Homework 24 - Chapter 20: Politics of the Roaring Twenties Read pages 616 to 635. Answer the questions. Section 1: Americans Struggle with Postwar Issues 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. According to Irving Fajans what were some of the methods used by department store unions? Why did the public resent the unions after WWI? What is nativism? What is isolationism? Why did these concepts become popular with everyday Americans? Has this pattern repeated itself in US History? What is communism? Why did the Red Scare turn into a national panic? Who are Mitchell Palmer and J. Edgar Hoover? What was the result of the Palmer Raids? Who were Sacco and Vanzetti? Why did many believe that they were given unfair sentencing? What steps did the US take to limit immigration? What led to the revival of the KKK? What is a quota system? How did this control immigration numbers? How many strikes were there in 1919? Why did President Coolidge call out the National Guard during the Boston Police Strike? How many walked off the job during the US Steel strike? Who was the leader of the United Mine Workers? What made him a powerful labor figure? Who organized African Americans into labor unions? Why was this a major break through for blacks? Section 2: The Harding Presidency 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. What made Harding so popular with the public? What was decided at the Washington Naval Conference? What was the result of the Fordney-McCumber Tariff? How did this help the US but hurt the rest of the world? Why did Harding’s Cabinet get the nickname “Ohio Gang”? In what way did Harding’s friends in the cabinet let him down? What was the Teapot Dome Scandal? Who was Harding’s worst enemies? What happened to poor Warren G. Harding? Who replaced him? Section 3: The Business of America 1. 2. 3. 4. How many Model T’s were produced? How did automobiles alter America forever? What made Calvin Coolidge a friendly president of big business? How did the automobile lead to urban sprawl? 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Which aviators were heroes and pioneers for the airplane industry? How did electrical appliances improve life and the ecnomy? How did advertising fuel the consumer economy? Despite prosperity how did farmers, steel, and railroads see the beginning of a decline? What is an installment plan? Why are Americans so irresponsible with purchases on credit?