Tuesday, February 28, 2012

The Century America's Time: Boom to Bust

-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. 
-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.  
-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? 

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