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Ch 20: Prentice Hall US History Chapter 20: The Twenties (1919-1929)

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The Twenties (1919-1929) chapter of this Prentice Hall US History Companion Course helps students learn the essential lessons associated with the 1920s. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Twenties (1919-1929) textbook chapter.

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Students will learn:

  • Consumerism, the stock market and American culture in the 1920s
  • President Warren G. Harding
  • Political corruption and the Teapot Dome scandal
  • Scopes and Scottsboro trials
  • Nativism and the Ku Klux Klan
  • Prohibition
  • Pop culture, literature and art in America in the 1920s
  • Influential 1920s women
  • The Jazz Age and Harlem Renaissance

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12 Lessons in Chapter 20: Prentice Hall US History Chapter 20: The Twenties (1919-1929)
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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.

1920s American Culture: City Life & Values

2. 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.

President Harding: Election, Achievements & a Return to Normalcy

3. President Harding: Election, Achievements & a Return to Normalcy

Warren Harding was the 29th president of the United States. His campaign promise was to try to return the country to the state it was before World War I. He accomplished some of his goals but not nearly as many as the people had hoped for when he was elected.

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

4. 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.

The Scopes Trial and Scottsboro Trials: Summaries & Significance

5. 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.

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

6. 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.

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

7. 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 Art, Pop Culture & Literature of the 1920s

8. 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.

Modernism in American Literature

9. Modernism in American Literature

In this lesson, we will discuss the concept of literary modernism in the United States. We will explore its historical backdrop along with the very unique characteristics and authors that define American modernism which lasted from 1914-1945.

Women in the 1920s

10. Women in the 1920s

This lesson will explore women in the 1920s. It will highlight suffragettes like Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Alice Paul. It will also discuss the life and attitudes of the iconic flappers.

The Jazz Age: Developments in Music and Literature

11. The Jazz Age: Developments in Music and Literature

In this lesson, we explore the music and literature of one of the more vibrant periods of 20th-century society and Western culture: the Jazz Age of the 1920s.

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

12. 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.

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