1920's Research Project
Isaac Rodriguez Per.1
The New World of Automobility
Thanks to Henry Ford's affordable Model T, many Americans are driving cars. The car changes everything. People no longer have to live in the city near where they work. Because of this, suburbs are created outside of big cities. People can now travel for fun. The automobile also gives women and teenagers more freedom.
Racism was at an all time high with the KKK reaching it's highest number of members. To combat this racism, African nationalists rose up to fight this racism. Men like W.E.B Du Bois, Booker T. Washington, Marcus Garvey. They all fought racism in their own ways, but it was all for the same cause.
Painters of the Harlem Renaissance
The Harlem Renaissance shown the light on many great African American painters. Such as Aaron Douglas, who was the artist who best portrayed the, "New Negro" philosophy. He painted murals and produced illustrations and cover designs for publications like The Crisis.
Babe Ruth was the poster boy of American baseball. During the 20's Babe Ruth joined the New York Yankees. This is where his fame blew up. His bat was the reason so many people would flood to Yankees Stadium. Near the end of his career with the Yankees Babe Ruth made his famous called shot.
The 1920's brought an era of prohibition. Prohibition was the act of banning the sale and manufacturing of alcohol. This was thought to lower the crime rate, but it actually made it a lot worse. Alcohol was being made and sold illegally, gangs were killing each other to get all the business.