1920s Project Links - Mrs. Louras

Prohibition

How did Prohibition begin in the United States, and what were its effects? Did Prohibition work?

Search terms: Eighteenth Amendment, Volstead Act, Women’s Christian Temperance Union , Anti-Saloon League,  Bootlegging, Speakeasies, Bureau of Prohibition,  

http://www.archives.gov/education/lessons/volstead-act/
http://www.americanheritage.com/articles/magazine/ah/2007/2/2007_2_70.shtml
http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/database/article_display.cfm?HHID=441
http://www.old-picture.com/prohibition-index-001.htm
http://www.life.com/gallery/37542#index/0
http://www.encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org/pages/1238.html

Organized Crime

What led to the rise of organized crime in the 1920s? What were its effects on government and society?

Search terms: organized crime, mafia, bootleggers, gangsters, Al Capone, John Dillinger, mafia, Bugs Moran, O'Banion gang, Eliot Ness, Bureau of Prohibition, J. Edgar Hoover, St. Valentine's Day Massacre

http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/history/famous-cases/al-capone/al-capone
http://www.chicagohs.org/history/capone.html
http://www.encyclopedia.com/topic/bootlegging.aspx
http://www.encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org/pages/1238.html
http://www.encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org/pages/497.html
http://www.encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org/pages/1280.html
http://www.encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org/pages/2214.html

Jazz Music

How did jazz music become popular in the 1920s? How did it originate?

Search terms: jazz, Louis Armstrong, speakeasies, Bessie Smith, Cotton Club, Duke Ellington, Jazz Age, Roaring Twenties

http://www.encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org/pages/665.html



Radio, TV, & Film Technology

What new radio and film inventions came out in the 1920s? What effects did they have on society?

Search terms: AM radio, Westinghouse, Frank Conrad, broadcasting, KDKA of Pittsburgh, television, John Baird, talkies or talking pictures, The Jazz Singer,

http://www.wired.com/science/discoveries/news/2008/09/dayintech_0929
http://bnrg.eecs.berkeley.edu/~randy/Courses/CS39C.S97/broadcast/broadcast.html
http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/database/article_display.cfm?HHID=455
http://www.encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org/pages/169.html


Stock Market Crash

What was the Stock Market Crash of 1929? Why did it happen? What were its effects?

Search terms: Stock Market Crash of 1929, Great Crash, Great Depression, Black Thursday

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wall_Street_Crash_of_1929
http://www.pbs.org/fmc/timeline/estockmktcrash.htm

Scopes Trial of 1925

What was the main debate in the Scopes Trial of 1925? Why is it significant in the United States?

Search Terms; Scopes Trial, John T. Scopes, Clarence Darrow, William Jennings Bryan, fundamentalism,

http://ehistory.osu.edu/osu/mmh/clash/Scopes/scopes-index.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scopes_Trial
http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/scopes/scopes.htm
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/monkeytrial/
http://www.americanheritage.com/events/articles/web/20060710-john-scopes-creationism-evolution-darwin-intelligent-design-william-jennings-bryan-monkey-trial.shtml
http://siarchives.si.edu/research/scopes.html
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/monkeytrial/sfeature/sf_music.html#

Harlem Renaissance (Art & Literature, Culture)

What was the Harlem Renaissance, and how did it develop?

Search terms; Harlem Renaissance, Great Migration, Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, Countee Cullen, Harlem, Apollo Theater, W.E.B. Du Bois, Alain Locke, Harlem Globetrotters, Romare Bearden, Jacob Lawrence, Romare Bearden,

http://www.biography.com/blackhistory/harlem-renaissance.jsp
http://www.jcu.edu/harlem/index.htm
http://www.csustan.edu/english/reuben/pal/chap9/9intro.html
http://www.loc.gov/rr/program/bib/harlem/harlem.html
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/forum/february98/harlem_2-20.html

Medical Innovations of the 1920s

What new medical technology was developed in the 1920s, and how did it impact humans?

Search terms: Vitamins D & E, penicillin, insulin, Alexander Fleming, Frederick Banting, band-aid

http://library.thinkquest.org/C005846/categories/science/science.htm
http://www.au.af.mil/au/awc/awcgate/milmedhist/chapter3.htm

Engineering and other Technological Innovations:

Search terms: traffic lights, lie detector, car with combustion engine, Henry Ford, liquid fueled rocket, assembly line, buying cars on credit
http://faculty.pittstate.edu/~knichols/jazzage.html
http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/database/article_display_printable.cfm?HHID=454

Culture & Fashion

What influenced the development of the "flapper" style? What were women reacting to?
Search terms: flapper, "step-in" undergarments instead of corsets, "garconne," Coco Chanel, Chanel No. 5, little black dress, cloche hat, drop waist, the "bob" haircut, the "shingle" or "Eton" haircut, Dances: Charleston, Shimmy, Black Bottom, Clara Bow,
 
http://history1900s.about.com/od/1920s/a/flappers.htm
http://faculty.pittstate.edu/~knichols/jazzage.html
http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/database/article_display_printable.cfm?HHID=454
http://ehistory.osu.edu/osu/mmh/clash/NewWoman/newwomen-page1.htm

Sports

Notable: 1924 Paris Olympics (1st Winter Olympics), creation of the NFL in 1920, Red Grange, formation of the Negro National League, Babe Ruth breaks home run record

http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/database/article_display_printable.cfm?HHID=454
http://library.thinkquest.org/C005846/categories/sports/sports.htm


Women's Rights/Suffrage

http://ehistory.osu.edu/osu/mmh/clash/NewWoman/newwomen-page1.htm