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Transcript of Roaring 20s
Some of the Dances inclue the Charleston, the Lindy Hop, the Breakaway, and the Black Bottom. These dances became very popular and then they died off. People would have dance marathons that could last for days. In a dance marthon you would want to have a partner that was about your size. So you could drag them around while they sleep and they could do the same for you. By: Micayah Ambriz Music of the
1920s Louis Armstrong He was a well known African American singer and trumet player. He had numerous nicknames such as "Satchmo" & "Pops". He grew up in an orphanage in New Orleans. Louis Armstrong had a big influence on the jazz genre. Prohibition was impossible to enforce. Bootleggers were trying to sneak alcohol, and speakeasies were formed. Speak Easies were regular looking buildings but was a bar on the inside. They were called speakeasies because you had to speak quietly so the cops weren’t suspicious. Prohibition was repealed by the 21st Amendment because they needed the money that the alcohol produced. Problems with Prohibition Prohibition was the banned of all alcohol drinking and selling. Alcohol wasted grain that could be sent to the troops fighting in the war. The 18th Amendment was established on January 16th, 1920. By: Christina Lass Prohibition of the 1920's Speakeasies Flagpole Sitting Another fad was Flagpole Sitting. People competed to see who could stay on the flagpole the longest. They would sometimes use a small platform would be on the top of the pole so they can sit on. The Radio made it a lot easier for people to get information. Without the radio they had to drive to town, stay in town for the night, and then leave the next day. With the radio they can get all the information without leaving the comfort of their home. Inventions played a major role in the Roaring 20’s. Without certain inventions our life now will be a lot harder. The vacuum cleaner, washing machine, and toaster made it a lot easier for the women. It turned a 2-3 hour job into a 45 minute job. By: Christina Lass Inventions of the 1920's Washing Machine Vacuum Cleaner Radio Bootlegger Prohibition Sign Flappers where women that where very inappropriate. They acted like men by smoking cigarettes, and drinking alcohol. They wore shorter skirts up to the knee. They also wore there shoes unbuckled so it makes a flapping sound when they walk and that’s how they got there name flapper. Flappers Back in the 1920’s women where not equally treated as well as men. Women didn’t have the rights to do much of anything.
Women could rarely find a job, but it didn’t really matter if they got a job because they would have to quit any job they had to be married and become a homemaker.
But if they had a job they got paid way less then men about 54%-60% of what men got paid. Women In The 1920’s Women in the 1920's
By: Logan Elward Art in the 1920's
By: Logan Elward Historical/Sports Figures
By: Cassondra Mark Gertrude Ederle Babe Ruth was a sports hero. His hitting record lasted for 30 years which was 60 home runs in one season. The media helped with his style. Many Americans started to wear camel's-hair coats because Babe Ruth started to wear this type of coat. Babe Ruth Dancing In The 1920's, a African American culture grew in Harlem. This culture was called the Harlem Renaissance. The Harlem Renaissance was a place in New York City where black could share there ideas, peotry, music, writings, ect. There music was there greatest art but, there peotry and writings where too. Arts Arts of Langston Hughes Langston Hughes a famous poet wrote beautiful peoms of art not only for the beauty, but also for his moving expressions of racial pride. He wanted his poems to sound like jazz music like the songs they sang on Seventh Street. These songs had the pulse beat of the poeple who keep on going. As I Grew Older
It was a long time ago.
I have almost forgotten my dream.
But it was there then,
In front of me,
Bright like a sun--
And then the wall rose,
Between me and my dream.
Rose until it touched the sky--
I am black.
I lie down in the shadow.
No longer the light of my dream before me,
Only the thick wall.
Only the shadow.
My dark hands!
Break through the wall!
Find my dream!
Help me to shatter this darkness,
To smash this night,
To break this shadow
Into a thousand lights of sun,
Into a thousand whirling dreams
Langston Hughes Gertrude Ederle was the first woman to swim across the English Channel. It took her 14 hours and 31 minutes to swim the English Channel. She was the first woman to swim the Channel and she broke the existing record by 2 hours. Jazz was considered the"devil's music"
because of how different it was. It also
spread like wildfire and became extremely
popular due to how exciting and new it was. Actors /Theater By: Micayah Ambriz Charlie Chaplin Charlie Chaplin is one of the most well
known actors associated with the silent
movie era. He is known for bringing subtlety
into movies instead of using overly-exaggerated
motions. He was sometimes called "The LittleTramp". Movies/theater really took off
in the 1920s. It became a main source
of entertainment. Especially at the creation
of animated films and the founding of
Walt Disney in 1923.