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1 The Roaring 20’s

2 Transportation Henry Ford-mass production Model T: 1908: $850, Detroit location, 1927: $290 (56% own one) Gas stations-Standard Oil Hwy system Airplane-new way to travel across the U.S. or between continents

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4 Consumer Culture Advertisements, magazines (Life), news, ads Buying on credit Electric washers, vacuum cleaners, irons, radio, refrigerator sales, dishwashers

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6 Education 3 R’s: reading, writing and arithmetic Sigmund Freud-Austrian psychologist; much of human behavior is driven NOT by natural thought but by unconscious desires

7 Religion Religious fundamentalism-emphasizing Protestant teachings Scopes-Monkey Trial (1925)-TN law making it illegal to teach Darwin’s Theory of Evolution; Scopes taught it and was arrested, found guilty

8 Other Social Issues Red Scare-fear of communism (Bolshevik Revolution) Quota systems-limiting immigration from specific countries (Emergency Quota Act-favored northern European immigration) Sacco and Vanzetti Trial (1927)-immigrants, accused of robbery and murder, evidence was sparse, they were convicted and executed (1977-MA. Gov. declared they were unfairly tried and convicted, but case is still officially open, Sacco-guilty? Vanz.-innoc.?) KKK rises again

9 Other Social Issues Prohibition-18 th amendment (1919) Al Capone-Chicago gang leader Bootleggers Speakeasies-secret drinking establishments Women-challenging political, economic, social and educational boundaries Right to vote-19 th amendment (1920)

10 Other Social Issues Jim Crow Marcus Garvey-”Back to Africa” movement

11 Social Life Flappers-shorter hemlines, more makeup, danced, assumed she had the same political and social rights as men Dance-”The Charleston” Charlie Chaplin-silent film star Disney-Steamboat Willie (1928) The Jazz Singer (1927)-Al Jolson-first movie with sound Phonograph and radio Radio station-KDKA (1920)

12 Sports/Entertainment 1927-Gene Tunney and Jack Dempsey boxing match Babe Ruth-Sultan of Swat and Ty Cobb-“Georgia Peach”- baseball Bobby Jones-golf Charles Lindbergh-daredevil- Spirit of St. Louis flight across the Atlantic

13 Music Jazz age, blues Louis Armstrong-trumpeter and singer from New Orleans-jazz Duke Ellington-composer and pianist Tin Pan Alley-NY (area of musicians, songwriters, etc.) Irving Berlin-Tin Pan Alley-a composer (musicals, show tunes), Jewish “White Christmas” “God Bless America”

14 Literature Lost Generation-no longer had faith in the cultural guideposts of the Victorian Era F. Scott Fitzgerald-”The Great Gatsby” Hemingway-”Farewell to Arms” William Faulkner-”The Sound and the Fury” Harlem Renaissance-explored black America ( ), began in Harlem, NY; painters, dancers, musicians, writers Literary voice-Langston Hughes Zora Hurston-”Their eyes were watching God”

15 The 1930s

16 Movies/film The Wizard of Oz-1939 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs-1937 King Kong-1933 Gone with the Wind-1939 Film corporations-MGM, Warner Brothers, 20 th Century Fox, Paramount 2/3 attended a movie once a week

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18 T.V. Bob Hope Shirley Temple 3 Stooges The Lone Ranger-1933 War of the Worlds-1938 (starts with radio)

19 Radio NBC & CBS-Broadcasting giants Fred Astaire-swing Bing Crosby-singer/actor Duke Ellington-”It don’t mean a thing if you ain’t got that swing” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDQpZT3GhDg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDQpZT3GhDg 2/3 homes owned a radio; by the end of the decade, 9/10 homes own one

20 Literature Grapes of Wrath

21 Other Comic strips-Flash Gordon, Dick Tracy, Superman, Little Orphan Annie, Popeye (1929)


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