The Roaring 20s
VUS.10a Analyzing how radio, movies, newspapers, and magazines created popular culture and challenged traditional values
Mass media and communication:
Radio: Broadcast jazz and Fireside Chats
Movies: Provided escape from Depression-era realities
Newspapers and magazines: Shaped cultural norms and sparked fads
Challenges to traditional values:
Traditional religion: Darwin’s Theory, the Scopes Trial
Traditional role of women: Flappers, 19th Amendment
Open immigration: Rise of new Ku Klux Klan (KKK)
Prohibition: Smuggling alcohol and speakeasies
VUS.10b assessing the causes and consequences of the stock market crash of 1929
Causes of the stock market crash of 1929
There was excessive expansion of credit
Bank deposits were invested in the market.
Business was booming, but investments were made with borrowed money (overspeculation).
Business failures led to bankruptcies.
When the market collapsed, the banks ran out of money.