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.
Bootlegger and first effect
Because prohibition had been passed,many people started making and selling alcohol.
Speakeasies and second effect
Because the Eighteenth Amendment had been passed,people started serving alcohol illegally.
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.
No musical form was more popular in the 1920's than jazz,which was influenced by African- American musical traditions.
Louis Armstrong and Jazz
Louis Armstrong sang,played the trumpet,and wrote many kinds of jazz,from fast dance music yo slow blues music.
Bessie Smith and Jazz
Bessie Smith made recordings with Louis Armstrong,including a record of the song "St.Louis Blues."
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.
Writers used their work to call for an end discrimination,or unfair treatment,of African Americans.
During the Harlem Renaissance black artists had a way to express their feelings about life.
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.
The radio helped create a common American Culture because everyone that had a radio listened to radio shows,sports games,and the news.
This is a picture of Franklin D.Roosevelt giving a speech.
This is a picture of a baseball player.
This is a picture of a radio show ad for the radio show The Shadow.