Roaring 20's


Question: What was the Red Scare and what contributed to it?
Answer: An intense fear of Communism and other radical ideas. Immigrants with more radical ideas fed the fear. Americans were just plain afraid of Communism.

Question: Who was the greatest female aviator of the 1920's?
Answer: Amelia EArhart

Question: What was the Great Migration and what caused it?
Answer: Movement of blacks from south to north.  There were more job opportunities and not the Jim Crow laws of the south.

Question: What does it mean for a country to have a consumer economy?
Answer: The consumer is really driving the economy and what happens

Question: What was the KKK and what was its relationship with the Great Migration?
Answer: They were a group that terrorized African Americans, Catholics, Jews and other immigrants.  Many blacks had escaped the KKK by moving north.


Question: What were the Palmer Raids?
Answer: Thousands of immigrants were arrested and deported.

Question: What does it mean for a country to be isolationist and why did America pursue this policy in the 1920's?
Answer: Isolationists stay to themselves. US did not want to get involved in another war, life was good in the US after WWI

Question: There were 3 Republican presidents during the 20's.  Who were they?
Answer: Harding

Question: What were the reasons why Prohibition was seen as a failure?
Answer: Prohibition grew larger problems.

Question: Explain the effect each of the following had on the economy installment buying, stock market, speculation, buying margin

Answer: installment buying - purchases made with credit
stock market - idea that everyone could get rich
speculation - buying on price, not potential
buying margin - buying stocks on credit


Question: Who was John Scopes and what cultural conflict did his trial represent?
Answer: He was put on trial for teaching evolution - defied the state of religion.

Freedom of Speech

Question: What were the philosophies of the 3 Republican regarding the governments role in the economy?
Answer: Harding -- bad president, did illegal things with government - isolationism
Coolidge -- believed government should stand aside and business will conduct its own affairs
Hoover -- promised to extend the prosperity of the Coolidge years. Hoover did not do much to help the American people

Question: What was Prohibition and what were the reasons for it?
Answer: Alcohol sales and use were illegal.  Group of women decided that alcohol was a bad thing, people got drunk, men didn't go to work, alcohol caused violence.

Question: Who were flappers?
Answer: Young, unconventional women of the 1920's

Question: What heroic accomplishment was Charles Lindbergh known for and why were Americans astounded by it?
Answer: Flew his plane, Spirit of St. Louis, from New York to Paris non stop. This had never been done before. He was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor.


Question: What does it mean to buy something on credit?
Answer: Buy now, pay later

Question: What were Speakeasys?
Answer: Illegal clubs that served illegal alcohol

Question: What makes up mass media and how did it contribute to national culture?
Answer: Print, film, radio and broadcast methods. Mass media was a method of communication to large numbers of people

Question: What constitutional amendment established Prohibition?
Answer: 18th

Question: What impact did the increased availability of buying on credit have on the nations economy?
Answer: When the market fell and the economy collapsed, people could not pay their bills.


Question: What was a bootlegger?
Answer: Smuggled and sold the alcohol

Question: What were talkies and what was a wireless?
Answer: Talkies were movies with sound.  A wireless was a radio.

Question: What was the Harlem Renaissance and what was its relationship with the Great Migration?
Answer: An awakening of black literature, music and art.  Many blacks had moved north and along came their talents.

Question: What factors contributed to the economic boom of the 1920's?
Answer: People were spending money, buying on credit, many new products, lower costs, more advertising.

Question: What was the relationship between organized crime and Prohibition?
Answer: Organized crime groups grew during this time, there was money to be made smuggling alcohol.