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Ch 37: The 1920s in the U.S.

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The 1920s in the U.S. - Chapter Summary

Our professional instructors outline the 1920s in the United States in this engaging chapter. You'll watch concise and enjoyable videos about the American political landscape and economy during the 1920s, plus many more aspects of this decade. After you've completed these videos, you should be ready to do the following:

  • Summarize the Red Scare of the 1920s and its causes
  • Discuss Prohibition and the 18th Amendment
  • Outline the KKK, nativism and eugenics
  • Detail immigration control initiatives from 1882 to 1924
  • Describe the 19th Amendment and the date it was ratified
  • Define the new morality of the 1920s
  • Explain the literature, pop culture and American art of the 1920s
  • Identify the poets, artists, music and authors of the Harlem Renaissance

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10 Lessons in Chapter 37: The 1920s in the U.S.
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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.

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

3. 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.

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 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.

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.

What is the 19th Amendment? - Definition, Summary & Date Ratified

7. What is the 19th Amendment? - Definition, Summary & Date Ratified

The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees all women the right to vote. Let's take a look at the lengthy and arduous path traveled by women seeking not only the right to vote, but also acknowledgment of citizenship.

The New Morality of the 1920s

8. The New Morality of the 1920s

This lesson will focus on the new morality of the 1920s. It will define liberalism and highlight flappers. It will also explore upper and middle-class attitude changes concerning gender, race, and sexuality.

American Art, Pop Culture & Literature of the 1920s

9. 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.

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

10. 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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