Between the Wars

By karmuro
  • Harlem Renaissance

    Harlem Renaissance
    The Harlem Renaissance was the name given to the cultural, social, and artistic explosion that took place between the end of World War I and the middle of the 1930s that drew black writers, artists, musicians, photoraphers, poets, and scholars. This period incorporated jazz and the blues, attracting whites the speakeasies. Its greatest impact was to reinforce race pride among blacks. On March 19, 1935, a race riot broke out in Harlem and later 2 afro-american musicals appeared on Boadway.
  • Frances Willard

    Frances Willard
    Frances Willard was apart of the pushing for the temperance act and the women's suffrage. She helped influence the ratification of the 18th and 19th amendments due to her many works. She lead protest and petitioning and encouraged others to do so if needed.
  • William Jennings Bryan

    William Jennings Bryan
    The most famous speech in American political history was delivered by Bryan on July 9, 1896, at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago. The issue was whether to endorse the free coinage of silverat a ratio of silver to gold of 16:1. He supported bimetallism or "free silver", which he believed would bring the nation prosperity.
  • Henry Ford

    Henry Ford
    Henry Ford was the founder of the Ford motor company and help found the assembly line technique for mass production. Henry Ford's development of the assembly line boosted the economy.Henry Ford established schools in sevens places in the countries.
  • The Great Migration

    The Great Migration
    The Great Migration was the wide spread migration of about million African Americans to the urban Northern states.One of the main causes of the Great Migration was for black southerners to escapes segregation. The great migration led to many advances for black culture leading up to the harlem renaissance.
  • Prohibition

    The Prohibition was a very trivial point in the 20's that many debated on.The prohibitions was the banning of alcohol and inspired the 18th amendment due to the many women who protested for it. The prohibitions was an unsuccessful amendment that caused the rise of civil crime. It began in the 1920's and ended in 1933.
  • Jazz music

    Jazz music
    Jazz music was originally created in 1895 in New Orleans but rose back again between the ending of WW1 and the Great Depression. Jazz music was the rebel music that was normally played in the speakeasies where they served illegal alcohol. Jazz music inspired many dances like the Charleston the Tango and the Black Bottom.
  • 1st Red Scare

    1st Red Scare
    The 1st Red Scare was a period of time during the 1920 when a national fear of communists, socialists, anarchists. The term Red Scare means Russian scare because the communist were knowns as reds due to their allegiance to the soviet flag. The effect of WW1 led to mass increase in nationalism and stronger anti-immigrant sympathies.
  • Warren G. Harding's "Return to Normalcy"

    Warren G. Harding's "Return to Normalcy"
    In Warren G. Harding's presidential campaign speech in the election of 1920, he made a promise to return to the way of life before World War I. His quoted words were: "America's present need is not heroics, but healing; not nostrums, but normalcy; not revolution, but restoration." He also addressed the issue of the word's origin, saying: "I have looked for "normality" in my dictionary, and i do not find it there. "Normalcy," however I did find, and it is a good word."
  • Tea Pot Dome Scandal

    Tea Pot Dome Scandal
    The Tea Pot Dome Scandal was a bribery incident that occurred during President Warren G Harding's term. Tea Pot Dome was initially created to ensure that warships always had fuel. The teapot was instead used to provide fuel for the navy and also involved in bribes to give access to the oil fuel.
  • Langston Hughes

    Langston Hughes
    Langston Hughes was a poet and social activist during the harlem renaissance. He used his poetry to celebrate black lives and their culture. Langston published his first poem in 1921, which won him the Harmon gold medal for literature.
  • Scopes Monkey Trial

    Scopes Monkey Trial
    Scopes Monkey Trial was the trial facing the concept of wether teachers should be allowed to teach evolution in schools. The trial lasted for about 11 days in favor of the plaintiff. The Scopes Trial was the first court case hearing to be broadcasted live on the radio.
  • Clarence Darrow

    Clarence Darrow
    Clarence Darrow was an American lawyer that was a member of the civil liberties unions. He defended John Scopes in the Scopes Trial so that he could teach about evolution in his classes and served many others by helping them from the death penalty. Although he lost the case he had many amazing works and brought attention to many issues.
  • Eleanor Roosevelt

    Eleanor Roosevelt
    Eleanor Roosevelt was the longest running first lady and was a political leader and activist. She changed the role for many first ladies by her involvement in politics. She co founded Val-Kill Industries and advocated for women's rights.
  • Marcus Garvey

    Marcus Garvey
    Marcus Garvey was a Jamaican political leader that inspired the Pan Africanism Movement that inspired the rise of the islam nation. He also organized the national african american improvement association. The UNIA had grown up to 11 million by 1926.
  • Charles A. Lindbergh

