Roaring 20s Webquest
1) Open THIS LINK in a new tab or window.
2) Read and skim through the various articles and find the answers to these questions. Write down your responses. These will be due at the end of the hour. REMEMBER: Do not justlook for answers to the questions… take your time and read through things that interest you, or things that catch your eye. Respond to questions in a word document (1 per group required, though each person can choose to do their own if they'd prefer).
Intro: (Read the whole intro)
- What is meant by “Old Culture” and “New Culture” pertaining to the 1920s? Copy the table comparing the two.
- What happened to the US economy that spurred the “roaring 20s”?
- What is a bootlegger?
- What is a saloon?
- What was the number of the amendment to the constitution that repealed prohibition?
Limitations on Immigration:
- Which president tried to veto (stop) a the federal law of literacy tests for immigrants?
- About how many total immigrants entered America during the 1920s?
- What is “eugenics”? (does it sound like a term Hitler might have used?)
- How many distinct factions of the KKK have there been?
- What did the KKK of the 1920s claim to be seeking to defend?
- What caused the fall of the second generation of the KKK after 1925?
Women (this one is very important for the novel):
- What did Margaret Sanger believe to be the key to women’s liberation (freedom)?
- What is the skin color of the woman in “Harlem Night Painting”?
- Just how revealing is the swimsuit in the cartoon “bathing suit – vulgarity”? What does the cartoon tell you about the generation gap for women in the 1920’s?
- How many men are in the picture “American Association of University Women”? Why is this significant (make an educated guess here).
- What is a flapper? What were a flapper’s pastimes (hobbies)?
- What was the teacher John T. Scopes put on trial for?
- Where was the Scopes trial held?
- How was the Scopes trial continued in the 1990s?