THE ROARING TWENTIES
By Isaiah Strickland
WWI was a big reason for the roaring twenties. No bombs had not gone off in the U.S. The First corporate radio started playing music and broadcasting news. The flappers (young women who wore short - tight dresses, cut there hair, and smoke and drank in public. A lot more people were also starting to live in urban communities than rural communities.
Charles A. Lindbergh
Lindbergh became a great hero in his era. He had become the first aviator to fly a nonstop plane. The reward money would be $25,000. He would have to fly from Newyork to Paris. He had maid the flight and became an American hero.
Amelia traveled over the Atlantic Ocean over a year after Lindbergh's famous flight. She had been the first women to fly across the Atlantic Ocean. She moved on to become a legendary pilot. In 1937 she was most of the way threw her next record breaking attempt.
She had disappeared over the Pacific Ocean.
The Great Migration
Around the beginning of the 1910's in Harlem, most of the African Americans liked to escape the south by going to Upper Manhattan. Life as an African American was extremely hard in the south. Many had little choice but to work as a sharecropper. Most of them wished for freedom and economic opportunities. They migrated to Chicago and Detroit.
In the 1920's the media began to make new forms of entertainment. These types of technologies were growing through the population. People were enjoying it all over the country. An American population culture was increasing. Radio and movies are examples.
During the Harlem Renaissance African American artists won fame and recognition. The best known were William H. Johnson, Aaron Douglas, and Jacob Lawrence. Most of these artists focused there art on experiences of African Americans. Later artists like Lois Mailou Jones worked on art from the Harlem renaissance.
Harlem poets and writers
A big number of African American poets and writers was sky rocketing during the Harlem Renaissance. There were so many literary achievements. It's amazing because before this era little African Americans were barely published. But in 1924, the National Urban League's magazine sponsored at a dinner at New York Civic Club. It was for all the African American poets and artists.
There had been many abusers of alcohol. There were Protestant religious groups and fundamentalists were the ones who wanted it banned. There were more than half the states that passed a form of law restriction. Congress had proposed an amendment to the constitution that made illegal to manufacture, transport, or sell alcohol. It was then known as the 18th amendment.
Instead of quiet and inside boundaries, flappers were noisy and lively. The flappers smoked and drank in public. Also they wear short skirts and cut hair. They also danced and acted on stage. The word flapper was a term of independents.
Fundamentalism was based on your religious beliefs. Some people believed that some stories in the bible were meant for symbiotic rather than literal. But most of them believed that the bible described exactly what happened back then. A fundamentalist preacher of all time is Aimee Semple McPherson.