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Laws and Trials of the 1920's

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    "The business of America is business."

    - President Calvin Coolidge


    In this assignment you will explore the significant laws and trials that shaped the politics and culture of the 1920's.

    • What was Prohibition?
    • What is a suffragist?
    • Who were Sacco and Vanzetti?
    • Why was the Scopes Trial called the "Monkey" Trial?

    By the end of your study you will know the answer to these and other questions.


    Visit Ohio State University to learn about Prohibition. You will see a table of contents of topics on Prohibition. Click on and read the information titled: "Why was there Prohibition in the United States?"


    Complete the Laws and Trials 1920's Worksheet (attached below)

    Go to the next page to submit the worksheet.