Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Dissenting Values and Cultural Conflicts

1. How did prohibition affect society?

2. Identify the race and religious problems of the 1920s.

3. What was society's view of immigrants during the 1920s?
4. What was the influence of increased urbanization in the decade?

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Anonymous said...

kelsey taggart .

1] Americans couldn't resist alcohol so they found ways around it such as going to a "speakeasy". A speakeasy was a illegal saloon, a place where people went to drink alcohol. Gangsters and Crimes were profiting from prohibition because they were selling alcohol more expensive .
Some people made their own "bootleg" or "moonshine" which was a home made yet harmful to drink.
Prohibition was the ban of manufacturing and sale of "intoxicating liquors" , not the possession, consumption, or transportation. Many brewers were hoping that it did not apply to beer and or wine . but later on congress banned all alcohol .

Anonymous said...

S. Melendez

Some influences of urbanization in the 1920's was that less space was taken up. People were building skyscrapers which took up more space upwards then across and they were able to fit more businesses in the cities. Cities started to build "movie houses", gas stations, places for employment, and housing. In the 1920's more then 50% or more Americans lived in towns than in cities. By the end of the decade about 56% percent of people lived in cities. But as good things came about, bad things did too. With urbanization came pollution, traffic, sewage, and social welfare.

Rick M. said...

Some race and religion problems were mostly based on the KKK. The KKK or the Ku Klux Klan was a group led by a formal General. They used terrorist tactics to scare other races out of cities and country sides. they also targeted religions such as Jewish and Catholic groups.
Other problems were black southerner's came north looking for jobs. White people didn't