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Ch 22: Chapter 22: The Roaring Twenties (1919-1929)

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The Roaring Twenties chapter of this Prentice Hall America Companion Course aligns with the same chapter in the Prentice Hall America: History of Our Nation textbook. These simple and fun video lessons are about five minutes long and help you learn the essential lessons about major developments in the 1920s.

How It Works:

  • Find the lesson within this chapter that corresponds to what you're studying in the Roaring Twenties chapter of your textbook.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the 1920s topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quiz after watching each video lesson to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material, or submit a question for one of our instructors.

You'll learn about all of the topics in the textbook chapter, including:

  • U.S. politics during the 1920s
  • Nativism and the eugenics movement
  • City life and values in 1920s American culture
  • Prohibition and the 18th Amendment
  • The impact of prohibition on organized crime
  • Music and literature of the Jazz Age
  • Art of the Harlem Renaissance
  • Consumerism and the U.S. economy in the 1920s

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9 Lessons in Chapter 22: Chapter 22: The Roaring Twenties (1919-1929)
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American Politics in the 1920s: Transition, Corruption & the Teapot Dome Scandal

1. American Politics in the 1920s: Transition, Corruption & the Teapot Dome Scandal

Americans looked forward to the start of a new decade in 1920. They also looked for a president that would ease their fears and return the nation to 'normal,' but big business and corruption would come to symbolize politics of the decade.

The Ku Klux Klan, Eugenics and Nativism: Definition, Movement & Social Reactions

2. The Ku Klux Klan, Eugenics and Nativism: Definition, Movement & Social Reactions

The decade of the 1920s saw older, traditional values of American society challenged by the rapidly changing Modern Age. Elements of the nation reacted to such change with fear. Develop an understanding of the reborn Ku Klux Klan, the eugenics movement and nativist sentiments of the 1920s.

1920s American Culture: City Life & Values

3. 1920s American Culture: City Life & Values

The 1920s was a time of enormous cultural change. In this lesson, we will examine urban culture during the 1920s. We will compare urban values with those of rural locations and see how urban culture became a symbol of the decade as a whole.

Prohibition of the 1920s: Definition, 18th Amendment & Results

4. Prohibition of the 1920s: Definition, 18th Amendment & Results

The 18th Amendment outlawed all alcohol in the United States. The prohibition era defined a decade and the people of a modernizing America. In this lesson, develop an understanding of prohibition and the 18th Amendment.

American Organized Crime of the 1920s

5. American Organized Crime of the 1920s

In this lesson, we will learn about American organized crime during the 1920s. We will explore what brought about increased organized crime during this time, and we will identify the key figures and events associated with this theme.

The Jazz Age: Developments in Music and Literature

6. The Jazz Age: Developments in Music and Literature

In this lesson, we explore the music and literature of one of the more vibrant periods of 20th-century society and Western culture: the Jazz Age of the 1920s.

Art and Culture of the Harlem Renaissance: Artists, Poets, Authors & Music

7. Art and Culture of the Harlem Renaissance: Artists, Poets, Authors & Music

In this lesson, we will learn about an artistic and intellectual movement called the Harlem Renaissance. We will identify the major figures associated with the movement and identify their contributions.

American Economy in the 1920s: Consumerism, Stock Market & Economic Shift

8. American Economy in the 1920s: Consumerism, Stock Market & Economic Shift

In this lesson we will learn about the American economy throughout the 1920s. We will explore the role of consumerism and the stock market during this time, and we will learn how the prosperity of the decade came to a crashing halt.

Who is Calvin Coolidge? - Biography, Facts & Accomplishments

9. Who is Calvin Coolidge? - Biography, Facts & Accomplishments

Calvin Coolidge was the 30th president of the United States (1923-1929). He served during the heyday of the Roaring Twenties and an economically prosperous America. This study will focus on both between his domestic and foreign policy.

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