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UNIT 4 - ESSAY #2 - ESSENTIAL QUESTION: Why do urban-Americans clash with rural-Americans in the 1920s and what were some of the major issues ?


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I. In the 1920’s Americans living in cities and the countryside will become “closer” due to the “C_______________ _______________” = telephone, mass media (_______, ________________, newspapers), and the ________________ -- D_______________ of cultural v________  _______________ will result
They “_________” because they will be more _________ of their different values and attitudes:
(do not include all these in your essay)

Rural Values/Attitudes Urban Values/Attitudes

    1. What were the Major Issues about ?


  1. P______________: The _____th Amendment is ratified in 19____ which is enforced by the V_____ Act of 19___ = makes ______________, _______ and ____________ of alcohol illegal in the USA

Causes: 1. _____________ groups thought drinking was sinful.

  1. Progressive reformers believed ____________ should protect public _______ (interest)

  2. Reformers believed that alcohol caused child & wife ___________

Rural-Americans Urban-Americans



Their Values/Attitudes Their Values/Attitudes




Consequences of Prohibition:
1. The laws ? ________________________________________________________________________

2. Police & government officials ? ________________________________________________________

3. Enforcement ? ______________________________________________________________________

4. Public support for Prohibition ? ________________________________________________________




  1. S___________ vs. R_____________ (______________ = the ________ interpretation of the Bible). The Scopes __________ Trial of 19___ was the most publicized ________ of the clash between _______ & _______. The ________ Act (Tennessee state law) prohibited the teaching of ____________ in public schools in that state; this law was challenged by John Scopes (_________). The trial was broadcast “live” on the ______, nationwide. The defending attorney was Clarence __________, probably the most famous American lawyer in history and the lead prosecuting attorney was William Jennings ________, a famous Progressive politician.

Rural-Americans Urban-Americans
Rural-American Values/attitudes Urban-American Values/attitudes


III. What Other issues are there today, that reflect the continuing clash of cultural values/attitudes in America ?


  1. Prohibition ?



      1. Religion & Science ?




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