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Topic 9: Personalities

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Henry Ford
had a vision for automobiles for the average Americans. Created the Model A to compete with the Model T
Bruce Barton
The Man Nobody Knows. Compared Jesus Christ to the businessmen of the 1920's and portrayed him as the greatest salesman in history whose rivals (chief priests) tried to destroy him but in the end was trampled over
Margaret Sanger
Lost Generation. Leader of the birth control movement. Jailed for operating a birth control clinic in NYC. In 1920's she openly advocated smaller families through birth control.
H. L. Menken
Lost Generation. Part of the Scopes trial. Took great delight in mocking those who opposed the Darwin theory. Satirist for the Baltimore Sun. Called rural Americans hicks and attacked environmentalists.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Lost Generation. Great Gatsby attacked America's obsession with wealth in the 1920's.
Langston Hughes
Lost Generation. Poet of Harlem Renaissance.
Ernest Hemingway
Wrote of the disillusionment of intellectuals with the rusult of WWI in his book Farewell to Arms.
John T. Scopes
Tried for violating the Butler Act in Tennessee
Warren G. Harding
Gambler and drunk. Passed the Budget and Accounting Act of 1921/ Teapot Dome Scandal.
John W. Davis
Democrat nominee for the election of 1914
Herbert Hoover
Republican nominee for the election of 1928. Prohibition and Protestant
Al Smith
Ran against Hoover in the election of 1928. Anti-Prohibition and Catholic.
Andrew Mellon
part of Coolidge's administration. Pro business politics. Secretary of state and proposed the "trickle down economics"
Clarence Darrow
most famous lawyer that defended Scopes.
William J. Bryan
helped the prosecution in the Scopes Trial
Albert Fall
Secretary of Interior who was convicted and sent to prison for his involvement in the Teapot Scandal
Robert LaFollette
Progressive nominee for the presidential election of 1924/ Senator from Wisconsin
John W. Davis
Republican Nominee for the presidential election of 1924 / corporate lawyer
Alice Paul
Leader of the National Women's Party