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How did the 1920's illustrate the conflict between traditional attitudes and new ideas

Traditional attitudes lived in small towns or farms. No electricity. Didn't participate in consumer beliefs.
New ideas included movie theaters. Partying. Drinking gambling and dating behavior. Electricity

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Henry ford

Industrialist and founder of ford motor company.
Introduced model t

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19th amendment

Gave men and women equal voting rights

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Eliot Ness

Best known for his efforts in prohibition
Was head of untouchables

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Dawes plan

Plan to loan money to Germany
Would help stabilize European economy

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Al Capone

American gangster
Expanded bootlegging business providing alcohol during prohibition era

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Speakeasies

Hidden sections that would illegally sell alcohol

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Volstead act

Another phrase for the prohibition act that made it illegal to produce, import, export, distribute, or sell alcohol

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18th amendment

Prohibits the manufacture, distribution, and sale of alcohol

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Herbert Hoover

-Helped bring America back to a stable economy
-Brought down al Capone& other gangsters
-Canceled private oil leases
-Doubled veterans hospitals
- crowned for Saving our nation

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Warren Harding

-29th president
- promises America to an end to violence, radicalism, a strong economy, an independence from Europeans

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Calvin Coolidge

-30th pres of US
-believed in
-government economy
- reduced taxation
- giving aid to private businesses
Policies
- lowered taxes
- cut spending
- reduced the burden of regulation

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Explain the economic policies of Harding, Coolidge, & Hoover. Did the help or hurt the country

Hoover brought America to a stable economy again
Brought down al Capone and other gangsters
Harding promised an end to violence and radicalism
Coolidge cut taxes and lowered spending costs
Helped the country

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Teapot done scandal

Aka oil reserve scandal or elk hills scandal
- bribery incident

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Sacco Vanzetti case

Italian immigrants and anarchist
- robbed a shoe factory of $15000
-shot and killed two men (employees)

Found guilty with little evidence

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17th amendment

Established direct election of US senators by popular vote

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Edward hopper

Works of art reflected the loneliness and anonymity of urban life.

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Lost generation

Writers of the 1920's
The no longer had faith in the cultural guideposts of the Victorian era
- inspired people to search for new truths and fresh ways of expressing themselves

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Louis Armstrong

Trumpet player
Unofficial ambassador of jazz
Legend of jazz

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Marcus Garvey

Promoted the idea of universal black nationalism and organized "back to Africa" movement.
Wanted blacks and whites separate unlike Brooker t & du Boise

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Jazz

A musical form based on improvisation

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Langston Hughes

Most powerful black literary voice
- celebrated African American culture and life.

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Scopes trial

Law making it illegal to teach Darwin's theory in public schools because it clashed w the description of creation in the bible

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Nativism

The policy of protecting the interests of native born or established inhabitants against these of immigrants

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Georgia o keefe

Modern art artist

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Farmers in 1920's

Didn't have electricity
Did things old fashion way
Religious

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Goals of moderns artists

To help free peoples minds

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F. Scot Fitzgerald

Explored reality of American dream of wealth success and emotion fulfillment

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Bessie smith

Empress of the blues

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Harlem Renaissance

Flowering African American culture