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1 What a mixed up decade

2 Impact of the Automobile Paved roads New towns due to new highways New architectural styles of homes (garages, carports, driveways) Gas stations Car repair shops MotelsTourist camps Shopping centers Traffic signalsTunnels Vacations, shopping, & entertainment Urban sprawl New industries (car, gas) Stimulates economy

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

4  The growth of business produced advertising industry

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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 the first time (status was measure 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  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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31  Quotas established to “preserve ratios”, keep America “American”

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

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

34  I’m overloaded, so you probably were 45 minutes ago

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