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1 The 1920’s Mrs. Steinberg’s Class 5 th Grade 2007-2008

2 Airplanes By: Jory & Aaron On December 17, 1903, the Wright Brothers proved to the world that humans could fly. Their invention of the airplane is still used today to take people places quicker and easier by lifting them off the ground. During WWI the famous air planes were used in astonishing “Dog Fights”, but were originally created for transportation. The government used the airplane for “air-mail”.

3 Al Jolson By: Christopher & Patton Al Jolson has been considered the greatest entertainer of all time. His real name was Asa Yoelson, born in 1866, Russia. His family was very religious and Jewish. He ran away from home several times to be in show business. He worked in cafes and circuses to sing. His success on Broadway gave him a role as Jakie Robin in “The Jazz Singer”. He died in 1950.

4 Automobiles By: Joshua & Michael Henry Ford did not build the first automobile Henry Ford built the affordable automobile Over the years the automobile became a big hit Young people thought of different ways to have fun with the automobile Young people now had freedom Soon every household owned an automobile Families could visit friends who lived far away The automobile not only affected the people but it also helped American industries Automobiles are still around today The automobile helped provide transportation

5 The Radio By: Azany, Alicia, & Jazmin Was first developed in 1879 The first radios were bulky, noisy, and had poor reception With the advent of improved technologies, such as the vacuum tubes and rectifiers, the radio was honed into the interesting little device that made it into such a craze during the 1920’s Radio provided conveying information and ideas. The first broadcasts consisted of primarily news and world affairs Later in the decade, radios were used to broadcast everything from concerts and sermons to “Red Menace” ideas.

6 Charlie Chaplin By: Ana, Maddie, & Helen In the 1920’s Charlie Chaplin, also known as Charles Spencer Chaplin, was a popular actor Chaplin was born on April 16th, 1889, in Walworth, London He spent his childhood in poverty His parents were separated when he was young, but his mother inspired him to start a career in music and acting He began music and acting by joining the Eight Lancashire Lads Chaplin’s brother, Sydney, helped Chaplin by getting him involved with the Fred Kamo Co. When he toured with the Kamo Group he got involved with the Keystone Film Co. Along with Douglas Fairbanks, Mary Pickford, and D.W. Griffith, Chaplin created United Artists in 1919. He died on Christmas Day in 1977

7 DUKE ELLINGTON By: Karen, Kashiff, & Catherine Duke Ellington was called the greatest musician ever He started performing at 17 for money At age 24 he moved to New York to play in a band He got more and more gigs and became more popular His band created different kinds of jazz He was playing at Carnegie Hall in 1943 Before he was 35 he wrote “Mood Indigo” and “Sophisticated Lady” Other famous titles include “Black, Brown, and Beige” written in1943 He played until the mid 1960’s even though he was over 65 years old

8 George Gershwin By Edel & Carlos Gershwin’s real name was Jacob His fist song was called “Swanee”, written in 1919 By age 30 he wrote some successful songs He spent time in Hollywood writing a song named “Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off” He also stared in Rhapsody in Blue

9 The Stock Market Crash By: Jalen & Wyatt Prosperity was at its greatest in the 1920s The margin buying kept going down The Great Depression had a big impact on our economic system It affected the workers that made everyday products Unemployment shot sky high causing The Great Depression

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