Ch 48: FTCE Social Science: The Roaring 20s in America

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Learn more about the era in American history known as the Roaring 20s. These video lessons and quizzes will familiarize you with events during this period and prepare you for the Florida Teacher Certification Examinations (FTCE) Social Science exam.

FTCE Social Science: The Roaring 20s in America - Chapter Summary

The lessons in this chapter provide you with the opportunity to reinforce what you know or find out new information about politics, legislation and activist movements during the 1920s. You will review details noting major events and key figures that shaped American ideals during this time. After successful review of these lessons, you will demonstrate proficiency in the following that will help you when taking the FTCE Social Science exam:

  • Detailing the state of the economy in the 1920s
  • Describing the emergence of consumerism and the stock market crash of 1929
  • Relating policies and scandals of U.S. presidents during the 1920s decade
  • Understanding the Prohibition era of the 1920s
  • Examining noted poets, authors, artists and musicians of the Harlem Renaissance
  • Summarizing activities of the Ku Klux Klan as America clashed between traditional and modern values during the 1920s

Each lesson contains brief overviews of specific periods during this decade, using detailed examples and definitions to support the learning experience. You can take self-assessment quizzes as often as needed to gauge what you have retained and measure your readiness in taking the FTCE Social Science exam.

5 Lessons in Chapter 48: FTCE Social Science: The Roaring 20s in America
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American Economy in the 1920s: Consumerism, Stock Market & Economic Shift

1. 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.

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

2. 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.

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

3. 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.

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

4. 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.

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

5. 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.

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