2628 - For Richer, For Poorer: The US in the 1920s and 1930s
In the United States, the period between World War I and World War II saw an economic boom and the greatest economic depression in the country's history, the beginning and end of Prohibition, the rise and fall of the Second Ku Klux Klan, scandals such as Teapot Dome and heroics such as Lindbergh's flight across the Atlantic. The United States emerged from WWI as the world's leading power, but it retreated from the world stage. There was a major flood along the Mississippi and a dust bowl in the Midwest. Congress passed legislation restricting immigration, yet refused to pass legislation to stop lynching. This course will explore these and other changes, challenges and contradictions in the United States during the period between the wars. Lecture (plus Questions)
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