1920s culture

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1920s culture

1920s Culture

PRIMARY SOURCEVideo Clip of Charlie ChaplinAccording to U.S. History: Reconstruction to the Present, "Americans flocked to the movies. With more free time and disposable income, urban and suburban Americans looked to new sources of entertainment. Motion pictures helped suply that demand."

PRIMARY SOURCEPhotograph of Babe Ruth signing contract with New York Yankees.Babe Ruth, also known as the Bambino and the Sultan of Swat, was a pitcher for the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees. He helped bring back fans to baseball which was suffering from a gambling scandal.

The 1920s was a time of great change. The trends in pop culture took a new direction as Americans step out of the norm to experience new technology. The automobile, motion pictures, and the increase in radio coverage allowed people to see and hear how others lived.

PRIMARY SOURCE: Photograph of Louis Armstrong record "St. Louis Blues" released in 1925 . Performed with Bessie Smith


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