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Ch 16: HiSET: The Roaring 20s in the US (1920-1929)

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Get ready for the HiSET Social Studies exam by watching our informative videos on the Roaring 20s. The lessons in this chapter review the culture, politics, events and movements that occurred during the 1920s in the U.S.

The Roaring 20s in the U.S. (1920-1929) - Chapter Summary

Refresh your knowledge of the Roaring 20s through the fun lessons in this chapter. These short video lessons cover topics ranging from the Harlem Renaissance and the Teapot Dome Scandal to Prohibition and the stock market. Lessons in this chapter include topics related to:

  • Arts and culture
  • The economy of the 1920s
  • Political corruption and changes
  • Prohibition
  • Organized crime
  • Social movements
  • The Ku Klux Klan
  • The Red Scare
  • The Scopes and Scottsboro trials

This chapter is broken down into multiple lessons that cover important topics from this period of U.S. history. The videos are taught by experienced instructors and include fun illustrations to present important points. You may also use the lesson transcripts, multiple-choice quizzes and chapter exam to help you review for test day.

HiSET: The Roaring 20s in the U.S. (1920-1929) Objectives

The HiSET is a high school equivalency exam that tests your knowledge in five main content areas: reading, writing, math, science and social studies. The social studies subtest assesses your knowledge and comprehension of U.S. and world history, political science, geography, economics and more. The topics in this chapter are part of the history portion of the exam, which makes up about 38% of the social studies test questions.

The 70-minute exam includes a total of 50 multiple-choice questions. The questions may ask you to differentiate between fact and opinion, understand the reliability of sources and make predictions from given data. The self-assessment quizzes in each lesson not only let you test your comprehension of the information covered in the videos, but they also introduce you to the types of questions you may encounter on the actual exam.

7 Lessons in Chapter 16: HiSET: The Roaring 20s in the US (1920-1929)
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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.

American Organized Crime of the 1920s

4. 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 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.

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

6. 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

7. 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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