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1 Birth: a moment to celebrate but it sure is stressful at the time

2  New towns due to new Highways  New architectural styles of homes (garages, carports, driveways)  Gas stations, Car repair shops  Tunnels  Tourist camps, motels (motor hotels)  Shopping centers, drivethrus  Traffic signals  Vacations, shopping, &entertainment  Urban sprawl  New industries (car, gas)

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5  Sell wealth  Color? Who drove this car on weekends?

6  The growth of business produced advertising industry

7  New tech  elec conveniences during 1920s  Cars, airplanes, radios, telephones, etc.  Women -- appliances like refrigerators, vacuum cleaners & electric stoves  become shoppers, not creators

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13  Allowed consumers to use credit to purchase expensive items a little at a time

14  America became consumer society for first time (status measured by how many “things” you owned)

15  Interest in spectator sports grew in the 1920s  Boxer Jack Dempsey  Baseball player Babe Ruth  Charles Lindbergh -- #1 hero of the time  Swimmer Gertrude Ederle  Youth, physical strength, daring, simplicity (image, anyway)

16  First movie with sound ( talkie ), The Jazz Singer (‘27)  Jazz (started in southern cities in Mississippi & in New Orleans) “relocation diffusion” with Great Migration  Dance crazes, fads like flagpole sitting, crossword puzzles, King Tut

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18  1. Generation gap – “teenagers”

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21 Characteristics of the “Flapper”: Short hair (ear bob) Legs showing with shorter skirts Single women entertained male friends at home without a chaperone Smoking Dancing “Party girls” Rebellious Fun-loving Modern Liberated (FREE!)

22  Values challenged by science and tragedy of World War I  Modern, or return to basics?

23  Bible literally true, written by God, no contradictions or errors  Attacked women’s suffrage, education, science

24  Evangelical ministers -- revivals & radio Billy Sunday, Evangelical Preacher

25  Tennessee teacher, John Scopes, arrested and tried for teaching Darwin’s Theory of Evolution instead of Bible’s account of Creation

26  Russian Revolution threatens capitalism  Bombs in American cities in 1919  U.S.S. Buford actually ships Communists to Soviet Union  All “-ists” are feared

27  So all labor unions are suspected  3,600 strikes in 1919 (supposedly) – DANGER!  Republican presidents establish laissez-faire, pro-business environment

28 Sacco and Vanzetti Trial  Italian immigrants and anarchists  May 5, 1920-arrested for a payroll robbery-South Braintree, Massachusetts  paymaster and guard shot and killed  evidence-circumstantial-  found guilty and sentenced to death  protests in US, Latin America, Europe  executed August 23, 1927  1961-ballistic evidence points to Sacco but others would say it is inconclusive

29  1919 – race riots all over US  White mobs attack African-American neighborhoods in response to real or imagined provocations  Soldiers lynched still in army uniforms

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34  Quotas established to “preserve ratios”, keep America “American”

35  Tech progress  fewer farmers needed  Immigrants unskilled to factories  Cities more exciting, esp. after WWI

36  Prohibition  See above #1,3,8,9  Leads to organized crime like Capone

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