Roaring Twenties

7 December 1929

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Table of contence

Nativism ....................................................................................................... page 1

Politics 2

Court Cases 3

Scopes Monkey Trial 4

Innovations, Innovators & Culture 5
Letter to the editor 6
Political Cartoon & Analysis 7

Nativism comeback

Thought to have died down Nativism is making a comeback with Americans finding a strong dislike for foreigners.As a result laws have been passed and the Ku Klux Klan has made a comeback.The new laws are Emergency Quota Act which limited immigration to 3% of each native groups population in the united states. the next law that was passed is the National Origins Act this law reduced the total number of European immigrants allowed in the United stated and it also limited immigration to 2% of each native groups population in the united states. With the rocky feelings people have towards foreigners now it helped the Ku Klux Klan grow again they would pick up right where they left off while also adding in other groups of foreigners but things would soon come to an end and the Ku Klux Klan would die down once again.


Warren G. Harding-was president and his campaign slogan of ‘return to normalcy’.in his presidency the us didn't join the league of nation he didn't agree with it

Teapot Dome Scandal - a bribery incident that took place in the united states. Secretary of the Interior Albert Bacon Fall was convicted for bribing oil companies and was the first cabinet member to go to prison.

Kellogg Briand Pact- was a peace movement and said they would handle and dispute with pacifist means

court cases

Red scare-new form of communism that scared the government to violate peoples individual rights.

Palmer raids-an Italian anarchist set of bombs at attorney general Palmers house and general attorney rounded up suspected communist without warrant.

Sacco & Vanzetti-two Italians admitted to being communist were convicted ,tried and executed.


Schenck vs. United States- Charles Schenck attempted to distribute fliers to American servicemen recently drafted in World War I. Schenck was charged by the U.S. government with violating the Espionage Act and He was found guilty on all charges.

Scopes Monkey Trial

John scopes a high school teacher is accused of violating the Butler Act.Representing Scopes in his trial is Clarence Darrow and prosecuting him is William Bryan Jennings.The out come of the trial resulted in the jury siding with the law and Scopes was fined with $100 and was released.

Innovations, Innovators & Culture

Henry Ford- made a huge impact on the automobile industry he had perfected the assembly line and used mass production

Economy - the economy is what made the 1920s people were ready to buy things because they had more disposable money but not everyone enjoyed the 1920s many farmers and immigrants suffered during this time.

Farmers -during the war farmers enjoyed the fact that farm product prices were good but when the war ended they soon would come to dislike the 1920s.

Letter to the editor

Al Capone an American Gangster helped with the crime of illegally selling alcohol during the prohibition time.making a lasting impression and was one of the many reasons why the law was repealed.

Political Cartoon

The cartoon depicted shows that all of the factors listed are what contributed to the depression and that the bootleggers,dope sellers,racketeers and gangsters benefited from prohibition.Which would soon lead to the repeal of the 18th Amendment.

By:Rachel Hill U.S. History 4th period