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Transcript of 1920's
Crime began to rise. Even though with the Volstead act stopping the manufacturing of liquor, the sale of liquor became the main contributor to big business. Like Al Capone who allegedly murdered a lot of people because of competition with liquor. This created tension in the public like the KKK and the Sacco and Vanzetti case.
At this time writers, artists, musicians, etc. are being drawn to the north to express themselves. No one will ever see each other the same way again.
The 18 amendment prohibited the use of alcohol, along with the Volstead act.
Families didn't want their kids around alcohol
Throughout the 20's jazz and swing was the common favorite at clubs and various public places.
Flappers were woman who cut their hair short, wore short skirts and make-up, and danced to jazz music. Women were influenced by the look of Colleen Moore. These women embraced much of their freedom.
He was famous for making the first solo flight over the Atlantic ocean in 1927. The production of radios and automobiles. Electric machines for homes made peoples lives more easier. Radios and television played a major part.
Baseball one of the most popular sports to come about in the 1920s.
Stock Market Crash/
Prohibition, the eighteenth amendment to the constitution, was passed in 1920 and banned the production, sale, and transportation of alcohol from 1920 to 1933 . However prohibition did not ban drinking alcohol.
The Red Scare
The Red Scare is the term given to Americans fear of communism and socialism during the 1920's.
What will later be known as The Great Depression, started on Black Tuesday, October 29, 1929, with the biggest stock market crash in American history.
Throughout the decade many things changed, from technology to politics to social status in society. Women gained the right to vote and they adopted the term flappers as they challenged the common mold of women appearances. The Great Migration where many African Americans who were escaping hard times in the south traveling to the north for better jobs and better life's. Later turning into the Harlem Renaissance in urban areas, a commonly known place for arts and music. The ''Lost Generation'' a group of artists who criticized american culture, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway. Scopes trial, 18/19 amendment, KKK, Palmer raids, prohibition, the Teapot dome scandal with Harding, women's suffrage all were major turning points in the 1920s.
The red scare was used by A. Mitchell Palmer for public scares which contributed to the fear of communism. He used the red scare to conduct the Palmer Raids.
Now with the television out people can can watch moving pictures instead of listening to the radio all the time.
Families gathering around for the news, music, sports, speeches, etc. before the TV was out.
After radios and television expanded so did the appliances for homes like the electric fridge and the washing machine that made women lives more easier, saved them a lot time. Automobiles were being made affordable and businesses made it easier for people to travel around in.
Margaret Sanger who started the birth control
The stock market crash, automobiles and radios
Known as the "Monkey Trial'' , John scopes gets arrested for breaking the law of teaching evolution in public schools. Charles Darwin's view made people think that it questioned the view of the Bible on how things were created. Clarence Darrow defended him. Later Scopes was found guilty.
Women's suffrage after the 19 amendment
The great migration where African Americans traveled from the south to the north
1. The cultural events is a reaction to what occurred during the 1920s because in this time period everything had changed for men women. They were waiting for this change, especially women. If it wasn't for the 19th amendment granting womens suffrage we wouldn't be able to live freely.
3. The events of the 1920s are an important to our history because it shows how everything started to change for men, women, and big businesses. Some of the events like the birth control pill, womens suffrage, prohibition, etc. if these didnt happen where would we stand in society today.
During the crash investors were paying the market in hopes of getting rich but at the end of the 20s they had lost all of their life savings. Hoover then issued the federal reserve hoping to improve interest rates.