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Recap of class activities from the week.

US History Unit 05 Research

Research the following groups of terms:

Demand-Side Economic Theory, Hawley-Smoot Tariff, Dawes Plan
Supply-Side Economic Theory, John Maynard Keynes, Hoover Dam, New Deal


Student Choice

Scandals:  “Ohio Gang,” “New Normalcy,” TeaPot Dome Scandal, Red Scare

Prohibition: Volstead Act, Treasury Department, Speakeasies vs. Moonshiners


US History Unit 06: 1920s and 1930s

Discussion Questions: How did the Progressive Amendments Create the 1920’s and 1930’s?
Amend 16 (1913) _Federal Income Tax and Federal reserve Act

  • What are these?
  • Why do we need them?
  • What would WJ Bryan Think of them?

Amend 17 (1913) Direct Election of Senators

  • Who would benefit from this change, why?
  • Who would lose power/influence, why?

Amend 18 (1918) Prohibition of Alcohol

  • Who supports this social Change, why?
  • Who would be against this, why?

Amend 19 (1918) Women’s Suffrage

  • Why 1918?
  • Who was against this change, why?

Notes for 1920’s and 1930’s Link

For further research and Interest:

ISS Unit 02: Government Congressional Research

From the following list of current/former members of the US House of Reps. and US Senate Pick 6. Your group must include all of the following: a Democrat, a Republican, a Senator, a Representative, a Woman, a Minority, a Kentuckian,  and a person currently in office.

Henry Clay Samuel T Rayburn Maxine Waters
Jeanette Rankin Robert C Byrd John Q Adams
Daniel Inouye Lyndon B Johnson Strom Thurmond
Davy Crocket Robert M LaFollette Daniel Webster
Nancy Pelosi Jim Clyburn Robert Taft
Barabra Jordan Mitch McConnell Harold Ford Sr.
Chack Rangel John C Calhoun Tom Lantos

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