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Ch 11: United States in the 1920s

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How much do you know about the United States in the 1920s? Find out by reviewing entertaining video lessons that provide a fun examination of 1920s American culture, the art of the Harlem Renaissance, Prohibition and more.

United States in the 1920s - Chapter Summary

The 1920s was a decade filled with extreme highs and lows. Discover new facts or strengthen your existing knowledge of this decade with help from this chapter's engaging video lessons. Each lesson covers a unique topic to ensure you have a good grasp of the economic conditions, culture and legislation of the time. Upon completion of this chapter, you will be prepared to do the following:

  • Differentiate between urban and rural values in America during the 1920s
  • Describe consumerism, the stock market and the economic downturn during the decade
  • Discuss the 18th amendment and the impact of the Prohibition era
  • Share details about the art, artists, authors, music and culture of the Harlem Renaissance
  • Summarize and explain the significance of the Scopes and Scottsboro trials

The video lessons in this chapter are short, averaging about 10 minutes each. The brief length enables you to fit your review of 1920s United States into a busy schedule. Also, feel free to access full transcripts of the videos that feature helpful vocabulary words. When ready, assess your understanding of the lessons by taking self-assessment quizzes and a chapter exam. Any questions you have about this chapter's topics can be submitted to our experts.

5 Lessons in Chapter 11: United States in the 1920s
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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.

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

3. 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.

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

4. 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.

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.

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