Presentation on theme: "Life in the Roaring Twenties Do you see the origins of today’s culture in the cultural life of the Roaring 1920s? Think! Keep this question in mind."— Presentation transcript:
Life in the Roaring Twenties Do you see the origins of today’s culture in the cultural life of the Roaring 1920s? Think! Keep this question in mind.
New Forms of Entertainment Movies become a national pastime- Charlie Chaplin, Al Jolson Radio is a prime source of news and entertainment- KDKA first radio station Americans celebrate sports heroes- Babe Ruth, Jack Dempsey, Red Grange, Bobby Jones
New Movements in the Arts Composers create distinctly American music and dance- Jazz, Louis Armstrong, The Charleston Writers explore new topics- youth, independence, anti-war, Lost Generation Artists depict life in the 1920s- Edward Hopper, Georgia O’Keefe Harlem Renaissance flourishes- Langston Hughes, Duke Ellington, Nora Zeale Hurston
Urbanization Industrialization leads to rapid growth of the cities- for the first time more people now live in cities than in rural areas African Americans continue to move North- over 5 million of the US’s 12 million blacks move from the rural South to Northern cities Cities struggle with prohibition and organized crime- Al Capone, St Valentines Day Massacre
New Attitudes and Fashion Changing attitudes toward women allow them greater freedom- Voting, joining workforce Americans adopt radical new fashions and styles- Flappers, short dresses, short hair for women Traditional and modern ideas collide- role of women in the home, dating, Fundamentalism vs. teaching of evolution
Do you see the origins of today’s culture in the cultural life of the Roaring 1920s? Agree? Disagree? Examples? Tell me what you think!