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1920s Culture

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  1. 1920s Culture

  2. Flu of 1918 (Spanish Flu)

  3. Treaty of Versailles and the League of Nations

  4. Election of 1920

  5. Red Scare • Schenk v US • Abrams v US • Alien Act of 1918 • Sedition Act of 1918 • Sacco and Vanzetti Case • A. Mitchell Palmer and the Palmer Raids

  6. Labor Unrest • Boston Police Strike, Coal Miners Strike

  7. Rise of the Klan • Birth of Nation: D.W. Griffiths • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k57rt58vUYw&feature=related

  8. Nativism • Immigration Quota Act of 1921 • Immigration Act of 1924 • Movement in to cultural and ethnic enclaves

  9. Culture of Consumption

  10. Jazz Age http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=339ixMtHrVk http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNAOHtmy4j0 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXdZ_HETRr4

  11. Flappers

  12. Age of Film

  13. Golden Age of Radio

  14. 1920s Heros

  15. Prohibition “The Noble Experiment”

  16. Mafia

  17. Age of Flight

  18. Lost Generation and American Literature "You are all a lost generation." The Sun Also Rises,

  19. American Art

  20. Scopes Monkey Trial

  21. Clarence Darrow

  22. Harlem Renaissance

  23. Langston Hughes • I, too, sing America. I am the darker brother. They send me to eat in the kitchen When company comes, But I laugh, And eat well, And grow strong. Tomorrow, I'll be at the table When company comes. Nobody'll dare Say to me, "Eat in the kitchen," Then. Besides, They'll see how beautiful I am And be ashamed-- I, too, am America

  24. The Negro Speaks of Rivers • I've known rivers:I've known rivers ancient as the world and older than the        flow of human blood in human veins. My soul has grown deep like the rivers.I bathed in the Euphrates when dawns were young.I danced in the Nile when I was oldI built my hut near the Congo and it lulled me to sleep.I looked upon the Nile and raised the pyramids above it.I heard the singing of the Mississippi when Abe Lincoln        went down to New Orleans, and I've seen its muddy        bosom turn all golden in the sunset.I've known rivers:Ancient, dusky rivers.My soul has grown deep like the rivers. • “ • ” • "The Negro Speaks of Rivers" (1920)

  25. Bull Market “Never sell America short” • Creation of Bureau of the Budget: helps prepare the budget with the president • Buying stocks “on margin” • Andrew Mellon and the Mellonites: argued against high taxes for the wealthy