[HIST 2112] - Midterm Exam Guide - Comprehensive Notes for the exam (40 pages long!)

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HIST 2112
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September 19, 2016
The Roaring 20s or Jazz Age
Did they roar? (kind of)
Decade between WWI and Great Depression
Improving Economy
Prohibition/18th Amendment
1929 The Stock Market Crash (Ended the party)
ROARING – Tons of consumption , credit
Alcohol Prohibiton result of -> (18th Amendment June of 1919)
1918 economy dips after war ends and people com back homen
- Job situation for veterans (unresolved)
- They have nowhere to go
Sets SOCIAL CONDITIONS that will last the rest of the decade
- Clashing values
Anarchy - WALL STREET = heart of American Economy ; is the American Economy
Huge problems w/ ethnic and racial intolerance: CONSERVATISM
Not happy w/ MODERNITY
Prohibition becomes most visible part of underlying conservatism
Fear of Radicalism:
- Bolshevism
- Red Scare (1919)
o Arrested everyone who they suspected were Bolsheviks
o 1919 LABOR Strikes again
o 4 million workers take part 4,000 strikes
o 343K U.S. steel employees walk out the same day
o LABOR UNREST (^^^)
- American Legion/D.A.R. (daughters of American revolution)
- Immigration Act of 1924
- Sacco-Vanzetti (1921)
o Oer throig go’t ; they ere’t couist ; they got arrested for
robbing a shoe factory; accused for shooting the guard; electrocuted by
state of Massachusetts
o Gov. Michael Dukakis (1977) Finally honored ^^^
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American Communist Party (40K)
Eastern / Southern Europe
Life in America in the 1920s:
True that economy was doing better
- Prosperity
- Technology
- The car
- The urban city
Standard of living goes up (disposable income increases)
Technology (telephone and radio and electricity)
Changes whole idea about mass culture
Car Key to new modernity / mobility (the new American freedom)
New suburbs
Beverly Hills, CA
Grosse Pointe, MI
Elmwood Park, Chicago
Cities
Miami
Detroit 300,000 (1900) 2 million
The Great Gatsby was it real?
Shockers-
Flapper- short skirts, short hair, sex
White and rich
19th Amendment (women vote)
Unless women can control what they have;
Birth control vs suffrage = what is equality for women?
(Race in the South)
The Women Question: AGAIN
- Flappers
- Margaret Sanger
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