Social Issues of the 1920's

Destiny Miller & Bertha Flores

Prohibition of alcohol

7 CHICAGO GANGSTERS SLAIN BY FIRING SQUAD OF RIVALS, SOME IN POLICE UNIFORMS; VICTIMS LINED UP IN ROW Hands Up, Faces to Wall of Garage Rendezvous: 1929

On this day, February 14th, 7 Chicago Gangsters were killed in a massacre. This Valentine's Day was met with machine guns and a stream of bullets, as a result, seven members of the George (Bugs) Moran, Dean O'Banion, the most cold-blooded gang massacre in the history of this city's underworld.

Disputes over human origin and the Scopes trial

Man Arrested for Teaching Evolution In Schools. : 1925

John Scopes' is a Tennessee educator found guilty of teaching breaking the law by teaching Evolution in schools. He said, "What goes on in a classroom is up to the student and the teacher. Once you introduce the power of the state -- telling you what you can and cannot do - you've become involved in propaganda." On July 10, Scopes will appear in a Dayton courtroom to stand trial. He will be represented by Clarence Darrow. (Was one of the most famous lawyers of all time.)

Communism

Two Spies Arrested: 1951

Julius and Ethel Rosenburg were arrested, The Rosenburg's are members of the American Communist Party. They were accused of passing atomic secrets to the Soviet Union. They will be executed on June 19, at about 8 p.m.

Works Cited

"7 CHICAGO GANGSTERS SLAIN BY FIRING SQUAD OF RIVALS, SOME IN POLICE UNIFORMS; VICTIMS LINED UP IN ROW Hands Up, Faces to Wall of Garage Rendezvous, They Are Mowed Down ALL TOOK IT FOR A RAID Four Machine Gun Executioners, Wearing Badges, Made Swift Escape in Automobile. MORAN'S STAFF WIPED OUT Liquor Gang Head Missing-- Chief, Roused by 'Challenge,' Declares 'War.' Capone's Name Is Mentioned. Police Declare "War to the Finish." Swift Execution Accomplished. Cash and Diamond Rings on Bodies. Woman's Story Aids Police. Appeal Made to Civic Conscience. North Side Gang "Dynasty" Fails." 7 CHICAGO GANGSTERS SLAIN BY FIRING SQUAD OF RIVALS, SOME IN POLICE UNIFORMS. N.p., 15 Feb. 1929. Web. 06 May 2016.


"Al Capone and the St. Valentine's Massacre." History Things. N.p., 17 Feb. 2016. Web. 06 May 2016.


"John Scopes." Bio.com. A&E Networks Television, n.d. Web. 06 May 2016


"Julius and Ethel Rosenberg Executed." History.com. A&E Television Networks, n.d. Web. 06 May 2016.


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