[2012] Ben Williams: Glog- Ben Williams

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[2012] Ben Williams: Glog- Ben Williams

Henry Ford was a tremendous inventor for his generation of the twenties. He helped create the vision of the modern car today and helped create some of the first efficient cars of the century. His most famous car at the time was the illustrious Model T. This car was the first affordable car which had enough room for a family yet was not too big for just a single person to drive. Henry Ford was the first to pay more to the workers in order to get the best work that was possible at the time. He created the assembly line to make work faster and smoother for the workers in the company even though it was fairly dangerous to work.

The Roaring Twenties

Gangsters were a problem in the twenties but they were treated as celebrities. One of the most famous gangsters was Al Capone. Though they were dangerous they were still treated like royalty. The would ride in bullet proof limousines and he sat in the nicest boxes at all the sports events he went to.

Babe Ruth was a celebrity for the twenties and for years to come. Ruth started playing for the Red Sox but when he was traded to the Yankees he was such a big star that they named Yankee Stadium after him and called it “the House that Ruth Built.” Ruth hit 60 home runs in one season in 1927 and finished his career with 714 home runs which would not be surpassed until Hank Aaron hit his 715th in 1974.

The St. Valentines Day Massacre was a day when america was shown how bad gangsters really were. The massacre was when 6 of the Moran gang members were held up and shot along with an unfortunate mechanic who just happened to be working at the time. This massacre was blamed on Al Capone and his gang for they were the competing gang in the area

Prohibition was the time where the United States passed an amendment which made drinking illegal. Prohibition started during WWI as a sacrifice for the soldiers and from there the outlaw continued. People still fully did not drink alcohol. Even though buying alcohol was illegal and expensive people still continued to drink and eventually prohibition stopped in 1933.

The 1920's were called by some people the golden age or the jazz age. Many new types of jazz were created in the twenties such as the Chicago Style and many from New Orleans were jazz somewhat originated from.

The teapot dome scandal was where President harding gave government oil rich land to an oil company who helped fund his whole election.

The radio was one of the many great inventions from the 1920’s. These inventions had to do with how the years were so successful and helped create more from these inventions.

Babe Ruth

Al Capone

St. Valentines Day Massacre


Guglielmo Marconi

Louis Armstrong

Warren G. Harding

Warren G. Harding was the 29th president of the United States and wanted things to “go back to normalcy” because WWI had just ended. During his presidency he passed the prohibition act and then repealed it later in his presidency.


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