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The Roaring Twenties ABC Book

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Brecken S

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The Roaring 20's G: Great depression- The Great Depression was an economic delay in North America, Europe, and other big industry areas of the world that began in 1929 until about 1939. It was the longest and most effective depression ever experienced by the industrialized Western world. A: Assembly Line- the assembly line was created to make processing or manufacturing a lot faster than it was before. One person would do one job on the product then send it down the conveyor belt. Then the next person would do there job on it. D: Dances-The dances were way different from the ones now. It was called Ragtime. One of the main dances that was used was the Charleston. I was combined with intricate foot movement and you normally were supposed to have a partner while doing the dance. Since girls moved a lot in the dance they had to change their clothes. ABC Roaring 20's Book B: Babe Ruth- Babe Ruth was a famous baseball player. He was wanna of the best players in the roaring twenties. He was a really good hitter. He was the first person to hit 60 home runs in one season. His lifetime record is 714 home runs. Cars- cars in the 1920s were brand new and become very popular. They were cheap so almost anyone could buy one. They aren't as fast or technological has today's cars but they are pretty average. The main car industry in the time was Ford. E: Education- World War 1 led to an increase in the numbers of students attending school and a marked rise in the demand for teachers. There were new classes in the sciences, physical education, home economics, geography, and industrial arts. This helped more people become bright people and they became able to understand what is or could happen in there surroundings. C: F: Flappers- Flappers are girls that are eager to try new fashion and dances. They would always have up to date on anything. You would think that they would spend all night working on a new dance or trying on new clothes just to be able to have the new trend. Girls even cut their hair to be apart of it. H: Harlem Renaissance- The Harlem Renaissance was a time of culture for the african americans at least. There was a burst of there culture through the 1920's till 1930's. Their creative arts, dancing, music, and literature got people curious. I: Isolationism- The U.S went into isolation after WW1 by dropping out of the league of nations. Even thought President Woodrow Wilson created it he thought it was the best thing to do. Soon enough other countries did too and then there wasn't much left of it. J: Jazz Age- The Jazz age was another name for the 1920's because there was a new style of music, Jazz. It was originally created by the African-Americans but it was "modified" so that middle white class could use it. It lead to new dances and created new fashion. K: Klu Klux Klan- The Klu Klux Klan was a racial group that discriminated against blacks and treated them terribly. The were very popular during the Civil War. As time went on more and more people died from the group or dropped out and it became smaller but, to this day, it still exists. L: Louis Armstrong- Louis Armstrong was a Jazz musician. Louis Armstrong's main instrument was the trumpet. He played for the entertainment of people. Armstrong is also known for his raspy singing voice. He died at the age of 69. M: Music- Jazz gained popularity in America and worldwide by the 1920s. In its early years jazz was considered the devils music by diverse segments of the American public but, obviously, that all changed in the 1920's. There were all sorts of music but Jazz just seemed to catch on with the public. It was a brand new style that changed history forever. N: NAACP- The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is an American organization that was created by a group of both black and whites that allowed to get African-Americans rights, such as legal, education, and employment. I mostly contained people that weren't just helping the blacks, they were risking things for them. O: Organized Crime- Organized crime is where criminals would plan out what they would do. they had a back up plan for everything. This occurred a lot when alcohol was banned. Criminals like Al Capone, Bonnie and Clyde and John Dillinger were the worst criminals at the time. P: Prohibition- During Prohibition, the making, transportation, import, export, and sale of alcohol became illegal. Prohibition was supposed to lower crime , reduce social problems, lower taxes, and help health in America. Instead alcohol became more of a problem. There became more organized crime, courts and prisons became full and to much corruption for the police and public officials could contain. Q: The Quota System-The Quota System was a big affect on other countries. Since the U.S went into isolation after World War 1, part of that was by limiting the amount of immigrants that were allowed to come in the country. There were a lot of countries involved China was the country that was most effected by it. They stopped all immigration from China. The only countries that had little to no effect by the Quota System was the northern hemisphere. R: Radios- Few people actually heard the voices and music which were made because of the lack of radio receivers at that time. The public however, was overflowed by a radio craze after the first broadcast. Radio became a item of the mass market. Manufacturers were bombarded by the demand for receivers as customers stood in line to complete order forms for radios after stores had sold out. 60 percent of American families purchased radios. S: Speakeasies- Speakeasies were hidden clubs that were used to illegally sell alcohol drinks during Prohibition. To get in you had to know and say a password to the doorman at the front so that way spies couldn't get in. T: Theater- Back in the 1920s the theaters was a place that just about everybody went to. You either watched or were in at least one at that time. You could take your whole family. These theaters weren't like the ones we have today. These theaters have real people on stage acting out. U: U.N.I.A- (Universal Negro Improvement Association) This is an organization lead by Marcus Garvey, that encouraged people of color to look to Africa both as an homeland and a hope for a better life. Many of them did but, some didn't want to or they thought staying in the U.S was a safer choice. V: Violence- In the 1920s there was a lot of violence considering racialism and prohibition. Some times, blacks that were "involved" in a crime never got a fair trial and were sent away. Riots would brake out, robbery was common. The 1920s wasn't entirely fun and games. W: Women: The 19th Amendment to the Constitution is ratified, giving women the right to vote. Women still didn't have as much rights as men but, they eventually proved them wrong by joining the olympics, congress and becoming singers. X/EX Expressions-In the 1920's people created a new way to say stuff, otherwise known as slang. They used words like dry up or big six. These words were used to show expression and creativity. Some even to make people sound cool. These words eventually faded away, well at least most of them. Y: Youth- Youth meant everything to people back in the 1920s because they loved there personal image. They thought being young was the prettiest/handsomest image. Some people wore loads of make up (girls) and did many things to there body to look better. That's basically where corsets came from, to make people look skinnier. Zoot Suit-Style of suit with a knee-length coat and wide shoulders along with baggy, high-waisted trousers cut off towards the ankles and a low sharp looking hat, pointed-toe shoes and an extra long keychain. This was the style for men back then usually used for the theater. Z:
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