Between The Wars

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    Social Darwinism

    Theory that humans and other animals have evolved and are subject to the same laws of natural selection as Charles Darwin had theorized in plants and animals.
  • Frances Willard

    Frances Willard
    In 1883 she spoke in every state of the Union and was a regular lecturer at the summer Lake Chautauqua meetings in New York. she was president of the WCTU for the rest of her life.
  • Clarence Darrow

    Clarence Darrow
    Darrow was appointed Chicago city corporation counsel in 1890, and then he became general attorney for the Chicago and North Western Railway.
  • William Jennings Bryan

    William Jennings Bryan
    Became a Nebraska congressman in 1890, and he starred at the 1896 Democratic convention but was defeated in his bid to become U.S. president by William McKinley
  • Henry Ford

    Henry Ford
    Revolutionized the industry by creating the Ford Model T car in 1908 and went on to develop the assembly line mode of production.
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    Harlem Renaissance

    The Harlem Renaissance was the development of the Harlem neighborhood in New York City as a black culture.
  • Federal Reserve System

    Federal Reserve System
    President Woodrow Wilson signed the Federal Reserve Act into law to maintain the stability of the financial system.
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    The Great Migration

    Movement of more than 6 million African Americans from the rural South to the cities of the North, Midwest, and West.
  • The Red Scare

    The Red Scare
    At the end of WWl it led many to embrace strong nationalistic and anti-immigrant sympathies. The United States government responded by raiding the headquarters of radical organizations and arresting thousands of suspected radicals
  • Warren G. Harding's "Return to Normalcy"

    Warren G. Harding's "Return to Normalcy"
    Harding was a successful newspaper publisher who served in the Ohio legislature and the U.S. Senate in 1920 he won the general election in a landslide, promising a “return to normalcy” after the hardships of World War I.
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    18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution banned the manufacture, transportation and sale of intoxicating liquors in the US. It caused an increase in illegal production and sale of liquor.
  • Teapot Dome Scandal

    Teapot Dome Scandal
    Secret leasing of federal oil reserves. transferred supervision of the naval oil reserve lands from the navy to the Department of the Interior.
  • Marcus Garvey

    Marcus Garvey
    He was arrested for mail fraud by the U.S. Justice Department in 1923. He spent two years in prison before being deported to Jamaica.
  • Scopes Monkey Trial

    Scopes Monkey Trial
    Law passed in March making it a misdemeanor punishable by fine to “teach any theory that denies the story of the Divine Creation of man as taught in the Bible, and to teach instead that man has descended from a lower order of animals.”
  • Langston Hughes

    Langston Hughes
    Hughes published his first book in 1926 he then went to write columns for the Chicago Defender.
  • Charles A. Lindbergh

    Charles A. Lindbergh
    Flew the first nonstop flight from New York to Paris in 1927. In World War II Lindbergh flew 50 combat missions he was then appointed a reserve brigadier general by President Dwight D.
  • The New Deal

    The New Deal
    After the stock market crash President D. Roosevelt created a new deal to help people without jobs.
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    The Great Depression

    Began after the stock market crash in October 1929. It sent Wall Street into a panic and wiped out millions of investors. 15 million Americans were unemployed and nearly half the country’s banks had failed.
  • Stock Market Crash "Black Tuesday"

    Stock Market Crash "Black Tuesday"
    In Black Tuesday investors traded some 16 million shares on the New York Stock Exchange in a single day. However this caused the stock market to crash.
  • Dust Bowl

    Dust Bowl
    Reoccurring dust storms affecting Texas, Kansas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico. Killing many animals, people, and plants.
  • Franklin D Roosevelt

    Franklin D Roosevelt
    Spoke directly to the public in a series of radio broadcasts called Fireside Chats. He also led the United States to victory over Nazi Germany and its allies in World War II.
  • Tennessee Valley Authority

    Tennessee Valley Authority
    President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the TVA Act. TVA faced power production, navigation, flood control, malaria prevention, reforestation or erosion control.
  • 21st Amendment

    21st Amendment
    Repealed the Eighteenth Amendment from the United States Constitution (the nationwide prohibition of alcohol).
  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

    Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
    Made to protect bank depositors. After the stock market crash, people withdrew their money from banks in cash, causing a wave of bank failures across the country.
  • Eleanor Roosevelt

    Eleanor Roosevelt
    Wife of president Franklin D. Roosevelt, she changed the role of the first lady by giving press conferences and writing a newspaper column.
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    Relief, Recovery, Reform

    President Roosevelt fought against The Great Depression with the New Deal. It's goal was to restore confidence in the economy.
  • 20th Amendment

    20th Amendment
    Shortened the period of time members of Congress could stay in office after an election had been held, from 13 months to 2 months.
  • Dorothea Lange

    Dorothea Lange
    During the Great Depression she photographed the unemployed men who wandered the streets.
  • Securities and Exchange Commission

    Securities and Exchange Commission
    Regulate the commerce in stocks, bonds, and other securities after the stock market crash.
  • Social Security Administration

    Social Security Administration
    Created social insurance program to pay retired workers 65 or older.
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    Jazz Music

    Developed partially from ragtime and blues. This music was composed of European harmonic structure and African rhythms.
  • Tin Pan Alley

    Tin Pan Alley
    Music genre that became popular in in the late 80s. The genre took its name from the name of the street on which the industry was based, being on 28th Street between Fifth Avenue and Broadway.