The Roaring Twenties

The Roaring Twenties

Sharecroppers and Radios

The Roaring Twenties

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

Prohibition

Prohibition

Prohibition is a complete ban on the sale of alcohol.
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Jazz

Definition for jazz

Jazz is a type of music of black American origin characterized by improvisation. It is usually a regular or forceful rhythm that emerged at the beginning of the 20th century.

The 19th Amendment

Definition for The 19th Amendment

The 19th 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.
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Harlem Renaissance

Definition for Harlem Renaissance

Harlem Renaissance was a time of great achievements in art and learning. It was also a time of laughter, singing, and dancing.
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Radio

Who invented the radio

Guglielmo Marconi was the inventor of the very first radio. The radio was a machine that let people listen to shows like Annie or they could listen to sports like baseball. In between sports and shows they had advertisements that told people about products.

The First Radio

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Mass Media