U.S. History Study Guide: 1920s
1. Explain the largest impact of Lindbergh’s solo flight across the Atlantic.
2. A researcher uses census data from 1900, 1910, and 1920 to identify foreign-born heads of working-class households in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He discovers a high percentage of the same foreign names in all three censuses. Using this information, he can propose generalizations about what topic?
3. Historian Frederick Lewis Allen wrote this description of what historical circumstance of the 1920s?
“It was an era of lawless and disorderly defense of law and order, of unconstitutional defense of the Constitution, of suspicion and civil conflict—in a very literal sense, a reign of terror.”
4. Which developments are directly associated with the mass production of automobiles in the 1920s?
5. Describe the art style of the 1920s.
6. The Savoy Ballroom is most closely associated with which movement?
7. What factor helps to explain the appeal of distracting fads such as flagpole sitting, frenzied dancing, mah-jongg, and dance marathons during the Jazz Age?
8. Who likely made this statement?
“I wear bobbed hair and powder my nose. I wear fringed skirts and bright colored sweaters, scarves, waists with Peter Pan collars, and low-heeled shoes. I adore dancing! I spend much time in automobiles. I attend hops, proms, ballgames, crew races, and other affairs at men’s colleges.”
9. What novel of the 1920s depicts the female the social type of the time?
10. The first commercial radio broadcasts, a predominantly bull stock market, and the emergence of surrealism and art deco were features of what decade?
11. Explain how the radio had impact on U.S. society.
12. What movement are Zora Neal Hurston and Langston Hughes most closely associated with?
13. Describe the Scopes Trial.
14. Which achievement