The Century: 1920-1929 Boom to Bust



·  Broadway is one of the most famous boulevards in American. Why is Broadway known as the _______________?





·  How did Prohibition help increase the presence of organized crime in America?




·  Discuss how the culture of the 1920s broke and transgressed different boundaries in American society, especially the accepted roles for women. (OGT question)




·  The media has had a tremendous influence on the twentieth century. What were the effects of the mass media on the 1920s?

·  The 1920s saw a burgeoning of African-American culture and talent, centered in the Harlem section of New York City. Discuss the contribution of the Harlem Renaissance to American art and literature.

·  Discuss some of the social tenets of the Harlem Renaissance.

·  In the 1920s, for the first time in the country’s history, more Americans lived in an urban setting than a rural one. Discuss the process of urbanization and how it affected the country.

·  Compare rural and urban areas in the 1920s.

·  Discuss the role of advertising in the 1920s.

·  Discuss some of the changes for women in the 1920s.

·  How did the Scopes trial illustrate the clash between science and religion that was a hallmark of the early century?