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Ch 33: NMTA: The Roaring 20s in America

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Use these lessons to refresh your knowledge of American life and politics during the tumultuous 1920s. Our videos and quizzes can help you prepare for these types of questions on the NMTA Middle Grades Social Science exam.

NMTA: The Roaring 20s in America - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, our instructors will help you review many aspects of American life in the 1920s, including the economy, politics and social issues of the time. These short videos and quizzes can enrich your understanding of this period and aid you in answering NMTA Middle Grades Social Science exam questions on the following topics:

  • Consumerism and the stock market
  • Move to conservative politics
  • The Teapot Dome Scandal
  • Prohibition
  • The Harlem Renaissance
  • Reaction to immigration by native-born Americans

Our instructors have designed these lessons to help you prepare for the exam. You can watch the videos as your schedule allows. It's possible to access the lessons on a computer, smartphone or tablet. If you have questions, just contact the instructor for further assistance.

NMTA: The Roaring 20s in America Chapter Objectives

In New Mexico, passing the NMTA Middle Grades Social Science exam is a requirement for licensure. The exam has four sections, and questions on the Roaring 20s in America chapter are in the history section. This is the test's largest section; it makes up 50% of the total score.

Like the quizzes that follow our video lessons, all the exam's questions are multiple-choice items and are computer-delivered. In addition to offering practice answering these types of questions, our quizzes let you discover weaknesses and see where you need additional study.

5 Lessons in Chapter 33: NMTA: 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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