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1 Name Period Chapter 8 Reading Guide The Jazz Age, Lesson 1, pp The Politics of the 1920s 1. supply-side economics 2. cooperative individualism 3. isolationism Directions: Read the textbook and refer to it to complete the outline below. I. The Harding Administration A. Warren Harding appointed several distinguished people to his cabinet, such as as secretary of state. B. Harding gave appointments to and from Ohio, which led to corruption and numerous scandals. C. The most famous scandal, the Scandal, concerned bribes for leasing navy oil reserves in Wyoming and California. D. When Harding died, became president. The new president believed prosperity depended on. II. Policies of Prosperity A. The secretary of the treasure, Andrew Mellon, had three major goals under Harding and successive presidents:, and. B. Mellon s idea that lower tax rates grow the economy and result in the government collecting more taxes is known today as. C. Secretary of Commerce Herbert Hoover encouraged economic growth through his idea of. He believed it would and promote. III. Trade and Arms Control A. By the end of World War I, the dominant economic power in the world was the. It tried to promote peace by using and agreements. B. Through the, American banks lent money to Germany to help it pay it war reparations. C. The Washington conference proposed a 10-year halt on. D. A further step to end all wars, called for nations to abandon war and settle disputes peacefully. List the steps the U.S. government took under President Coolidge to return the nation to normalcy after World War I 1. scandals - 2. economic policy - 3. German war debts - 1

2 4. Kellogg-Briand Pact - Lesson 2, pp A Growing Economy 1. mass production 2. assembly line 3. Model T Directions: Read each main idea and answer the questions by referring to your textbook: A. Main Idea: The ownership of automobiles, radios, and other inventions changed how Americans lived. 1. What method of mass production increased the supply and reduced the cost of the automobile?. 2. How did the car revolutionize U.S. society? 1. and What 3 types of consumer goods came on the market? Who completed a transatlantic solo flight in 1927? 5. How did the radio affect people s lives? B. Main Idea: The use of credit and advertising helped to create a nation of consumers. 1. What was the installment plan? 2. How did advertisers convince people to buy products? 3. How did companies change during the managerial revolution?. 4. What groups of Americans did not share in the economic boom and why? What caused the quiet depression in agriculture during the 1920s? Why did the economy of the 1920s result quickly expanding prosperity for many Americans, but continued poverty for others? 2

3 Lesson 3, pp A Clash of Values 1. nativism 2. anarchist 3. evolution 4. creationism 5. speakeasy Directions: Read each main idea then use your textbook to supply the details that support or explain each main idea. A. Main Idea: The decade of the 1920s was a time of economic growth but also one of racism and nativism. Details: 1. Many Americans blamed for the recession and taking jobs from returning soldiers. 2. The trial of focused on the fact that the accused men were anarchists and foreigners. 3. In the 1920s, the led a movement to restrict immigration. 4. Two laws, the and the restricted immigration permanently by establishing quotas. 5. Immigrants from were exempt from quotas and found work on large farms in the. B. Main Idea: A new morality challenged traditional ways of behavior. Details: 1. In the 1920s, many women sought to break free from. 2. Many women attended, where they were encouraged to. 3. A religious movement called did not embrace the new morality. It rejected the theory of and embraced creationism. 4. The ban on the sale and the consumption of alcohol was called. To this effect the Amendment was passed but was later repealed. 5. The illegal production and distribution of alcohol was called. Explain how fundamentalism affected society in the 1920s. the young consumerism the changing roles of women Lesson 4, pp Cultural Innovations 1. bohemian 2. mass media 3

4 Directions: Read the lesson and complete the outline below by referring to your textbook to fill in the blanks. I. Art and Literature A. The modernists of the American art movement attempted to express the. B. Examples of this can be seen in the landscapes and flowers painted by, and the cubism of the paintings of. C. In the 1920s writers and poets wrote about various subjects and used a variety of styles to express their thoughts. American playwright wrote plays that offered a modern view of life while novelist wrote of his disillusionment with World War I. II. Popular Culture A. Many Americans had more spending money and leisure time because of the and of the 1920s. B. was the first talking motion picture. C. One of the most popular composers of the decade was, who wrote Putting on the Ritz. D. Amos n Andy was a popular that portrayed the lives of two African American fictional characters. E. One of the effects of mass media was that it helped to the nation. F. Because of radio and motion pictures, increased in popularity. The homerun hitter became a national hero. Sports fans idolized boxer. Directions: Summarize the main ideas of this lesson by answering the question below. List and explain how economic prosperity in the 1920s changed popular culture. a. leisure time - b. artists and writers - c. movies - d. radio - e. sports figures Lesson 5, pp African American Culture and Politics 1. jazz 2. blues Directions: Locate each heading below in your textbook then use the information to answer each question. I. The Harlem Renaissance A. What was the Great Migration? 4

5 B. What was the era of emerging African American artists called? C. Who was the first important writer of the Harlem Renaissance? D. Who were two great jazz musicians of this period? E. What was the first musical written, produced, and performed by African Americans? II. African Americans and 1920s Politics A. What impact did African Americans have in elections? B. How did the NAACP affect national politics? C. Who was the first African American representative to Congress from a Northern state? D. Who founded the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA), which promoted black pride and unity? Explain how the cultural identity of African Americans changed in the 1920s due to the influences below: a. Harlem Renaissance b. political power c. black nationalism - 5

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