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)
media has had a tremendous influence on the twentieth century. What were the
effects of the mass media on the 1920s?
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.
some of the social tenets of the Harlem Renaissance.
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.
rural and urban areas in the 1920s.
the role of advertising in the 1920s.
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?