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1920s

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Palmer Raids Government launched raids to round up and deport communists = part of the Red Scare (the fear of communism)
Scopes Trial trial of a teacher for teaching EVOLUTION; the trial highlighted regional differences with the South being more fundamentalists; the prosecution was against the SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE and FREEDOM OF SPEECH
KKK - Ku Klux Klan revived because of NATIVISM (prejudice against immigrants)= native to America
18th Amendment prohibition of alcohol; repealed by the 21st Amendment
18th Amendment called "The Noble Experiment" because it would end spousal abuse, alcoholism, and poverty; gangsters and organized crime profited from bootlegging (making and selling alcohol illegally)
The New Woman benefited from Electrica Appliances
Harlem Renaissance the intellectual movement of African-American literature, art, and music
Zola Neale Hurston wrote about African-American folk lore
flappers young rebellious women who wore shorter dresses and smoked and drank
Lindberg flew the "Spirit of St. Louis" across the Atlantic
jazz Louis Armstrong
jazz popular type of music during the 1920s
Teapot Dome Scandal scandal of the Harding Administration involving the leasing of naval oil reserves for bribes (bad publicity for the president)
President Warren G Harding 29th president from 1921-23 (his death of heart attack)
The Lost Generation writers who attacked the greed, corruption and immorality in America society = Hemingway and Fitzerald (The Great Gatsby)
radio standardized culture by providing nationwide entertainment - this boosted interest in politics
movies encouraged a national lifestyle and fashions
Pres. Harding promised a "return to normalcy
Zola Neale Hurston wrote "Their Eyes were Watching God" = passed on black folk tales
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