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APUSH-24

The 1920's


A.  Republican governments

1.  Business creed

2.  Harding scandals

B.  Economic development

1.  Prosperity and wealth

2.  Farm and labor problems

C.  New culture

1.  Consumerism: automobile, radio, movies

2.  Women, the family

3.  Modern religion

4.  Literature of alienation

5.  Jazz age

6.  Harlem Renaissance

D.  Conflict of cultures

1.  Prohibition, bootlegging

2.  Nativism

3.  Ku Klux Klan

4.  Religious fundamentalism versus modernists

E.  Myth of isolation

1.  Replacing the League of Nations

2.  Business and diplomacy


Resources:

History as Destiny: The Case of New York City
Resource Type: E-Seminar

Relevant interactive tools:
Cities as Playgrounds
Cities as Playgrounds

The Crisis of Victorianism
Resource Type: E-Seminar

Relevant transcripts:

Mechanized Home Laundry
Resource Type: Primary Source
This drawing dramatically illustrates the increasing mechanization of domestic life during the second decade of the twentieth century.

Marriage Rates of Alumnae
Resource Type: Primary Source
This table shows the marriage rates of women who graduated from a variety of American colleges during the period of 1820–1930.

Mechanized Home Laundry
Resource Type: Primary Source
This drawing dramatically illustrates the increasing mechanization of domestic life during the second decade of the twentieth century.


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