The Roaring Twenties

The Roaring Twenties

Roaring Twenties

The Roaring Twenties was an economic boom period that had a positive effect on the daily lives of many. 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.
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Prohibition

Prohibition was when alcohol was prohibited.

Jazz

Jazz originated from New Orleans, Louisiana at the turn of the 20th century. It was played mainly by African-American musicians, who combined several musical styles to create something new.

The 19th Amendment

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

The Harlem Renaissance was when many African-American musicians, artists, and poets formed together to fight discrimination, showed their ideas and thoughts, and described what it feels like to be an African-American by using songs, poems, and paintings.
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The Radio

The radio was invented by Gugliemo Marconi.

Mass Media

Mass Media helped businesses because of advertising.
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Mass Media

The radio created a common American Culture by showing advertisements, sports, music, entertainment, and news.