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• FLAPPERS
• WOMEN
• REBELLIOUS ENERGENTIC
 –FUN-LOVING AND BOLD
 –ALL DESCRIPITIONS OF A
  FLAPPER
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• Small representation of all
  women
• Image had wide spread
  influence
• Proper women did not drink in
  public
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• Anything stronger than wine
• Did not smoke in public
• Women smokers increased
• Outraged parents and the
  public
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• Women held lesser positions
  in work force than males
• Gained right to vote but not all
  participated
• Rural transportation was issue
• Child rearing no one to watch
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• Demographics how statistics
  are used to measure
  population tendencies
• Farmers were stressed
• Over production lowered
  prices
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• Rural migration to cities
• Promise of higher wages
• Immigration
• Limited numbers of those who
  could enter
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• Limitations did not cover
  Americas
• Used migrant workers from
  Mexico
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• Civil Rights
• Jin Crow Laws
• Plessy v Ferguson
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• Job opportunities in North
  better than South but were
  limited
• Whites resented African
  Americans
• Take jobs lower wages
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• Suburbs
• Began growth of Suburbs
 –Trolleys trains and busses
 –Allowed work force to live away
  from city proper
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• Heroes
• Lucky Lindy
• First to fly across Atlantic solo
• Became National hero
• Remained modest thus
  increasing popularity
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• Amelia Earhart
• first woman to fly solo across
  Atlantic
• First successful flight from
  Hawaii to California
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• Sport Heroes
• Negro Leagues
• Baseball
 –Josh Gibson
 –Satchel Paige
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• Babe Ruth
• “Sultan of Swat” House that
 Ruth built Yankee Stadium
Jack Dempsey
• Jim Thorpe
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• Mass Media
• Hollywood developed
• Vast differences of scenery
  deserts, snow capped
  mountains all help area grow
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• Warm climate and sun needed
  to film
• “Talkies” sound of voices
  added to film
• Exploded in popularity
  ROARING TWENTIES
• Theaters rose from 5,00 in
  1910 to 22,500 in 1930
• Elaborate design ornate
  lobbies balconies place to go
• 125,000 million people in the
  United States
  ROARING TWENTIES
• 80 million tickets were sold
  each week for movies
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• Magazines and Newspapers
• More readers less
  independent newspapers
• Tabloids instead of Hard News
  ROARING TWENTIES
• Magazines
• Saturday Evening Post
• Readers Digest
• Time
• Ladies Home Journal
  ROARING TWENTIES
• Radio recorded music and
  sports scores
• KDKA first commercial radio
  station
• Advertising began as an
  afterthought
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• NBC became the country wide
  broadcasting company others
  soon followed
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• Jazz Age
• African American music of the
  south
• Radio popularized Jazz
Jazz clubs allowed musicians to
  play
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• Louis Armstrong
• Duke Ellington
• Benny Goodman
• Charleston became popular
  ROARING TWENTIES
• Jazz sprung Off shoots
• George Gershwin
• “Rhapsody in Blue”
• Combination of symphonic and
  jazz
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• Cotton Club
• Saratoga Club
• Connie’s Inn
• Black Artists performed fro
  mainly white audiences
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• Writers
• Lost Generation
• Ernest Hemmingway
• F Scot Fitzgerald
• Most settled in Paris
  ROARING TWENTIES
• Harlem Renaissance
 –Grew from 50,000 to 200,000 in
  16 years
 –Literature and music of African
  Americans
  ROARING TWENTIES
• NAACP
• James Weldon Johnson
• Alain Locke The New Negro
 –African American Culture
  ROARING TWENTIES
• Langston Hughes
• Joys and difficulties of being
  American and black
  ROARING TWENTIES
• Prohibition
• Amendment to the Constitution
• Bootleggers
• Came from hiding flasks in
  boots
  ROARING TWENTIES
• Moonshiners
• Made illegal alcohol from grain
• Shipped from Ireland Canada
• Speedboats delivered liquor
  faster than Coast Guard ships
  ROARING TWENTIES
• Souped up cars out ran
  government agents
• Early beginnings of NASCAR
• Speakeasies
• Illegal clubs
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• More speakeasies than legal
  bars
• Needed membership card
• Or knew guard at the door
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• Spawned organized crime
• Gang wars
• Successful bootlegging
  operations led to expansion
• Gambling prostitution
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• Organized Crime
• Al Capone
• Racketeers
• Made businesses pay
  “protection money”
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• Risked violence if they did not
  pay
• Able to pay off judges and
  police and politicians
• And judges
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• FBI had trouble capturing and
  convicting Capone
• Judges and politicians on
  Capone’s payroll difficult to get
  conviction on murder and
  bootlegging
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• Finally convicted on White
  Collar crime not violent crime
• Income Tax evasion landed
  Capone in jail
  ROARING TWENTIES
• Fundamentalism
• Bible contained no
  contradictions or errors
• Supported Bible is literally true
• Every story actually took place
  as written
  ROARING TWENTIES
• Billy Sunday prominent
  preacher
• Prominent figure in Prohibition
  movement
• Aimee Semple McPherson
  ROARING TWENTIES
• Master of theatrics
• Sister Aimee great fund raiser
  used radio to broaden her
  religious following
  ROARING TWENTIES
• Scopes Trial
• Evolution vs. Fundamentalist
• Tennessee passed
• Illegal to teach Evolution
  ROARING TWENTIES
• John T. Scopes challenged
  law
• Trial combatants
• William Jennings Bryan
• Clarence Darrow
  ROARING TWENTIES
• First trial covered by radio
• Simple case law was broken
  but really came down to
  modern beliefs vs. traditional
  beliefs.
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Dramatic confrontation
Darrow against Bryan
Fundamentalist belied in literal
 interpretation of Bible
Darrow interrogation of Bryan
  ROARING TWENTIES
• 23 dead African Americans
• 15 Whites
• Destruction caused hundreds
  homeless
  ROARING TWENTIES
• Revival of KKK
• Colonel William J. Simmons
  revived
• Not only in South
• Indiana had lad the largest
  membership
  ROARING TWENTIES
• 4 million members
• African Americans, Catholics,
  Jews, Immigrants, all were
  victims
• 1925 leader of Indiana Klan
• Was sent to prison
  ROARING TWENTIES
• Assaulting a young girl who
  later poisoned herself
• National uproar police stepped
  up action
• Activity diminished again
  ROARING TWENTIES
• Garvey Movement
• Wanted Motherland Africa
• Place where blacks could live
  in peace
• Organized business collected
  10 million dollars
  ROARING TWENTIES
• Steep in corruption and
  mismanagement
• Garvey sent to jail
• Became the inspiration to
  black pride movements

				
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