1920s America

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The 1920's Experience __ "It was a time of conservatism, it was a time of great social change. From the world of fashion to the world to politics, forces clashed to produce the most explosive decade of the century."  A good overview. - From Unknown - http://www.angelfire.com/co/pscst/index.html


1920s Floor Show __ A look at the 1920s focusing on the United States, including fads, fashions, flappers, and films. - illustrated - From jazzbabies.com - http://www.jazzbabies.com/flash/index.html 


1920s Timeline - History Timeline of the 1920s __ Annotated timeline of important dates and events. - From about.com - http://history1900s.about.com/od/timelines/tp/1920timeline.htm


The Advertising of Installment Plans During the 1920s __ "After several decades of urbanization and industrialization, post- World War I America was marked by a rapid increase in the availability of mass-produced commodities. For the growing middle-class population, the twentieth century American dream had become based on the acquisition and consumption of this rising tide of commodities." Learn how this leads in to the encouraging of consumer debt. - From University of Virginia - http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/journals/EH/EH37/Murphy.html


African American History and Women - Timeline 1920-1929 __ A tear-by-year timeline of important events. - From about.com - http://womenshistory.about.com/od/aframwomentimeline/a/aaw1920_time.htm



American Cultural History - Decade 1920-1929 __ "The purpose of this web/library guide is to help the user gain a broad understanding of the Roaring 1920s. In a very small way, this is a bibliographic essay."  Tons of information. - illustrated - From kclibrary.lonestar.edu - http://kclibrary.lonestar.edu/decade20.html


American Women Through Time: 1920-1929 __ "1920 The 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution gives women the right to vote."  Then a year-by-year timeline. - From mtsu.edu - http://frank.mtsu.edu/~kmiddlet/history/women/time/wh-20s.html


America's Best History - U.S. History Timeline 1920 to 1929 __ Well annotated timeline of the 20s. - From americasbesthistory.com - http://americasbesthistory.com/abhtimeline1920.html  

Boom and Bust, 1921-1933 __ Learn about Prohibition and the stock market crash. Many resources in lesson plan format. - From eduref.org - http://www.eduref.org/cgi-bin/printlessons.cgi/Virtual/Lessons/crossroads/sec5/Unit_09/index.html


Flappers in the Roaring Twenties __ "In the 1920s, a new woman was born. She smoked, drank, danced, and voted. She cut her hair, wore make-up, and went to petting parties. She was giddy and took risks. She was a flapper."  Good overview. - From about.com - http://history1900s.about.com/od/1920s/a/flappers.htm 


H102 Lecture 15: The Politics of Prosperity: The 1920s __ Actually lecture notes but a lot of information. - From wisc.edu - http://us.history.wisc.edu/hist102/lectures/lecture15.html


The Jazz Age: The American 1920s __ Actually a list of click-to-read articles about many aspects of the 1020s. - From digitalhistory.uh.edu - http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/database/subtitles.cfm?titleID=67   


The Ku Klux Klan In the 1920s (and In Other Times) __ Read about a terrorist organization, mainly located in the U.S. South, run by white people in order to terrorize African Americans. It was founded and became quite active in the decades following the Civil War, but became more of a political and cultural force in the 1920s. - From spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk - http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/USAkkk.htm 


Lindbergh Flies the Atlantic, 1927 __ "At 7:52 A.M., May 20, 1927 Charles Lindbergh gunned the engine of the "Spirit of St Louis" and aimed her down the dirt runway of Roosevelt Field, Long Island. Heavily laden with fuel, the plane bounced down the muddy field, gradually became airborne and barely cleared the telephone wires at the field's edge." The rest is, of course, history. - illustrated - From eyewitnesstohistory.com - http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/lindbergh.htm


Negro Leagues Baseball eMuseum: Historical Timeline: 1920-1929 __ Timeline of important dates and events. - From ksu.edu - http://coe.ksu.edu/nlbemuseum/history/timeline7.html


Prosperity and Thrift: The Coolidge Era and the Consumer Economy 1921-1929 __ "Prosperity and Thrift: The Coolidge Era and the Consumer Economy, 1921-1929 assembles a wide array of Library of Congress source materials from the 1920s that document the widespread prosperity of the Coolidge years, the nation's transition to a mass consumer economy, and the role of government in this transition." - From lcweb2.loc.gov - http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/coolhtml/coolhome.html  



Roaring Twenties __ You will find a good look at the Roaring 20s imbedded with many links to related materials. - From u-s-history.com - http://www.u-s-history.com/pages/h1564.html

The Scopes 'Monkey Trial' - July 10, 1925 - July 25, 1925 __ The trial that pitted creationism against science is presented here, including a "Reporter's Memo." - illustrated - From University of Virginia - http://xroads.virginia.edu/~UG97/inherit/1925home.html


U.S. History - Roaring 20s __ You will find click-to-read articles and a wealth of additional online material. - From besthistorysites.net - http://www.besthistorysites.net/USHistory_Roaring20s.shtml  



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