The Roaring Twenties

By Katie Reynolds

The Roaring Twenties

The Roaring Twenties was an economic boom period that had a positive effect on the daily life of many (but not all Americans). New technologies such as the automobile,airplanes,radios,and new appliances improved peoples' lives. However,some such as sharecroppers,farmers,and underpaid factory workers were not able to enjoy this rising standard of living.

Some people and new inventions during the 1920's.

Prohibition

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Bootlegger and first effect

Because prohibition had been passed,many people started making and selling alcohol.
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Speakeasies and second effect

Because the Eighteenth Amendment had been passed,people started serving alcohol illegally.
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Wood alcohol and third effect

Because the eighteenth amendment had been passed, people started to make their own alcohol that could make you really sick or blind.
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Jazz

No musical form was more popular in the 1920's than jazz,which was influenced by African- American musical traditions.
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Louis Armstrong and Jazz

Louis Armstrong sang,played the trumpet,and wrote many kinds of jazz,from fast dance music yo slow blues music.
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Bessie Smith and Jazz

Bessie Smith made recordings with Louis Armstrong,including a record of the song "St.Louis Blues."
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The 19 th Amendment

The 19 th Amendment was passed in 1920 giving all women the right to vote. It was a result of the contributions women made during the Great War.

Harlem Renaissance and first message

In the 1920's many African American artists moved to Harlem,New York, a neighborhood in New York City. They used writing,music,and painting to share their ideas and feelings about life.

Second message

Writers used their work to call for an end discrimination,or unfair treatment,of African Americans.

Third message

During the Harlem Renaissance black artists had a way to express their feelings about life.
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The first radio

The first radio was invented by Guglielmo Marconi.

Mass media and businesses

Mass Media helped businesses because when many people already owned the radio the radio companies began to raise money for their shows by selling time on the air to companies who wanted to advertise products.When families gathered around their radio and listened to the commercials everyone started to buy the same thing.
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American Culture

The radio helped create a common American Culture because everyone that had a radio listened to radio shows,sports games,and the news.