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Roaring 20s


Chris Patton

on 8 September 2015

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Transcript of Roaring 20s

The Roaring 20s Key Terms: The new woman was born: she smoked, drank, danced, and voted. The manufacture, sale, and
transportation of alcohol was made illegal. She cut her hair, wore make-up, and went to parties. Flapper Cars had just become a commodity. Ford had the first assembly line of cars. With the passing of alcohol prohibition (The Volstead Act 1919), America became a powder keg for organized crime. Jay Gatsby in F. Scott Fitzgerald's
The Great Gatsby
became one of the well-dressed
icons of 1920s culture Parties in the 1920s were... BIG!
Tons of dancing. A famous dance was called the Charleston
Jay Gatsby was known for his ELABORATE parties.
Full of flappers To sum it all up- the 1920s were all about organized crime, inventing new things, American pride,becoming a new woman, dancing, and oh yes...PARTIES! Assembly Line Prohibition Modernism American society begins to adopt new values that threatened old values of 19th century. Put greater emphasis on the present & the future. Made the move to urban environments Modernist movement - Spearheaded by growing independence, liberation, and celebration of youth. Bootlegging Random Fact: The term "bootlegging" originally came from concealing hip flasks of alcohol in the legs of boots. Definition: "To manufacture, to sell, or transport liquor illegally" (Merriam-Webster). Bootlegging was essentially the reason that organized crime began to pop up in urban areas. They delivered what the people wanted, therefore, the head members of each "gang" became INCREDIBLY wealthy and powerful. The Stock Market The stock market boomed in the 1920s. People were able to get as many loans as they wanted, without having enough money to actually pay them back. This started the 20s off very well financially, it was incredibly easy to buy nearly anything you wanted (houses, cars, jewelry, etc.), you would just need to get a loan first. 1929 - A very bad year. Bankers panicked and started collecting their loans in 1929, that's when the stock market crashed. This crash led to The Great Depression.
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