1. What was the significance of the Sacco and Vanzetti trial
immigrant element and fear of radicals -unjustly put to death
2. How did the role of women change during the 1920s?
Women's Bureau of the Department of Labor was established to gather information about the situation of women at work/women could vote/1923, Alice Paul, the leader of the National Woman's Party drafted equal rights amendment
3. What factors affected gender roles and social norms during the post-war period?
-women could vote -media -confession magazines and movies -Freudian gospel -being sexual is good and open sexuality is important -literature -F. Scott Fitzgerald's This Side of Paradise
4. How did the media affect social changes?
-magazines were becoming very promiscuous -racy radio stories -basically used for entertainment and sex sells -examples of Ballyhoo entertainment -Lindberg adventure stories -Scopes trials -some kid being stuck in a cave
5. Why did the war help pass prohibition
-American public was distracted by war -people were used to Federal government passing laws quickly -brewers were German and easy targets -patriotic grain saving -war supported utopian ideas
6. Why did American reject Woodrow Wilson's plea for the League of Nations
people were more concerned with domestic issues than international issues -didn't include any republicans in the negotiations
7. What was the revolt of the highbrows
intellectuals and social movers of the time -anti prohibitionists -don't like advertising, thought America was being pushed away from individualism and towards mass consumerism
8. What does this situation in Florida tell us about the 1920s
large real estate boom...alot of buying on credit...similar to today...people spent to much on luxeries