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Transcript of The 20's!
Laws were established or events occurred during the 1920's which more often than not cause rebellious aftermaths.
The revolution of morals and values lead to the progression of society into a more liberal and open place. People were interested in taking risks in economy and broadening the realm of possibilities to how they could live their lives. For example just because you grew up in Kentucky didn't mean you had to become a farmer.
Technologies sprang up in the 20's and began making life better and more enjoyable.
TRENDS AND FADS!
During the 20s equal rights started to get established! Women were mainly on the receiving end of these rights.
The roaring 20's became an era of both opportunity and illicit hatred towards races and hobbies such as drinking.
•Women’s fashion consisted of many things that were connected to luxury, such as huge raccoon coats and pearl necklaces. Flapper dresses were all the rage, sleek, sack-like, short or long, highly decorated, usually for dance with a square or straight neckline. Spaghetti straps were also popular.
•Dances became popular, such as the Charleston, that made its way into movies
•Model T’s were extremely popular, it was uncommon not to own one.
•Jazz music became extremely popular, with its fast pace and high volume. Blues and swing were famous types of jazz at the time.
There were various ridiculous trends and fads that shaped the way the 1920s looked in terms of people and goods that were purchased during the time, as well as how people acted during the time. Fashion, slang, music and countless other things were made unique in the 1920s.
•Flagpole sitting was also a fad, many took on this challenge because it was difficult and famous stunt actor did it as well
What were the twenties?
Volstead Act (Jan 16, 1920): illegal to sell, make, transport and drink that contained more than 1/2 of 1% alcohol by volume. (Bathtub gin, Canada smuggling)
Vanzetti= robbery and murder for money. Judges and jury= prejudice against anarchist and italian. RACISM!
July 1925-John T. scopes of Dayton, tn taught evolution over creationism (Inherit the wind) in public school
Butler Act: Makes teaching illegal!
KKK-Hatred towards immigrants (Blacks, jews, and Catholics.) They feared by african americans and congress did very little to help with violence till late 1920's
Prohibition (1920-33): Prohibited consumption and selling of alcoholic beverages (to keep away from blacks)
Reduced bar profits so people began bootlegging! (illegal traffic of liquor)
Emergency Quota Act of 1921: due to red scare this act reduced amount of immigrants that were allowed to come to the US by 3%of the amount allotted in 1921.
Women who liberated from stereotypes became knows as flappers! They wore short dresses, smoked in public and were sexually "Free."
The automobile came to symbolize a "Do as I please" lifestyle.
Generation was known as carefree and accomplished a lot of partying!
Some agreed with the prohibition and most disagreed.
minorities were treated with more equality
Radios:Radios became the first mass broadcasting medium. it also became the cornerstone for mass marketing. the radio then, was like TV programming is for us today.
1925, electronic sound recording became available for commercial use through the phonograph
before the war, a car was considered a luxury. now, because they were being mass produced, they became readily accessible to the common citizen. By 1927, over 15M ford model T's had been sold in 1918, only 300k were registered in Canada but in 1929 there were 1.9M the automobile industry had widespread effects such as industries as highway building, motels, service stations, used car dealerships and also to build hosing developments outside of the normal range of the old transit system.
Talkies, or movies with sound basically, were taking over silent films as movies became a very popular form of entertainment. watching a movie was cheap and accessible
Women could now vote!
They were taken more seriously in the work environment!
They gained 54%-60% of what men did.
1923 The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) is first introduced to Congress. It states, “Men and women shall have equal rights throughout the United States and every place subject to its jurisdiction.”