the 1920s

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the 1920s

In the 1920s thier was a new type of woman. They wear short skirts, bobbed thier hair, and they flaunted distain for what was considerd acceptable behavior.They went away from the normal way of society.They were called flappers.

1920 to 1930

The Jazz Age was the definition of the 1920s. This was a time of rapid change in livestyles and attitudes. Mass Media was a contribution. Mass Media was method that communicated to people through radios,t.v's,movies, and newspapers/magazinzes.Both the growing audiences and African American growth in cities helped make jazz very popular in he 1920s.

In this time thier were hundreds of dance clubs and dance halls most of them being in Harlem. Harlem was the most popular place in the U.S to listen to jazz music. For African Americans Harlem became the literary awakening of the 1920s known as the Harlem Resistence.

On October 28,1919 congress passed the Volstead Act to enforce the 18th Amendment when it went into affect. January 17,1920 Prohibiton began when the 18th amendment went into affect in the U.S. The 18th amendment banned the manufacturing,sale,and the transport of alcohol and alcoholic beverages. Many people were against Prohibition so people made illegal bars like speakeasies and they would put alcohol in thier boots so they can sell and have alcohol these people were called bootleggers. But thier was a side of people that thought alcohol made society's ill, especially for crime and murder. They were part of the Temperance Movement. A number of societies were organized as a part of a new Temperance Movement which attempeted to dissuade people from becoming intoxicated. After many years of riots and arguing the 21st amendment was ratified. December 5,1933 the 21st Amendment was ratified to repeal the 18th amendment making alcohol legal again. Intresting fact the 18th Amendment was the first and only Amendment repealed.

The Great Depression was the longest and worst econamic downturn in U.S history. It first started on Black Thursday when a record of 12.9 million shares were traded that day. Then one Black Tuesday when 16 million shares were sold that day. Then finally on October 29, 1929 the stock market crashed. The president at this time was pesident Hoover and what he said about the situation was "Any lack of confidence in the economic future or the basic strengh of business in the United States is foolish" He said this in November of 1929. President Hoover at this time stayed optimisc,eventhough, millions of people have lost thier jobs and houses. What most people did in New York City was sell apples for 5 cents a piece. When people would lose thier houses they stayed in towns called Hooverville's. They were called Hooverville's becasue some people though it was Hoover's fought and he was not doing anyhing about it. Then after FDR came into office The Great Depression ended 1939.

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