Chapter 22: The Roaring Twenties
In the last chapter we learned about World War I, and ended with a discussion of how the war changed attitudes at home, led to disillusionment about the world and how the Versailles Treaty would create problems abroad. In this Chapter, we debate the “Roaring Twenties”. In many ways, the decade was roaring—cities boomed, cars crowded the streets, fashions and fads changed, jazz was on the radio and people were breaking Prohibition laws. In other ways, though, much of the country was not as ready to welcome these changes, and considered any of these cultural shifts as troubling--even dangerous. Outside of cities, many in rural America fought these changes. Nationwide, the KKK saw resurgence as many fought immigration and cultural changes and saw many of these new cultural attitudes as part of a larger “culture war”. Whether or not the decade deserves the moniker of “roaring”, the boom of the twenties would not last.
Chapter 22 Essential Questions
· What effect did WWI have on American culture?
· What problems at home and abroad challenged the nation after WWI?
· How did social change and social conflict mark the 1920s?
· What arts & culture symbolized the Jazz Age?
· What economic problems threatened the economic boom of the 1920s?
· How did the nation as a whole react to change in the 1920s?
Chapter 22 Essential Vocabulary
· Warren Harding
· Calvin Coolidge
· Sacco & Vanzetti
· 18th, 19th and 21st amendments
· Scopes Trial
· Marcus Garvey
· Charles Lindbergh
· Sinclair Lewis
· Langston Hughes
· F. Scott Fitzgerald
· Ernest Hemingway
· George Gershwin
· Harlem Renaissance
· Credit/installment buying
· Bull market
· Buying on margin
· Herbert Hoover
History of US: Prohibition
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History of US: Women's Suffrage
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History of US: Red Scare
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History of US: Harding Presidency
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History of US: Coolidge Presidency and the "Roaring Twenties"
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History of US: Babe Ruth
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History of US:Baseball's Negro League
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History of US: Music
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History of US: Hubba, Hubba Hubble!
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History of US: Rocket Science
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History of US: Charles Lindbergh
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