In the 1920's, the nations wealth grew a lot, and America became a consumer society. People could buy anything, and they didn't have to handmake many things like they used to. When they couldn't afford to buy something, they just used credit. I think that this is positive and negative. During the 1920's our country was doing well, but some people had a hard time adjusting to it. I think that the use of credit created lots of debt and it was a factor that led to the stock market crash in the 1930's.
Butler Act- In Tennessee, schools can’t teach theory of evolution. They can only teach the story of the bible.
Defense (John Scopes) taught evolution in his classroom, even though it went against the Butler Act. They argued that it’s unconstitutional. Prosecution argued that it should be a local curriculum that chooses what to teach since the tax payers pay for the school, they should choose what’s taught. Scopes lost the case, but he won in the long run. I’m neutral on this topic. I’m a religious person, and I believe in the story from the bible, but the repealing of the Butler Act pleased some people, and that helped with future problems. It also set the stage for future teaching by giving teachers a choice on what to teach.
St. Valentine's Day Massacre
Most flappers cut their long locks off, and replaced them with short bobs. They had knee length dresses, lots of makeup and blingy jewelry. They would go to speakeasies and drink, smoke, and dance. They felt rebellious because they weren't doing everything their husbands were telling them to do. I think flappers were a good thing. Women felt more independent, and their confidence grew. I think that this led to women fighting for theirselves more, so they got more rights.