The Roaring 1920s Disillusioned by war and peace, Americans in

The Roaring 1920s
1. Disillusioned by war and peace, Americans in the 1920s denounced “radical” foreign
ideas, restricted immigration, shunned diplomatic commitments to foreign countries,
and condemned “un-American” lifestyles
2. Business people used the “Red Scare” to break the backs of fledgling unions
3. The Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s was a reaction against the forces of diversity and
modernity that were transforming American culture
4. Generally, the immigration quota system adopted in the 1920s tended to discriminate
against southern and eastern Europeans
5. To achieve class and political solidarity, immigrant workers primarily had to overcome
ethnic diversity
6. Many Polish peasants learned about America from agents from steamship lines,
letters from friends and relatives, agents from U.S. railroads, and Polish-American
7. The first Polish immigrants to come to America arrived at Jamestown in 1608
8. John Dewey can rightly be called the “father of modern education”.
9. The trial of John Scopes in 1925 centered on the issue of teaching evolution in the
public schools
The prosperity that developed during the 1920s helped to accumulate a cloud
of debt
Frederick W. Taylor, a prominent inventor and engineer, was best known for
his efforts to promote efficiency by eliminating wasted motions
A central character in Bruce Barton’s The Man Nobody Knows was Jesus
Bruce Barton expressed admiration for Jesus Christ because Barton believed
that Christ was the best advertising man of all time
Before the automobile, the steel industry dominated the American economy
To justify their new sexual frankness, many Americans cited the theories of
Sigmund Freud
Marcus Garvey, founder of the United Negro Improvement Association, is
known for promoting black-owned businesses as well as resettlement of American
blacks in Africa, being sent to prison after a conviction for fraud, cultivating
feelings of self-confidence and self-reliance among blacks and establishing the idea
of the talented tenth to lead African-Americans
As secretary of the treasury, Andrew Mellon placed the tax burden on the
middle-income groups