[2012] John Gilbert: John's glog

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[2012] John Gilbert: John's glog

Prohibition was the time when the 18th Amendment was passed to stop the manufacturing and selling of alcohol. Americans often broke the law by buying alcohol from gangsters or making their own.

Gangsters were people who took part in criminal activities, such as taking control of liquor, and gambling. Al Capone was one of the best known gangsters in the era.

The Teapot Dome Affair was a scandal that occurred during Harding’s presidency. Albert B. Fall was convicted of accepting bribes from two oil companies. The scandal highlighted the political corruption during the 1920s.

Duke Ellington was born on April 29, 1899. He was an American jazz bandleader, composer, and pianist. He was considered as one of the greatest composers and figures of jazz.

Fads were popular during the 1920s with young people sitting on flagpoles, and girls wearing bobbed hairstyles and short dresses. Couples also danced in marathons to jazz music. Fads were a way to express freedom and rebel against adults.

Babe Ruth was one of the greatest baseball players of all time. He led New York to seven World Series appearances, including four World Series titles. He hit 54 home runs in one season.

Jazz was the music of the 1920s. It helped people find the freedom through the wild and free sound. A popular jazz dance was called the Charleston.

"Twenties - Ten Years of Adventure, Fun, and Freedom."

Speakeasies were illegal night clubs, controlled by gangsters, where people could drink illegal alcoholic beverages. Speakeasies were an example of the lawlessness and the crime in the underworld.

Henry Ford changed the automobile industry forever with his assembly line production during the 1920s. The assembly line method and Ford Motor Company’s ability to make its own parts led to a way to produce cars cheaper and more affordable for the average American family. The price of the Ford Model T car dropped to $290 in 1924, putting it within reach of many American families. From 1908 until 1929, more than half of the cars sold in the United States were made by Ford. Owning a car gave Americans more freedom to travel greater distances and had the greatest impact on life during the 1920s.

Teapot Dome Affair

Jazz Music

Babe Ruth

Al Capone

Duke Ellington


Twenties fads


Henry Ford


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