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Transcript of 1920s
Josephine Baker- dancer, known for the Charleston, became a symbol of beauty and sexuality.
Coco Chanel- fashion designer, made it fashionable for women to dress more masculine, "let go of the wasteline".
Louis Armstrong- considered the most important improviser in jazz, is responsible for teaching the world to "swing"
The Automobile- July 30th, 1920, was a new source of transportation.
Frozen food- Invented by Clarence Birdseye in 1923.
First radio broadcast in 1920
Home refrigeration became widely available in 1927; made food last longer.
Women's fashion changed dramatically
Women strove to look older than their age
Eyebrows were thinned out and make up was worn around the eyes.
Women wore simple brimmed hats and headbands
Men started to move away from wearing suits all the time
Men were influenced by styles of golfers and tennis players
The Great Gatsby
, The Beautiful and Damned
, This Side of Paradise
A.A. Milne wrote the first Winnie the Pooh book in 1926
The Sun Also Rises
Yankees were dominant in the 1920s.
They reached six world series winning three of them in 1923, 1927, and 1928.
Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig, two hall of famers
Jazz was very popular
Instruments such as the saxophone and trumpet were common
Jazz was being played in roadhouses, dancehalls, and speakeasies.
Jazz was considered to be the devil's music
Broadway began to take off
1920- Indians shortstop Ray Chapman dies after being struck in the head by Yankees pitcher Carl Mays.
Significant because Chapman is first and only player to die after being hit by a pitch in the MLB
Medicine & Science
28th Woodrow Wilson 1913-1921(Democrat)
29th Warren G. Harding 1921-1923(Republican)
30th Calvin Coolidge 1923-1929(Republican)
31st Herbert Hoover 1929-1933(Republican)
In 1921, heart disease is the leading cause of death.
1928, Insulin is discovered by Frederick Banting and Charles Best
Cancer becomes one of the 3 major causes of death.
T.V. and Radio/Movies
T.V. wasn't popular until the the 1940s
By 1920 10 million homes owned a radio
The A&P Gypsies, Champion Spark Plug Hour, and The Goldbergs.
Films really began to blossom in the 1920s
The Jazz Singer (1927), The Big Parade (1925).
Listened to radio
Danced and drank in clubs (speakeasies)
Attended baseball games
Betting via cards
Major Events and Scandals
Black Sox Scandal of 1919 World Series, Grand Jury took place 1920
1929 the first phase of the Great Depression arises.
Prohibition begins in 1920
Videos to do with the 1920s
Wind up wrist watch
Kellogg's Rice Krispies
The APFA is created in 1920
The first winter olympic games were in 1924 in France
1920- longest MLB game ever(26 innings)
The Negro League was invented in 1920 for African American baseball players