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Chapter 13, Section 3

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Charann Dumelow

on 21 May 2013

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Images from Shutterstock.com Hobbies:
*people had more $ and time to enjoy it
*entertainment changed in the 1920s:
-in the beginning:
<crossword puzzles and mahjong (a Chinese game played with pieces similar to dominoes)
-mid-20s:
<pharaoh inspired furniture, accessories, and jewelry due to King Tut's tomb being discovered
<flagpole sitting and dance marathons
<sporting events People of the 1920s:
-Charles Lindbergh: made 1st non-stop flight across the Atlantic in his plane, The Spirit of St. Louis; flew to Paris and back
-Amelia Earhart: 1st female to pilot solo across the Atlantic
-Walt Disney: created the first animated film with sound, Steamboat WIllie
-George Gershwin: famous composer that blended classical music with American jazz
-Georgia O'Keeffe: 1st female painter to be given an exhibit in the NY Museum of Art; lived from 1887 to 1986
-Lewis Sinclair: 1st American to win the Nobel Peace Prize in Literature; ridiculed Americans for their conformity and materialism in his book, Babbitt
-F. Scott Fitzgerald: coined the term "Jazz Age" when describing the 1920s; revealed the "dark side" of the 1920s in the Great Gatsby and This Side of Paradise
-Edith Wharton: famous American writer of The Age of Innocence and Roman Fever
-Ernest Hemingway: WWI wounded veteran that wrote, A Farewell to Arms and The Sun Also Rises; criticized the glorification of war Schools:
*high schools began to offer vocational training in the 1920s instead of just college prep courses
*teachers had to teach millions of immigrant children that did not speak English
*taxes increased to fund schools Education and Pop Culture in the 1920s Mass Media:
*people began to read the newly created magazine for news and information, not just rely on the newspaper
*new words such as: "airwaves," "radio audience," and "tune in" were being used in everyday speech
* Live broadcasts were aired often (such as the President's speech or the World Series
* radio dances parties, radio series, advertisements
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