11.5 Students analyze the major political, social, economic, technological, and cultural developments of the 1920s.
- Discuss the policies of Presidents Warren Harding, Calvin Coolidge, and Herbert Hoover.
- Analyze the international and domestic events, interests, and philosophies that prompted attacks on civil liberties, including the Palmer Raids, Marcus Garvey's "back-to-Africa" movement, the Ku Klux Klan, and immigration quotas and the responses of organizations such as the American Civil Liberties Union, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, and the Anti-Defamation League to those attacks.
- Examine the passage of the Eighteenth Amendment to the Constitution and the Volstead Act (Prohibition).
- Analyze the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment and the changing role of women in society.
- Describe the Harlem Renaissance and new trends in literature, music, and art, with special attention to the work of writers (e.g., Zora Neale Hurston, Langston Hughes).
- Trace the growth and effects of radio and movies and their role in the worldwide diffusion of popular culture.
- Discuss the rise of mass production techniques, the growth of cities, the impact of new technologies (e.g., the automobile, electricity), and the resulting prosperity and effect on the American landscape.