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Modern vs Tradition in the 1920s
Transcript of Modern vs Tradition in the 1920s
: radio, automobiles and mass media
This expanded the middle class
Many looked towards the future
The government put more into the economy. Many looked to become rich and famous.
Women had the right to vote
39% started to get college degrees
Many women stayed in the workforce, even after the war
Many stayed in the rural area
wanted to keep to traditions of farming
were called "slower" because they focused on the past
Focused on the family life
Stayed with their religion
Women's Christian Temperance Union
Women's Organization for National Prohibition Reform (WONPR) was founded to help women and families that suffered from alcohol abuse.
some became flappers
some were able to go out, drink, smoke cigarettes, dance provocatively and date freely
Women had social freedoms
EVERYTHING was shorter
Important People: Modernists
Becoming More Modernized
Aerosol Sprays ----- 1926 Norway by Erik Rotheim
Antibiotic Penicillin ----- 1928 England by Alexander Fleming
Frozen Food ----- 1924 USA by Clarence Birdseye
Hand held Hair Dryer ----- 1920 USA by Hamilton Beach Co.
Vacuum Tube Hearing Aid ----- 1921 USA by Earl Hanson
Iron Lung ----- 1928 USA by Philip Drinker
Liquid Fuel Rocket ----- 1926 USA by Robert Goddard
Quartz Clock ----- 1927 USA by Warren Marrison
Adhesive Bandages ----- 1920 USA by Earle Dickson
Talking Pictures ----- 1927 USA
Television ----- 1924 Scotland by John Logie Baird
Ultra centrifuge (Separates Proteins) ----- 1923 Sweden by The Svedberg
Videophone ----- 1927 USA
Electric Razor ----- 1927 USA by Jacob Schick
John T Scopes
biology teacher from Tennessee. Arrested for teaching evolution. challenged the traditional idea. Monkey trial.
A Modernized Women
America's First Flapper
William Jennings Brown
Defended religion in the Scopes Trial
Main Issues of the 1920s
Urban Vs. Rural
- the urban areas produced as the rural areas
suffered as the crop prices dropped from the booming economy.
Religion Vs. Science
- The Scopes Trial pushed the ideology of the Adam and Eve story. It budged the religious fundamentalist t accept the evolution in biology classes.
Young Vs. Old
- The younger generation was called the lost generation because when they return from war with undiscovered psychiatric issues. They were more rebellious of the old ideas of long and modest, they were adventurous and restless. The flappers changed the idea of the modern woman and rapidly changed the society.
The Scopes Trial
A high school biology teacher, John Scopes, was charged against teaching evolution to his biology class.
William Jennings Bryan, a Traditionalist, tried against Scopes.
Bryan supported the religious beliefs.
Bryan claimed that "if evolution wins, Christianity goes."
Scopes was founded guilty and fined $100
Though the punishment was trivial , it made an impact for the modern society to develop
Klu Klux Klan
Did not approve of the 'New American' women
Thought it took away the "purity of White Womanhood,"
They physically abused woman that disobeyed they ideas
How did the Scopes Trial affect America?
How did the Traditionalist try to push back the modernization?
How did women change in the 1920s?
How did the booming economy hurt the farmers and their crops?