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Amusing the Million: Mass Culture and Leisure at the Turn of the 20th Century

Theme: Social Change and Social Reform
Topic: Amusing the Million: Mass Culture and Leisure at the Turn of the 20th Century
Date: 12 July 2006

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3.2: Explain how objects or artifacts of everyday life in the past tell us how ordinary people lived and how everyday life has changed. Draw on the services of the local historical society and local museums as needed

USII.2: Explain the important consequences of the Industrial Revolution.

A. the growth of big business
B. environmental impact
C. the expansion of cities

USII.10: Describe how the battle between traditionalism and modernity manifested itself in the major historical trends and events after World War I and throughout the 1920s. (H)

A. the Boston police strike in 1919
B. the Red scare and Sacco and Vanzetti
C. racial and ethnic tensions
D. the Scopes Trial and the debate over Darwin’s On the Origin of Species
Prohibition