Unit 4 1920s

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Published on November 28, 2007

Author: UDteacher

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An overview of a variety of topics from the 1920s that I use in class

The Roaring 20s

Topics Included in Presentation: Communism and Red Scare Palmer Raids, Sacco + Vanzetti, KKK Republican Presidents in 1920s Labor Strikes Presidents of the 1920s Prohibition and Gangsters Scopes Monkey Trial Entertainment Great Migration and NAACP

Communism and Red Scare

Palmer Raids, Sacco + Vanzetti, KKK

Republican Presidents in 1920s

Labor Strikes

Presidents of the 1920s

Prohibition and Gangsters

Scopes Monkey Trial

Entertainment

Great Migration and NAACP

USSR Power Struggle

Palmer Raids Attorney General A. Mitchell Palmer ordered these raids 2 Results of: Government deported 100s of radicals Not much evidence of any radical plots and civil rights of many were violated

Attorney General A. Mitchell Palmer ordered these raids

2 Results of:

Government deported 100s of radicals

Not much evidence of any radical plots and civil rights of many were violated

Sacco and Vanzetti Italian Immigrants executed for murder Significance: fear of foreigners in United States

Italian Immigrants executed for murder

Significance:

fear of foreigners in United States

Ku Klux Klan Targets in the 1920s: Blacks Immigrants = Jews and Catholics

Targets in the 1920s:

Blacks

Immigrants = Jews and Catholics

Boston Police Strike Entire police department goes on strike and are fired and replaced by new policemen.

Entire police department goes on strike and are fired and replaced by new policemen.

Steel Mill Strike Violent strike where the government broke up the steel workers union

Violent strike where the government broke up the steel workers union

Coal Miners Strike John L. Lewis led a successful strike of the nation’s coal miners and becomes a powerful labor leader.

John L. Lewis led a successful strike of the nation’s coal miners and becomes a powerful labor leader.

Warren Harding Republican Senator from Ohio. (29 th ) Famous “...return to normalcy…” speech. Ohio gang – led to many scandals in the Harding presidency Dies in office in 1923

Republican Senator from Ohio. (29 th )

Famous “...return to normalcy…” speech.

Ohio gang – led to many scandals in the Harding presidency

Dies in office in 1923

Teapot Dome Scandal Teapot Dome, Wyoming had government owned oil fields Secretary of Interior Albert Fall leased the land to oil executives who had bribed him. Fall became 1 st cabinet officer to go to jail.

Teapot Dome, Wyoming had government owned oil fields

Secretary of Interior Albert Fall leased the land to oil executives who had bribed him.

Fall became 1 st cabinet officer to go to jail.

Calvin Coolidge “ Silent Cal” – 30th Takes over Presidency when Harding dies. Wins reelection in 1924 but does not run for reelection in 1928. “ The business of America is business!!”

“ Silent Cal” – 30th

Takes over Presidency when Harding dies.

Wins reelection in 1924 but does not run for reelection in 1928.

“ The business of America is business!!”

Route 66

Aviation Heroes

Speakeasies

“ You can get much further with a kind word and a gun  than you can with a kind word alone.”

Early Mobsters....

Mafia in the United States 5 Big Families Commission Gambino Lucchese Bonanno Colombo Genovese

Philadelphia Mob The Philadelphia, Pennsylvania faction of La Cosa Nostra has been one of the strongest families in the American Cosa Nostra since its start in 1911. Salvatore Sabella was sent to Philadelphia by the bosses of the Sicilian Mafia to organize the city's rackets.

The Philadelphia, Pennsylvania faction of La Cosa Nostra has been one of the strongest families in the American Cosa Nostra since its start in 1911.

Salvatore Sabella was sent to Philadelphia by the bosses of the Sicilian Mafia to organize the city's rackets.

What was the controversial issue in the Scopes Monkey Trial in 1925? Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution. Man “evolved” from apes.

Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution.

Man “evolved” from apes.

Darrow + Bryan

Flappers

 

1 st Radio Broadcast - 1920 First Broadcast At 6:00pm, on Tuesday, November 2, 1920, a few men in a shack changed the course of history. Pittsburgh, PA.

First Broadcast

At 6:00pm, on Tuesday, November 2, 1920, a few men in a shack changed the course of history.

Pittsburgh, PA.

Sports Stars of the 20's

1 st person to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean by 33 hours and 39 minutes Received a prize of $25,000 Charles Lindbergh

1 st person to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean by

33 hours and 39 minutes

Received a prize of $25,000

 

Early Movies CLICK on the picture for a Youtube video for each movie

The Jazz Singer (1927) The 1 st feature length motion picture with synchronized dialogue. Starred Al Jolson Marked the decline of the silent film era

The 1 st feature length motion picture with synchronized dialogue.

Starred Al Jolson

Marked the decline of the silent film era

 

 

Movement of African-Americans from the South to Urban areas of United States More than 1.5 million 1914 – 1930 Escape racism, find better jobs, overall better life in the North The Great Migration

Movement of African-Americans from the South to Urban areas of United States

More than 1.5 million

1914 – 1930

Escape racism, find better jobs, overall better life in the North

 

N ational A ssociation for the A dvancement of C olored P eople James Weldon Johnson was instrumental in increasing the NAACP's membership from 9,000 to almost 90,000. NAACP

N ational A ssociation for the A dvancement of C olored P eople

James Weldon Johnson was instrumental in increasing the NAACP's membership from 9,000 to almost 90,000.

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