The Roaring Twenties
I. The Roaring Twenties altered the everyday lives of many Americans. Many more people listened to music, women became more liberated, and there was a rise in the number of people smoking and drinking. The list goes on and on. Many major events took place in the twenties like women getting the right to vote, the ratification of the 19th Amendment (Prohibition), and the publication of “The Great Gatsby”. As a whole the Roaring Twenties were pictured as a time of independence and freedom. Along with the rebellious tone to the era, the Roaring Twenties were a time of modifications to society as well as a period of convivial prosperity. II. The spreading of jazz music …show more content…
Next was Warren G. Harding, who served from 1921-1923.
a. Unfortunately, President Harding died in office.
3. Finally, Americans were under the leadership of Calvin Coolidge, the former vice-president of President Harding, from 1923-1929.
a. While President Coolidge was in office he embraced the policy of laissez-faire, meaning that the government will stay out of business affairs unless people’s rights are threatened.
b. Most Americans agreed with the policy seeing that the unemployment rates fell and people embraced a get rich quick attitude.
B. One of the major events that took place in the 20’s was the rise of the Ku Klux Klan.
1. The Ku Klux Klan, also known as the KKK, was a group of white Americans who did not want people of different skin colors to be free as American citizens.
2. They were known to burn crosses in African Americans front yards as well as performing acts of violence and brutality.
3. On August 8th, 1925 the KKK marched in Washington as a sign of their dominance and power.
4. This unleashed a new wave of uncertainty along with more racial tension.
5. The KKK led to unstable race relations that would erupt in the coming decades and were only made worse by the Immigration
The kkk was flourished in the 1920s because in the 1920s was the time or the renaissance took place and began being popular to move out all of the African Americans because they thought they were beginning to be intellectual. The kkk believed that America was only a home to white christians and that all non caucasian people did not belong in the USA so the kkk members were 100 percent white and christian. The kkk burned barns, houses, and schools that only black people were allowed to go to, and beat black people. The kkk used photos, posters, and videos as propaganda.
The KKK terrorized African Americans, as described in Document 1. The KKK physically attacked blacks, burned their churches and schools and also tried to prevent them from exercising their right to vote. The KKK and other white power groups tried to prevent blacks from being able to protest and whites from helping them through intimidation and fear. The KKK was
The KKK treated the African Americans badly such as they would either drive by and burn down houses and other buildings and in the proces murder tons of African Americans. They would bully and be violent. When a african american tryed to vote they would be beat and bullied and be called names. Even though they were freed they were not actually freed because they could not do anything.
The roaring 20s The 1920s was a phase of wealth and glamour. During this era, there was a dramatic change in society. People had a mind set on the “American Dream”. America was continuously growing.
The 1920s: A Changing Era “Without change there is no innovation, creativity, or incentive for improvement.” The quote said by William Pollard, a physicist and priest, shows how change comes from new advances in society. The 1920s was a growing and changing decade. It is often referred to as the Roaring Twenties.
The Ku Klux Klan was founded in 1865 by six veterans of the Confederate Army. Over a period of three hundred years of slavery in America White slave owners built a sophisticated structure to sustain their brutally corrupt and immoral system. They founded “The Klan” to protect the interests of the white popularity. Evolving from the Slave Patrol to the Ku Klux Klan. The first generation was known for its brutal and immoral acts against immigrants and former slaves.
Introduction The Declaration of Independence of 1776 asserted that all men are created equal and are endowed with certain unalienable rights among which are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. However, the exhaustion of farm land by poor agricultural planning and the introduction of the assembly line reversed the flow in the 1920s. They helped to turn the migration of the people back to the city. Many farmers returned to the cities to work for such leaders of industry as Ford and Rockefeller. The American Dream indicated not about a better life but about wealth.
The 1920s was a period which is called “the roaring twenties” by historians. At that time, as a result of the economic situation in the US improved significantly, lives of ordinary Americans changed a lot. These changes can be divided into three parts. Firstly, people’s material standard of living has got a huge improvement.
The Ku Klux Klan or KKK has created centuries of fear. They originated in Pulaski, Tennessee. The famous hate group was out to re establish white supremacy. The KKK has influenced local governments and people in power. It has also had an impact on American people and specifically black minorities.
The Civil War, fought from 1861 and 1865, was best know as “The War Between the States,” because it was between the United States of America and the Confederate States of America. Although the war ended, it led to several long-term effects that have now impacted our community, geographically and economically that are still intact today. Income taxes were first created in the summer of 1861 to levy the war efforts. The congress was left to come up with a way to raise any money that remained in debt. They levied a 1% tax on wages on the first $1500 and 2% on any additional income.
During this time jazz music flourished, the flapper dress redefined the contemporary woman, and Art Deco climaxed. Economically the 1920s saw the extraordinary industrial growth, increased consumer desires and demands, and a major change in culture and lifestyle. The Medias
Founded during the Reconstruction Era (1865-1877), The Ku Klux Klan was an extremist hate group that violently challenged social and political laws which protected certain minority groups. The Klan’s deliberate use of terror and violence reflected the passion held for a racial hierarchy, with whites at the top of the social structure. The presence of KKK was seen not only during the Reconstruction Era, but also during the post–World War I era (1920s). There are distinct similarities and differences that define the motives of the 1860s Klan and the reincarnated 1920s Klan; however, I believe these characteristics hide the true representation of the intolerance of American citizens.
The 1920’s was an interesting time in American history. This era was also known as the roaring twenties. Although it is remembered as a fond time before the Great Depression there was also a lot of conflicts arising, Cultural conflicts in particular were at the center. Prohibition and Immigration were two of the main cultural conflicts during this time period.
The 1920s carried much change in society. Some of these changes were more rights for women, jazz music, and prohibition. The people of the 1920s were disillusioned by society lacking in idealism and vision, sense of personal alienation, and Americans were obsessed with materialism and outmoded moral values (The Roaring Twenties).Cultural changes were strongly influenced by the destruction of World War I ending 1918. America needed to recover and with it youth rebelled against the norms of the older generations.