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GENESEE ACADEMY SOCIAL SCIENCE

LESSON 24

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The 1920's

PAGE BY: MONICA ROBERTSON, 2005

In the 1920's so many Americans were finding new ways to enjoy life. The economy began to grow leaving Americans with time. Americans were exploring new ways to entertain themselves.List and briefly describe the different types of pastimes that were introduced? Why was the Jazz Age so influential at this particular time? List some of the entertainers of the 1920's? What did republicans call the 1920's? Why? Who was Charlie Chaplin and explain his importance? The automobile creation had the greatest influence in the 1920's as well. Who was the person that invented the automobile? Explain what the automobile did to the economy?

Terms To Consider

Jazz Age                                                                                                

 Flappers

Golden Age of Sports                                                         

 Harlem Renaissance

Mass Production                                                                        

Election of 1920

Henry Ford                                                   

Calvin Coolidge

Herbert Hoover                                           

Tea Pot Dome

Marcus Garvey                                            

“Normalcy”

Scopes                                                         

Leopold & Loeb

Sacco & Vanzetti

AP EXAM QUESTIONS
1999 PART C
Question 4
In what ways did economic conditions and developments in the arts and entertainment help create the reputation of the 1920's as the Roaring Twenties?
2001 PART C
Question 5
Describe and account for the rise of nativism in American society from 1900 to 1930.
2006 FORM B, PART C
Question 5
How did TWO of the following help shape American national culture in the 1920's?
Advertising
Entertainment
Mass production
2006 FORM A, PART C
Question 4
Historians have argued that Progressive reform lost momentum in the 1920's.  Evaluate this statement with respect to TWO of the following
Regulation of Business
Labor
Immigrants

READING TO CONSIDER
1. SOAP
2. Is the Declaration of Independence important to today?

 
 
 
 
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal,..." Declaration of Independence, 1776