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The Roaring Life of the 1920s

Changing ways of life and the twenties women

Bethany Kuklok

on 30 April 2013

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Transcript of The Roaring Life of the 1920s

The Roaring Life of the 1920s Section 1: Changing Ways of Life Section 2: The Twenties Women Rural and Urban Differences Science and Religion Clash Young Women Change the Rules Women Shed Old ROles at Home and at Work Prohibition : The period from 1920-1933 during which the Eighteenth Amendment forbidding the manufacture and sale of alcohol was in force in the United States speakeasy: a place where alcoholic drinks were sold and consumed illegally during Prohibition Flapper: one of the free-thinking young women who embraced the new fashions and urban attitudes of the 1920s
Double standard Bootlegger: a person who smuggled alcoholic beverages into the United States during Prohibition Al Capone:
Chicago gangster notorious for his bootlegging empire
Known for killing off competition Fundamentalism takes hold
Scopes Trial: a sensational 1925 court case in which the biology teacher John T. Scopes was tried for challenging a Tennessee law that outlawed the teaching of evolution Dawn of the 1920s:
51.2% people live in higher populated areas
2 Million people migrate each year
Small town values lose hold
Caught between rural and urban
Eighteenth Amendment Passes Eighteenth Amendment: "the manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors within the U.S. or the exportation from the U.S. for beverage purposes is hereby prohibited. "

Establishes Prohibition
Ratified January 16, 1919
Only amendment that has been repealed (by 21st in 1933) Moonshine: illegally distilled alcohol Minnesota 13:
name of corn liquor moonshine distilled on central Mn Stearns County farms
Internationally known
Minnesota 13 was the name the corn
Created in Holdingford, the unofficial moonshine capital Moral Chaos New Opportunities:
"Women's professions"
big business Jobs
Previously masculine jobs Family changes:
birthrate drops
new institutions
marry for love
children at school Jeffrey
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