Ch 7: STAAR US History: Individuals & Social Change During the 1920s

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Complete this chapter to review what you know about individuals and social change during the 1920s. Focusing on this time period will help you prepare for the STAAR U.S. History EOC exam.

STAAR US History: Individuals & Social Change During the 1920s - Chapter Summary

Some questions on the STAAR U.S. History EOC exam will deal with important individuals and social changes that occurred during the 1920s. Make sure you're ready to successfully answer these questions by using this chapter to review:

  • Roles of women in the 1920s
  • The Ku Klux Klan and immigration control
  • Prohibition and the Red Scare of the 1920s
  • Important African-American movements
  • The significance of the Scopes and Scottsboro trials
  • Henry Ford and Charles Lindbergh

We've designed these lessons to be brief and engaging, in order to increase the effectiveness of your study time. You can complete the lessons and gauge your understanding of these historical facts with our self-assessment quizzes. If you have questions about the changes that occured in the 1920s, you can contact our historical experts for assistance.

10 Lessons in Chapter 7: STAAR US History: Individuals & Social Change During the 1920s
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Women in the 1920s

1. 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.

Social Darwinism: Definition & Meaning

2. Social Darwinism: Definition & Meaning

Social Darwinism got its name due to the similar foundation it has to Charles Darwin's concepts of natural selection and the survival of the fittest. Darwin used these concepts to explain evolution. Learn about how these concepts are applied socially.

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

3. 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

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.

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

5. 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.

Immigration Control Initiatives from 1882 to 1924

6. Immigration Control Initiatives from 1882 to 1924

This lesson explains U.S. immigration controls from 1882 to 1924. It highlights the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1892, Ellis Island, and the Immigration Acts of 1917 and 1924.

African-American Movements & Politics of the 1920s

7. African-American Movements & Politics of the 1920s

This lesson explores the African American movement of the 1920s. It also highlights the horrific Red Summer, while defining the New Negro, the Back to Africa movement, and the Harlem Renaissance.

The Scopes Trial and Scottsboro Trials: Summaries & Significance

8. 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.

Henry Ford: Biography, Facts, Assembly Line & Accomplishments

9. Henry Ford: Biography, Facts, Assembly Line & Accomplishments

Henry Ford created the first functioning automobile for public use, forever changing transportation. In this lesson, we'll explore Ford's life and see how he revolutionized the American factory.

Charles Lindbergh: Biography, Flight & Kidnapping

10. Charles Lindbergh: Biography, Flight & Kidnapping

Learn about Charles Lindbergh, what made him famous, and why he dominated the American public's attention for an entire decade of the 20th century. Then test your new knowledge with a quiz.

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