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Politics of the 

Roaring Twenties

Politics of the Roaring Twenties

$160 per month

1 session per week


Allison Bruning


Create a floor plan for a museum exhibit that highlights some of the accomplishments, trends, or events of the 1920's presented in this course. Consider the following categories as you choose your topic:

  • Political groups and factions 

  • The relationships between workers and management

  • The growth of business

  • Industrial and technological advances

  • The Emergency Quota Act of 1921

  • The consumer economy

Be ready to present your project to the class in the last session. 




13 - 18  years old




Session 1: Americans Struggle with Postwar Issues


Students will identify communism, A. Mitchell Palmer, anarchist, Sacco and Vanzetti, Calvin Coolidge, and  John L.Lewis 

Students will analyze the roots of communism and the life of John Llewellyn Lewis. 

Students will analyze why Attorney General A. Mitchell Palmer launched a series of raids against suspected Communists.

Students will describe how they think the way the Sacco and Vanzetti cases was handled showed about the 1920's. 

Students will summarize the main goals of the Ku Klux Klan during this time. 

Students will summarize Governor Coolidge's position on the Boston police strike. 

Students will explain why union membership dropped in the twenties. 


1) Complete Section 1 Assessment on page 595.

2) Read pages 596 - 600 in course textbook.

3) Start your course project. 

Session 2: "Normalcy" and Isolationism


Students will review their homework.

Students will identify Warren G. Harding, Kellogg-Briand Pact, isolationist, Fordney-McCumber Tarriff, quota system, Charles Evans Hughes, Ohio gang, Albert B. Fall, and Teapot Dome scandal. 

Students will answer the following questions and support their answer with proof from the text. 

1) Do you think the goal of the Kellogg-Briand Pact was unrealistic? 

2) What do Harding's appointments say about his judgement?

Students will summarize how the U.S. actions both annoyed and lightened the war debt repayment problem.

Students will analyze the U.S. Patterns of Immigration and why Congress made changes in immigration during the 1920's.

Students will identify the acts of corruption that surfaced during the Harding administration. 


1) Complete Section 2 Assessment on page 600.

2) Read pages 601 - 607 in course textbook.

3) Continue working on your course project. You will present your project in the next session. 

Session 3: The Business of America


Students will review their homework and present their project.

Students will identify urban sprawl and installment plan. 

Students will summarize the effects of the automobile.

Students will analyze how the use of electricity affected American's lifestyle. 

Students will analyze the needy in the 1920's and the Stanley Steamer.

Students will contrast the advantages and disadvantages of buying on credit.  

Students will analyze consumer spending from the 1800's through modern times. 

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