The 1920s

By Sheneka Oliver

St. Valentine’s Day Massacre

The Saint Valentine's Day Massacre is the name given to the 1929 murder of seven mob associates of North side Irish gang led by Bugs Moran during the Prohibition Era. This resulted from the struggle to take control of organized crime in Chicago between the Irish American gang and the South Side Italian Al Capone. 7 man were lined out against a white wall pumped with 90 bullets with sub machine guns.

Sacco and Vanzetti

In 1921 Nicola Sacco and Bartholomew Vanzetti Italian-Americans, were convicted of robbery and murder. The arguments brought against them were mostly dis proven in court, the fact that the two men were known radicals and that their trial took place during the height of the Red Scare prejudiced the judge and jury against them. On April 9, 1927, Sacco and Vanzetti's final appeal was rejected, and the two were sentenced to death.

Al Capone

Al Capone is America's best known gangster and the single greatest symbol of the collapse of law and order in the United States during the 1920s Prohibition era. Capone had a leading role in the illegal activities that lent Chicago its reputation as a lawless city. Capone was also a cold-blooded killer the exact numbers will never be known, it is believed that Capone personally murdered dozens of people and ordered the killing of hundreds of others.

Music

Jazz

In 1920's America known as the Jazz Age, the Golden Twenties or the Roaring Twenties. The music that was introduced in 1920s was jazz. Jazz music can sound like a lot of things. Some good Jazz music include having bass, drums, piano, trumpet, trombone, and saxophone. This type of music can also be related to the blues. Jazz music was very popular in the 1920s. Popular musicians include Joe "King" Oliver, Louis Armstrong, & Duke Ellington

Women's Clothing

Woman became more rebellious, they started to cut their hair into a bob.They wore skirts to the knee. Two of the fashions that women often wore are cloche hat and the flapper dress and feathered headbands with their dress.In the 1920s, sleeveless silk chiffon dresses were often wore with beadwork, Dresses were designed to move while dancing. There were often times when women wore Just a plain T-shirt with denim jeans.