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Transcript of 17th-19th Amendments
Did you know that Americans
were originally not allowed
to vote for Senators?
The 18th amendment is the
only amendment to be
repealed from the constitution.
The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.
The legislature of every state used to elect the state’s senators and the people would elect the Congressmen that serve in the House of Representatives.
It banned the sale and drinking
of alcohol in the United States
Before the 18th amendment became law, religious activists, famously women but also some men, blame alcohol for violence and other problems that were affecting American families.
Presidents in the 1920s
President Warren G. Harding
"America's present need is not heroics, but healing; not nostrums, bu normalcy; not revolution, but restoration; not agitation, but adjustment; not surgery, but serenity; not the dramatic, but the dispassionate; not experiment, but equipoise; not submergence in internationality, but sustainment in triumphant nationality...."
William McAdoo called Harding's speeches "an army of pompous phrases moving across the landscape in search off an idea."
He won the Presidential election by an unprecedented landslide of 60 percent of the popular vote
Amid scandal in his administration, Harding died in San Francisco of a heart attack.
President Calvin Coolidge
Alfred E. Smith said Coolidge was "distinguished for character more than heroic achievement. His great task was to restore the dignity and prestige of the Presidency when it had reached the lowest ebb in our history...in a time of extravagance and waste...
Preserve the old moral and economic precepts amid the material prosperity of many Americans
He called for isolation in foreign policy, tax cuts, economy, and limited aid to farmers.
The political genius of President Coolidge was his talent for doing nothing. Walter Lippmann said, "This active inactivity suits the mood and certain of the needs of the country admirably. It suits all the business interests which want to be let alone...And it suits all those who have become convinced that government in this country has become dangerously complicated and top-heavy..."
President Herbert Hoover
"The Great Humanitarian"
"We in America today are nearer to the final triumph over poverty than ever before in the history of any land." Herbert Hoover
His election revolved around prosperity; however, within months after his election the stock market crashed, and the nation spiraled downward into depression.
Symbol of Psychology
the scientific study of the human mind
He believed that all humans have a "bad" side, and every human has animalistic, aggressive, and destructive behaviors.
Found three different aspects of the human psyche--id, ego, and super ego.
Id- our human instincts; cannot be controlled
Super ego- our conscience formed by the norms and rules of society.
Ego- seeks pleasure and strives to avoid the unpleasurable
Progressive education movement
student driven and student centered education
learn through doing
"hands-on" approach to education
Upon seeing George Jr. for the first time, the Orioles players referred to him as “Jack’s newest babe”, and thus the most famous nickname in American sports history was born. Thereafter, George Herman Ruth Jr. was known as the Babe.
Babe became a permanent fixture in the Red Sox rotation in 1915
On December 26, 1919, Babe was sold to the New York Yankees and the two teams would never be the same again.
In 1920, he bested the homerun record he set in 1919 by belting a staggering 54 homeruns, a season in which no other player hit more than 19 and only one team hit more than Babe did individually.
His 1921 season may have been the greatest in MLB history. That season, he blasted a new record of 59 homeruns, drove in 171 RBI, scored 177 runs, batted .376 and had an unheard of .846 slugging percentage.
Babe’s mythical stature grew even more in 1927 when, as a member of “Murderer’s Row”, he set a new homerun record of 60, a record that would stand for 34 years
What does this term mean?
When was it started?
Who is the criminal included in the article?
What did he do?
F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Great Gatsby is a 1925 novel.
Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald (known as F. Scott Fitzgerald) was a short story writer and novelist considered one of the pre-eminent authors in the history of American literature due almost entirely to the enormous posthumous success of his third book, The Great Gatsby.
Nobel Prize winner Ernest Hemingway is seen as one of the great American 20th century novelists
The Sun Also Rises opens with the narrator, Jake Barnes, delivering a brief biographical sketch of his friend, Robert Cohn. Jake is a veteran of World War I who now works as a journalist in Paris. Cohn is also an American expatriate, although not a war veteran.
T.S. Eliot was a groundbreaking 20th century poet who is known widely for his work "The Waste Land."
This poem addressed the fragmentation and alienation characteristic of modern culture.
The Waste Land
1. Who is John Scopes?
2. What was he placed on trial for?
3. What was the outcome of the case?
Teapot Dome Scandal
Teapot Dome Scandal was regarded by the public and historians alike as the most sensational example of high-level corruption in the history of U.S. politics.
Involved: Albert Fall, a former Secretary of the Interior
Crime: accepting bribes from oil companies in exchange for exclusive rights to drill on federal land.
Land: near a teapot-shaped outcrop in Wyoming known as Teapot Dome and two sites in California, Elk Hills and Buena Vista Hills.