G. Effenberger's US History 2 Roaring 20s Testaroo

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Two Essays:


1920s Heroes
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Louis Armstrongnicknamed Satchmo or Pops, was an American jazz trumpeter, composer and singer who was one of the pivotal and most influential figures in jazz music. His career spanned from the 1920s to the 1960s, covering many different eras of jazz.
Charlie ChaplinEnglish comic actor, filmmaker, and composer who rose to fame in the silent era. Chaplin became a worldwide icon through his screen persona "the Tramp" and is considered one of the most important figures in the history of the film industry. His career spanned more than 75 years, from childhood in the Victorian era until a year before his death in 1977, and encompassed both adulation and controversy.
Harry HoudiniHungarian-American illusionist and stunt performer, noted for his sensational escape acts. He first attracted notice in vaudeville in the US and then as "Harry Handcuff Houdini" on a tour of Europe, where he challenged police forces to keep him locked up. Soon he extended his repertoire to include chains, ropes slung from skyscrapers, straitjackets under water, and having to escape from and hold his breath inside a sealed milk can.
Rudolph ValentinoItalian-born American actor who starred in several well-known silent films including The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, The Sheik, Blood and Sand, The Eagle, and The Son of the Sheik. An early pop icon, a sex symbol of the 1920s, he was known as the "Latin Lover" or simply as "Valentino".
Babe RuthAmerican professional baseball player whose career in Major League Baseball (MLB) spanned 22 seasons, from 1914 through 1935. Nicknamed "The Bambino" and "The Sultan of Swat", he began his MLB career as a stellar left-handed pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, but achieved his greatest fame as a slugging outfielder for the New York Yankees. Ruth established many MLB batting (and some pitching) records, some of which still stand today.


Roaring 20s was a good name for this era because: (


Multiple Choice/ Matching
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demobilizationa shift in economy from wartime to peacetime. Businesses must accommodate. Soldiers return home, there's less work to do and more people to do it. There's lots of labor strife post-war
big fear in America re:communismBolshevik Revolution
How did Coolidge end the strikes?By firing the entire police department.
racial violence (3)(1) Blacks fought in war, they thought they'd get more respect post-WWI but they didn't (2) lynchings happened often (3) strikebreakers often broke up Black riots
most notable riotTulsa Race Riots. A group of Whites attacked the Black community of Tulsa, Oklahoma. This resulted in the wealthiest Black district, the Greenwood District, being burnt to the ground.
Red Scareparanoia about Communism infiltrating the USA
Palmer RaidsAttorney General Palmer conducted a series of raids thru the Dpt. of Justice to capture, arrest, and deport radical leftists, especially anarchists
FBIstarts up around this time
ACLUAmerican Civil Liberties Union. Starts up to protect freedom of speech.
nativismrises a lot. Legislation cuts back harshly on immigration from the East and West of USA, not cutting back on immigration from South America. Literacy bills were crated. Only 120,000 immigrants were allowed from other hemispheres.
KKKrises at this time. Anti-: Blacks, Jews, Catholics
Sacco and Vanzettiallegedly (but only maybe) killed a paymaster. They were Italian and anarchist so it was easy to pin it on them.
Harding's presidencyhis rallying cry was a "return to normalcy" as in, return to how things were before all the weird war stuff happened. But Harding was very corrupt.
was Harding long or short? and what happened after his presidency ended?short presidency. He dies quickly. his VP, Coolidge, was the president everyone needs.
how was Coolidge a good president?he allowed industry to flourish
Lindberghfirst guy to fly solo over the Atlantic. he won $25,000 from it.
Harding's corruptionsOhio Gang and the Tea Pot Dome
first motion picture with synchronized dialogue sequencesThe Jazz Singer in 1927
radio ageby the 20s
wealth distributionvery uneven!
advertisement led to... consumer culture
allowed industry to produce morethe assembly line. reduced costs. A car would take 14 hours to make now takes 6 hours
which amendment was Prohibitionthe 18th Amendment
which amendment ended Prohibitionthe 21st
Prohibition was nicknamedthe "Noble Experiment", wet vs. dry
Flaming Youthreferred to flappers, liberated youths
Lost Generationby Gertrude Stein
Roaring 20s endedon Black Friday when the stock market crashed