This is a bundle of 4 products on American society following World War II. The bundle includes 1 tutorial: Postwar Blues...and Reds and 3 stand-alone power point presentation: The Sacco & Vanzetti Trial, The United States in a New Age and The Civil Rights Movement – The Ku Klux Klan. There is a total of 22-pages in the tutorial, including 11-pages in the Student Study Guide and 11-pages in the Teacher’s Answer Key. The three power point presentations contain 76 slides and all support the tutorial. All of the pages and slides are editable so you may modify the presentation to meet your individual needs.
The bundle includes the following:
Tutorial #1 – Postwar Blues...and Reds
This tutorial is a Student Study Guide on the changes brought about following the ending of World War II: Postwar Blues...and Reds. The tutorial comprises an 11-page Guided Notes Activity Worksheet and an 11-page Teacher’s Answer Key to accompany the Florida Students educational resources tutorial: Postwar Blues...and Reds. It complies with four (4) Florida Benchmark Standards: Standard #SS.912.A.1.4, Standard #SS.912.A.5.1, Standard #SS.912.A.5.2, and Standard #SS.912.A.5.9.
Benchmark #1: For Florida Benchmark Standard #SS.912.A1.4, the student will be required to analyze how images, symbols, objects, cartoons, graphs, charts, maps, and artwork may be used to interpret the significance of time periods and events from the past.
Benchmark #2: For Florida Benchmark Standard #SS.912.A.5.1, the student will be required to discuss the economic outcomes of demobilization.
Benchmark #3: For Florida Benchmark Standard #SS.912.A.5.2, the student will be required to explain the causes of the public reaction (Sacco and Vanzetti, labor, racial unrest) associated with the Red Scare.
Benchmark #4: For Florida Benchmark Standard #SS.912.A.5.9, the student will be required to explain why support for the Ku Klux Klan varied in the 1920s with respect to issues such as anti-immigration, anti-African American, anti-Catholic, anti-Jewish, anti-women, and anti-union ideas.
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If you do not have a computer for each student, you can present the tutorial class activity completing each activity as you progress through the tutorial. If you have a smartboard, students can complete the activity at their seat, individually or with partners, and then come to the smartboard to present the answer. If you have computers or a laptop for each student, students can complete the tutorial and add answers as they progress through the tutorial at their own pace. Either way, students can then use the worksheet as a study guide for a quiz or the End of Course Exam.
Power Point #1 – The Roaring 20s - The Sacco & Vanzetti Trial contains 14 editable slides.
Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti were Italian-born US anarchists who were convicted of murdering a guard and a paymaster during the armed robbery of the Slater and Morrill Shoe Company, on April 15, 1920, in South Braintree, MA. They were executed by electrocution seven years later at Charlestown State Prison.
The Sacco and Vanzetti case is still hotly debated today as a classic example of the tyranny of the establishment over the poor and politically non-conforming. It is generally agreed that a second trial should have been granted and that the refusal to do so was clearly unfair.
For many years there was much support for the belief that both men were wrongly convicted, but more recent scholarship has pointed to the probable guilt of Sacco and the likely innocence of Vanzetti.
Facts of the Case
Judge Webster Thayer
Confession & Appeals
End of Presentation
Power Point #2 – The United States in a New Age contains 32 editable slides.
World War I made the United States a world power. While European nations tried to recover from the war, the United States had overseas territories, access to markets, and plentiful raw materials. Formerly in debt to European investors, the United States began to lend money abroad.
The economy expanded. Assembly-line production, mass consumption, easy credit, and advertising characterized the 1920s. As profits soared, American zeal for reform waned, and business and government resumed their long-term affinity.
But not all Americans enjoyed the rewards of prosperity. A mix of economic change, political conservatism, and cultural conflict made the 1920s a decade of contradictions. As war production ended, the economy dipped briefly but by 1922 the nation began a spectacular spurt of growth.
World Power & Prosperity
Growth & Productivity
Auto Industry Spurs Growth
Across the Board Growth
Consumerism & Credit
Uneven Wealth Distribution
Leisure & Entertainment
African American Communities
National Origins Act
Women’s Right to Vote
Women’s Right’s Setbacks
Political Conflicts & Nativism
Revival of the KKK
John T. Scopes Trial
Presidential Election of 1928
End of Presentation
Power Point #3 - The Civil Rights Movement – The Ku Klux Klan and contains 30 editable slides.
Founded in 1866, as a social club in Pulaski, TN including many former Confederate veterans, the first Ku Klux Klan was founded as a charitable organization to help widows and orphans of the American Civil War. The first Klan was created in the image of other secret societies of the day. The hierarchical organization with local chapters housed under a national umbrella structure.
In the summer of 1867, local branches of the Klan met in a general organizing convention and established what they called an “Invisible Empire of the South.” Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest was chosen as the first leader, or “grand wizard,” of the Klan.
The organization of the Klan coincided with the beginning of the 2nd phase of post-Civil War Reconstruction, put into place by the more radical members of the Republican Party in Congress.
The victorious Union government imposed a version of martial law on the south and began to enforce laws designed to end segregation against black citizens. Under its provisions, the South was divided into 5 military districts, and each state was required to approve the 14th Amendment, which granted “equal protection” of the Constitution to former slaves and enacted universal male suffrage.
When a constitutional amendment granted black men the right to vote in 1870, the Klan became a vehicle for white southern resistance to the Republican Party’s Reconstruction-era policies aimed at establishing political and economic equality for blacks.
Over time the KKK became an undeniably terrorist organization - but what made the Klan an especially insidious terrorist organization, and a threat to civil liberties, was that it functioned as the unofficial paramilitary arm of Southern segregationist governments. This allowed its members to kill with impunity, and allowed Southern segregationists to eliminate activists by force without alerting federal authorities.
Although the Klan is much less active today, it will be remembered as an instrument of cowardly Southern politicians who hid their faces behind hoods, and their ideology behind an unconvincing facade of patriotism.
Founding of the KKK
Violence in the South
Ku Klux Klan Act
Grant Crushes Activities
Revival of the KKK (2)
Resurgence of Violence
High Profile Attacks
Qualification for Membership (2)
The Burning Cross
End of Presentation
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