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US Histroy-Unit 5 sec 2

1920's pop culture
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guadalupe nieves

on 24 June 2014

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Banning alcohol was supposed to make life better, but it didn’t work out that way.

Enforcement was underfunded
(not enough manpower)
Prohibition
Jazz
Evolved from black musical influences Sensuous
& rebellious
Appealed to middle class white kids rebelling against social standards of their parents
1920s Popular Culture
Expression of American black culture
Harlem Renaissance
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Black culture
Harlem Renaissance
Cultural expression of writers, artists, musicians, intellectuals
1920s Popular Culture
(Mostly low paying jobs)
Women’s work
Secretaries & store clerks
Factory work
Telephone operators
Teachers
Nurses
1920s Popular Culture
1920s Popular Culture
Changing sexual attitudes
Flappers
Charleston
Lindbergh Kidnapping
-450 gallons of gas
-33 hrs
-Wind, rain, ice, clouds
-Medal Of Honor
Spirit of St. Louis
#1 hero of decade
Charles Lindbergh
1st to fly non-stop across the Atlantic
1920s Popular Culture
Bobby Jones
Gertrude Ederle
Jack Dempsey
Sports
1920s New Heroes
Radio, telephone, and movies helped spread popular culture to a mass audience
1920s Popular Culture: Causes
Economic expansion gave a growing white middle-class spending power
1920s Popular Culture

Definition:
Social characteristics that define a society at a given point in time.

Need $ and method of sharing
1920s Popular Culture
1920’s Popular Culture
18th Amendment
Volstead Act
Prohibition
Mama exhorted her children at every opportunity to “jump at de sun.”
We might not land on the sun, but at
least we would get off the ground.
Expression of American
black culture
Harlem Renaissance
Zora Neal Hurston
Margaret Sanger-Birth Control
Sigmund Freud-women's roles
Controversial
Changing Sexual Attitudes
To urban America he represented American technological ingenuity & superiority
To rural America his humble nature represented “wholesome” qualities”
“Mom, apple pie, and the girl next door”
Lindbergh
Examples
Stunts
Marathon dancing
Flag pole sitting
Roaring 20s
Prohibition
Home made “hooch”
Bootlegging
Al Capone

21st Amendment-
1933 curve illegal activity
Less parental influence
Children in school
Labor saving appliances provided
free time for other pursuits
Women & family
Most women stayed home
1920s Popular Culture
Universal Studios
Rudolf
Valentino
United Artists
Mary
Pickford
Douglas
Fairbanks
Movie stars
1920s New Heroes
Speakeasies
Underground nightclubs
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