The Roaring 20's
By: Ryan Marsh
Charlie Chaplin: The man, the myth, the legend
Birth of Mass Culture: Radios and movies
Cultural Civil War
New Woman: Flapper, 19th Amendment:The battle for suffrage was now finally over. After a 72-year struggle, women had finally won the precious right to vote. An Equal Rights Amendment was added to the Constitution. Flappers were known as Northern, Urban, Single, Young, middle-class women. Many of these women held steady jobs in the changing American economy.The clerking jobs that blossomed in the Gilded Age were more numerous than ever before.The consumer-oriented economy of the 1920s saw a burgeoning number of department stores. By night, Flappers engaged in the active city nightlife. They frequented many different jazz clubs and vaudeville shows. However, these new ideas introduced by flappers broke the established rules set for women. This caused a cultural conflict between two different ideas of how women should behave.The Great Migration: also known as the relocation, of more than 6 million African Americans from the rural South to the cities of the North, Midwest and West from 1916 to 1970, had an enormous impact on urban life in the United States. Driven from their homes by bad economic opportunities and harsh segregationist laws, many african americans headed north, where they took advantage of the need for industrial workers that first arose during the First World War. During the Great Migration, African Americans began to build a new place for themselves in public life, actively confronting economic, political, and social challenges and creating a new black urban culture that would exert enormous influence in the decades to come.The Great Migration also began a new era of increasing political activism among African Americans, who after being disenfranchised in the South found a new place for themselves in public life in the cities of the North and West.