The Roaring Twenties

The Roaring Twenties

The roaring twenties was an economic boom period that had a positive effect on the daily lives (but not all Americans). New technology's such as the automobile, airlines, radios, and new appliances improved peoples' lives. However, some such as sharecroppers, farmers, and underpaid factory workers were not able to enjoy this risking standard of life.

Prohibition

Prohibition is a complete ban of alcohol.

Jazz

Jazz was influenced by African Americans and it started in 1920
Louis Armstrong - Savoy Blues (1927)
DUKE ELLINGTON - I Let A Song Go Out My Heart

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

During this time many African Americans wanted to share there feelings about their life.


  1. They used writing, painting, and music to share their ideas and feelings.
  2. Writers such as Johnson used their work to call an end to discrimination, or unfair treatment.
  3. They also often wrote about experiences of African American woman.

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Theses are messages that they wanted to share during this time.

The Radio

The radio was invented by Gugliemo Marconi.
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Mass Media

Mass media helped business by having advertisement on the radio so more people would buy there products.
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How the radio helped

The radio created an American culture because people would listen to sports , songs, adds, and even soap operas on it so then they would get more adapted to the American culture.