[2012] Jonathan Winbush: Jonathan Winbush- 1920's Glog

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[2012] Jonathan Winbush: Jonathan Winbush- 1920's Glog

The Roaring 20's

What if YOU were there?

By: Jonahan Winbush

A friend of Capone, Johnny Torrio, put Capone in charge of the Four Deuces Cafe, a speackeasy of New York. Nicknamed, "Scarface Al Brown", for a cut stretching from his left ear to his lip, Capone died at age 48 in 1947. He was hardly missed by Americans anywhere.

One of the most ruthless gangsters of the 20's was no other than Al Capone. Dropping out of school in the fourth grade, he joined the New York Five Points Gang and 2 accounts of murder.He particapated in street fights, petty thefts, warehouse heists, and the horrific St. Valentines Day Massacre.

Gangsters of the 1920's

St. Valentines Day Massacre

On February 14, 1929, St. Valentines Day, seven waited outside a garage for their delivery of stolen liquor. At about 10:30 in the morning, three men dressed in police uniforms lined the men against a wall and shot about 100 bullets at them. This is known as the St. Valentines Day Massacre.

During the Great Migration, African Americans migrated North to different cities. Blacks lived in metropolises. Through this seclusion, their musical intelligence germinated. This is know as the Harlem Renaissance.

Celebrities: Duke Ellington

Edward Kennedy Ellington, who you might know as "Duke" Ellington was born in 1899 in Washington, D.C. and died in 1974 on May 24 at 75 years of age. A famous jazz muisician who wrote over 300 songs, and 1,000 orchestral pieces.

The 18th Amendment: Prohibition

On January 16 (year unknown) the 18th amendment to the constitution was signed stating that the making of beer, wine, and liquor illegal all the country. This was called the Prohibition Act. This act was taken lightly in America. Speack-easies were formed which were bars that illegally sold liquor and bootlegging, illegally making liquor.

Harlem Renaissance

The History of Jazz Music

The Scoop on Flappers

In the 1920's a new invention was brought to life: the vending machine. A coin-operated (sometimes paper money) machine for selling goods. The first vending machine was created by Richard Carlisle, a bookshop owner, for selling books.

Jazz, a style of music created in the 1920's was the most popular style of art between African Americans. Most Jazz musicians state that Jazz was a way of performing music rather than a way of writing it. A famous Jazz musician is George Gershwin who's most famous song is, "Rhapsody in Blue".

In the 1920's, as women slowly began to change socially. They were given the right to vote and they tried dressing differently and wearing their hair different also. These women were called flappers for their willing ness to try new things.

In 1908, one of the first automobiles was created: the Model T. It was created by Henry Ford of Ford Motor Copany. He wa born on July 30, 1863 in Deerborn, Michigan and died on April 7, 1947. In 1924, the price of the Model T dropped from $440 to $290 to put it in financial reach of the average American family.

Inventions: The Vending machine

Henry Ford and his Model T


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