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Location: Halstead, Kansas, United States

This is my seventh year at Halstead which is also where I live with my wife and my soon to be two year old daughter.

Sunday, November 20, 2005

Richmond Chapter 14: The Changing, troubled Twenties

The rapid changes that the United States experienced during the 1920s were also experienced in Kansas. Some of these items were very positives such as the spread of new technology and the automobile but it also brought the neoconservative movement that attacked the radical left and worried about the potential degradation of morals in the country. An interesting aspect of Kansas in the 20s was the ability of the Democrats to gain the governorship in the state. Johnathan Davis became governor in 1922 but had little success against a strong Republican legislature. William Allen White’s crusade against the Ku Klux Klan was impressive during this decade. It would be good to teach about why the Klan revived during this time period and the how the lawsuits of White helped to cripple it in the state

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