The trial was about challenging a newly passed Tennessee state law against teaching evolution or any other theory denying the biblical account of the creation of man.
Margaret Sanger, who had first promoted birth control before World War I as a means of sparing poor women from unwanted pregnancies, argued that the diaphragm gave women more sexual freedom.
Their supporters claimed that they were convicted for their ethnic background and beliefs rather than on conclusive evidence. Fundamentalist Protestants felt their beliefs challenged in the s. The US Presidential Election and Revival of Extreme Nativism[ edit ] The urban-rural confrontation of the s seems neatly symbolized by the presidential election of and the defection of many traditional Democrats to the Republican candidate because of their shock at the nomination of Al Smith by their own party.
It was a revolution in social values, at least among some Americans. Mass production used standardized parts and division of labor on an assembly line introduced by Ford before the war to produce cars more quickly and efficiently.
In contrast, Hoover, while a member of the Republican party which had long been discredited in the South and Southwest because of the Reconstruction experience, was a native of Iowa, one of the most rural states in the union. The Klan declined rapidly after due to scandals involving its leadership and the drop in immigration numbers caused by the National Origins Act.
Herbert Hoover, its presidential nominee inwould probably have won the election of that year on the strength of the economy alone. Unlike Smith, he was untainted by any association with machine politics. Supreme Court was ruling such agencies unconstitutional.
He seemed to represent everything that was best about their country. Instead, they wanted to try new ways of living. The new woman and minorities.
Three Republican presidents occupied the White House during the s. Americans liked Lindbergh because he was brave, quiet, and handsome. And people discussed the new ideas about sex formed by Sigmund Freud and other new thinkers. Farm prices were supported and farm plantings centrally planned; the money supply became a federal, not private, responsibility under a strengthened Federal Reserve Board; and stock exchanges were put under regulation of the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Headlines were made from contests such as dance marathons. You can find our series online with transcripts, MP3s, podcasts and images at voaspecialenglish. The narrators were Kay Gallant and Harry Monroe. Female employment grew slowly in the s, mostly in occupations traditionally identified with women — office and social work, teaching, nursing, and apparel manufacturing — and women who worked were usually single, divorced, or widowed.
Many people in rural areas became increasingly shocked at all the changes they saw occurring and many responded by becoming reactionary. But this image is somewhat misleading. The nineteen twenties were a time of economic progress for most Americans.
People across the country bought newspapers to read of the latest golf victory by champion bobby jones. The s is often called the Jazz Age because jazz flourished and gained widespread appeal during the decade.
And people discussed the new ideas about sex formed by Sigmund Freud and other new thinkers. It was the brave action of pilot Charles Lindbergh when he flew an airplane across the Atlantic Ocean without stopping.
They no longer wore dresses that hid the shape of their bodies. It is permanently etched in the American mind. Inwith The Jazz Singer, movies began to include sound, and saw the first animated sound film, Steamboat Willy. He was the first man in history to do this.
The countryside was the most Anglo-Saxon, the most Protestant, the most traditional area of the nation and the region that felt most threatened by continued immigration.
There were popular books and shows about unmarried mothers and about homosexuality.
And the radio brought new ideas and experiences into their own homes. But three of every four women still worked at home.The economic prosperity experienced by many countries during the s (especially the United States) was similar in nature to that experienced in the s and s.
Each period of prosperity was the result of a paradigm shift in global affairs. United States of American during the 's The Roaring 20s Economic Changes Political Changes Social Changes Social Changes To the USA during the s Music Film More Social Changes Clothing Automobiles Sport Mass Media Literature Continuing.
A tide of economic and social change swept across the country in the s. Nicknames for the decade, such as “the Jazz Age” or “the Roaring Twenties,” convey something of the excitement and the changes in social conventions that were taking place at the time.
The s was a decade of profound social changes. The most obvious signs of change were the rise of a consumer-oriented economy and of mass entertainment, which helped to bring about a revolution in morals and manners.
The strong economy also created the right environment for many important changes in the day-to-day social life of Americans. The nineteen twenties are remembered now as an exciting time that. The United States Turns Inward: the s and s.
After its participation in the conflagration then known as the Great War, the American nation was ready to turn inward and concentrate on domestic affairs (a "return to normalcy," as presidential candidate Warren Harding called it).Download