Roaring Twenties

The 1920's

The Roaring Twenties

The Roaring Twenties was an economic boom period that had a positive effect on the daily lives of many ( but not all Americans). New technologies such as the automobile, airplanes, radios, and new appliances improved peoples' lives. However, some such as sharecroppers, farmers, and underpaid factory workers were not able to enjoy this rising standard of living.
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New Radio

These people are enjoying the new radio and they are experiencing the Roaring Twenties.
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Sharecroppers

These people worked all day and got little pay and did not experience the Roaring Twenties.

Prohibition

Jazz in the Roaring Twenties

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Louis Armstrong

Louis Armstrong was a jazz musician who made music during the Roaring Twenties. Louis Armstrong inspired many people and made it fun for people in the Roaring Twenties.
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Duke Ellington

Duke Ellington was another jazz musician who was in the Roaring Twenties. He was famous for his music and people loved to listen to it because it made their problems go away.
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The 19th Amendment

The 19th Amendment was passed in 1920 giving all the women the right to vote. It was a result of the contributions women made during the Great War.
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Harlem Renaissance

1. In the 1920s many African American artists moved to Harlem, New York, a neighborhood in New York City. They used writing, music, and painting to share their ideas and feelings about life.


2. Zora Neale Hurston often wrote about the experiences of African American women. Her novel Their Eyes Were Watching God tells of a young African American living in Florida in the early 1900s.


3. In his 1933 autobiography, writer James Weldon Johnson described the Harlem Renaissance, " Harlem was made known as the scene of laughter, singing, dancing.... Writers flocked [ gathered] there; many came from far, and depicted [ showed ] it in many ways and in many languages. They still come; the Harlem of story and song still fascinates them."

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Guglieimo Marconi

Invented the radio
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Mass Media

Mass Media helped people stay in business or sell a new product. The Radio had many things that people would listen to like music or a small show.
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Radio

Americans made the radio into a culture because they didn't have many things like it so many Americans bought a radio. Americans listens to their favorite things on the radio like jazz, the orchestra, and talk shows. The radio also helped people sell a product by making an add.
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