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KKK CAUSES CORRUPTION
NEW ALCOHOL LAWS IN EFFECT
2. Immigration Act 1924
3. National Origins Act 1924
KKK Causes Corruption
Politics: Warren G. Harding
Teapot Dome Scandal
Kellogg Briand Pact
Court Case: Red Scare
Court Case: Palmer Raids
Sacco & Vanzetti
On April 15, 1920, a paymaster for a shoe company in South Braintree, Massachusetts, was shot and killed along with his guard. The murderers, who were described as two Italian men, escaped with more than $15,000. After going to a garage to claim a car that police said was connected with the crime, Sacco and Vanzetti were arrested and charged with the crime. Although both men carried guns and made false statements upon their arrest, neither had a previous criminal record. On July 14, 1921, they were convicted and sentenced to die. This was a very controversial topic during the 1920s.
Schenek vs. United States
Scopes Monkey Trial
- Henry Ford: American industrialist, the founder of the Ford Motor Company, and the sponsor of the development of the assembly line technique of mass production. his vehicles were a large contribution during the time of war from 1914-1918.
- Literature: The Great Gatsby was written during this time as well as books that stressed themes concerning need for self-definition and the changing role of women in society.
- Farmers: Tractors were introduced and became an essential part of farming. By 1917 there were nearly 48 flourishing tractor companies.
Letter To The Editor
As we are all aware, prohibition of alcohol was a huge controversial topic during the time of the 1920s. At first people were at agreement with the idea of prohibiting the sales and transportation of hard liquor because they thought it would eliminate problems but it turns out, it caused worse problems than to begin with. After 14 years, the government made the decision to repeal the 18th Amendment and continue on with alcohol sales. Main reasons why america changed it's mind was to decrease the smuggling o large amounts of alcohol overseas and to regain the tax money collected from the alcohol sales. The money collected from taxes is enough to pay the national dept and have nearly 200 Million left over for urgently needed purposes. So repealing the 18th Amendment was a no brainer.
Political Cartoon: Reguarding Teapot Dome Scandal
This political cartoon shows how the Teapot Dome Scandal
started the downhill journey of the Harding Administration.
It shows two men running down a hill, with a sign saying
"White House Highway", and a steamroller reading "Oil Scandal".
The two men running down the hill represents the government
officials involved in the scandal going downhill, and the steamroller
going down "White House Highway" shows how the White
House crashed after the scandal.