The 1920s

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Red Scare: The Sacco and Vanzetti Case

Communism is a form of government where everyone works their absolute hardest and everyone's rewards are the same. Everyone was afraid of it, because in Russia it brought nothing but anarchy and chaos. As it turns out America may had several attempted attacks and successful attacks from what we believed to be Russia.

Automobile I: The Life and Times of Henry Ford

Although people at the time saw "Crazy Henry's" horseless carriage as insane and imoossible, it was going to revolutionize American transportation for the better. In 1925 in Muncie, Indiana, 21 out of 26 families that owned cars didn't have bathtubs with running water, and one of the women said "You can't ride to town in a bathtub". At the time the automobile had become an excepted part of society and were astounding to most people, and they had wondered why it wasn't invented sooner.
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Automobile II: The New World of Automobility

The American society had truly believed that the automobile had changed their lives for the better, and even though it didn't take you far compared to today's cars, they still took you somewhere. The automobile brought a new sense to people, a sense that told them to travel all across America, to go sightseeing all across the country, this sense was called adventure which inspired thousands of people before, it inspired people than, and it inspires people now. Thanks to Henry Ford it also made people lazy, and it made people less active than anybody has ever been, and it caused a major change in adventuring today.
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The Mass Media I: Radio

The radio was like television for people back in the 1920's. Invented by Edwin Armstrong, the radio had grown into something just as popular as the automobile within ten years, and it distributed daily programs throughout the nation. In 1927, over 600 stations were located all throughout the US and a company called the Federal Radio Commission would regulate those programs which brought entertainment to the household.
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The Mass Media II: The Birth of Movies and Movie Stars

Although athletes, poets, writers, and radio showhosts seemed to dominate the 1920's at the time nothing quite matched the astonishing allure of movies and motion pictures. At the time movies didn't have the technology to have sound in them, so theatres would hire pianist to play different types of music during the movie. Audinces practically went crazy over thriving stars, such as Mary Pickford, Charlie Chaplin, or Tom Mix, and these were only a few of the people that had thrived thanks to movies.
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Changing Roles of Women

Fashion at the time had took a more modern look, bringing shorter hair, skin colored stockings, and youth to the table. This whole look was called a flapper, a young and carefree sense to younger girls. The flapper had become a more bold style where women started smoking cigarettes, drinking alcohol, and white clothing that was considered revealing to their previous generation.
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Evolution and the Scopes Trial

Religion and Fundamentalism took a major role in society in the 1920's and it also had a major feud to figure out which one was right. Fundamentalism states that man had evolved from a lower level creature and that went completely against the bible, so obviously people had arguments and creationists who believed in the bible rivaled the fundamentalists who believed in evolution. Their was a trial made with a volunteer to be the accused who had represented the fundamentalist and the accuser represented the creationists, after a few days the creationists won the trial, and nothing much happened after that, except for the constant feud of different religions.
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Fighting Racism

Sadly in the 1920's racism was still occuring and there was a group of people that fought against it, they were called the NAACP which stood for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. These people had battled fiercly against segregation and discrimination giving all other African Americans a pride for America, which people had called it at the time Black Nationalism. A man named Marcus Garvey had founded the UNIA which stands for the Universal Negro Improvement Association, whose dreams were to promote black pride and unity by giving all African Americans the same nationalism that everyone else had.
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Jazz Age I

Jazz a new sort of music for the nation, introduced by Louis Armstrong after he moved to Chicago, and what made jazz different was it's ragged systems and it's syncopated melodies. Jazz was also heavily influenced by dixieland, ragtime, and all genres alike. Louis Armstrong awed other jazz musicians along with his band called the "Hot Five".
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Jazz Age II

Duke Ellington a extraordinarily famous jazz musician at the time used to listen to ragtime pianist when he was a teenager for his own enjoyment. In 1923 he had formed his first band, although they were small they soon became big, playing at speakeasies and clubs. Ellington had made his own form of jazz through a strange combination of instruments and improvisation, but this style had featured in major songs such as "Mood Indigo" and "Sophisticated Lady".
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Painters of the Harlem Renaissance

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Poets of the Harlem Renaissance

Langston Hughes, one of the most prolific, original, and highly versatile writers of the Harlem Renaissance. Hughes had became a major voice in the African American experience of the United States. He wrote several poems based on the new form of poetry called Jazz poetry. Jazz poetry is a type of poetry that is obviously similar to jazz itself, you would write about jazz and how it makes you feel, or you would write about something in a jazz like time.
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Heroes of American Aviation

The airplane invented by the Wright in 1903 had become quite popular in the 20's making several pilots at the time celebrities whose names were used in the household. Amelia Earhart one of the first female pilots in the world, she had became bigger than movie celebrities because of the symbol that she was in the 1920's. She represented the thought that women will finally be held equal to men, and that they to can go to work everyday and receive a paycheck for doing their high-end job.
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