Why Is The Roaring Twenties So Important In The 1920s

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The Roaring Twenties The 1920’s were an era of time that people struggled in. It had ups, and it definitely had downs. This was an age of social change, and it consisted of many ideas and events. Many refer to this decade as the “Roaring Twenties”. To begin, The Harlem Renaissance was known as an artistic movement. It began in a section of New York, known as Harlem. During this time, the NAACP began, and the fight for equality was once again underway. A big factor of the Harlem Renaissance was the Cotton Club. The Cotton Club was a nightclub in the Harlem neighborhood. The club held made acts, such as dancers, variety acts, and comedians. Some who played at this club are now widely known jazz and blues performers. These performers include Ethel Waters, Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway, and more. …show more content…

John Thomas Scopes was a substitute, who was teaching his students the biological definitions of evolution. The theory of evolution is, “the process by which different kinds of living organisms are thought to have developed and diversified from earlier forms during the history of the earth” (“Evolution). Scopes was accused of going against the Butler act. In Tennessee, the Butler Act was passed in 1925. The act prohibited schools (public) from denying the origin of men (Biblical account), rather than what Scopes wanted. He preferred using the biology book to teach. As suspected, this did not go over well. Clarence Darrow was set up to defend Scopes, and William Jennings Bryan was the prosecutor. Scope was pronounced guilty and then fined $100. However, this was overturned by the State Supreme

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