Ch 11 The Roaring 20's


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The 1920s were an age of dramatic social and political change. For the first time, more Americans lived in cities than on farms. The nation’s total wealth more than doubled between 1920 and 1929, and this economic growth swept many Americans into an affluent but unfamiliar “consumer society.” People from coast to coast bought the same goods (thanks to nationwide advertising and the spread of chain stores), listened to the same music, did the same dances and even used the same slang! Many Americans were uncomfortable with this new, urban, sometimes racy “mass culture”; in fact, for many–even most–people in the United States, the 1920s brought more conflict than celebration. However, for a small handful of young people in the nation’s big cities, the 1920s were roaring indeed.

The Roaring Twenties (5:03)

With the influence of jazz music and the effects of women's suffrage, the 1920s were a time of enormous social and cultural change in the United States. However, economic problems loomed on the horizon and fear and intolerance of foreigners and minorities during the 1920s resulted in the Red Scare and the birth of the Ku Klux Klan.


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  1. Lost Generation
  2. Ku Klux Klan
  3. Flapper
  4. Laissez Faire
  5. Marcus Garvey
  6. Fundamentalism
  7. Isolationist
  8. Jazz
  9. Kellogg-Briand Pact
  10. Harlem Renaissance


Features of Expository Text:

  1. titles
  1. page numbers in parenthesis
  1. captions under the pictures
  1. italics
  1. semantic web
  1. dates
  1. bold type
  1. definitions
  1. columns
  1. definitions in the margin
  1. introductory paragraph
  1. Chapter Tag on the bottom/footer
  1. Questions
  1. dash before a definition
  1. charts
  1. diagrams
  1. photographs
  1. illustrations
  1. index
  1. table of contents
  1. headings
  1. objectives
  1. instructions
  1. glossary
  1. maps
  1. timelines

The purpose of the features of expository text are to help us understand the information better.  They aid in comprehension.

Expository text is informative writing……….it gives specific information about a specific subject.  Synonyms for expository text are: non-fiction and informative writing. 


There are three purposes for writing: PIE= persuasive, informative, and entertainment.