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The USA in the Roaring Twenties

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Because even though the Yankees was founded in 1901, their first ever world championships was in 1923.
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Growing Cities
Growing Cities
In 1920
1st Time
1st Time
More Americans lived in and than in the
In 1920
For the
For the
CITIES
TOWNS
Because of this...
A became one of the most powerful symbols of 1920s
'Skyline of Skyscrapers'
S
A
U
HENRY FORD
I'm . In 1913, I revolutionized car production. I set up the first moving production line in the world, in a giant shed in Detroit.
More than were produced between 1908 and 1925. In 1927, they came off the production line at a rate of one every 10seconds. In 1929 4.8 million were made.
15million
Off to the city
we go!
Even smaller cities wanted sky scrapers to show that they were sharing in the boom too.
Tension
Tension
In the 1920s
Vs
Urban
Rural
In 1929
One
Women also gained from the automobile revolution.
Women who learned to drive achieved new found
, taking touring trips with female friends, conquering muddy roads and making repairs when their vehicles broke down.
COUNTRY
Rural opinions #1
Rural opinions #4
Rural opinions #2
In previous years, the income of the USA was dependent on agriculture but because of the boom, things have changed and now the main income comes from industries!
Rural opinions #3
Our traditional views
e.g. Religion and Family life
are under threat from
growing cities.
They're just full of
atheists, drunks and
criminals.
During the war, our exports were huge but when it was over, demand dropped because Europeans were poor and still paying back debts and reparations (in Germany's case)
So the industries became the
ones who were making the most income and this is what upsets us! Farmers are having to sell more and more of their land as they don't have the money to keep them!
Tension
in
Five
People began using their own automobiles instead of street cars and swap horses for transportation.
Americans had a car
Cars changed the lifestyles
of Americans.
Cars
20s!
Roaring
Roaring
Roaring
A
U
S
IN
IN
The
The
helped the cities to grow
by opening up suburbs.
independence
independence
They carried their owners to and
from their entertainments.
The Car
The Car
The most famous car was the
Model T
Revolution!
Revolution!
Car production was revolutionized by
Henry Ford.
The first cars were built by blacksmiths and skilled craftsmen but they were
and
expensive
took a very long time to make.
Car production was revolutionized by
Henry Ford.
Unlike rural areas, cities had electricity. It allowed families to communicate easier with people that were far away from them.
Appliances made women's' lives easier too. They could get more things done at once, making it faster and more efficient.
Appliances made women's' lives easier too. They could get more things done at once, making it faster and more efficient.
Unlike rural areas, cities had electricity. It allowed families to communicate easier with people that were far away from them.
Examples
Examples
Morals
Morals
Morals
Henry Ford's slogan was "Every American
home should have one," but he then changed it to "Every American home should have .
As people only needed radio and car, it was actually difficult over time for the American industries to continue making a profit.
two
one
one
Though they tried to sell their products overseas,
it was almost impossible because of the tariffs put on exporting goods were so high. You can guess that this was probably one of the reasons for the Wall Street Crash in 1929.
Radio
Radio
Radio
Almost
EVERYONE
had a
Radio
Radio
Radio
in their homes.
Even those who wouldn't have been able to afford a
"buy now, pay later"
1st Time
1st Time
For the
For the
There was
A LOT
of money to make in the radio industry.
In 1921 there was only 1 radio station,
this increased to 508 by 1922.
schemes which encouraged more people to
spend because they had the option
to pay in installments.
Sport
Sport
Sport
set could buy one because of new
Sport
Sport
Sport
was another
BOOM
BOOM
BOOM
area.
and the choice of programs
grew very quickly.
BREAKOUT
BREAKOUT
The new network "NBC" was making
$150 million
A YEAR!
By Rhoda Donald and Mary Oboh
JAZZ
JAZZ
Unlike small populated cities and rural areas, big cities began to lose their
The
Radio
Radio
Radio
At first, jazz was considered to be the devils' music by different parts of the American public.
However,
with and young people
listening to the radio and music being played frequently on it, it soon became a craze of the 1920s.
MORE
MORE
JAZZ
JAZZ
African Americans
African Americans
who moved from the
to the
CITY
brought
the
JAZZ
JAZZ
MUSIC
MUSIC
with them.
&
Blues
Blues
was the
JAZZ
JAZZ
AGE
AGE
Along with it came
new dances such as
CHARLESTON
And
What happened was...
new styles of
behaviour
FLAPPERS
E.g.
A woman who wore
short dresses
and
make-up
smoked in
public
gave much greater access to new music.
Baseball became a big money sport with legendary teams like and
According to one writer, the ideal flapper was
"expensive and about nineteen"
New York Yankees
The 1920s
COUNTRY
New York Yankees
Boston Red Sox.
Boston Red Sox.
There was a
of new interest in sport all across the
world
world
A legendary player was

