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Transcript of America 1900's-1920's
Reena Banerjee The Presidents
William Howard Taft
Warren G. Harding
Calvin Coolidge America heads into WW1
April 16th, 1917 DC Central Powers
Ottoman Empire Sinking of the Lusitania Zimmerman Telegram leads to a boom
in American's industry
production. increased employment
advancing technologies A life of a woman:
Family life values changes - romance became a important aspect of marriage.
Woman started to work
challenge parental authority
want to have their own financial
The housewife changed to workforce.
Changes in the society influenced women's fashion and behavior such as flappers. Due to the culture change; spoken language consisted of 'slang'
* “Bee's knees”= terrific
*“Beeswax”= business ("None of your beeswax")
*“Handcuff”= engagement ring
*“Jake”= great ("Everything's Jake.")
* “Level with me”= be honest The Dance Craze The Beginning of "Prohibition Era"
18th Amendment was ratified,
banning the manufacture, transportation
and sale of intoxicating liquor.
Volstead Act of 1919 American Literature
"The Great Gatsby" (1925)
Movies were black and white.
Silent FILMS - No sounds.
1902-Jack and the Beanstalk -silent movie
Wizard of Oz-1903
Began to grow at this time
Louis Armstrong & Bix Beiderbecke Heav Men Fashion Only president assassinated at this period. Women Fashion "Al Capone"
Chicago Outfits leads to Progressive Era
established four new amendments (16th,17th,18th,19th)
Women's Right Movements
Socialist Challenge Espionage Act - fines and imprisonment for those who helps the enemy combatants
Food Administration - establish prices and encourage legislation.
War Labor Board - regulates wages and work hours Iconic Figures Babe Ruth Albert Einstein Louise Brook - dancer and movie star Zelda Sayre - famous flapper http://www2.potsdam.edu/hansondj/Controversies/Volstead-Act.html