    Charles A. Lindbergh
    Charles A. Lindbergh was an aviator author and military officer who was the first to cross the Atlantic ocean riding solo at the age of 25. The flight lasted 33.5 hours and was non stop from New York to Paris.He recieved the Medal of Honor and the Distinguished Flying Cross, along with the $25,000 a New York hotel owner bid to whoever can fly nonstop from NY to Paris.
  • Stock Market Crash "Black Tuesday"

    Stock Market Crash "Black Tuesday"
    The Stock Market Crash was the end result of economic imbalances and structural imperfections. Thursday was the initial panic that ensued on October 24th On the Tuesday of October 29th panic arose and investors traded about 16 million shares on stocks exchanges in the span of one day. The Stock market crash was one of the main reasons for the Great Depression.
  • The Great Depression

    The Great Depression
    The Great Depression was the longest economic downfall in history. It began after the roaring 20's due to all of the reckless spending and the huge stock market crash. The Depression lasted for about 10 years up until WW2.
  • Tin Pan Alley

    Tin Pan Alley
    Tin Pan Alley was a group of well known musical publishers and song writers during the nineteenth and twentieth century. The Tin Pan Alley resembles the more modern billboard records in the way that is signified the most popular music at the time.
  • Social Darwanism

    Social Darwanism
    Social Darwinism derived off of the survival of the fittest theory that people were similar to animals and that the strongest live and the weak die and was also the most extreme outburst of Nazism
  • The New Deal

    The New Deal
    The New Deal was a series of associations being created after the great depression to help bounce the economy back to where it was prior. Many new deals were created such as the NYA and the CCC which helped generate jobs for the civilians. The new deal idea was created by President Franklin Roosevelt.
  • The Dust Bowl

    The Dust Bowl
    The Dust Bowl was a trying time for many civilians in The Great Plains. The dust bowl was the biggest most prominent dust storm in american history and resulted in severe agricultural damage. The storm happened in the thirties and was also known as the dirty thirties.
  • 20th Amendment

    20th Amendment
    20th Amendment was passed due to Former President Franklin D Roosevelt. The 20th amendment was established to reduce the amount of time a president could serve and established a end date. The 20th amendment made it to were a president could only serve 2 full terms consecutively.
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR)

    Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR)
    When he took office in March of 1933, there were 13 million unemployed Americans and hundred of banks were closed. he called for a "New Deal" and ordered a "bank holiday" to halt the run on deposits. He brought together economic advisers who designed agencies like the AAA to support farm prices, the CCC to employ young unmarried men to work public lands and parks, and the NRA to regulate stock markets and provided relief to the unemployed. By 1936 unemployment dropped to 14%.
  • Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)

    Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)
    The Tennessee Valley Authority was apart of the New Deals introduced by former president Franklin D Roosevelt. The main purpose of the TVA was to help with the valley in Tennessee with flood control, electricity generation, navigation and other issues that rose from the area.The TVA was also created to eliminate poverty and help political advances for Tennessee and places with similar problems.
  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)

    Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
    The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation was an independent agency of the government that was meant to help people that invested in banks. The FDIC was a deal that made the promise that the money that was deposited and invested in the banks by the civilians would be refurbished by the government incase of a problem with a bank. the FDIC was able to insure money returns for up to 250,000 dollars.
  • Federal Reserve System

    Federal Reserve System
    The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation was an independent agency of the government that was meant to help people that invested in banks. The FDIC was a deal that made the promise that the money that was deposited and invested in the banks by the civilians would be refurbished by the government incase of a problem with a bank. the FDIC was able to insure money returns for up to 250,000 dollars.
  • 21st Amendment

    21st Amendment
    The 21st Amendment was ratified after the 18th amendment was repealed. Due to the 18th amendment some states would still continue to hold some of the prohibition law so the 21st amendment ended national prohibition laws. The 21st amendment gave the people their right to drink back to them.
  • Secuities & Exchange Commission (SEC)

    Secuities & Exchange Commission (SEC)
    The Securities & Exchange Commission was an agency of the government that took responsibility for security laws and rules. The SEC was created to restore confidence in capital markets and neighboring investors. The SEC brought order and established a good foundations for marketing.
  • Relief, Recovery, Reform

    Relief, Recovery, Reform
    During the Great Depression President Franklin D Roosevelt established many plans and reinforced many mottos. One of his big mantras were the "Three R's" which were Relief, Recovery, Reform. The Three Rs Act was passed between 1933 and 1938 to give hope to the citizens and employ the unemployed while establishing more foundations to the society.
  • Social Security Administration (SSA)

    Social Security Administration (SSA)
    The SSA also Known as the Social Security Administration is an independent agency of the government that gives out social security social security. This provides citizens with retirement plans disability help and military survivors benefits
  • Dorothea Lange

    Dorothea Lange
    Dorothea Lange was a well renowned american photographer. During the Great Depression she was able to capture many astonishing pictures that depicted the emotions faced at that time period. In 1936 she created the migrant mother photo that received a lot of attention.