1920s Research Project
by Kayla Arcilla
Red Scare: The Sacco and Vanzetti Case
Communism within the Red Scare is a threat that deals with the social, political, and Economic Ideology and movement whose ultimate goal is a communist society. Communism is the order of common ownership of means of production and absence of social classes, money and state. It is feared by many because they are able to lose their rights, such as their freedom of speech or freedom of press, aloong with the over powering of one thing towards another.
Automobile I: The Life and Times of Henry Ford
Henry Ford had an impact within society because of his famous car, the Model T. The Model T is one of the first cars that was affordable to society. This car along with Henry Ford contribute to society because it created the Assembly Line, which is where a series of workers and machines in a factory by which a succession of identical items is progressively assembled.
Automobile II: The new world of Automobility
The automobile was able to change society within the 1920s because people that worked within the urban society didn't have to live within their work place. Workers were able to get a job within the factories yet be able to sleep within their own homes in the Suburbs. Not only did it contribute towards the workers but it was also able to increase the economy and work as a transportation for products.
The Mass Media I: Radio
The mass culture created by the radio was one of prodigious change in society because the Radio is what created Pop Culture in the first place. The Radio within the 1920s created Pop Culture because they were able to popularize radio shows, songs, and other forms of entertainment. This form of technology created mass culture because it brought a form of unity towards the people that listened to the radio because they knew and liked whatever played.
The Mass Media II: The Birth of Movies and Movie Stars
The impact of movie phenomenons was big because it created entertainment for the people within the 1920s which also supported the pop culture of the time. Movie Stars such as Charlie Chaplin and Marilyn Monroe brought entertainment through the Silent Era.
Changing roles of Women
A flapper is a rebellious woman who doesn't focus on the tradition side of women now. They wear short clothing along with having short hair and they decide to party all night rather than care as a housewife. The women's struggle for equality was disastrous because after the war they didn't take in the traditional way of letting the man lead, and decided to fight for themselves.
Evolution and the Scopes Trial
Religious fundamentalism is a movement of returning principle. After war it had to begin from the bottom and work its religion back up for not themselves but the refugees also. This caused a struggle during this time because this was a time for technology and science to rise. There was a struggle between religion and science because there were differences in how certain things were made, each complaining it was either God or made by the land.
NAACP is the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. This organization is used to protect the economics, education, social status, and political status of the African Americans. The UNIA is the Universal Negro Improvement Association created for the desire of rights and respect for all races. And Marcus Garvey who was a Jamaican Political Leader between 1887 and 1940, was involved in Black Africanism and Pan-Africanism Movements.
Jazz Age II
A musician's work within this time period is significant to them because they create their work through their experiences and emotions. One musician that goes by the name of Louis Armstrong is a 1920s legend that mixed instruments together in harmony. He was persuasive as a soloist until the end.
Painters of the Harlem Renaissance
The Harlem Renaissance was one of art, literacy, and intellect which kindled the black cultural identity. It became a central "spiritual coming of age" for them all. Aaron Douglas is an artist who exemplified the "New Negro" philosophy, painting to show the journey that the African Americans faced throughout the years.
Poets of the Harlem Renaissance
Literature took a significant turn of events towards African Americans in the Harlem Renaissance because the colored became Poets who were able to tell about their lives before and after their freedom. Langston Hughes in an important poet towards the Harlem Renaissance because his writings reflected off of the idea of celebrating black culture, seeing it as valuable as the white culture.
Heroes of the American Aviation
America, in the 1920s, adored baseball along with Babe Ruth because of its spirit and energy it gave out. Baseball was one of the first sports to be broadcasted on the radio and brought it back to life. People with America loved Babe Ruth also because he made many record- breaking accomplishments like his 60 Home Runs within the year.
An Organized Crime in the 1920s was prohibited within Major cities, wanting to make money off of illegal liquor. The gangs within the cities would fight for control of the booze rackets. One of these famous criminal bosses is Al Capone who emerged as a major leader in 1923 and controlled Chicago liquor through killing competitors.
Racism and Nativism in the 20s
The KKK is the movement that despised immigration and targeted freed African Americans believing they were un-American. The KKK impacted the 1920s society because they were able to inspire up to 4 million people of their goal in America. Not only did they target African Americans, they also made sure to despises Catholics, Jews, and immigrants because of their discriminated values.
The Immigration Law of 1924 is where certain "non-quota" immigrants, such as wives and unmarried children, are identified in the US. It also limited annual immigration from particular countries. The quotas this law established included one on July 1st, 1927 which allowed quotas for each nationality that would be 2 percent of the total population.