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The Roaring 20's, school presentation
Transcript of The Roaring 20's, school presentation
Arts, Culture and Society
end of World War I
income tax was lowered from 73% to 25%
unemployment rates drop to 11%
27,500 wealthiest families had as much money as the 12 million poorest
from 141,000 to 805,000
new law limiting the immigration into the U.S.A.
Jazz and Harlem Renaissance
George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue and Concerto in F
JAZZ: mix of blues and ragtime
New Orleans, African Americans
"A time when men wanted enough money to buy fancy cars and enough whiskey to crash them."
8 million -> 23 million
"When I'm through everybody will be able to afford one, and about everyone will have one."
the growth of transportation industries
the cost of Model T: only 310$ in 1921
GROWTH OF BIG BUSINESS
WHEN? January 16th, 1920
illegal to manufacture, transport and sell alcoholic beverages
WHY? drinking is sin, to improve health and hygiene
RESULT: crime blossomed, prisons overloaded
Bootleggers = illegally sold alcohol
Crime Statistics in the 1920s
Police funding: INCREASED $11.4 Million
Arrests for Drunkenness and Disorderly Conduct: INCREASED 41%
Arrests of Drunken Drivers: INCREASED 81%
Number of Federal Convicts: INCREASED 561%
Federal Prison Population: INCREASED 366%
Total Federal Expenditures on Penal Institutions: INCREASED 1,000%
Ku Klux Klan
not only African-Americans, but Catholics, Jews and foreigners as well
The Persistence of Memory by Salvador Dali
The Treason of Images by Rene Magritte
Son of a Man by Rene Magritte
Metamorphosis of Narcissus by Salvador Dali
Ines Duric, 3G
When did the car become popular?
Where did pop culture come from?
When did women get the right to vote?
people living in rural areas did not benefit from the economic gains
19th amendment to the Constitution
young women took to smoking, drinking, wearing short skirts, bobbing their hair, wearing makeup...
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Harlem, New York
heart of African-American creativity
Silent movies were most popular
The period of time after WWI and before the Great Depression
Time of isolation
Prohibition was in effect
The Jazz Age
Ku Klux Klan