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Trends, Fads and Crazes of the 1920's

In this presentation you will learn about what was popular and happening in the 1920's.
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Caroline Dillon

on 21 September 2012

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Transcript of Trends, Fads and Crazes of the 1920's

Why was it called the roaring twenties?

When in comes to social trends in the 1920's, things were changing and different mannerism were being accepted.
For example, there was an increase of working-class women. They began working outside the home in factories, stores, and offices. Growing numbers of middle-class women attended college and entered professional careers. The Roaring Twenties! Flappers in the 1920's Who was described as a flapper? the label was applied to young women who flaunted
their freedom from convention and constraint
in conduct and dress. Henry's Ford Breakthrough... In the 1920s the Model T Ford became the "family pet of the nation,"
and a used Model T could be bought for as little as fifty dollars. By 1929 there were 23.1 million passenger cars in use in the United States, and the privacy and mobility offered by the car transformed the way Americans lived. The invention of a radio....
On November 2 the first commercially licensed radio broadcast was heard, from KDKA in
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Roughly 3 million Americans owned a radio by 1923. Although it was mostly used for entertainment such as music, sports, and fictional stories, it was also a good resource for news, weather reports, lectures, market updates, and political commentary. The first radio was a hit in the 1920's.
Although most people couldn't make out
any of the music or broadcasting, they were still
thrilled by this new invention. People waited in line to fill out order forms for radio dealers after they sold out Famous Fads of the 1920's Everybody's favorite sandwich was made
in the 1920's, the Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich. •The invention of the greatly loved idea, Band Aids. Swing Dancing was roaring in the
1920's, everybody loved to Swing! This new fad was taken up by the crossword puzzle. More fads.... Long races and contests of every kind also became popular.
Non-stop kissing, talking, laughing, eating, drinking, flagpole sitting,
and rocking-chair marathons were most common. The origins of the yo-yo are said to stretch as far back as ancient
Greece, or even earlier in China. But a yo-yo craze swept America
starting in the 1920s. Ouija bored also became very popular in the 1920's, it was a bored that allowed you to communicate with spirts.
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