Ch 16: The Roaring 20s (1920-1929): Help and Review

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The Roaring 20s chapter of this AP U.S. History Help and Review course is the simplest way to master the Roaring 20's in America. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of the Roaring 20s.

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  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
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  • Verify you're ready by completing the Roaring 20s chapter exam.

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Students will review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in a Roaring 20s unit of a standard AP U.S. history course. Topics covered include:

  • The Teapot Dome Scandal
  • Prohibition
  • The Harlem Renaissance
  • The Ku Klux Klan
  • The Red Scare
  • The Scopes and Scottsboro trials

18 Lessons in Chapter 16: The Roaring 20s (1920-1929): Help and Review
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1920s American Culture: City Life & Values

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.

American Economy in the 1920s: Consumerism, Stock Market & Economic Shift

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.

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

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.

Schools, Media & Culture in the 1920s

4. Schools, Media & Culture in the 1920s

This lesson explores middle and upper class life and culture in the 1920s. It discusses the new morality and how it affected education, business, consumerism, and mass media.

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

5. 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 Organized Crime of the 1920s

6. 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.

American Art, Pop Culture & Literature of the 1920s

7. 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

8. 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.

Immigration Control Initiatives from 1882 to 1924

9. 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.

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

10. 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.

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

11. 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.

The Scopes Trial and Scottsboro Trials: Summaries & Significance

12. 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.

Mass Production in the 1920s

13. Mass Production in the 1920s

Through this lesson, you will learn about the major developments in manufacturing that occurred during the 1920s, and gain insight into how the development of mass production influenced the lives of millions of people.

The Presidential Election of 1920

14. The Presidential Election of 1920

This lesson will discuss the election of 1920. First, you will learn what was happening in the U.S. in 1920. Then, you will learn about the candidates and their platforms. Finally, the lesson will discuss the outcome of the election and its significance.

The Presidential Election of 1924

15. The Presidential Election of 1924

Learn how the sitting Republican U.S. President, 'Silent Cal' Coolidge, kept his mouth shut and dominated the 1924 Presidential election. Read about Coolidge, the other candidates, and the outcome of the election, and test yourself with a quiz.

The Kellogg-Briand Peace Pact of 1928: Definition & Overview

16. The Kellogg-Briand Peace Pact of 1928: Definition & Overview

The Kellogg-Briand Peace Pact of 1928 was an international agreement seeking to end wars. Discover the origins and effects of the Pact in this lesson. Take a short quiz at the end to test your knowledge.

Warren G. Harding: Facts, Quotes, Accomplishments & Death

17. Warren G. Harding: Facts, Quotes, Accomplishments & Death

Warren G. Harding was the 29th President of the United States. In this lesson, discover his life, presidency, and legacy and take a short quiz to see what you learned.

The National Origins Act of 1924: Immigration & Definition

18. The National Origins Act of 1924: Immigration & Definition

In the 1920s, anti-immigrant sentiment swept the U.S. and culminated in the National Origins Act of 1924. This measure sharply reduced immigration to America, and especially targeted those from southern and eastern Europe. Learn about this act and quiz yourself.

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