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

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Prohibition

    Prohibition in the United States was a nationwide constitutional ban on the sale, production, importation, and transportation of alcoholic beverages that remained in place from 1920 to 1933.

Jazz

The time between the end of WW1 and the tart of the depression was a time for jazz. Jazz was very popular music in the 1920's and many people loved it.

19th amendment

the 19th Amendment added to the U.S. Constitution granted American women the right to vote, and have the same right as men

Harlem Renaissance

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.

Radio

    Gugliemo Marcon was the inventor of the radio. His company at first only thought it would be a way for ships to signal.


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Mass media

Mass media helped business because companys bought airtime on popular radio shows and advertised their products

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.