Chapter 20 Learning Objectives

President Warren G. Harding

Chapter Objective

  • To trace the political and social changes after World War I and throughout the decade of the 1920s.

SECTION 20-1 "Americans Struggle with Postwar Issues"
  • Summarize the reaction in the United States to the perceived threat of communism.
  • Analyze the causes and effects of the quota system in the United States.
  • Describe some of the postwar conflicts between labor and management.

SECTION 20-2 "The Harding Presidency"
  • Contrast Harding's policy of "normalcy" with progressive era reforms.
  • Identify scandals that plagued the Harding administration.

SECTION 20-3 "The Business of America"
  • Summarize the impact of the automobile and other consumer goods on American life.
  • Explain how prosperity affected different groups of Americans.
  • Explain in what ways the country's prosperity was superficial.

Chapter 20 Assignments

In-Class Assignments
Readings are to be completed for the next school day, unless noted otherwise
Homework Assignments
Assignments are to be completed for the next school day, unless otherwise noted
  • Unit 5 Test
  • Section 20-1 pp. 618-624 in class
  • Section 20-2 pp. 625-627 for homework
  • Begin working on I-Movie project


  • Work days for I-Movie project
  • Section 20-3 pp. 628-633
  • No written assignment

Chapter 20 Video Projects:

  1. A Time of Labor Unrest

Protesting the Sacco and Vanzetti Trial