who played for New York Yankees.
Babe Ruth
Even prominent figures such as
Al Capone
were fans of baseball
Cinema
Cinema
In a small suburb outside Los Angeles, called , a major film industry was developing.
Sport
Sport
Sport
such as:
Boxing
Boxing
Other
were
VERY
popular
with heroes such as
Heavyweight champion
Jack Dempsey
NAME: Jack Dempsey
OCCUPATION: boxer
BIRTH DATE: June 24, 1895
DEATH DATE: may 31, 1983
PLACE OF BIRTH: Manassa, Colorado
PLACE OF DEATH: new york city, new york
NICKNAME: the Mmanassa mauler
FULL NAME: Jack Dempsey
ORIGINALLY: William Harrison Dempsey

Women began to change their status' in society. They had more , and they began to take advantage of it.
Morals
Morals
Morals
and act very different from how they use to.
silent and colourless
silent and colourless
different
Women in rural areas appalled this behavior and acted more
Women
freedom
E.g. They would have with men in public, , and do other things.
romantic relations
drink
conservative
Holidays
Holidays
People would go on holiday by car to different states e.g. those who lived in the colder states would go to places like California.

Before the car was made...
Only the
wealthiest
of Americans could go on holiday
Due to people having more disposable income
and the mass production of cars making them cheaper for people to buy, more people were able to own a car and therefore were able to
travel
At the beginning of the decade, films were . In 1922, the first all-color feature, The Toll of the Sea, was released.
In 1926, Warner Bros. released Don Juan, the first feature with sound effects and music.
There was sunshine all-year-round, this meant studios could produce large numbers of movies.

It was estimated that, by the end of the decade, a
tickets were being sold
100,000,000
100,000,000
100,000,000
EACH WEEK.
EACH WEEK.
EACH WEEK.
That's as many as Britain sells







in a year
in a year
in a year
now.
During the 1920s, movies became a
multi-billion dollar
multi-billion dollar
multi-billion dollar
business.
The 1920s was the rise of the famous comic actor, filmmaker, and composer
Charlie Chaplin because of his ability to act in silent movies.
The public went wild for talkies, and movie studios converted to sound almost overnight.
Homosexuality became much more visible
and somewhat more acceptable.
MONOPOLY
MONOPOLY
Humor was used to assist in acceptability. One popular American song was "Masculine Women, Feminine Men." It was released in 1926 and recorded by numerous artists of the day and included the following lyrics:

Masculine women, Feminine men
Which is the rooster, which is the hen?
It's hard to tell 'em apart today! And, say!
Sister is busy learning to shave,
Brother just loves his permanent wave,
It's hard to tell 'em apart today! Hey, hey!
Girls were girls and boys were boys when I was a tot,
Now we don't know who is who, or even what's what!
Knickers and trousers, baggy and wide,
Nobody knows who's walking inside,
Those masculine women and feminine men!
Q1.
A term used to describe the USA in the 1920s is the
Roaring Twenties
£300
Name another term
A
C
B
Boom Age
Jazz Age
Blues Age
Q2.
Who was the baseball hero of the 1920s?
£200
A
C
B
Tom Dempsey
Jack Dempsey
Babe Ruth
Q3.
How many cinema tickets were sold a week?
£500
A
C
B
100,000,000
10,000,000,000
1,000,000
Q4.
What became the icon of the 1920s?
£200
A
C
B
Car
Skyscrapers
Electricity
Q5.
What year was the 'Masculine men, Feminine Women' song released?
£400
A
C
B
1924
1926
1927
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