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Transcript of 1920s
Al Capone, crime
1st broadcast radio
19th Amendment, Miss America Ireland becomes a free state
Lie dectector invented King Tut discovered
Readers Digest and Time magazine are published Charleston dance becomes popular
Talking Movies, Bye-Bye silent films! 1st Winter Olympics
appointed FBI director The "new" woman
Scopes Monkey Trial A.A. Milne publishes Winnie the Pooh
goes on to write other childhood stories Babe Ruth makes home run record
Lindbergh flies solo across Atlantic
Sacco and Vanzetti executed
The first talking movie "The Jazz Singer" Bubble Gum invented
1st Mickey Mouse Cartoon
1st Academy Award
St. Valentine's Day Massacre
Stock Market Crash Al Capone was an Italian immigrant that moved to Chicago and became one of the greatest mob bosses and criminals of all time. Capone was in charge of bootlegging, gambling, and prostitution. Capone was arrested in 1931 and died in jail with a late stage of syphilis. The first broadcast radio was started
in 1920. First public radio station started it Pittsburg in 1923. There were 600 stations later on. Between 1923 and 1929, 60 percent of America had purchased radios.
The radio allowed people across the country to get the same news and listen to the same music.
In the 1920's the government passed the 19th
amendment stating that all citizens, no matter what sex, is legally allowed to vote. In 1922 Ireland was known as a free state under the Anglo Irish treaty. A lie detector is a device was invented in 1921 by John Augustus Larson, a Berkeley, California, police officer. The device began with a pen and paper. King Tut's tomb was dicovered
on November 4, 1922 by Howard Carter. It took Carter over five years to find the tomb. The first Reader's Digest issue was
published in February 1922. DeWitt and Lila Wallace. People enjoyed reading these issues because it had a no ad policy which then made everything in the issues to be real. In 1917, the first movie with
sound was released, The Jazz Singer.
However, this became very popular as the years went on. By 1929 over 80
thousand tickets were sold per week. J. Edgar Hoover entered the career of justice in 1917 and quickly rose to higher duties. On May 10, 1924, Hoover was appointed director of FBI by Attorney General Harlan Fiske Stone. The new women of the 1920s
coined the term "flappers." Flappers
showed the world a new type of independent women. Flappers were typically woman who drank and smoked, they had short bobbed hair,took many risks, and proved to have their own careers with economic freedoms. The conservative look of the 1920s was now changed forever.
In 1925 the state of Tennessee passed a law called the Butler act. This act stated that it would be illawful to teach the study of evolution. A high school teacher John Scopes was asked by the American Civil Liberties association to challenge this law. Although Scope loses this trail shows the conflict of modernization. The first Winnie the Pooh book was shown in
The London Evening News on Christmas Eve. The books have now been translated into 29 different languages. Babe Ruth was one of the greatest basball players of all time. Ruth was known as the "home run king", having the record of 60 homeruns. Today a signed Ruth photo can reach up to twelve thousand dollars At 7:52 a.m. on May 20,
1927 Charles Lindbergh landed in Long Island. Lindbergh was the first to fly alone across the Atlantic. ○ Two poor Italian immigrants, Nicola Sacco and Bartolommeo Vanzetti were convicted in 1921 of robbery and murder.
Liberals protested that they were innocent and only arrested because of the ethnicity and social class and because they were anarchists.
○ After six years of appeals and national and international debate there were executed in 1921.
Steamboat Willie Alexander Fleming, a Scottish bacteriologist in London, discovered penicillin by mistake when he was trying to study staphylococci bacteria in 1928. The first ceremony, with 250 people in attendance, took place during a banquet held in the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. Tickets cost $10 and the entire ceremony is said to have taken less than an hour Posing as police officers conducting a routine
raid on February 14, 1929, four men entered a
warehouse used by George “Bugs” Moran and his
gang to store liquor. The impostors lined up six
gang members and a hanger-on against a wall,
produced machine guns from under their overcoats,
and opened fire.The prime suspect was Al Capone,
whose main rival was Moran's north gang. In the end no one was ever tried for the murders. After reaching a peak of 381 points in September 1929, the U.S. stock exchange lost value and crashed to 198 points by October 29. This was the event that, in the United States, signaled the beginning of the economic crisis known as the Great Depression. Well We know this
presentation was the BERRIES and we thank you for your attention! There were wartime efforts to conserve grain and maintain a sober workforce moved congress to pass the amendment.
It is the movement to ban alcohol led by the Temperance Movement.
The 18th Amendment forbade manufacture, distribution, and sale of alcohol.