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The Roaring Twenties

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Timothy Shiflet

on 27 November 2012

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Literature Langston Hughes William Faulkner Ernest Hemingway Willa Cather Her book showed the futility of war and the foolishness of glorifying it through false heroism Langston Hughes wrote about the racism and atrocities many of African-American soldiers faced after the war. Hemingway would express his opposition to all war by depicting WWI as the backdrop to personal tragedy. Faulkner would help destroy the notion that war was about glory and honor. Society in the 1920s Flapper Girls Shorter Skirts Cropped Hair Make-up and Jewelery Prohibition 18th Amendment Prohibited the sale, purchase and transport of intoxicating beverages in the United States. Organized Crime Al Capone John Dillinger Lucky Luciano Tin-Pan Alley: Songwriters, performers, and music producers who dominated the scene in the 1920s. Speakeasy Race Relations An African-American journalist, newspaper editor and, with her husband, newspaper owner Ferdinand L. Barnett, an early leader in the civil rights movement. She documented lynching in the United States, showing how it was often a way to control or punish blacks who competed with whites. Ida B. Wells American Indian Citizenship Act of 1924 Also known as the Snyder Act, granted full citizenship to Native Americans. Marcus Garvey African American leader 1919 to 1926 who urged African Americans to return to their “motherland” of Africa; provided early inspiration for “black pride” movements. Women's Rights the rights and entitlements claimed for women and girls of many societies worldwide 19th Amendment: Equal Suffrage based on gender; amendment that stated that no person can be denied the right to vote in any US election on account of his or her sex or gender. Nativism A policy of favoring native-born Americans over immigrants Red Scare: Intense fear of Communism and other politically radical ideas Eugene V. Debbs: the American Communist Party At the end of WWI a revolution in Russia led to a Communist takeover. Americans feared that it could happen here too. Vladimir Lenin Urbanization the physical growth of urban areas as a result of rural migration and even suburban concentration into cities Creationism Vs. Evolution The Scopes Monkey Trial Clarence Darrow William Jennings Bryan Vs. John Scopes Deportation: the expulsion of a person or group from a country or place Harlem Renaissance African American literary awakening of the 1920s, centered in Harlem Langston Hughes Lucille Bogan ~ Dinking Blues To A Dark Girl

I love you for your brownness,
And the rounded darkness of your breast,
I love you for the breaking sadness in your voice
And shadows where your wayward eyelids rest.

Something of old forgotten queens
Lurks in the lithe abandon of your walk
And something of the shackled slave
Sobs in the rhythm of your talk.

Oh, little brown girl, born for sorrow’s mate,
Keep all you have of the queenliness,
Forgetting that you once were slave,
And let your full lips laugh at fate

- Gwendolyn Bennett Gwendolyn Bennett My old man's a white old man
And my old mother's black.
If ever I cursed my white old man
I take my curses back.
If ever I cursed my black old mother
And wished she were in hell,
I'm sorry for that evil wish
And now I wish her well
My old man died in a fine big house.
My ma died in a shack.
I wonder were I'm going to die,
Being neither white nor black? Josephine Baker A Time of Innovation Henry Ford Pioneering auto manufacturer in the early 1900s; made affordable cars for the masses using assembly line and other production techniques Aviator who became an international hero when he made the first solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean in 1927. Glenn Curtiss: an American aviation pioneer and a founder of the US Aircraft industry; made the first officially witnessed flight in North American and made the first long distance flight in the US. Thank you for watching!!! A 1920’s term used to describe a new type of young woman; rebellious, energetic, fun-loving, and bold A ban on the manufacture and sale of alcoholic beverages the relations between members of two or more human races, especially within a single community An American lawyer who is best known for defending John Scopes in the “Scopes Trial” Advocate of silver standard and proponent of Democratic and Populist views from 1890s through the 1910s; Democratic candidate for President in 1896, 1900, and 1908
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