The Roaring 20's
A fun period of time
The roaring twenties was a time of economic boom a period that had a positive effect on the daily lives of many Americans. New technologies such as the auto mobile, airplanes, radios, and new appliances improved people's lives. However, some such as sharecroppers, farmers, and underpaid factory workers were not able to enjoy this time
Bootleggers were people who illegally bought and sold alcohol.
Speakeasy so were bars were you could buy alcohol during the prohibition
Wood alcohol was a drink that could blind or kill you.
in Harlem between the end of World War I and the middle of the 1930s Harlem was a cultural center, drawing black writers, artists, musicians, photographers, poets, and scholars. (In picture to the right wonderful world by Louis Armstrong.) This was also a time when African Americans spoke out about discrimination through their art.
A common culture
Mass media started a common culture for many Americans. Americans all started buying the same soap, shampoo and other products because they all heard it on the radio. Also many Americans all started reading the same comics like superman and also started to listen to baseball on the radio.