The Roaring 20's
January 5, 1929
Cover- Babe Ruth Signs with the New York Yankees
2. Table of Contents
Page 2.........Table of Contents
Page 3..........Nativism & Ku Klux Klan
Page 5..........Court Cases
Page 6..........Scopes Monkey Trial
Page 7..........Innovations, Innovators, & Culture
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.
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.