The Roaring Twenties

The Roaring Twenties

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

The three effects for prohibition were bootleggers, wood alcohol , and speakeasies .

Jazz

Jazz began among African American musicians in New Orleans , Louisiana.

The 19th Amendment

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

Harlem New York used writing , music, and painting to share their ideas and feelings about life. The period when these works were created is known as the Harlem Reneaissance. They wanted to end to discrimination , or unfair treatment, of African Americans.
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Radio

Guglielmo Marconi invented the first radio.
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Mass Media

Mass Media helped make adds. People through out the country started buying the same product that were advertised on the radio . Song instantly became popular across the entire nation. Through the power of mass media, a common American culture began to take shape.
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