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1 The Famous People of the Roaring 20’s The student will describe the cultural developments and individual contributions in the 1920’s of Louis Armstrong, Langston Hughes, Babe Ruth, Henry Ford, and Charles Lindbergh.

2 Babe Ruth It’s hard to beat a person that Never gives up – Babe Ruth

3 Babe Ruth George Herman Ruth Jr., known as Babe Ruth was born on February 6,1895. Seven year old Ruth was sent to a catholic school, St. Mary’s, where he learned about the game of baseball and his passion for it. His talents were so good in baseball, that he played for the Baltimore Orioles, Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees. Ruth was the first baseball player to hit 60 home runs in one season. Ruth’s outstanding batting record led baseball to become a major trend during the 1920’s. He allowed people in the 1920’s to watch a sport they could enjoy and get away from their troubles. People in the 1920’s were fascinated by baseball and Ruth was the main cause of that.

4 Henry Ford “Failure is simply an opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.” -Henry Ford

5 Henry Ford Henry Ford was born July 30, 1863.When he was a child, Ford showed interest in mechanical objects. In 1891, Ford became an engineer with the Edison Illuminating Company in Detroit. Ford incorporated his own company in 1903 to help introduce the first Model T automobile in By the early 1920’s Ford had multiple Model T cars in production. An assembly line was developed, where people would break up the amount of work, focusing on working on one part and then passing it to the next person. Ford’s contribution in the 1920’s changed transportation for the people in America. He got more people working and developed a new mode of transportation which would change America forever.

6 Charles Lindbergh “Is he alone who has courage on his right hand and faith on his left hand?” – Charles Lindbergh

7 Charles Lindbergh Charles Lindbergh was born on Feb. 4, 1902, in Detroit,Michigan.As a child,Lindbergh showed that he had an interest in aviation and flying.He enlisted himself in the army in 1924 so he could be trained as a pilot.On May 1927,Lindbergh made the first solo nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean on May 20-21, 1927,making a world record. Other pilots have crossed the Atlantic before, but Lindbergh was the first to fly it non stop. Lindbergh changed the way that people saw pilots because of his world record of flying long distances.

8 Louis Armstrong “All music is fold music. I ain’t never heard a horse Sing a song.” - Louis Armstrong

9 Louis Armstrong Louis Armstrong was born in 1901.Armstrong had a troubled childhood where he lived in New Orleans, Louisiana. Though Armstrong was content to remain in New Orleans, in the summer of 1922, he received a call from King Oliver to come to Chicago and join his Creole Jazz Band on second cornet. Armstrong’s greatest contribution during the twenties was creating a rhythm known as jazz. He also made the soloist performer popular in the 1920’s.

10 A Wonderful World

11 Langston Hughes “Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams Die, life is a broken-winged bird That cannot fly.” -Langston Hughes

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13 DEMOCRACY By Langston Hughes Democracy will not come Today, this year Nor ever Through compromise and fear. I have as much right As the other fellow has To stand On my two feet And own the land. I tire so of hearing people say, Let things take their course. Tomorrow is another day. I do not need my freedom when I'm dead. I cannot live on tomorrow's bread. Freedom Is a strong seed Planted In a great need. I live here, too. I want freedom Just as you.

14 Langston Hughes Langston Hughes was born on February 1,1902 in Joplin, Missouri. Hughes’ first poem “The Negro Speaks of Rivers” was published in 1920.Hughes wrote about conditions that African Americans went through, and spoke through their point of view. He was a huge inspiration for African Americans because of his poetry. Hughes’s first book of poetry, The Weary Blues, published by Knopf in Hughes was also among the first to use jazz rhythms and dialect to the life of African Americans in his work.


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