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prohibition

made alcohol illegal

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speakeasies

Hidden saloons with alcohol

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bootleggers

bought liquor put flasks in boots

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organized crime

disrespect for law because of prohibition
Al Capone ran a gang in Chicago which took control of the city and killed off all competition

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fundamentalism

interpreted the bible literally, skeptical of scientific discoveries and theories

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the scopes trial

March 1925
Tennessee passed nations first law that made it a crime to teach evolution (teacher found guilty)

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Clarence Darrow

most famous lawyer in the scopes trial
defended scopes

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Williams Jennings Bryan

fundamentalist
served as a special prosecutor

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flappers

embraced new fashions and attitudes
short dresses
makeup

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double standard

set principles requiring women to observe stricter standards while men had more freedom

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new roles of women

we're teachers nurses and librarians
took over men's jobs

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school enrollment

caused by child labor laws
high school education now important to get a job
1 million to 4 million people in school

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news coverage

education increased literacy
learned to hook readers
news in and out of country

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power of the radio

most powerful communication
hear news
hear president
hear World Series
sports heroes

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Charles Lindbergh

1st pilot to make nonstop flight across Atlantic solo
lucky lindy

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Sinclair Lewis

Nobel peace prize winner

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babe Ruth

became a household name
hero
sports star

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Harlem Renaissance

literary and artistic movement celebrating African Americans

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F Scott Fitzgerald

wrote great gatsby
mainly wrote about 1920

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Marcus Garvey

thought African Americans should build a separate society

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the Jazz age.

1920s Jazz became popular
more free time
8 hour work days

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rural and urban differences

people in small towns thought that the people in the cities were threatening… too much change