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Ch 51: The Roaring 20s in America

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Let us teach you about the Roaring 20s in America with our helpful video lessons. The lessons will provide you with all of the information you will need to fully understand the politics, economics and social climate of this decade.

The Roaring 20s in America - Chapter Summary

In this chapter you will find several video lessons that will teach you different aspects of the Roaring 20s period in American history. The lessons will be extremely useful in learning about the cultural, economic and political context of this decade, as well as some major events that defined the era. Each lesson is dedicated to a particular topic that will improve your understanding of the subject as a whole. The topics discussed in the lessons are:

  • The values of 1920s American culture
  • The 1920s American economy
  • American politics of the 1920s
  • Prohibition
  • American art, pop culture and literature
  • The Ku Klux Klan, eugenics and nativism
  • The Red Scare

The lessons' instructors will go over each topic point-by-point in a manner that is clear and easy to understand. You can use the video tags in the timeline to return to specific points in each video for additional study. The chapter also provides practice quizzes you can use to assess your understanding of the topics.

7 Lessons in Chapter 51: The Roaring 20s in America
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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.

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.

American Art, Pop Culture & Literature of the 1920s

5. 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.

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.

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

7. 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.

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