Topic #22 Overview Sheet
 

  Assignment #1
 

Sources:

  • textbook:  top of pg. 655 - pg. 661.
  • chart: "The Roaring 20s."
  • HOH:  "America in the 1920s."  [BB]  Don't print this out--I'll give it to you in class.
 

Questions:

  1. How did the adoration of Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, and, especially, Charles Lindbergh illustrate the ambivalence with which many Americans regarded the decline of the "self-made man?"
  2. What social forces combined to disenchant many intellectuals and give them the label of "The Lost Generation?"
  3. How did the arts reflect the values of the 1920s?  How did they challenge those values?
  4. How was the "Flapper" reflective of those challenges?
  5. Why was the term "Jazz Age" often used to describe the 1920s?
  6. Identify the key black writers of the Harlem Renaissance.  What were some of the important literary themes of these writers?  How was it a "rebirth?"
  7. What changes took place in the way Americans used their time during the 1920s?
  8. What role did the movies play in American life in the 1920s?
  9. Why were the 1920s considered by some to be a Golden Age in sports?
  10. What were the effects of Prohibition?  How did criminals like "Scarface" Al Capone take advantage of it?
  11. What were the changes in immigration laws brought about the the National Origins Act and subsequent legislation?  What ethnic groups were favored?
  12. How did the resurrected Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s differ from the Reconstruction-era Klan?  How influential was this new Klan?
  13. Compare and contrast the views of the modernists and the fundamentalists.  How did Darwinism and the Scopes trial symbolize the conflict between the two?
  14. How were the cultural tensions of the 1920s reflected in the Democratic Party?
 

Terms:

 
  Assignment #2
 

Sources:

  • textbook:  end of pg. 661 - pg. 664;  pg. 667 - pg. 671.
 

Questions:

  1. What features of President Warren G. Harding's personal background lead to his political reputation?
  2. Describe the political scandals in the Harding administration.
  3. Why did Herbert Hoover push so strongly for the creation of trade associations?
  4. Why was President Coolidge called "Silent Cal?"
  5. How did Coolidge establish the "Coolidge prosperity?"
  6. Identify the candidates and the issues of the 1928 presidential election.  Why did Governor Al Smith of NY lose?
  7. Make a list of the long-term causes of the great stock market crash of 1929.  What was the "last straw?
  8. How did the weakness of consumer demand contribute to the severity of the depression?
  9. What impact did domestic debt factors have on the American economy?
  10. What role did U. S. policies on trade and international debt play in worsening economic conditions?
  11. What weaknesses in banking helped lead to the Great Depression?  What happened to the banking system early in the Depression?
  12. What happened to the banking system and GNP in the three years after the stock market crash of 1929?  What economic statistic best represents the human costs of the depression?
 

Terms:

 

                
Quizzes:
  1. Textbook Quizzes -->  chapter 24     chapter 25
  2. My Quizzes -->  A   B   C   D
     
Outlines / Lecture Notes / Review Sheets:
  1. APUSH Review Timeline (interactive)
  2. Giant AHAP Review Sheet by a student from the class of '04, Horace Greeley HS
  3. Lecture outline --> "The 1920s" (Prof. David McGee, Central Virginia Community College)
  4. Note Cards -->  1101-1150
  5. Presidential Election Data --> 1920     1924     1928
  6. Cram Sheet --> Warren G. Harding through Harry S. Truman

 


   
 

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