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Intolerance and Nativism

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[CHANGE]

 

 Anything Goes: America in the Roaring Twenties 

The seductive glitter of 1920s America was, from jazz, flappers, and wild all- night parties to
the birth of Hollywood produced a dizzying array of writers, musicians, and film stars

 

Culture of the 1920s 
 A shared cultural identity    

 

Science and Technology 
Invention and Innovation

 

Consumerism 
 Advertising and Installment Buying

 

Literary Developments   
Authors and Agitators

 

The Modern Woman 
Suffragettes and Flappers  Margaret Sanger

 

 

 

 

 

[RESISTANCE to CHANGE]

 

 One Hundred Percent American: The Rebirth and Decline of the Ku Klux Klan 
 In the 1920s, a revived Ku Klux Klan burst into prominence as a self-styled defender of American values, a magnet for white
Protestant community formation, and a would-be force in state and national politics - highlighting the racial and religious intolerance

 

 

Guarding the Golden Door: American Immigration Policy [1907-1927]

An undercurrent of xenophobia and discrimination fuels the Federal Government's
restrictionists efforts to curb immigration and define who is and is not an American

 

 

From the Palmer Raids to the Patriot Act: A History of the Fight for Free Speech in America [1919]
 In 1919, Attorney General A. Mitchell Palmer launched a government roundup of thousands of Russian immigrants
and deported 800 of them for their radical ideas, a flagrant violation of First Amendment rights.

 

 

Sacco and Vanzetti: The Men, the Murders, and the Judgment of Mankind [1920-1927] 
A bold and brutal crime--robbery and murder in broad daylight on the streets of South Braintree, Massachusetts, in 1920. Tried for the crime and convicted, two Italian-born laborers, anarchists Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, went to the electric chair in 1927, professing their innocence.

 

 

Summer for the Gods: The Scopes Trial and America's Continuing Debate Over Science and Religion [1925]
In the summer of 1925, the sleepy hamlet of Dayton, Tennessee, became the setting for one of the 20th century's most contentious dramas: the Scopes trial that pit William Jennings Bryan and the anti-Darwinists against a teacher named John Scopes into a famous debate over science, religion, and their place in public education. 

 

Last Call– The Rise and Fall of Prohibition

Prohibition initiated and unprecedented degree of government interference in the
 private lives of Americans changed the country forever.

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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