Jazz Age

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Jazz Age

On October 28, 1919, the U.S. Congress passed the Prohibition (Volstead) Act and January 16, 1920, the act went into effect across the country. This act banned the manufacture, sale and transportation of alcoholic beverages.

The Jazz Age Comes to an EndMost people acknowledge that the Stock Market crash of 1929 is what effectively brought an end to the Jazz Age. As the country enters into a period of economic depression, the carefree, extravagant lifestyle associated with the Jazz Age gives way to an impoverished populace forced to stand in soup lines in order to survive. Coupled with the devestating impact of the Dust Bowl in the plains, America's honeymoom came to a screeching halt as many pondered the enormity of the Great Depression's vice-like grip on the throat of America.

THE JAZZ AGEEat, Drink and Be Merry for Tomorrow...


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