Throwback Thursday: 1920s Edition
Sydne D, Karla B, Cassady B, Esteffany A
Laws passed due to Nativism and the beginning of the KKK
1920s Immigration Chart
As seen in the chart, the majority of immigrants in the United States during the 1920s migrated from Eastern and Southern Europe.
This political cartoon exemplifies the nativism trend that occurred in the 1920s. The picture represents the Europeans that had to leave America due to the Quota Act.
Place of Origin of Immigrants during the 1920
This pie chart shows the countries of the immigrants who came to the United States in the 20th century.
1920s Immigration Chart
Harding, Teapot and Kellogg
William G. Harding was the 29th President of the United States, elected in 1921, Harding symbolized hope for a postwar America. Harding’s slogan “return to normalcy” motivated the citizens as he promised to focused on situations regarding America, rather than foreign policies. Harding also supported isolationism and the laissez faire policy of less government interference. During Harding’s presidency Harding lowered tariffs, cut the unemployment rate, restricted and passed laws against immigration. Harding is best known for the scandals that occurred during the 1920s.
Teapot Dome Scandal (1921-1922) involved national security, corruption and big oil companies. After President Harding transferred control of Teapot Dome, Elk Hills and Buena Vista oil reserve lands from the Navy to Secretary of Interior, Albert B. Fall. Fall leased Teapot Dome to Harry Sinclair and a few months later Fall leased Elk Hills and Buena Vista oil fields to Edward L. Doheny. Under the General Leasing Act of 1920, leasing of government was legal, accepting loans was not; Fall was found guilty of accepting loans of about $400,000 from Sinclar and Doheny. Fall was sentenced to one year in prison for bribery.Kellogg Briand Pact After World War 1, a peace offering was proposed by the foreign minister of France, Aristide Briand to the United States making war illegal between the two countries. To avoid France from interpreting the pact as an alliance, the U.S Secretary of State, Frank B. Kellogg decided to include other countries in this outlawing war pact, 15 nations signed in 1928 and later more nations joined the Kellogg Briand Pact. Although the pact had good intentions it had flaws- there was no punishment to countries who broke the pact, the pact didn’t limit and didn’t address countries self-defense. The pact failed it’s purpose.
Sacco and Vanzetti
Schenck Vs. United States
Scopes Monkey Trial
Innovations, Innovators & Culture
LETTER TO EDITOR
I gotta beef with prohibition. Some folk think its the bees knees, but i wanna tell this awful law to beat it! Its none of the governments beeswax if i have a drink or two before work or not. People always ask me, " Whats eating you?" and i always tell them "I need some hooch!" When they passed the law, i hadn't realized it would outlaw ANYTHING over 1% of alcohol. I miss sharing a beer with my laddies after work. I could get bootleg, but I don't want to risk getting bumped off by a big fella. Me and my pals just want to say to the Big Cheese up at congress - REPEAL THE 18TH AMENDMENT!
SLANG TERMS AND PHRASES
Bee's Knees- An extraordinary person, thing, or idea; the ultimate
Beat It- Scam or get lost
Beeswax- Business, i.e. "none of your beeswax"
Whats Eating You?- Whats Wrong
Hooch- Bootleg Liquor
Bootleg- Illegal Liquor
Bump Off- To kill, to murder
Big Cheese- The most important or influential person; boss. Same as big shot.
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