The Roaring 20's
Was an economic boom period that has a positive effect on many (but not all Americans). New technologies such as the automobile,airlines and radios and new appliances improved people's lives. However,some such as sharecroppers,farmers and underpaid factory workers were not able to enjoy the rising standards of living.
Prohibition is a complete ban on alcohol. One effect was people began making their own alcohol called wood alcohol which often caused blindness. Another effect was bootleggers. Bootleggers brought alcohol made in other countries into the United States,or they made their own alcohol.
This bar is called a speakeasy it sells illegal alcohol.
Jazz is a type of music that includes syncopated rhymes and blue notes and is based on improvisation. Louis Armstrong was a jazz musician who played the cornet he was also great at the trumpet. Duke Ellington was one of the best known jazz composer and bandleaders.
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.
The Harlem Renaissance
The Harlem Renaissance was a cultural movement in the United States that spanned in the 1920's and 1930's. Many black artists moved to Harlem, New York,to use writing, and painting to share the ideas or feelings about life,and being an African American,and about ending discrimination.
The first radio
The first radio was invented by Guglielmo Marconi in 1910. Radios created a common American culture by gathering everybody by the radio and they listened to radio stations and shows.