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- American culture, city life and values of the 1920s
- The American economy and politics
- Prohibition and organized crime
- American art, pop culture and literature, including the Harlem Renaissance
- The Ku Klux Klan, eugenics and nativism
- The Red Scare
- The Scopes and Scottsboro trials
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
11. Clarence Darrow: Biography & Quotes
Through this lesson, you will be introduced to the American lawyer, Clarence Darrow, and learn how his career and personal philosophy made him a well-known legal icon of the 20th century.
12. Elizabeth Cady Stanton: Women's Rights Facts & Accomplishments
Elizabeth Cady Stanton was one of most important women's rights activists of the 1800s. Read about her key contributions in the struggle for American women's right to vote, own property and have equality in marriage.
13. Eugene Debs: Biography & Quotes
Have you ever felt that your hard work isn't recognized or that you've been taken advantage of by those with more power than you? If so, Eugene Debs is your kind of person. Read on to see how someone lives their life so others can have fairness in theirs.
14. Lucretia Mott & Women's Rights: Facts, Accomplishments & Timeline
Lucretia Mott was a feminist and a Quaker. Learn how she and her colleagues worked for suffrage and changed how people thought about women's rights in America.
15. Teapot Dome Scandal: Definition, Summary & Facts
In 1923, the administration of U.S. President Warren G. Harding became embroiled in the Teapot Dome Scandal, one of many examples of corruption during his tenure. Learn about the scandal and test your knowledge with a quiz.
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