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Transcript of 1920's

things invented in the 1920's:
push-button elevators
spiral bound notebooks
pop-up toasters
flavored yogurt
water skiing
neon signs
oven thermostats
electric razors
dry ice
car radios
adhesive tape
food disposals
automatic potato peelers the 15 millionth Model T was sold Ireland became an independent country the first feature film with sound came out in 1927 life in the 1920's African Americans were allowed to vote in the north the first winter Olympics were held in Chamonix, France 106,521,537 people in the United States Life expectancy:
Male 53.6
Female 54.6 Average annual earnings $1236; Illiteracy rate reached a new low of 6% of the population. It took 13 days to reach California from New York There were 387,000 miles of paved road F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby" was published in 1922 Some of the famous men of the 1920s some of the famous women of the
1920's facts about the 1920's did you know?? Charles Lindbergh -- Famous Aviator and adventurer Al Capone -- Famous Gangster F. Scott Fitzgerald -- Self-proclaimed "Flapper King" & Author of The Great Gatsby Albert Einstein -- Famous Scientist Jack Dempsey -- Boxer Al Jolson -- Entertainer and Movie Star Charlie Chaplin -- “The most famous person who ever lived” (at least in the 1920s) Duke Ellington -- Musician and band leader at “The Cotton Club” Babe Ruth became a national baseball hero when he broke his own single-season home run record with 54 home runs on September 29, 1920 in 1922 Reader's Digest was founded in 1923 TIME magazine was published A.A. Milne Publishes
Winnie-the-Pooh First Oxford English Dictionary Published Bubble Gum Invented Women Granted
the Right to Vote in U.S. in 1920 March 6, 1930
General Foods introduced
the nation's first frozen foods On October 29, 1929 the stock market collapses on a day known as "Black Tuesday", marking the start of what will become the Great Depression Louise Brooks --
Dancer and Movie Star Gloria Swanson --
Movie Star Coco Chanel --
Celebrity Fashion Designer Zelda Sayre --
Famous Flapper
(wife of F. Scott Fitzgerald) Josephine Baker --
Entertainer Calvin Coolidge Warren Harding March 4, 1921- August 2, 1923 August 2, 1923 - March 4, 1929 Presidents of the 1920's how life changed for African Americans Entertainment in the 1920's advertisments from the 1920's laws and restrictions the vostead act On January 16, 1920 it was made illegal to sell, make, or transport any drink that contained more than one half of one percent alcohol by volume.

The peanut butter and jelly sandwich became famous in 1922.

there were 48 states in the U.S. during this time era Louis Armstrong
nicknamed Satchmo or Pops, was an American jazz trumpeter and singer from New Orleans, Louisiana. Steamboat Wille was released November 18, 1928. It was Disney's first cartoon to feature synchronized sound St. Valentine's Day Massacre occured on February 14, 1929 Al Jolson in blackface makeup
1921 "Shuffle Along," with music by Eubie Blake, lyrics by Noble Sissle, and an all-black cast, opens on Broadway. It will become one of the greatest musical comedies in American history.

1922 Claude McKay publishes a collection of his early poetry, Harlem Shadows. It will be considered one of the important early works of the Harlem Renaissance, a flowering of African-American literature and art.

1923 Blues diva Bessie Smith records "Down Hearted Blues," which becomes a phenomenal success, revives the dying Columbia Record Company, and earns her the title "Empress of the Blues."

1924 A. Phillip Randolph organizes the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, the first successful African American trade union.

1925 Countee Cullen, considered one of the finest poets of the Harlem Renaissance, publishes his first collection of poems, Color.

1926 Singer and dancer Josephine Baker performs in Paris in "La Revue Negre," and becomes one of the most popular entertainers in France.

1927 Jazz trumpeter and vocalist Louis Armstrong forms his "Hot Five" band. He will become a jazz legend and a cultural icon.

1928 Langston Hughes publishes The Weary Blues, his first book of poetry. A pivotal force in the Harlem Renaissance, Hughes will go on to become one of the 20th century's most recognized American writers.

1929 Duke Ellington's jazz group "The Washingtonians" begins a five-year engagement at The Cotton Club in Harlem. Their performances, broadcast on radio, will lay the groundwork for Ellington's rise to national prominence.

1930 W. D. Fard founds the Nation of Islam, a religious movement based on African American separatism, in Detroit. After a few years, he turns the NOI over to follower Elijah Muhammad, who builds it into a major movement. the Harlem Renaissance began also known as the "Jazz Age" Immigration Act of 1924 or Johnson-Reed Act A United States federal law that limited the number of immigrants who could be admitted from any country to 2% of the number of people from that country who were already living in the United States in 1890. From 1880 to 1924, more than 2 million Eastern Europeans, mainly Catholics, immigrated to the U.S. Of those, immigrants of Polish ancestry were the largest group. the Charleston was a popular dance of the day fashion for the women of the 1920's women were known as "flappers"
many bobbed their hair,
shorten their skirts, and began
smoking in public.
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