Ch 52: GACE History: The Roaring 20s

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Get an understanding of the impact and components of the 'Roaring 20s'. The lessons included in this chapter explain what occurred during that time so you're ready to answer related questions on the GACE History exam.

GACE History: The Roaring 20s - Chapter Summary

With an overview of common terminology and explanations of major events, this chapter provides sufficient information about the 'Roaring 20s' to answer questions on the Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators (GACE) History exam. Here are some of the topics available through video lessons:

  • Culture, values and city life of 1920s America
  • Economics, consumerism and the stock market
  • Corruptions, transition and the Teapot Dome scandal
  • American art, the Harlem Renaissance, literature and pop culture
  • Nativism and the Ku Klux Klan
  • Overview of the Scopes and Scottsboro trials
  • Causes of the Red Scare of the 1920s

The well-organized lessons are grouped with similar interests for easier comprehension. You can access the transcripts from the lessons, view the entire video lessons or jump around to the major points that you want to review using the video tags.

GACE History: The Roaring 20s - Chapter Objectives

Made up of three test subareas, the GACE History exam is designed to test prospective teachers for their licensure to educate 6-12 graders. Information regarding the 'Roaring 20s' is part of the subarea two, which is called 'United States history from 1877 to the present'. This area is 40% of the total score or about 26 questions of the computerized test.

As a future entry-level history teacher in Georgia, you'll need a clear understanding of the political, economic, demographic, social and cultural changes that happened in the 1920s in America. Given the wide range of information covered in this chapter, completing the self-assessment quizzes would help test what you recall from viewing the video lessons.

10 Lessons in Chapter 52: GACE History: The Roaring 20s
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1920s American Culture: City Life & Values

1. 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.

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

2. 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

3. 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

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.

American Art, Pop Culture & Literature of the 1920s

6. American Art, Pop Culture & Literature of the 1920s

In this lesson, we will examine the art, literature and popular culture associated with the 1920s. We will identify several key terms and figures related to the culture of the period, and understand them in historical context.

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.

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

8. 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.

The Red Scare of the 1920s: Definition, Summary & Causes

9. The Red Scare of the 1920s: Definition, Summary & Causes

The Red Scare of the early 1920s would not be the last. During this time, post-WWI America felt vulnerable and turned its fear on a perceived leftist or 'Red' threat. This lesson will help you to develop an understanding of the Red Scare of the 1920s.

The Scopes Trial and Scottsboro Trials: Summaries & Significance

10. The Scopes Trial and Scottsboro Trials: Summaries & Significance

In this lesson, we will examine two important legal cases: the Scopes 'Monkey' Trial and the Scottsboro Trials. We will highlight the events surrounding the cases, and explore the impact they had on American society.

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