The Roaring 20's

January 5, 1929

Cover- Babe Ruth Signs with the New York Yankees

This day 9 years ago, the New York Yankees major league baseball club announces its purchase of the heavy-hitting outfielder Babe Ruth from the Boston Red Sox for a total of $125,000.

2. Table of Contents

Cover ..........Babe Ruth Signs with Yankees

Page 2.........Table of Contents

Page 3..........Nativism & Ku Klux Klan

Page 4.........Politics

Page 5..........Court Cases

Page 6..........Scopes Monkey Trial

Page 7..........Innovations, Innovators, & Culture

Page 8..........Prohibition

Page 9..........Political Cartoon

3. Nativism & Ku Klux Klan

The policy of protecting the interests of native-born or established inhabitants against those of immigrants is known as nativism.

3 of many laws that were passed as a result of nativism in the last 9 years are:

1922's Married Women's Act: which revoked the citizenship of women who married foreigners.

1924's National Origins Act: which reduced the number of immigrants entering our country each year to 165,000 which is less than the Emergency Quota Law of 1921.

1929's National Origins Act: which reduced the number of immigrants yet again each year from 165,000 to 150,000.


Ku Klux Klan-1920's- The KKK was at its peak this decade. The membership exceeded 4 million people nationwide. They fueled intolerance for Catholics, Jews, and blacks, and immigrants. The groups started to resemble community fraternal organizations rather than bands of masked night riders.

4. POLITICS

Warren G Harding was our 29th President. He served from March 4, 1921 - August 2, 1923. If you are reading this now, chances are you know remember him from a few years back. When he was in office, you saw that your taxes were reduced. He won the election by a landslide by promising a "return to normalcy" after the hardships of WW1. He favored pro-business policies and limited immigration.

Teapot Dome Scandal surrounds the secret leasing of federal oil reserves by the secretary of the Interior, Albert Bacon Fall. Fall secretly granted Harry F. Sinclair of Mamoth Oil Company exclusive rights to the Teapot Dome (Wyoming). Fall had recieved an unknown source of more than $200,000 in Liberty bonds.

Kellogg-Briand Pact was an agreement to outlaw war signed on August 27, 1928. The pact was of many efforts to prevent another World War. It had little effect.

Political Cartoon is an editorial cartoon or political cartoon is an illustration containing a commentary that usually relates to current events.

5. COURT CASES

6. SCOPES MONKEY TRIAL

7. INNOVATIONS, INNOVATORS, & CULTURE

8. PROHIBITION

9. POLITICAL CARTOON