attorney General A. Mitchell Palmer.
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
John Scopes: was charged on May 5, 1925 for violating Tennessee's Butler Act, which prohibited the teaching of evolution in Tennessee schools.
Innovations, innovators, and Culture
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;was a period in the 1920s, ending with the Great Depression, in which jazz music and dance styles became popular, mainly in the United States, but also in Britain, France and elsewhere.
Flappers: a fashionable young woman intent on enjoying herself and flouting conventional standards of behavior.