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Committe on Public Information (1917)
A government office during WWI known popularly as the Creel Committee for its chairman George Creel, it was dedicated to winning everyday Americans' support for the war effort. It regularly distributed prowar propaganda and sent out an army of "four-minute men" to rally crowds and deliver patriotic pep."
Espionage Act (1917)
A law prohibiting interference with the draft and other acts of national "disloyalty." Together with with the Sedition Act of 1918, which added penalties for abusing the government in writing, it created a climate that was unfriendly to civil liberties.
19th Amendment (1920)
This constitutional amendment, finally passed by congress in 1919 and ratified in 1920, gave women the right to vote over 70 years after the 1st organized calls for woman's suffrage in Seneca Falls, New York.
Red scare (1919-1920)
A period of intense anti-communism. The "palmer raids" of attorney general A. Mitchell Palmer resulted in about six thousand deportations of people suspected of "subversive" activities.
18th Amendment (1919)
This constitutional amendment prohibited the manufacture, sale, and transportation of alcoholic beverages, ushering in the era known as prohibition
Volstead Act (1919)
A federal act enforcing the 18th amanedment, which prohibited the manufacture, sale, and transportation of alcoholic beverages.
Scopes Monkey Trial (1925)
A likeable high school biology teacher, John T. Scopes, was indicted for teaching evolution. Historic clash between theology and biology. Scopes was found guilty.
Political leader who founded the United Negro Improvement Association (UNÍA) to promote the resettlement of American blacks in their own "African homeland." He was convicted for alleged mail fraud and deported by the U.S. government. Inspired the race pride. Advocated a constitution to protect the rights of black Americans.
A creative outpouring among African American writers, jazz musicians, and social thinkers, centered around Harlem in the 1920s, that celebrated black culture and advocated for a "New Negro" in American social, political, and intellectual life.
Teapot Dome Scandal (1921)
A tawdry affair involving the illegal lease of priceless naval oil reserves in Teapot Dome, Wyoming, and Elk Hills, Ca. The scandal, which implicated President Harding's Secretary of the interior, was one of several that gave his administration a reputation for corruption.
Black Tuesday (1929)
Sock market crash.
The dark, panicky day of October 29, 1929, when over 16,410,000 shares of stock were sold on Wall Street. It was a trigger that helped bring on the Great Depression.
Grim shanty towns where impoverished victims of the Great Depression slept under newspapers and in makeshift tents. Their visibility (&a sarcastic name) tarnished the reputation of the Hoover administration.
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