THE ROARING TWENTIES

Description

Stacks Image 474
The 1920s were an age of dramatic social and political change. Women got the right to vote, cut their hair and their skirts; alcohol was outlawed; Babe Ruth was king of the ballpark while Charles Lindbergh ruled the air. The nation's wealth doubled and many American's bought into a new "mass culture." The Roaring Twenties was a decade of startling contrasts in America.

Chapter Detail

Stacks Image 348
Chapter 1—Road to Recovery (07:26)
Following World War I, the decade of the 1920s is remembered as a decade of relative prosperity in America. It was a time of intolerance and cultural awakening as well.
Stacks Image 367
Chapter 2—Boom Times (05:45)
Pro-business policies led to economic growth and many Americans experienced a higher standard of living and sweeping changes in daily life.
Stacks Image 383
Chapter 3—Post-War Intolerance (05:08)
Despite the economic expansion, the Roaring Twenties also saw incidents of great social, ethnic and racial intolerance.
Stacks Image 388
Chapter 4—The Moral Question (04:19)
During the 1920s, Americans witnessed a clash between traditional and modern values. Alcohol was prohibited and the Scopes Trial debated the issue of evolution versus creation.
Stacks Image 2949
Chapter 5—The Jazz Age (05:37)
The 1920s was a golden age for American culture, including literature, art and music; women embraced new gener roles; and publishing entered a new golden age.

Preview

The Roaring Twenties can be purchased on DVD in our online store. The program may also be viewed at our companion website, www.mediarichlearning.tv, where it is available for Pay-Per-View screening and as part of our tiered Subscription Streaming packages.

Availability

Access to curriculum material is password protected. Please login now.

Not registered yet? Sign-up. It's absolutely free.

Teacher Resource Center

Teacher ResourcesSIGN-IN to access teacher's guide, transcript, curriculum activities, assessments, bonus video clips and other resources.
Teacher Resources ➦

Vocabulary

VocabularyBackground information and media clips to learn more about the concepts, places and events of The Roaring Twenties
View Vocabulary➦

Biography

Biography In words and images, meet the fascinating, complex and flawed cast of characters of The Roaring Twenties
View Bios ➦