Good Times, Bad Times

Chapter 10

America After World War I/Kansas Becomes More Industrial

  • Almost 35% of Kansan people were Urban in 1920
  • Kansas adopted equal suffrage, or equal rights, in 1912
(Shown to the right, is people working together to get equal rights)

Kansas and the Ku Klux Klan

  • The Ku Klux Klan (KKK) was an Invisible Empire
  • The only way for the Klan to operate legally in Kansas was to get a charter

(To the right is a picture of the KKK)

Wichita-the Air Capital

  • Lloyd Stearman became a well-known aircraft designer, he was studying architecture in Kansas when World War I broke out
  • After World War I, the aviation industry grew rapidly

White Castle hamburgers were born in Wichita and introduced the world to fast foods.

Members of the KKK wore white robes and hoods and burned crosses to scare people.