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Transcript of 1920s
Women's rights movement
had a strong impact on fashion
The infamous corset was discarded, replaced by looser fitting garments
Due to the
after WWI, the style was
between the rich and the poor. Only the quality of the clothes separated the classes
Pioneer in Women's fashion:
One of the first influential women to reject the corset and cut her hair. She continued to further the
of women's fashion for decades.
Eton cut hairstyle -
a very short, slicked-down version of the crop
(similar to a bob cut)
Skirts below the knees even to the ankles were very common
All very common
after 1925 became popular
in public was a must
Hair style wasn't as important but usually
to accompany the hats
As with the women's style, social class
matter a whole lot.
Not one unhatted head, in New York
- Louis Armstrong
- Allan Gray
- Andrew sisters w/ Danny Kaye
Rhapsody in Blue
- George Gershwin
- Fats Waller
The Jazz Age!
- Jazz music becomes very popular after WWI throughout the 20s until the 50s when rock&roll took the stage
itself originated from African American communities during the late 19th and early 20th century.
Typical instruments in Jazz include:
"Jazz is restless. It won't stay put and it never will."
- J.J. Johnson
Inventions & Technology
The Daily Iowan
$75 = ~ $1,025 in today's money
The 1920s were a breakout time for sports.
People from across the nation flocked to stadiums to see the
It was baseball's
with Babe Ruth taking center stage.
was also becoming popular
Olympic Games in 1924
became insanely popular during the 20s
dances such as the
were the most popular
Before the 20s all movies were
The first movie in full
was in 1922 -
The Toll of the Sea
First movie with
released in 1926 -
The first "talkie" was
The Jazz Singer
27 cents, on average, to see a flick
Cartoon shorts were popular, which gave rise to "Steamboat Willie"
Warren G. Harding
advocated for African-American
his administration had many
(bribery, Justice Dep., Veterans Bureau
Died in office in 1923
restored public confidence in White House after scandals
and limited government spending
on imported goods
throughout the decade
took office before stock market
critics portrayed him as
towards suffering Americans during
The Great Depression
Prohibition was the nationwide ban of the
in 1919 and lasted until 1933
It created a
which led to bootlegging and the rise of gangsters such as the infamous
Movement was led by
in both the
parties and other groups across America
Weak enforcement and many citizens believed the laws were ''
'' and ''
The 20s was a decade of major economic
rapid growth in construction, production of
, and advertising
new ways of advertising, over the radio for instance, increased
work weeks provided lots of spending money for the average
guided the economy to seemingly endless gains...until October 24th 1929
stock market crash in the history of the
led to the Great Depression and ended the "
affected all Western countries
soared to 25%
Factors that may have cause this include: slowing of
, and a major surplus in wheat bundles with nowhere to go (stock markets are sensitive to harvests.)
The Birth of Mass Culture
With the excess spending cash, Americans bought many products especially
. Radios connected people together like never before, spreading
across the nation.
Slang of the 20s
- An extraordinary person, thing, idea; the ultimate
- a criminal act or robbery
- A woman who associates with or marries a man for his wealth
- The jitters
- a toilet
- business, i.e. None of your beeswax."
- An infatuation
- a reaction of disbelief
- a dirty or disheveled individual
Take for a Ride -
To drive off with someone in order to bump them off
Bump Off -
To murder, To kill
- a knife
With the 19th Amendment, women get the right to
this caused more women to become more involved in
issues and the
spirit of the era (successful careers, eagerness for personal fulfillment)
of women began to work in white-collar jobs across
Minorities were treated more
than previous decades, and black and white performers appeared in movies and on stage
for the first time
What many young people wanted to do was dance. The
“vulgarity” and “depravity.”
1920: Hair dryer, Q-tips, Traffic light,
1921: Lie detector, Flowchart,
1922: Cathode ray tube
became a commercial product
1925: Reuben sandwich,
Liquid fueled rocket
, Power steering
1927: Bread slicer,
, Electric razor, Bubble gum
Each new invention furthers the
going on in the 20s.
mean more items to buy which is good for the economy because most Americans had
spending money at the time.
The introduction of
brought automobiles and radio to countless families across the country, which in turn spread
wherever they went
Coal in Appalachians
Oil in Texas
Ranching in Midwest
With the automobile industry booming,
was needed for the hundreds of thousands of
cars rolling of the assembly line.
rich in a relatively short amount of time from the high demand of oil
There was not a huge need to
from other countries during this time because of the vast amounts of natural resources present
The U.S. tended to stay as
as possible focusing more on domestic affairs. However, the U.S. was involved in some foreign treaties.
Washington Disarmament Conference:
1921-22, called by the U.S. to limit the tonnage and number of battleships a nation could have.
Treaty in 1928 that denounced war between countries when it was used for the purpose of handling relations between two countries
Troops in Nicaragua:
1927-28, The U.S. refused to recognize the government set up by Emiliano Chamorro. Calvin Coolidge sent in troops to handle the regime. Herbert Hoover later dispatched the troops in 1933.
Famous faces at the time include:
- 1st person to make solo flight across Atlantic
- Baseball star who held the record for most home runs
- Fashion designer and found of the Chanel brand
- Composer and pianist for 50 years
- Comedian, Actor, Director, Filmmaker, Legend
- Notorious Chicago gangster
F. Scott Fitzgerald
- American author of novels and short stories
- German-born theoretical physicist, smart
- American professional boxer, cultural icon
- 28th POTUS, leader of Progressive Movement
- American industrialist, founder of the Ford Motor Company
George Washington Carver
- American botanist and inventor, peanut man
- American cartoonist, animator, creator of
- American author and journalist
- American jazz trumpeter, singer, influential jazz man
- American actor one stage & radio, grandfather of Drew
- jazz pianist, composer, singer, and comedic entertainer
Frank Lloyd Wright
- architect, interior designer, writer
- Professional baseball player for NY
- supervillian, member of E.V.I.L.
was an American visual artist