Presentation on theme: "Ivy, Yvonne, Jordan and Nadja. World War One had just ended, so people needed something new. Radios were now available for the average American, so sports."— Presentation transcript:
Ivy, Yvonne, Jordan and Nadja
World War One had just ended, so people needed something new. Radios were now available for the average American, so sports were more easily to follow. The working force was changing, so now more people had more leisure time, so citizens spent their time following sports.
Also, new laws were passed limiting working hours. In schools, sports teams were formed. All this increased America’s Love for sports.
One of the sports which became more popular in the 1920s was Baseball. It became increasingly popular because major league baseball was now broadcasted on the radio.
Before the 1920s, Boxing was banned in the United States. In 1920, the Walker Law was introduced in New York, making Boxing legal!
Jack Dempsey was the most famous boxer in the 1920s. Boxers were paid 2 million dollars in the 1920s.
Golf, Tennis & Others William “Big Bill” Tilden
In the 1920s, Women became more and more involved in sports. Women became especially involved in sports such as Tennis, Golf, and Swimming.
There were even Girl School Teams!
Women cont. 1926- Gertrude Ederle swims the English Channel. 1927-Helen Wills, wins Wimbledon Tennis Tournament.
People were more health conscious. More money spent on sport items, boosting the sports economy. More equality between genders.
Why were sports so popular in the 1920s?*WWI ended, More leisure time, and sports were broadcasted on Radio What were the two main sports of the 1920s?*Baseball and Boxing Who was the most famous Baseball player in the 1920s?*Babe Ruth What was a major change to the MLB in the 1920s?*The first African American player, Jack Robinson What law made Boxing legal in the 1920s?*The Walker Law Who was the most famous boxer in the 1920s?*Jack Dempsey How much money did the average boxer earn?*2 Million Dollars What other sports became popular in the 1920s?*Golf, Waterskiing, and Tennis Who was the most famous Tennis player in the 1920s?*William "Big Bill" Tilden What amendment gave women the right to vote?*The 19th Amendment Who was the first woman to swim the English Channel?*Gertrude Ederle Who was the most famous women tennis player in the 1920s?*Helen Wills