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The Roaring 20s!. Ms. Underhill US History II. Do Now (Page 141 -Left side). Listen to the music as you come in. How would you describe this music from the 1920s? How does it make you feel? What do you think of when you hear it?. New Unit: The 1920s “The Roaring 20s”. Today’s Objective: - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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The Roaring 20s!

Ms. Underhill

US History II

Do Now (Page 141 -Left side)

Listen to the music as you come in.

How would you describe this music from the 1920s?

How does it make you feel?

What do you think of when you hear it?

New Unit: The 1920sThe Roaring 20s

Todays Objective:

I will listen to music and observe images from the 1920s to decipher the social, political, and cultural climate of this post war decade.

Popcorn Reading 1920s

Big Paper Activity

Get in groups of 3 and go to a paper

Spend 3 minutes at each poster. Quietly discuss and write questions, comments on the poster.

(the bell will ring every 3 minutes to rotate)

As you observe and listen. Think about:

What does this image tell you about the 1920s?

What is interesting to you?

What questions do you have?

Review and Notes on page 142

Social Tensions and Normalcy

Economic recession after WWI

Racial Intolerance, rebirth of KKK

Red Scare- Anti-Communist fears

Anti Immigrant laws and sentiment

Goal for normalcy back to pre-WWI America

Social and racial tensions of 1920s

Includes fear of immigrants, Catholics, Jews, African Americans (white supremacy)- afraid of Increasing diversity in the country. Yellow Peril. Go back to China Jews barred from businesses including Henry Ford Motors

Rebirth of the KKK- 4 million members in 1924

Lynchings

Red Scare- fear of communists

Anti immigration laws

Fear of outsiders

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Jazz and Prosperity

Music and entertainment (movies, jazz, sports)

Economic prosperity & consumerism (buying luxury goods like cars)

Bootleggers and speak-easies/night life culture emerges

New Identities

Women assume greater role in society

More freedom, sexual freedom

African-Americans and the Harlem Renaissance (rebirth) create the New Negro

Processing: Page 141 (left side)

What image interested you most?

What did this image teach you about the 1920s?

*Write 5-7 sentences and use evidence from the image you chose.

Social and racial tensions of 1920s

Includes fear of immigrants, Catholics, Jews, African Americans (white supremacy)

Red Scare

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