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Edited by: Jonah Romine & Delaney Jennings


Table of Contents

1 Nativism

2 Politics

3 Court Cases

4 John Scopes Trial

5 Culture

6 Letter to the Editor

7 Political Cartoon

8 Bibliography

Nativism Booming In The US!!

Nativism has returned to the US due to a rapid growth of immigration during the 1920s! In fact the US has enacted three new Immigration acts- the Emergency Quota Act of 1921 limiting the amount of Immigrants allowed to come into the US, the Asian Exclusion Act of 1924 banning Asian Laborers from coming to the US, and the National Origins Act banning immigrants from South America and Europe from coming to the US.

The Ku Klux Klan, a white supremacist group, has also emerged.

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Warren G Harding

29th president of the United states

Kellog Briand Pact

Prohibited use of war as an instrument of national policy except in self defense, signed by the Us, France, UK, Germany, Italy, and Japan.

Teapot Dome Scandal

Bribery incident during the administration of President Harding, Albert Fall released Navy Petroleum reserves at tea pot dome to private oil companies at low rates.

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Court Cases

Red Scare

General fear of communists, led to many people wrongly convicted during the red scare.

Palmer Raids

Organization by General Palmer where federal marshals raided houses of suspected radicals, with the intent to capture, arrest, and deport.

Sacco & Vanzetti

Italian Immigrants Nicola Sacco, and Bartolomeo Vanzetti are put on trial for armed robbery, and the murder of a guard and paymaster. They are found guilty and later sentenced to the electric chair.

Shenck vs United States

Charles Schenck distributed anti-war materials in the mail. Supreme court found him guilty of posing a clear and present danger.

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John Scopes Trial

John Thomas Scopes is a high school substitute teacher being accused of teaching human evolution, which is illegal in Tennessee, due to the Butler Act. He hired Clarence Darrow who is thought to be America's best criminal lawyer, to defend him.William Jennings Bryan also volunteered to help the prosecution, but despite their efforts Scopes is found guilty.
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fashionable young woman intent on enjoying herself and flouting conventional standards of behavior

Jazz Age

Post WW1 movement in which jazz music and dance emerged.

Henry Ford

American Industrialist and founder of the Ford Motor Company, sponsor of assembly line technique for mass production.

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Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor,

I can not believe they have imposed the Prohibition Act. Banning all alcohol in the whole country? So dumb!! Our own government officials who enacted this don't even follow it, so why should we? Also what about all the taxes and trade business we are losing? Not to mention it takes almost 4,000 members of one specific group just to enforce it! I want this repealed!!

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Political Cartoon

This political cartoon dresses the problem of nativism. The artist thinks its unfair of us to keep immigrants out, when we have so many opportunities. Many people in this time period probably disagree with this artist. The cartoon is very persuasive because it makes you realize that if you're able to, you should help others.
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