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Roaring 20s and Great Depression

New Era: The 1920s
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  • Republican governments
    • Business creed
    • Harding scandals
  • Economic development
  • Prosperity and wealth
  • Farm and labor problems
  • New culture
  • Consumerism: automobile, radio, movies
  • Women, the family
  • Modern religion
  • Literature of alienation
  • Jazz age
  • Harlem Renaissance
  • Conflict of cultures
  • Prohibition, bootlegging
  • Nativism
  • Ku Klux Klan
  • Religious fundamentalism versus modernists
  • Myth of isolation
  • Replacing the League of Nations
  • Business and diplomacy  

Depression, 1929-1933

  • Wall Street crash
  • Depression economy
  • Moods of despair (How bad was the Great Depression for people?)
  • Agrarian unrest (How was the Great Depression on the Farm?)
  • Bonus march
  • Hoover-Stimson diplomacy; Japan