[2012] Adrianna Torrieri: Rise of the Gangsters- Adrianna

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[2012] Adrianna Torrieri: Rise of the Gangsters- Adrianna

During the 1920's Americans started to cherish their favorite sports players. Babe Ruth was one of the greatest baseball players of all time, he led the New York Yankees to seven World Series. Babe Ruth was important during the 1920's because he revived America's love for baseball.

The 1920's was the Rise of Gangsters. Once the Prohibition laws were passed gangsters started to smuggle liquor and alcohol from Canada. They opened up bars called speak easies in order to gain profit. Of all the gangsters Al Capone was the most famous and powerful. He bootlegged beer liquor and home-made alcohol. Bootleggers were young immigrant men that brought illegal liquor to the U.S. More than 1 million gallons of liquor was smuggled into the US.

Rise of the Gangsters

On Februay 14, 1929, seven men were waiting for a load of stolen liquor, the delivery came at about 10:30. A cop car arrived with three fake policemen, and machine gun killers, they killed all seven. This work was ordered by gangster Al Capone, he hoped to kill Bugs Moran (another gangster) but he wasnt there.

New inventions were created in the 1920's. Such as speech transmission by radio (this made public broadcasting possible), electric refrigerators, hair dryers, and food mixers. Inventions are important because this help people during there everyday lives.

A flapper is a young woman between the ages of fifteen and twenty-five, her dress was low cut, and the skirt was a inch below her knees. They also wore there hair in a bob, this was a short haircut that was very close to the neck. Flappers were significant because woman wanted independence after the war and they didnt want to be house wives anymore.

Lost Generation is term used to describe a group of American writers who rose to prominence in Europe. These group of writers help establish many of the foundations of modern literature. Erenest Hemingway used the phrase "You're all a lost generation" to describe the people during the 1920's.

The 1920's was called the golden age of jazz or the jazz age. Fletcher Henderson was the first well known person in a big band jazz, he became the first leader to organize a jazz band into sections. Jazz was important during the 1920's because it kept everyone entertained and happy.

Prohibition is laws that ban drinking and alcohol, and also forbids sales of it. Though it was illegal to purchase liquor, many Americans continued to drink. Prohibition was important because it led to the first and only time an Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was repealed.



The Lost Generation

Babe Ruth

St. Valentines Day Massacre


Teapot Dome Affair



The U.S. navy set up oil fields in Wyoming and Calfornia, these fields were fuel reserves for ships in case of emergecy. A big rock formation that looked like a teapot was called Teapot Dome. Albert Fall took supervision over the oil reserves, but Congress found out he took bribes for oil leases illegally, he went to prison in 1929.

A lady listening to the radio

Lost Generation

seven men shot dead in the Valentines Day Massacre

Teapot Dome political cartoon

Dave Brubeck and his band

unknown Flapper

Babe Ruth

cops seize illegal alcoholic beverages

Al Capone



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